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  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - June 7, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! DOWNED POWER LINES
    Fire officials say a downed power line sparked the large Tres Lagunas Fire, which is burning about 10 miles north of Pecos. Windy conditions, low humidity and high temperatures have made it difficult for firefighters to battle the blaze, which started May 30 and has already consumed more than 9,000 acres. Let’s hope that this fire isn’t a sign of things to come for this area.

    THUMBS UP! CLOSING PART OF THE FOREST

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 7, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia: Index to Nuestra Historia, Part 1

    Many Optic readers have saved all or most Nuestra Historia articles since the column first appeared Jan. 7, 2011, and by now have accumulated a substantial pile of unruly clippings consisting of 126 separate columns containing more than 100,000 words.

    Scores of you have informed the writer that in attempting to retrieve a particular story, fact or photograph, your search through past columns has become time-consuming and cumbersome.

  • North-South festivities begin in Bayard

    Summer all-star season is under way this weekend with  the 2013 Class 1A-3A North All-Star games in baseball and softball.

    Cobre High School will host both sets of festivities down south in Bayard.

    West Las Vegas head softball coach Lucas Griego is coaching the North girls, which include five players from the Las Vegas area — WLV shortstop Gabrielle Griego, his daughter; Lady Dons pitcher Marissa Cordova and first baseman Amanda Garcia; Robertson infielder Ashley Jaramillo; and Mora catcher D.J. Chavez.

  • ‘Topes blast OKC

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    The Albuquerque Isotopes (31-28) established a new season high with eight extra base hits in their 10-2 victory over the first-place Oklahoma City RedHawks (32-25) Tuesday at Isotopes Park.

    Right fielder Matt Angle led the charge going 2 for 2 from the plate with two homers, four runs scored, two walks and two RBI. It was Angle’s first career multi-home run game.

  • Little League - June 7, 2013

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. Games are played at Keyes Park.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Friday games: Mariners vs. Reds, 5:30 p.m.; Cardinals vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.
    Monday games: Angels vs. Red Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Yankees vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m.

    SOFTBALL DIVISION
    Tuesday games: Stars vs. Pink Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Lady Longhorns vs. Lady Devils, 7:30 p.m.

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  • Soccer Camp
  • Players interviewed as part of drug probe

    The Associated Press
    NEW YORK — One by one, for three weeks already, players accompanied by their lawyers have been summoned to interviews as part of baseball’s latest investigation into performance-enhancing drugs — and the process is a long way from finished.
    Some pretty big names, led by Alex Rodriguez, could be on the hot seat.
    A-Rod, Ryan Braun, Nelson Cruz, Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon are among the 20 or so players who may be disciplined for their links to the now-closed Miami anti-aging clinic, Biogenesis of America.

  • Shooting camp starts Monday

    New Mexico Highlands University’s Cowgirl Shooting Camp starts on Monday, and pre-registration is being encouraged by NMHU head coach Tiffany Darling.
    “We are expecting a good turn-out,” Darling said. “Please pre-register if you haven’t done so already.”
    Camp will be held Monday through Wednesday, June 10-12, in the John A. Wilson Complex. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day.
    The camp will offer a high school team rate of $300 per team, up to 12 players.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 7, 2013

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Taos, (DH) 4 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Class 1A-3A North-South games, TBA, Bayard
    • La Plaza Little League games (see complete Little League schedule, Page B3)
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Softball
    • Class 1A-3A North-South games, TBA, Bayard
    • La Plaza Little League game

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Alpine, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    Sunday
    Baseball