Today's News

  • CYFD event kicks off food program

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The Summer Food Service Program goal for this summer is to organize a kickoff to reach out to the children in the Las Vegas area.

    The Children, Youth and Families Department is holding an SFSP kickoff event for the community of Las Vegas to promote awareness of the program. The event will be held at the Carnegie Library, Wednesday, July 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    Wednesday, June 13
    Carnegie Public Library presents its free five-week Summer Reading Program. The program, which takes place each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will include lunch following each presenter.

    Friday, June 22

  • Luna dental students double up hours to graduate in spring

    Luna Community College Dental Assistant students made history this past semester.

    Glorianna Baca, Aubrie Chavez, Tabitha Leyba, Kimmeah Martinez, Chantel Rivera, Isaiah Sandoval and Amber Trujillo all took 10 classes instead of a normal five-course load in the spring. Because of their work and dedication, they became official graduates of Luna on May 24.

  • ‘Not the way I heared it’

    I heard it, I saw it, and it’s final. What I heard, for about the millionth time, was the paging from a Walmart clerk, seeking the attention of someone in the “jew LERY” department.

    I stuck around long enough to locate the errant clerk, as it was at my request that the paging took place.

    Now let me explain:

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

  • Wowing 'em with walk-offs

    Five local youth baseball and softball teams celebrated divisional championship victories over the weekend at Keyes Park (Las Vegas Little League) and Rodriguez Park (La Plaza Little League).

    While LVLL Minors baseball and tee-ball on both sides of town will still be played for a few more games, much of the Little Leaguers’ attention now shifts to the upcoming District 4 tournaments, to be hosted by La Plaza at Rodriguez Park starting on June 23.

    The following is a roundup of this past weekend’s league tournament finals.

  • Ortiz key in two comebacks for North

    Arjay Ortiz left a lasting impression to the end of his prep career over the weekend at the 2018 North-South All-Star Games, playing a key role in game-winning drives on both the football field and the hardwood.

    Ortiz hauled in one touchdown catch and rushed for another to help the Class 3A-4A North football team slip past the South 20-19 on Friday at Nusenda Community Stadium.

  • Isotoeps: Storm Chasers prevail in 2-0 defensive gem

    The Albuquerque Isotopes slipped to .500 (32-32) after coming up short in a 2-0 shutout Monday at Omaha.

    Both starting pitchers shined, but Omaha’s Jonathan Dziedzic (3-5) had the edge with five hits, two walks and five strikeouts in seven innings.

    His counterpart David Holmberg (2-5) struck out six and held Omaha to five hits — but the last two hurt.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, June 13-16

    WEDNESDAY (June 13)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Little League games, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League games: Tea Time vs. AVRH Scrubs, 6:30 p.m.; Tea Time vs. Bud Light, 7:30 p.m.; Ol’ Sons vs. Zia Boys, 8:40 p.m., Rodriguez Park


    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

  • No suspects in five-month-old homicide case

    Jeromy "Joker" Vasquez was found dead by Las Vegas Police of an apparent gunshot wound Jan. 21, mid-morning, with several witnesses — yet no arrests have been made and no suspects have been named publicly.