Today's News

  • Remembering Rey

    Submitted to the Optic

    Affectionately known as “Big Rey,” and warmly regarded by a host of friends he made through his life, the late Rey Moberg was memorialized in an appropriate fashion this past weekend.

    More than 70 players along with a number of relatives and friends turned out for the inaugural Moberg Classic golf tournament at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

  • Cardullo Player of Week

    Stephen Cardullo, the Albuquerque outfielder playing his first year of Triple-A baseball after toiling for years in independent leagues, hit another milestone this past week.

    Cardullo, 28, was named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week after helping the Isotopes to the latter part of an eight-game winning streak. In a six-game span, the Hollywood, Fla., native hit .417 with three home runs, three doubles and nine runs batted in.

  • Phelps vs. Bolt - Who’s the greatest Olympian of all time?

    Usain Bolt flashed to his third gold medal in the 200-meter dash Thursday, adding more confirmation — if any was needed — that he is the world’s fastest man.

    Bolt also owns three golds in the 100, and his dominance had sports pundits rather needlessly comparing the Jamaican sprinter to U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, whose Rio Games pushed his record medal collection to even more obscene heights (23 gold, 28 total).

    So who really is the greatest Olympian of all time?

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 21, 2016

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. El Paso Chihuahuas, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

  • Jealously apparent motive in attack

    A court hearing will be held next week to determine whether there’s sufficient evidence to send a Las Vegas man to trial for allegedly running over another man and then fleeing on foot.

    Jacob Mejillas, 18, of the 2300 block of Anderson Drive, has been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery-causing great bodily harm, both third-degree felonies, and with misdemeanor counts of reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident involving damage to a vehicle.

  • Get ready to laugh - Top comedian to perform here

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    One of the top stand-up comedians in the country will perform at Highlands University Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. at the John A. Wilson Complex, 1241 9th St. Doors open at 6 p.m.

    Gabriel Iglesias, also known as “Fluffy,” routinely sells out to audiences around the globe from Madison Square Garden in New York City to venues in the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia, among other countries.

  • WLV educator to head Rio Gallinas

    Kirk Ludi, a well-known educator, has taken a new position as director of Rio Gallinas School of Ecology and Arts. He replaces Gerald Garcia who abruptly resigned in early July with one-year remaining on his three-year contract with the local charter school.

    In a statement from the school’s governing board, Ludi said, “I plan to work collaboratively with staff, students, parents and community to continue the success of Rio Gallinas.”

  • New pastor to be active in community

    By Sharon Vander Meer
    For the Optic

    Although she is new to Las Vegas, the city’s new Presbyterian minister intends to stick around through the good and the bad.

    The Rev. Katie Palmer arrived in Las Vegas in May and will be installed as pastor at the First United Presbyterian Church of Las Vegas at 3 p.m. Sunday.

  • Gov to call special session for budget

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said Thursday she will call for a special legislative session to address a budget crunch that has been building because of dwindling state revenues and weak energy prices.

    The governor’s office is talking with House and Senate leaders, hoping all parties will be prepared to reach quick and easy agreements on shoring up the state’s finances that will make the special session brief.

  • Jail Log - Aug. 19, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Aug. 10 and Aug. 17:

    Quirino Villanueva, 20, bench warrant: failure to appear, concealing identity, driving on a suspended/revoked license, improper equipment, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    John Chavez, 34, bench warrant: failure to appear for child support, District Court
    Dion C’de Baca, 37, four-month commitment, San Miguel Magistrate Court