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Today's News

  • Youth Soccer - March 22, 2013

    Las Vegas Optic
    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League’s spring season commences this weekend with a full lineup of matches. The spring season resumes play from the fall and runs weekly through May 18-19.
    This weekend’s matchups are as follows:

    U6 Division
    Matches played Saturday, March 23, at Commerce Street fields
    Fire vs. Earthquakes, 8:30 a.m., Field 1
    Dynamo vs. Rapids, 8:30 a.m., Field 2
    Crew vs. Sounders, 8:30 a.m., Field 3
    Chivas vs. United, 8:30 a.m., Field 4

    U8 Division

  • Crespin fights next weekend

    Las Vegas professional boxer Amanda Crespin is scheduled to be back in the ring next weekend.

    Crespin fights as part of Chavez Promotions’ “Warehouse Rumble III,” on Friday, March 29, at Albuquerque’s Wool Warehouse.

    Doors open at 6 p.m., and first bell will ring at 7.

    Crespin (7-4-1, two wins by knockout) will go six rounds with rival featherweight Nohime Dennison (4-2-2). Dennison defeated Crespin in two previous encounters.

  • March Madness - Bracketology: It’s academic!

    By Eddie Pells
    AP National Writer

    Professor Michael Magazine is upending the logical world of math with a good dose of March Madness.

    Magazine teaches a new class called Bracketology at University of Cincinnati, the home of the 10th-seeded Bearcats, where 33 business students are spending the semester trying to make sense out of what can feel nonsensical at times — the art of filling out an NCAA tournament bracket.

  • Go Fish - March 22, 2013

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and 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.

    FISHING REPORT, March 19:
    Cimarron River: Water flow near Cimarron on Monday was 7.8 cfs. We had no report from anglers.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 22, 2013

    Friday
    Baseball
    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa, 6 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    • St. Mike’s Invite: Robertson vs. TBA, Santa Fe
    • Aztec Invite: West Las Vegas vs. TBA, Aztec
    Basketball
    • Eleventh annual B.J. Gonzales Tournament, 6 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Softball
    • LCC at Clarendon (DH), 1 p.m., Clarendon, Texas
    • St. Mike’s Invite: Robertson vs. TBA; West Las Vegas vs. TBA, Santa Fe
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Carlsbad Invite, 7:30 a.m., Carlsbad

  • Crime spree lands man in jail

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    The high price of gas seems to be driving some people to extremes these days.  

    Take the case of 29-year-old Michael Maestas of Las Vegas whose week-long crime spree included the alleged mugging of a man at a local fast food restaurant for his sneakers and cell phone, the theft of a big screen TV from a neighbor’s house and a police chase while driving a stolen pickup truck.  

    And it was all apparently to fuel up an old, gas guzzling pickup truck that Maestas drove.

  • Probate judge resigns post

    Probate Judge Joe Horace Lucero has submitted his resignation to San Miguel County effective Thursday, and the Commission has already launched a search for his replacement.

    Lucero submitted his letter of resignation to County Manager Les Montoya, and Montoya informed the County Commission last week.

    “It’s time for me to move on,” Lucero said, adding that he has a second home in Albuquerque and is planning to buy more property there.

  • Spring Time
  • East board gets new president

    Gloria Lovato Pacheco was unanimously elected Thursday as the president of the Las Vegas City Schools Board.

    Thursday’s meeting was the first one with the newly constituted board after last month’s election. Returning board members welcomed Luis Ortiz to the board.

    Board member Felix Alderete had previously served as board president for nearly two years and opted to step down from the leadership post.

  • $1M pilot aims to take out feral pigs

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Using the cover of darkness, feral pigs have learned to outsmart even the most seasoned hunters as they set about on their nightly terrors, rooting up crops and suburban gardens, harassing native wildlife and turning watering holes into pigsties.