Today's News

  • Weather - May 22, 2013

    Sunny, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 15-20 mph in the morning. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 45. Southwest wind 15-20 mph, becoming light and variable after midnight.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 48.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    5:51 a.m. to 8:04 p.m.

  • Que Pasa - May 22, 2013

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Sam at the Seaside” by Mary Labatt. Free and open to the public.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 22, 2013
  • Tough stance justified

    The Administrative Office of the Courts has drawn a line in the sand on the Mora County courthouse complex project, and we are glad to see the agency taking such a tough stance.

  • Work of Art — The treat is on whom?

    On the occasion of a birthday for one of us, my wife and I joined my sister Dorothy and her husband Joe Maestas for dinner at El Rialto. The rule in the Trujillo household is that the inviter pays for the invitee. And maybe that’s why we don’t invite others all that often.
    But if we can inveigle one another to make the suggestion and turn it into an invitation, we’re willing. We’d almost finished our meal when the waitperson came by with the bill and took brother-in-law Joe’s credit card for processing.

  • Safety first
  • Lady Dons Go deep

    Losing a couple of key players with college-level skills last offseason should’ve meant at least a small step backward for the West Las Vegas softball program.

    But the Lady Dons and their coaches had other ideas.

    West won nearly two dozen regular-season games, went 11 of 12 in a sturdy district race, and earned a No. 5 seed in the Class 3A state tournament. Then the Lady Dons surpassed what they’d done the year before, reaching the state championship game after knocking off the No. 1 and No. 4 seeds.

  • RMAC fields multiple NFL hopefuls

    By Kaleb Center
    Submitted to the Optic

    With the 2013 National Football League draft concluded, the initial flurry of free agent signings winding down, and offseason team activities ramping up, it is time to catch up with former Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference student-athletes playing football at the professional level.

  • Herrera, ‘Topes top Sox

    By Laura Verillo
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    Albuquerque took the opening game of a four-game set with Colorado Springs 7-3 behind a six-run offensive outburst in Monday’s fourth inning.

    Second baseman Elian Herrera led the charge, going 3 for 5 and matching Dee Gordon for the most stolen bases in a game this season with three.

  • Little League - May 22, 2013

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. Games are played at Keyes Park.

    Wednesday games: Yankees vs. Reds, 5:30 p.m.; Orioles vs. Mariners, 7:30 p.m.

    Wednesday games: Thunder vs. Bats, 6:15 p.m.; Paw Sox vs. Rivercats, 7:45 p.m.

    Thursday games: Pink Sox vs. Stars, 5:30 p.m.; Lady Devils vs. Lady Longhorns, 7:30 p.m.

    Wednesday game: Sundevils vs. Tigers, 5:15 p.m.
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