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  • Que Pasa - June 5, 2013

    THURSDAY JUEVES
    • Community Meeting on the Future of the Montezuma Skating Pond, sponsored by the Skating Pond Task Force meeting from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6 at the United World College in Montezuma. The task force wants your opinion on what the Skating Pond should be used for and what it should look like in the future. The results will be shared with the city government. For more information, call Lea at 425-5514.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Troubling security lapse

    Two-and-a-half weeks have passed since Robertson High School was vandalized and still no arrests have been made or charges filed against the culprits.

    The case has been turned over to state police, and that agency has been tight-lipped about its investigation. We’re hopeful that state police investigators will find those responsible and bring them to justice.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 5, 2013
  • Work of Art — Sorry ­— we’re sold out

    “Let’s all go to the movies in Santa Fe to watch ‘Lincoln.’” The idea sounded great, until we discovered that all showings of that film, starring Daniel Day-Lewis had sold out, as in, “There will be no more tickets sold today, and probably not tomorrow.”

    As much as we believe in keeping our dollars in Las Vegas, there are times, when considering a new car or watching a new movie, that such just isn’t possible.

    Crestfallen, we returned home to wait until “Lincoln” might arrive here.

  • North All-Stars
  • Pitchers key as Robbers extinguish Fuego

    With all the offensive fireworks the Las Vegas Train Robbers (and most of their opponents, for that matter) have been lighting up, pitching and defense have been largely overshadowed in this Pecos League season.

    But the Robbers’ pitchers turned in solid, if understated, efforts in the past week as they won a key series with division rival Santa Fe.

  • Returning Kryptonite off to 4-0 start

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Kryptonite started the 2013 season with four wins and will test that record when they play Laguna Acoma in a doubleheader on Saturday at the Fort Marcy Complex in Santa Fe.  

    The Kryptonite started the season with a doubleheader sweep of the Tierra Encantada Bees, 3-1 and 4-1.  

    Jeremy Fernandez, the starting pitcher for the initial game of the 2013 season, worked three innings, allowing only one run on one hit, while striking out seven.  

  • Isotopes hit 6 million mark

    By Laura Verillo
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    The Albuquerque Isotopes welcomed their six-millionth fan in franchise history when Rose Rodriguez, accompanied by her eight-year-old grandson Brandon Sandoval, both of Albuquerque, passed through the Isotopes Park gates prior to tonight’s game with the Oklahoma City RedHawks.

  • Little League - June 5, 2013

    Las Vegas Optic

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. Games are played at Keyes Park.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Wednesday games: Reds vs Orioles, 4 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Mariners, 6 p.m.; Yankees vs. Angels, 8 p.m.
    Friday games: Mariners vs. Reds, 5:30 p.m.; Cardinals vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Wednesday games: Paw Sox vs. Threshers, 6:15 p.m.; Sandgnats vs. Thunder, 7:45 p.m.
    Thursday games: Rivercats vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m.; Sandgnats vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 5, 2013

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Taos, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • La Plaza Little League games (see schedule, Page 8)
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Softball
    • La Plaza vs. Las Vegas Little League game
    Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League game

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Taos, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Softball