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Today's News

  • Wind gets even with Robbers

    Kyal Williams sent his 12th home run of the summer into the night air in Garden City, Kans., but it wasn’t enough to stake the Las Vegas Train Robbers to a win Wednesday. The host Wind strung together eight runs in the three middle innings to take an 8-4 victory.

    Williams finished 2 of 3 with three RBI.

    The Train Robbers (22-35) had opened the season-ending series with a 5-4 win on Tuesday night, ending a season-long eight-game slide.

    Chris Anderson struck out seven and held the Wind to two runs over 7 2/3 innings.

  • Youth soccer making final push for registration

    Recent nationwide enthusiasm over the U.S. women’s national soccer team and its march to a World Cup trophy has officials with the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League hoping locals catch the fever and learn the benefits of their sport.

    Early registration for the league runs through next Friday, July 31. Cost is $60 for the school year, which includes fall and spring seasons, and covers uniform (except shinguards and cleats), insurance and associated costs like field maintenance and referees.

  • Team New Mexico
  • Go Fish - July 24

    Fishing report, July 21

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using Power Bait for trout. Fishing was fair using worms for perch.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow on Monday near Cimarron was 88 cfs. Fishing was fair using Montana prince nymphs and micromays for trout. Trout fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was very good with several limits caught by anglers using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms.

    Clayton Lake: Fishing was fair using liver and night crawlers for catfish and bullheads. We had no reports on other species.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 24, 2015

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Garden City Wind, 6 p.m., Garden City, Kans.
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento RiverCats, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • State Little League tournaments, various sites
    Softball
    • State Little League tournaments

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Garden City Wind, 6 p.m., Garden City, Kans.
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento RiverCats, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 24, 2015

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Garden City Wind, 6 p.m., Garden City, Kans.
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento RiverCats, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • State Little League tournaments, various sites
    Softball
    • State Little League tournaments

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Garden City Wind, 6 p.m., Garden City, Kans.
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento RiverCats, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

  • A storied tradition - The Cowboys Reunion

    With the Centennial Cowboys Reunion just one week away, we’re taking a look back at some of the moments from past reunions that made the event such an enduring tradition for more than half a century.

    The first Cowboys Reunion was held in Las Vegas in July 1915. Cowboys from throughout the region gathered in Las Vegas for a rodeo and parade and other events that gave them the opportunity to get reacquainted and socialize. Those reunions continued in one form or another until 1967, although there was a time-out for the Great Depression years.

  • BREAKING: Luna board votes to hire Sanchez as permanent president

    Luna Community College's Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday to suspend the presidential search that was under way and to hire interim President Leroy "Huero" Sanchez as the school's next president.

    For more on this story, pick up a copy of Friday's Optic.

  • Boy, 15, charged with murder

    A 15-year-old Las Vegas boy has been charged with second-degree murder after he fatally stabbed another male in the neck over the weekend, court documents state.

    Fabian Maes, who resides on the 2300 block of Calle Contenta, was being held at the Taos County Juvenile Detention Center. The probable cause statement filed in District Court in Las Vegas identifies the victim as Carlos Yara.

    Yara’s obituary states that he is 24 and that he was raised in Las Vegas.

  • A touch of the other Vegas - Burlesque show added to rally

    There will be plenty of chrome, leather and lace this weekend for the 10th Annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally. But this year’s event will also feature a unique show at Ilfeld Auditorium that will bring a touch of Sin City to the Meadow City.