Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 12, 2013
  • Work of Art — Fiestas: They’ve changed

    It seemed that the whole town made elaborate preparations for the 4th of July festivities. Certainly not to be left out, my sisters must have spent weeks perfecting their fiesta dresses, those white, lacey outfits held together at the waist, tamale-style, with a metal belt.

  • Taking the heat

    Laboring through triple-digit heat and some of the best competition he’s faced, Moises Coca raced to two top-five finishes in this past weekend’s U.S.A. Track and Field Junior Olympics regional competition in Mesa, Ariz.

    Coca, a junior at West Las Vegas this coming school year, ran fourth in the 800-meter run (2:08.34) and fifth in the 3,000-meter run (9:48.88) for his age division. He was seventh in the 1,500 (4:29.83) on Sunday.

  • Little Leaguers close in on district titles

    The Las Vegas Little League’s 10-11 softball team became the first local squad to hoist a District 4 championship banner Monday.

    But with other locals faring well early in the week, they may soon have company.

    In a best-of-three series for the district championship, Las Vegas Little League edged La Plaza two games to one to claim the title and a trip to Albuquerque and the state tournament.

  • North-South mania in Vegas

    Will this really be Cindy Roybal’s swan song after a Hall of Fame coaching career?

    Roybal, who once guided New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball to Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West championships, will be coaching the North girls in the annual Class 2A-3A North-South All-Star game on Friday night.

    Roybal recently announced her plan to step down from head coaching duties at Santa Fe Indian School, which she led to two state titles.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 10, 2013

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad Triggers, 6:05 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    • District 4 Little League All-Star tournaments, Santa Rosa
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Brew Crew vs. Havoc, 6 p.m., Vegas Boyz vs. Bombers, 7:15 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street
    • District 4 Little League All-Star tournaments, Santa Rosa

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton Osos, 6 p.m., Raton

  • Fiesta Run draws crowd

    More than 300 runners and walkers of various ages took part in the 31st annual Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run this past Sunday morning.

    Henrique Chavez raced to a repeat championship in the 10-kilometer run, covering the Montezuma-to-Old Town stretch in 31 minutes and 37 seconds.

    Chavez’s younger brother and soon-to-be NMHU cross country teammate Alonzo Chavez, 17, was the youngest runner in the 10K. The oldest was 78-year-old Ted Rogers of Santa Fe.

  • Contract stalled by protest

    Plans to award a city road improvement bid to Franken Construction Company and to enter into an unrelated contract with Ferrell Gas Company had  some audience members  raising concerns about conflict of interest during last Tuesday’s special City Council meeting.

  • Hopping to it
  • Former gov, Cargo, dies at age 84

    The Associated Press 

    and Optic Staff