Today's News

  • Alta Vista hosting safety and health fair Saturday

    Submitted to the Optic

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital will have a a free back-to-school safety and health fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Meadow City Music Festival at the Plaza Park in Las Vegas. 

  • QuÉ Pasa - August 5, 2013

    • Blessing of the waters as part of Heritage Week, 5:30 p.m. Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows church followed by a procession to the bridge on Bridge Street. Free and open to the public.


  • Noticias - August 5, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

    • Lion Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations: banks: Southwest Capital, Douglas Ave; Community First, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo, Douglas Ave; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: WalMart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Evolving medical care

    Whether you’re a fan of ObamaCare or not, it’s hard to argue with its goal of providing affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reducing the growth in health care spending.

    Like it or not, we, as a nation, need to figure out ways to make our health care system more efficient.
    That’s why the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center’s recent announcement about a new telemedicine program is so encouraging. 

  • Another Perspective — Making healthier choices

    By Parisa Mortaji and Sérgio Gonzáles

  • Strong start for NM juniors softball

    Las Vegas Optic

    Now representing the entire state of New Mexico, Las Vegas Little League’s Juniors (age 13-14) All-Star softball team began its quest for nationals on a positive note this past Friday.

    Clad in red New Mexico All-Stars uniforms, the local squad defeated a team from Louisiana 12-3 on the second day of the Southwest Regional Championships.

  • Soccer camp Tuesday at RHS

    Las Vegas Optic

    Young soccer players from the area are invited to learn from the state runner-up Robertson High girls’ varsity during a three-day camp that starts Tuesday morning at the RHS field.

    Children ages 4-12 may register for the camp at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday; the first session kicks off at 8.
    Participants are asked to bring their own soccer balls and go dressed in soccer attire.

  • Topes tumble in Cali

    Albuquerque (63-52) averted a shutout with a late surge but lost its fourth straight game in a 4-2 tally Saturday night in Fresno, Calif.

    The defeat came in the first game of a four-game series at Fresno as the Isotopes continue a road swing in California.
    The trip hasn’t been very fruitful for Albuquerque, which slid into second place in the Pacific Coast League’s American Southern.  Oklahoma City, winner of nine in a row, took sole possession of first with a 65-50 record.
    Fresno (54-60) held the Isotopes to six hits Saturday.

  • Youth football registration begins in Vegas

    Las Vegas Optic

    Registration for Las Vegas’ Youth Football League is under way and continues through Friday, Aug. 16.

    The league, overseen by the City of Las Vegas Recreation Department, is open to youngsters in two age divisions — grades 3-4 and grades 5-6.

    Fee per player is $65. Checks may be made payable to the City of Las Vegas Recreation Department.

    Registration forms are available at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center and should be returned to the same.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 5, 2013

    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Havoc vs. Vegas Boyz, 7:15 p.m., Balls Deep vs. Tecolote, 8:30 p.m.; women’s division game, Lady Hackers vs. Bud, 6 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division game, Blaze vs. Hackers, 7:15 p.m.; women’s division game, Lady Jags vs. Scrubs, 6 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street