Today's News

  • Run to the hills

    Miguel Coca and J.J. Esquibel both raced to top-four individual finishes for West Las Vegas in the Del Valdez Invitational this past weekend in Española.

    “We did all right, considering we started late (in preseason training),” said West coach Leroy “Caro” Armijo. “Some kids have only been running one or two weeks.”

    Robertson had a slight edge in terms of pack time for its front five and earned a fifth-place team finish while West landed in sixth.

  • Bonus baseball at Lab

    Thanks to Tuesday’s rain delay, Isotopes fans got to see a Wednesday doubleheader with two games that both spilled into extra innings. Albuquerque settled for a split, taking game one 6-4 and losing the nightcap 7-6.

    At 65-71, the Isotopes were on the verge of elimination from postseason contention. They were to conclude the series (and home schedule) against the Aces on Thursday night, then finish the regular season on the road. Reno is 78-59.

  • Dons hope for better luck on road; RHS home

    The extra point that was — and then wasn’t.

    The extra point that wasn’t — and then was.

    A hustle play that resulted in a quarterback-turned-receiver to become a quarterback once again.

    West Las Vegas’ football team can only hope the strange string of adverse conditions it encountered this past Friday against Moriarty will be a one-off thing as it gets ready for a trip to Grants in week two.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 1

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 8:05 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    • West Las Vegas at Grants, 7 p.m., Grants
    • City league games, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU at Angelo State and Limestone, noon and 4 p.m., TBA
    • Pecos (A,B) at Mesa Vista, 4 p.m., Ojo Caliente

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 8:05 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    Cross country

  • LVCS implements new curriculum

    By Mercy López-Acosta
    Las Vegas Optic

    Las Vegas City Schools officials have implemented a new curriculum in hopes of increasing standardized test scores on its Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC.

    Monday, district officials announced the implementation of a new curriculum iReady, which will be implemented this school year, for kindergarten through sixth grade students. Officials have implemented this in hopes of raising students’ PARCC scores.

  • Woman jailed; accused of theft from employer

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    A Las Vegas woman was recently jailed, thanks, in part, to a quick-thinking Walmart manager who spotted a discrepancy on an allegedly stolen check.

    Krystle Alarcon, 33, was recently booked into San Miguel County Detention Center on several charges after Las Vegas Police say she used a customer’s credit card information and also tried to cash a check she had stolen from her manager at her place of employment, Smiling Faces restaurant.

  • Festival honors history of mill

    By Mercy López-Acosta
    Las Vegas Optic

    The tranquil grounds of the Clevelland Roller Mill Museum will soon see plenty of music, fun, and people. The 30th annual Cleveland Millfest takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the mill located just north of Mora off N.M. 518.

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  • City manager the target of email wire transfer scam

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The City of Las Vegas is urging all local institutions to be on the lookout for fraudulent emails requesting wire transfers.

    Last week, the City’s finance department received an email under the name of City Manager Richard Trujillo requesting a wire transfer of $46,822.58.  

    The attempted fraud was unsuccessful.

  • County holding ‘community conversation’ survey meetings

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    San Miguel County leaders are holding a series of community conversations regarding a complex survey about community needs. The first meeting was scheduled to be held Tuesday in Pecos.

    A flier about the meetings and the survey can be found here: goo.gl/sf89uc

    • The Gallinas area meeting will be held at the La Placita fire station from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7.

    • The Conchas-area meeting will be held at the Conchas Fire Station from  6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13.