Today's News

  • State champs! Robertson tennis program: Back in the high life again after history-making weekend

    On Thursday, the Fulgenzi clan celebrated. Then on Saturday, their larger, extended Robertson tennis family joined the party.

    Warren Jr. and sister Brandelyn earned twin Class 1A-4A state singles championships, and cousins Jaci and Jenese Fulgenzi conquered the girls’ doubles ranks for the second consecutive year. That was Thursday at the Cline Tennis Complex.

    Two days later, they helped lead Robertson to dual team championships in boys’ and girls’ tennis at Albuquerque Academy’s campus.

  • Pecos’ Sandoval, C de Baca run to titles

    Ryan Sandoval of Pecos crossed the finish line first in the Class 3A boys’ 1-mile run, earning a state championship with a time of 4:43.62.

    Then teammate Cassandra C de Baca did the same in the girls’ 2-mile.

    The Panthers’ 1,600-meter medley foursome won state as well over the weekend in Albuquerque. They’d qualified for finals Friday with Joshua Lopez, Carlos Cordova, Jason Henderson and Sandoval.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 11, 2015

    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento RiverCats, 1:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.

    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Class 3A state tournament quarterfinal round, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park

  • Wrong-way driver charged

    Motorists traveling on Interstate 25 near Las Vegas Tuesday evening were forced to take evasive action in order to dodge a wrong-way driver with a history of DWI arrests.

  • Surviving tragedy - Fatality doesn’t deter HU grad

    Tina Sione has defied odds  stacked against her as a result of a tragic accident. On Saturday afternoon, the 42-year-old will walk across the stage of John A. Wilson Complex with a masters in social work degree — an accomplishment that marks a goal that she finally reached despite the tragic death of her husband in a car accident and its aftermath.

  • Zabel would focus on value of degrees

    Highlands presidential finalist Darcy Zabel didn’t initially plan a career in academia.

    The daughter of first generation college graduates, Zabel thought she might want to be a lawyer or go into some other profession that would allow her to live in a big city.

    She ended up majoring in English and graduating from Mount Holyoke College for Women in 1990 then landed a position as an editorial assistant at St. Martin’s Press in New York. She would later become an assistant acquisitions and development editor at Garland Publishing, also in New York.

  • States move to quash limits on drilling

    By Emily Schmall and Will Weissert
    The Associated Press

    MANSFIELD, Texas  — Lawmakers in Texas and energy producing states across the nation are rushing to stop local communities from imposing limits on oil and gas drilling despite growing public concern about the health and environmental toll of such activities in urban areas.

  • BTU’s Phil Romero acquires STIHL certification

    Submitted to the Optic

  • Jail Log - May 8, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 29 and May 6:

    Eduardo Gallegos, 27, 182-day commitment
    Michael Lovato, 44, positive UA (morphine)
    Gary Esquibel, 32, revoked conditions of release.
    William Drinkwater, 22, aggravated battery, aggravated DWI, criminal damage to property, battery on a health care worker
    Arthur Lucero, 51, disorderly conduct

  • Looking Back - May 8, 2015

    In 1965

    Monday, May 10 — Forty-two trailer units of the Travel variety were parked at Camp Luna over the weekend. Since this assembly represented the New Mexico division of the Travel Trailer Club of America, all trailer occupants were from New Mexico, with the exception of three units from Lubbock, Texas. Representing the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce were “Salty” Sparks, Ed Brown, Harry Vorenberg, Mrs. Henry Mallette and Frank Norris.