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Today's News

  • Prep roundup: Just plain stingy

    Brandon Lucero limited West Las Vegas to two hits and a walk (with two late hit-by-pitch reaches) on his way to an 11-0 complete-game shutout Tuesday, and the host Cardinals improved to 12-1 overall and 2-0 in District 2-4A baseball.

    A few miscues proved costly for the Dons (6-7, 0-3).

    After Zach Jordan’s double to lead off the RHS half of the first, WLV pitcher James Archuleta was able to get the next two batters out. But Jordan ended up scoring on a passed ball, and it was 1-0 Robertson.

  • Digging the long ball: Cowboys, Pioneers combine for 10 homers

    Brilliant move. Big hit.

    Getting into the game as a pinch hitter with two outs in the bottom of the extra-inning eighth with one man on and his team down by one, Carlos Ramirez took a big swing at the first pitch he saw from Chris Lacher.

  • Go Fish: Friday, April 6

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & 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: Tommy Herrera, age 7, of Las Vegas, caught and release a largemouth bass Mar. 25. He was using a 3-inch chartreuse grub.

  • Summer softball meeting Monday

    A summer softball league coaches’ meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

    Roster forms will be handed out, and there will be a discussion on league rules, as well as the starting date for the season.

    Participants are asked to bring any question, suggestions, ideas and concerns.

    For more information, e-mail Loretta Abreu Martin at lmartin@lasvegasnm.gov or text 505-718-2318.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 6-8

    FRIDAY (April 6)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 6:35 p.m., Salt Lake City
    • Luna at Clarendon College (DH), noon, Clarendon, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Adams State, 6 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • Mora at Peñasco, 4 p.m., Peñasco
    • Robertson JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA
    Softball
    • Luna vs. Frank Phillips College (DH), 1 p.m., WLV field
    • Mora at McCurdy (DH), 3 p.m., Española

  • State releases findings from special City audit

    Wednesday, the Office of the New Mexico Auditor released a much-anticipated report.

  • On the hunt

    Theresa Wesner photo/For the Optic

    Emily Alvidrez picks up a plastic egg during an Easter egg hunt over the weekend.

    Mild, yet windy, conditions allowed a full slate of Easter weekend activities to take place.

  • Walking with a purpose

    Theresa Wesner photo/For the Optic

    Thousands of New Mexicans, including participants in Las Vegas who walked between Immaculate Conception Church to San Antonio Church, made pilgrimages on Good Friday in an annual act of prayer, reflection and sacrifice.

    The largest destination group is usually for El Santuario de Chimayo, with some walking to Chimayo from as far away as Albuquerque.

  • Police host forum on potential re-opening of Camp Luna shooting range

    By Susie Tsyitee, Special to the Optic

    They kept coming.

    Less than a handful of concerned citizens gathered on a March evening in the Las Vegas Police station’s training room to meet with Commander Eric Padilla and Interim Chief Chris Lopez about the condition and future of the shooting range located at Camp Luna.

    By start time, however, more than 40 Camp Luna-area residents, hunters, hobby shooters, and gun safety professionals listened while Padilla outlined city concerns and hopes.

  • Judge approves campaign cash settlement for Pearce, others

    By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A settlement agreement that allows Congressman Steve Pearce and other federal politicians to bring stockpiles of campaign cash home to run for New Mexico state offices has been approved.

    U.S. District Court Judge Judith Herrera on Monday signed a settlement between Pearce and the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office allowing federal campaign contributions to be transferred to a state campaign if state contributions limits were not exceeded.