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  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 10, 2015

    Monday
    Softball
    • Las Vegas adult league playoff games: MEN, Blaze vs. Tecolote, 6 p.m.; Hackers vs. Bulldogs, 7:15 p.m.; Blaze-Tecolote winner vs. Balls Deep-Vegas Boys winner, 8:30 p.m.; city softball complex

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • Las Vegas adult league games, teams TBA, 6 and 7:30 p.m.; city softball complex

    Wednesday
    Baseball

  • Ynoa, Topes edge El Paso

    Submitted to the Optic
    Infielder Rafael Ynoa beat out an infield single to give the Albuquerque Isotopes (50-64) a 3-2 walk-off win against the El Paso Chihuahuas (58-54) Friday night at Isotopes Park. The Isotopes bullpen held the Chihuahuas hitless for the final five innings of the game.

  • Cardinals excel in gridiron combine

    Las Vegas Optic
    Several local football players recently showed their skills in an event reserved for some of the state’s elite on the prep gridiron.
    The New Mexico Preps invitation-only combine was held in July at the Field of Dreams in Las Cruces. Invited participants demonstrated football skills by position and took part in measurables — bench press, 40-yard dash, broad jump, shuttle run.

  • Ledecky swims to fifth gold medal

    The Associated Press
    KAZAN, Russia — There’s no stopping Katie Ledecky. The 18-year-old American virtually raced herself at the world swimming championships, and she was unbeatable.
    Ledecky ended her meet in spectacular style Saturday night, lowering her own world record by 3.61 seconds in the 800-meter freestyle for her fifth gold medal.
    She swam the 16-lap race in 8 minutes, 7.39 seconds, bettering her time of 8:11.00 set last year on home soil.

  • Suspect in drive-by charged

    A 30-year-old Mora County man is facing multiple felonies in connection with the drive-by shooting in downtown Las Vegas two weeks ago.
    Las Vegas police obtained an arrest warrant for Marvin Maestas on Tuesday. He had not yet been arrested as of Thursday morning.

  • Fort Union will offer tours

    History and tradition will continue onto this weekend as part of the annual Heritage Week. From the family fun day on Saturday to the candlelight tours also on Saturday at Fort Union National Monument, there will be something for everyone and every age. For your musical enjoyment, Andy Wilkinson and Juan and Brenda Ortega plan to delight the crowd with their guitar and vocal talents. Additionally, if you are looking for a rare item, you may find it at the Junktique/Antique Flea Market, also scheduled for Saturday.

  • Esquibel gets max sentence

    The man who pleaded guilty in May to tampering with evidence in connection with the 2013 murder of Angel Arroyo was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison.
    Gary Esquibel, 32, will receive credit for the 747 days he has already served, meaning that there are less than two years left on his prison sentence. He will be on parole for two years after he is released from prison.

  • Esquibel gets max sentence

    The man who pleaded guilty in May to tampering with evidence in connection with the 2013 murder of Angel Arroyo was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison.
    Gary Esquibel, 32, will receive credit for the 747 days he has already served, meaning that there are less than two years left on his prison sentence. He will be on parole for two years after he is released from prison.

  • Weather - Aug. 7, 2015

    Friday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Light and variable wind becoming south 10-15 mph in the morning. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.
    Saturday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

  • FYI - News - August 7, 2015

    Tax Free Holiday is this weekend

    New Mexico’s Tax Free Holiday kicks off Friday and runs through midnight on Sunday. During those three days, shoppers aren’t charged sales tax on qualifying items like clothing or shoes priced at less than $100, computers priced at $1,000 or less and school supplies priced under $30.