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Today's News

  • Kudos to local schools

    In this day and age when 30 percent of New Mexico’s children are experiencing hunger, it’s reassuring to see that school districts in Las Vegas, Mora and Pecos are stepping up to the plate and offering free meals to kids during the summer months.

  • Another Perspective - Recall: An abuse of democracy

    The proposed “Recall” is a bad idea because it is expensive, unjustified and circumvents the will of the majority.

    Democracy has Spoken: The Majority has selected Mayor Ortiz three times in the past three years.

  • Train Robbers close in on division lead

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers’ success in a home-and-home series with Trinidad has paid off in the Pecos League standings.

    At 19-13, Las Vegas has closed to within one game of first place in the North Division. The Triggers, who enjoyed a four-game cushion just a few days back, now hold a tenuous lead at 18-12 overall.

  • Isotopes walk all over Memphis

    Submitted to the Optic

    Albuquerque (37-32) used a five-run eighth to defeat the Memphis Redbirds (35-35) 13-10 at Isotopes Park Saturday night.

    First baseman Brian Barden extended his hitting streak to 10 games with an RBI single in the fourth, matching the 2013 team high. He also scored a run, drove in two runs and drew two free passes as part of a 14-walk night for Albuquerque, establishing a new season mark.

    Rob Rasmussen made his first Triple-A start at home for the Isotopes, tossing four innings of six-run ball on five hits.

  • For Fabian - Second annual memorial run pays tribute to All-American

    So far ahead were the lead runners in Saturday morning’s second annual Fabian Trujillo Memorial Run that the next group was apparently unsure of the course layout.

    But not even a wrong turn could spoil everyone’s good time. On a race day dedicated to honoring one of Las Vegas’ true sports heroes, race times and finish order didn’t matter much to most participants.

    “Most” being the operative word.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 17, 2013

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League tournaments, TBA, Keyes Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer League men’s games: Hackers vs. Havoc, 6 p.m.,; Yo Momma vs. Balls Deep, 7:15 p.m.; women’s game: Lady Hackers vs. Lady Warriors, 6 p.m.; city softball complex

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. White Sands, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League tournaments, TBA, Keyes Park

    Softball

  • City: Fireworks too dangerous

    If you’re thinking about whether to buy fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, Las Vegas Fire Chief Phillip Mares and the city’s governing body have a message for you: Please don’t.

  • Good eats - School offering free summer meals

    Area school districts are doing all they can to ensure that a child does not go hungry during the summer just because school isn’t in session.

    And that’s good news given that Feeding America, the national food bank organization, announced this week that New Mexico ranks highest in childhood hunger in the nation. The organization’s study found that 30 percent of children in New Mexico are experiencing hunger.

  • New county mobile home law proposed

    San Miguel County is losing out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes owed on mobile homes, and two elected officials are asking the Commission to approve a new ordinance to rectify the problem.

    The county Treasurer’s Office is still sifting through records trying to figure out exactly how much is owed in back taxes on mobile homes, but Deputy Treasurer Arturo Marlow said that as of Thursday morning they had determined that about $230,000 was owed in one district alone.

    “When budgets are tight, every penny counts,” Marlow said.

  • One-car rollover kills Holman man

    A 22-year-old Holman man died in a single-vehicle rollover on NM 518 outside of Mora around 6:30 a.m. Monday, according to Lt. Chris Blake of the State Police in Las Vegas.

    Jonathan Lovato was apparently speeding in his 1993 Isuzu pickup when he missed a turn in the road, went down an embankment and rolled several times during which he was ejected.

    A nearby homeowner heard the accident and upon investigating discovered Lovato and called for help, Blake said.