Today's News

  • Que Pasa - June 4, 2012


    • The Western Mora Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) regular board meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 at the Western Mora SWCD building in Mora. The public is invited to attend the meetings of the Western Mora SWCD. For more information, call (575) 387-2424.

  • Voting at your convenience

    Now there’s one less excuse for not voting. On Tuesday, registered Democrats and Republicans in San Miguel County will have the added convenience of casting their ballots at any one of four “convenience centers” to be set up at West Las Vegas High School’s Gillie Lopez Gym, Robertson High School’s Mike Marr Gym, the Valley Junior High School gym and the Pecos High School gym.

  • Editor's Note - The primary finales

    Why, you may have asked on Friday, did the Optic editorial board feel compelled to endorse senatorial candidates in both party races, rather than just one candidate over all the others?

    I’ll tell ya, in a round-about way.

    I’m referring to our editorial endorsements of Democrat Hector Balderas and Republican Heather Wilson, who are running for their party nominations to be New Mexico’s next U.S. senator, replacing Jeff Bingaman, who opted not to run for a sixth term.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 4, 2012
  • Locals reap postseason kudos

    Luke Aragon came away as perhaps the biggest local winner when prep baseball postseason honors were conferred for spring 2012.

    Aragon was the lone Meadow City athlete to be named to the All-State baseball squad by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. He was tabbed to the second team as an outfielder; he also was a key pitcher in the rotation and among the leading hitters for Robertson High and head coach Tony Renon.

  • Launching pad

    Not too many people knew about Michael Ormseth when he left Luna Community College last year.

    That is not the case today.

    Ormseth led the New Mexico State Aggies to the Western Athletic Conference regular season championship. His seven wins was tops at NMSU this season.

    “He is a hard-working kid,” said LCC baseball coach Antonio Siqueiros. “He has always done the small things. He got the grades he needed to transfer to a Division I school.”

  • Thunder evens series with Spurs

    By Jeff Latzke
    AP Sports Writer

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant scored 18 of his 36 points in a scintillating final 7 minutes, Serge Ibaka added a career-high 26 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder evened the Western Conference finals at two games apiece by beating the San Antonio Spurs 109-103 Saturday night.

    After seeing his team's 15-point lead dwindle to four, Durant took over midway through the fourth quarter by scoring all 16 of the Thunder's points during a span of just over 5 minutes to keep the Spurs at bay.

  • NCAA baseball: Lobos advance; Aggies fall in Tucson

    The Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES  — Austin House pitched seven shutout innings and DJ Peterson homered to lead New Mexico to a 4-0 victory over San Diego in the opening game of the Los Angeles Regional on Friday.

    House (8-5) struck out five and gave up six hits as the Lobos won their 10th straight game. Michael Wagner (5-2) took the loss for the Toreros (40-16).

  • Express grounds Isotopes

    A solo home run by Brian Cavazos-Galvez, the former Albuquerque Manzano star, wasn’t enough to get the Albuquerque Isotopes over the hump on Saturday night in a 3-2 setback at Round Rock, Texas.

    Cavazos-Galvez, Albuquerque’s starting left fielder, hit 2 of 4 with one run batted in and one run scored. He rocked a leadoff homer against Express pitcher Michael Kirkman in the seventh inning to make it a one-run game. But his teammates couldn’t follow suit to make it a rally.

    Cavazos-Galvez is hitting .304 on the year.

  • Kings’ OT win fuels 2-0 lead

    By Tom Canavan
    AP Sports Writer

    NEWARK, N.J. — Jeff Carter scored at 13:42 in overtime and the Los Angeles Kings moved within two wins of their first NHL title with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals Saturday night.

    Jonathan Quick made 32 saves and Drew Doughty scored on a magnificent end-to-end rush as the Kings won their 10th straight road game this postseason, and their 12th in a row over the last two seasons. Both are NHL records.