Today's News

  • LV Elite excels in Albuquerque league

    Submitted to the Optic

    With the schedule winding down, the Las Vegas Elite traveling youth baseball squad has posted another strong finish.

    Wins in two of their last three games — played after this story went to press — would give the team a top-three finish in the Albuquerque USSSA league.

    Late last spring, the team finished in fifth place, the best any team in northern New Mexico has done in the league.

    “This past weekend (May 18-20) we had two big games,” said Nicholas Marrujo of the Elite.

  • Dodger stars help Isotopes down Oklahoma City

    Logging three insurance runs in the eighth inning, then withstanding a three-run Oklahoma City rally in the top of the ninth, the Albuquerque Isotopes pulled out a second straight win over the RedHawks by an identical 11-9 score Monday at Isotopes Park.

    That made it a successful weekend  for rehabbing Los Angeles Dodger stars Matt Kemp and Juan Rivera, who played for Albuquerque both Sunday and Monday on their way back to the parent club in L.A.

    Albuquerque (30-22) got good contributions from both Kemp and Rivera as they won the Oklahoma City series 3-1.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 30, 2012

    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, beginning 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • Men’s city league, 6, 7 p.m., city complex
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park

    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, 5:30, 7 p.m., Keyes Park

  • ‘Heroes today and forever’

    A little more than a year ago, the lives of Frank Romero and Gene Hern drew to a horrific end in a trench off Cinder Road and Palo Verde.

    On Friday, their families, Gov. Susana Martinez and about 200 others gathered at the site to unveil a memorial and to recognize them as public servants who unwittingly and unknowingly gave their lives for the safety of others.

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  • Quintana prevails in Co-op race

    Mora-San Miguel Electric Co-op Chairman Robert Quintana trounced his opponent in the race for the District 2 board of trustees position.

    Quintana beat challenger Rock Ulibarri by a more than two-to-one margin, garnering 246 votes to Ulibarri’s 105.

    The results were announced Thursday evening, minutes after the voting concluded. The news drew a thunderous applause from Quintana’s supporters. Quintana and Ulibarri then walked toward one another and shook hands.

    Quintana declined to comment on his victory on Thursday.

  • Vigil facing tough foe in primary

    The legislative race that has arguably drawn the most intrigue in San Miguel County is the matchup between Incumbent Richard Vigil and challenger Tomás Salazar.

    Vigil and Salazar are vying for the Democratic nomination for the District 70 House seat, which encompasses the vast majority of San Miguel County — including Las Vegas— and portions of Santa Fe and Torrance counties.

    Because there is no Republican challenger, the candidate winning in the June 5 primary is all but guaranteed the two-year term.

  • Looking Back - May 28, 2012

    In 1912

    Friday, May 27 — Sixteen young people will receive their diplomas at commencement exercises of Las Vegas High School, at the Duncan Opera House. Dr. Frank N.H. Roberts, president of the New Mexico Normal University, will deliver the address.

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 28, 2012

    Fair Association board meets this Tuesday

    The San Miguel/Mora County Fair Association Board of Directors is meeting at 7 p.m. this Tuesday to consider and vote on proposed by-law changes. Meeting time is 7 p.m. at the county fairgrounds. Any member who has paid dues is eligible to vote. A copy of the proposed changes is available at the County Extension Offices in San Miguel and Mora counties.

  • Weather - May 28, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 75. West wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south. Clear at night, with a low around 50.

    Sunny, with a high near 82. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 54.

    Sunny, with a high near 81. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 52.