Today's News

  • Wind blows past LV

    Unable to recover from a sluggish start, the Las Vegas Train Robbers combined for just six hits Sunday night in a 14-7 setback against the visiting Garden City (Kans.) Wind, the Pecos League’s newest team.

    The Wind may have endured one of the longer trips in the league to reach Rodriguez Park, but it was hardly apparent.

    And the Garden City boys didn’t necessarily resemble a club that currently occupies the cellar in the Pecos’ Northern Division at 9-23.

  • Local Little Leagues set All-Star lineups

    La Plaza Little League officially concluded its regular season Saturday at Rodriguez Park, setting the table for the next segment of the season — district play.

    Both La Plaza and Las Vegas Little League have released All-Star rosters for the District 4 tournaments, which get under way starting July 5 in Taos. (Brackets will be published upon receipt by the Optic.)

  • U.S. women advance

    The Associated Press

    EDMONTON, Alberta — Now that Alex Morgan has a goal, she doesn’t want to look back on the opportunities she’s missed.

    She wants to look forward to the goals to come.

  • Late homers sink Topes

    Despite a nine-strikeout start from Albuquerque ace Jon Gray, the host Isotopes couldn’t hold on to their lead and fell 6-5 against visiting Tacoma on Sunday at The Lab.

    Gray went six innings on the mound and scattered seven hits and two walks with two earned runs on his ledger.

    The Isotopes led 5-2 three innings into the contest, getting a solo home run and a two-run double from Dustin Garneau.

    But the Isotope bats cooled, and Franklin Gutierrez tied the game with a two-run blast to left in the sixth inning.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 24, 2015

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Las Cruces Vaqueros, 6 p.m., Las Cruces
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    • Las Vegas adult league games, evenings, city softball complex

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Las Cruces Vaqueros, 6 p.m., Las Cruces
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas

  • Area native killed in crash

    State police are still trying to figure out what led to a single- vehicle crash on Interstate 25 Thursday afternoon that left a Las Vegas woman dead.
    Killed in that crash was 21-year old Eliana Herrera, a University of New Mexico graduate who was planning to begin law school at the University of Colorado in the fall.
    The crash occurred at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday near mile marker 344, which is within city limits.

  • Come and get it
  • Vegas man sentenced to 92 months

    A Las Vegas man who pleaded guilty to conspiracy and cocaine trafficking charges was sentenced Thursday to more than seven years in federal prison.
    A federal judge sentenced Ruben Estrada, 54, to 92 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release for his role in the drug trafficking scheme, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.

  • Interim education dean to retire

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

  • Looking Back - June 22, 2015

    In 1965
    Friday, June 18 — After nearly four years of work on the part of many individuals and groups, the renovation of the East Wing of the St. Anthony’s Hospital has been completed, Sister Ann Raymond has announced. Proceeds from the annual Mardi Gras as well as private donations from Las Vegas residents and friends of the hospital from out of town have made the renovation possible.