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Today's News

  • Car show Saturday
  • Making a difference

    It may have started off as a master’s thesis project, but the Parachute Factory makerspace that Las Vegas native Mariano Ulibarri launched in February is still going strong. And we, as a community, are better off because of it.

    A makerspace is a do-it-yourself environment that brings people together to create, tinker and repair items. The makerspace movement has its foundation in Hacker Scouts, a national nonprofit that formed in Oakland, Calif., in 2012, to help kids build skills and creativity in science, technology, engineering, art and math.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 12, 2013
  • Work of Art — All kinds of good stuff

    A delayed Christmas present for our three grandchildren was the promise of a trip to a place called Hinkle’s Family Center in Albuquerque. Replete with bumper cars, bungee jumping, bumper boats, a racetrack and video games, Hinkle’s must have hosted all of the Duke City on Sunday.

  • Walking the line - Cowgirl coaching trio sets example by acquiring master’s degrees together

    Conscientious coaches routinely keep track of the student-athletes in their charge, telling them to get to class and admonishing them against slacking on homework.

    For three New Mexico Highlands University women’s basketball coaches, however, the past few years have meant also setting the example by getting to class themselves.

  • Solid season
  • Kryptonite earns split in trip to Santa Fe

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Kryptonite came back from Santa Fe this past weekend with a split.
    The Kryptonite was victorious in game one, winning 12-1 versus the Santa Fe Rockies.

    The Kryptonite bats earned 11 hits in the game shortened due to the 10-run rule. Las Vegas scored first in the top half of the first inning, pushing across two runs. The Rockies responded with a single unearned run in the bottom half of the first.

  • Jauregui scores game-winner

    Robertson’s Miguel Jauregui scored the winning run for the North on Saturday in the decisive game of the Class 1A-3A North-South All-Star baseball weekend in Bayard.

    Jauregui’s run made it a 10-9 win for the North. The South won the first game 25-6, and the North battled back with a 15-10 shootout victory in game two.

    Another Cardinal standout, Ryan Tafoya, took part in the home run derby.

    The North won both baseball and softball series two games to one. West Las Vegas’ Gabrielle Griego won the softball home run derby.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 12, 2013

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad, 6:05 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    • La Plaza Little League Majors Division tournament: A’s vs. Cubs-Nationals winner, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • La Plaza Little League Minors Division tournament: Phillies vs. Astros-Rockies winner, 5:30 p.m., Yankees vs. Cubs-White Sox winner, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games (see Monday, June 10, Optic for schedule)
    Tee-ball
    • La Plaza Little League game

    Thursday

  • Robbers, Cowboys trade wins

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers were looking to clinch a series victory over the visiting Alpine (Texas) Cowboys with a Tuesday doubleheader at Rodriguez Park.

    Las Vegas, which won 10-5 Saturday on a well-attended “Longmire Night,” tripled up on Sunday with a 9-3 matinee win, but Alpine ended its offensive slump with a 14-8 verdict Monday night.