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Today's News

  • Nuestra Historia: ‘Learning Las Vegas’

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    Believe it or not, despite the widespread fascination in recent years with all things Las Vegas, there is not an abundance of written history about our town. If not for Milton W. Callon, Lynn I. Perrigo and Maurilio E. Vigil, the story of the twin cities along the Gallinas might be nothing more than a passing narrative or isolated footnote in the chronicles of New Mexico history.

  • Oil and Gas Issues - What should be in the ordinance

    Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a series of columns addressing issues associated with oil and gas development in San Miguel County. The columns were written by participants in PROTECT San Miguel county, a local all-volunteer grass-roots organization. The group has been working with the county’s oil and gas task force for three years, has toured several existing oil and gas producing facilities, and has been collecting extensive research on the issues. More information is at http://PROTECTsmc.org.

  • Robbers, Fish trade wins

    Las Vegas combined for three crowd-pleasing home runs in two games but settled for a split Tuesday and Wednesday against the visiting White Sands Pupfish.

    Casey Dill’s Train Robbers are  battling the Trinidad Triggers for first place in the Pecos League North Division near the midway point of the season.

    Adam Kam rocked a solo home run with two outs in the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game, breaking a scoreless start by the home side.

  • Omaha wins duel of aces

    Albuquerque Isotope pitchers shackled the Omaha Storm Chasers for four hits and two walks Wednesday night — and still lost.

    Omaha pitchers Everett Teaford and Will Smith combined to hold the visiting Isotopes to seven hits Wednesday night in a 2-1 decision that snapped a seven-game Albuquerque winning streak.

    The seven-inning game was a makeup of an earlier cancellation due to bad weather and was played as the second of a doubleheader.

  • Sports racism alive, unwell

    In watching the movie “42” recently, it really caught my eye early that this was not a movie about Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson.

    This was a movie about a disease that has infected our society for hundreds of years. A disease that apparently has no cure. Oh, it has been treated, much like a person treats the common cold, for which, doctors say, there is no cure — only the knowledge it will be back.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 21, 2013

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Raton, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League tournaments: Majors final, Red Sox vs. Orioles, 8 p.m.; Minors final, Red Wings vs. Rivercats, 6 p.m.; Keyes Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League tournament final, Lady Longhorns-Lady Devils winner vs. Stars- Pink Sox winner, 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton, 6 p.m., Raton

    Sunday
    Baseball

  • Vegas Heat softball off to 3-1 start

    The Las Vegas Heat, a 12-and-under travelling girls’ softball team, split two games with Santa Fe teams this week, losing to the Extreme 16-15 and beating the Untouchables 18-5. Last week, the Heat defeated two other Santa Fe rivals — the Storm 8-0 and the Stingers 14-4. The squad is 3-1 under head coach Paul Sandoval and assistants Abie Ulibarri and Roland Medrano.
     

  • East terminates 2 principals

    It was an emotional day at Las Vegas City Schools on Monday as Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez notified several staff members that they may be reassigned or soon find themselves out of a job.

    Citing budget cuts, McNellis-Martinez confirmed to the Optic on Tuesday that she is cutting two principal positions, four clerical positions, a Central Office position in the human resource office, an administrative assistant, two librarian positions and the director of transportation and maintenance post. The cuts go into effect for the upcoming school year.

  • Gaining in popularity - Effluent now available on 12th

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    Drought may have Las Vegas in a stranglehold but residents needn’t let their trees and lawns wither away because of it.

    Las Vegas is the only city in the state where residents can use reclaimed wastewater for landscaping purposes and it can be as easy as hiring a local water hauler to do it.

    “It’s a blessing because right now it’s about all we can do,” says Juan Baca who’s water hauling business is helping keep Las Vegas beautiful.

  • State, local workers face premium hike

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — More than 30,000 state and local government workers face a 15 percent increase for their health care insurance starting next month, but it could be only the beginning of higher costs as New Mexico’s self-insurance program digs out of a financial hole.