Today's News

  • Isotopes, Lobos aid in fire relief

    Submitted to the Optic

    Albuquerque Isotopes manager Lorenzo Bundy led a group of ‘Topes taking part in “New Mexico Fire Relief” drive-through fundraiser over the weekend at The Pit.

    In addition to Bundy, pitching coach Glenn Dishman, infielder Joe Becker, and utility player Tyler Henson too part in greeting donors this past Friday afternoon. The recently crowned best mascot in Minor League Baseball, Orbit, also was on hand throughout the event.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 9, 2012

    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 9-10: teams TBA, 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., Raton Little League complex
    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 10-11: teams TBA, 10 a.m., noon, Raton
    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 11-12: teams TBA, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., Raton
    • Women’s city league: Scrubs vs. Budweiser-Dick’s-Night Owl, 6 p.m., city complex

  • FYI - Sports - July 9, 2012

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League registration for 2012 fall soccer is now open! Spread the word. To register online go to www.lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or go to Desertgate Internet on Bridge Street during business hours. Registration deadline is July 31. Don't miss it!

  • Man hurt in pit bull attack

    A 64-year-old disabled veteran suffered inch-deep cuts to his right arm and puncture wounds to his upper left arm during a pit bull attack this past Sunday evening.

    Charles Mitchell said he was walking his chihuahua on Sapello Street between New Mexico Avenue and Union Street when he heard dogs.

    “I looked down the street,” Mitchell said. “This pit bull came from my right. I didn’t see him until it was too late for me to do anything  but sort of duck.”

  • Fiesta performer has unique story

    By Brett J. Phelps
    Las Vegas Optic

    One of the best things about Fiestas is the three days’ worth of local and regional Spanish music on the Plaza. But none of the musicians performing at this year’s festivities stand out quite like Shawn Kiehne, better known to his fans as El Gringo.

  • Independence Day
  • Missing girl’s mom fears worst

    The last time Josephine Garcia spoke to her daughter was last Friday night.
    Cindy L. Rivera, 19, called her to tell her that Rivera’s ex-husband had shown up, and he was drunk, Garcia said. Garcia told her daughter to chase him away and to go inside.

  • Bingaman tours area projects

    Retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman spent Monday touring area projects he helped secure funding for, including Las Vegas’ Old Wood, LLC company located in the Dee Bibb Industrial Park.

    The local company received a $360,000 Forest Service’s Collaborative Forest Restoration Program CFRP grant in September 2011, according to Bingaman’s office. Bingaman’s office said this is the first opportunity the senator has had to tour the facility since the grant was awarded.

  • Local Briefs - July 6, 2012

    Optic Staff

    Tree cutting upsets some

    The decision by San Miguel County to cut down two plum trees on the south entrance of the courthouse has upset several people.

    The trees, which San Miguel County Manager Les Montoya said were about 10 feet tall, were cut down on June 25 and June 26.

  • MainStreet spruces up downtown

    Submitted to the Optic

    MainStreet Las Vegas coordinated the installation of 10 Planter Boxes on Douglas Avenue, East Lincoln Avenue and at the Visitor’s Center last Saturday.

    The project was sponsored by Southwest Capital Bank. Twenty-one volunteers led the effort: Michael Cannone, Las Vegas Dollies, Los Hermanos Motorcycle Club, Bill and Kirshon Emerick, Dave and Marcella Korb and MainStreet board members.