Today's News

  • District tennis in town

    Las Vegas Optic

    Reigning state champion Robertson is hosting the district tennis tournaments Friday and Saturday at Leroy Fulgenzi Complex.

    RHS is expected to have a strong weekend on the courts after wrapping up top seedings in each bracket this past weekend in Taos for pre-district.

    Action begins at 7:30 a.m. each day with players representing RHS, West Las Vegas, Raton and Taos.

    Top four seeds follow.


  • Cowboys near finish

    Las Vegas Optic

    With just two series remaining in the regular season, New Mexico Highlands University baseball is rapidly nearing its conclusion for 2016.

    The Cowboys play at Colorado State-Pueblo this Friday through Sunday. Then it’s off to Denver the following weekend for a series at Regis to wrap up the spring.

    At 11-31 overall and 8-21 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the Cowboys will miss the postseason for the second consecutive spring.

  • LCC Baseball
  • Outlaws shut out Cibola

    Las Vegas Optic

    The Las Vegas Outlaws 9-year-old travel football team beat Cibola 48-0 this past weekend to improve to 3-1 in Albuquerque spring league play.

    Scoring for the Outlaws were C.J. Perea, Ethan Tafoya, Devaughn Kensey and Patrick Rodriguez Jr.

    The team plays the Rio Grande Ravens at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Mesa del Sol football fields in Albuquerque

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 29, 2016

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:35 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    •LCC at Frank Phillips (DH), noon, Borger, Texas
    •NMHU at CSU-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    •West Las Vegas JV at Rio Rancho tourney, TBA
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keys Park
    •District 2-4A tournaments, 7:30 a.m., RHS courts
    Track and field
    •NMHU women at Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo.


  • Eyes on state

    Las Vegas Optic

    Samantha Montaño smashed three home runs to double her season total, leading Robertson to a road sweep of Pojoaque Valley this past Tuesday in Jacona.

    With just Saturday’s single game at Taos remaining on the schedule, the Lady Cardinals has clinched the District 2-4A championship.

    Robertson (21-3 overall) blanked the Elkettes 20-0 and then won 11-1 to collect its sixth and seventh district wins with no losses in 2-4A.

  • Go Fish April 29 , 2016

    APRIL 26

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the week
    Conchas Lake: Jaiden Carrillo, 8, of Santa Fe, caught a 20-inch, 3-pound white bass April 24. He was using a Rapala.

  • Topes’ luck runs out in Sin City

    Las Vegas Optic

    Albuquerque’s win streak was capped at seven games, ending with back-to-back losses at the Las Vegas 51s this week
    The Isotopes (12-8 going into Thursday’s opener at Reno) lost the series finale 7-2 on Tuesday afternoon.

    The 51s pinned home runs in consecutive at-bats on Topes lefty Ryan Carpenter in the sixth inning.

    Las Vegas also won on Monday, edging the visitors 6-5.

  • Push on to expand HU union

    The American Federation of Teachers New Mexico has filed a petition to form another bargaining unit at New Mexico Highlands University.

    The proposed unit would represent an estimated 111 professional staff at the main campus and the university’s centers across the state. The petition was filed with the university’s Labor Relations Board after several employees in the proposed bargaining unit signed cards expressing an interest in becoming part of a union.

  • Public’s help sought in identifying robber

    Las Vegas Optic

    State police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the masked individual who robbed the Dollar General store in Pecos at gunpoint earlier this month.

    The robbery occurred at around 9:30 p.m. on April 19.

    According to a state police news release, the individual was wearing a clown mask, a black sweater with brown coveralls and black shoes with white soles. The robber was armed with a black handgun.