Today's News

  • Sun Country PGA pros regain Cup

    Submitted to the Optic

    SANDIA PARK, N.M. — The two-year Challenge Cup run came to a sudden halt for the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association Monday at Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club.  

    The SCAGA team of the top 16 amateurs in the Sun Country borders just never seemed to get on track as they lost a decisive victory to the top 16 PGA Professionals of Sun Country PGA.

  • Texas A&M mulls future

    The Associated Press

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Stay or go? Texas A&M plans to take a while before making a decision on its conference affiliation.

    School President R. Bowen Loftin offered his first detailed comments Monday on the Aggies’ rather public interest in joining the Southeastern Conference — a move that almost surely would set off another round of conference realignment.

  • Looking Ahead - August 17, 2011

    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Balls Deep vs. Hackers, 6:30 p.m., Young Bucks vs. Tecolote, 7:30 p.m., city complex
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Bases Loaded vs. Vida Encantada, 6 p.m., Alta Vista vs. Vida Encantada, 7 p.m., NMHU field

    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s game: Yo Momma vs. Buzzards, TBA, city complex

  • FYI - Sports

    Young American Football League registration is under way for the fall season. Forms can be picked up at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Registration fee is $65. Deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 26. Sports physicals are mandatory. Grades 3-4 are in juniors division; grades 5-6 in seniors division. Mandatory player evaluation is set for Saturday, Aug. 27, at Perkins Stadium; juniors at 8:30 a.m., seniors at 10:30 a.m.

    • • •

  • Twins veteran Thome smashes 600th homer

    By Noah Trister
    AP Sports Writer

    DETROIT  — Jim Thome’s back was aching, his toe was throbbing and his quad was cramping, turning his pursuit of 600 home runs into a painful endeavor that made him wonder if he would even reach the milestone before season’s end.

  • Refinancing pays off for county

    Timing is everything.

    The economic turmoil that has taken stock market investors on an unsettling roller coaster ride in recent weeks is actually benefitting San Miguel County as it refinances three loans.

    The county had been expecting to save $200,000 this year alone by refinancing three New Mexico Finance Authority loans and taking advantage of lower interest rates, county finance supervisor Melinda Gonzales said. But improvements in the bond market will actually result in $273,000 in savings this fiscal year, she said.

  • Fun at the Fair
  • West gym to be named after Marine

    Jesse Griego lost his life at the age of 20 in a battle in Vietnam 43 years ago. His legacy and his name will soon adorn the gymnasium at the Valley Elementary and Middle School after a unanimous vote by the West Las Vegas School Board on Thursday evening.

    Albert Gallegos, a childhood friend of Griego, asked the board to name the gymnasium after Griego a few months ago. Griego was an athlete and graduate of the school district prior to joining the Marines. Griego grew up in a family of nine in the Ribera area and participated in athletics.

  • Lack of food driving bears into cities

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

    Displaced by fires and short on food after months of drought, bears in search of a good meal are heading into the cities in unusually high numbers this summer, say state  game officials.

  • People's Fair