Today's News

  • RHS tennis drops Hope

    Robertson girls dominated the afternoon Wednesday in a clean sweep of Hope Christian in Albuquerque.

    Meanwhile, the Cardinal boys swept the top three singles tennis matches in a good showing overall.

    Juliana Guerin, back in the lineup to begin a run at another state championship, conquered Abby Rosenthal 6-1, 6-1, in No. 1 singles. Jaci Fulgenzi won a tough one with Katie Keeling at No. 2. Jenese Fulgenzi, Kimmeah Martinez, Morgan Hosch and Hannah Montoya all won singles contests for the Lady Cards.

  • Youth Soccer - March 28

    The following are this coming weekend’s scheduled Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches:

    All U6 matches are played at 8:45 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Russia vs. Chile, Field 1
    USA vs. Peru, Field 2
    Mexico vs. Croatia, Field 3
    Greece vs. Italy, Field 4

    All U8 matches are played at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Belgium vs. Switzerland, Field 1
    Portugal vs. Colombia, Field 2
    Norway vs. England, Field 3

  • Go Fish - March 28

    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 25:
    Charette Lakes: No reports from anglers this week.
    Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron was 4.1 cfs as of Monday morning. No reports.

  • Hunting fee refunds available

    Submitted to the Optic

    SANTA FE — Hunters who applied for bighorn sheep, oryx or ibex licenses for the 2014-15 seasons and are unsuccessful in the drawings will be eligible for full refunds of application fees and license fees, the Department of Game and Fish announced Wednesday.

  • That’s why they call it Madness

    By John Marshall
    AP Basketball Writer
    Just when you think the first weekend of the NCAA tournament couldn’t possibly top itself, it happened again.
    Last year’s ride was a wild one, filled with massive upsets that blew up brackets and spectacular performances that made it one of the most entertaining starts in tournament history.

  • Bluegrass rivals in Midwest regional

    By Gary B. Graves
    The Associated Press

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — Louisville’s quest of fulfilling coach Rick Pitino’s hopes for the Cardinals repeating as national champions and becoming a “mini-dynasty” hinge on beating archrival Kentucky.

    That’s going to be a tough challenge against the Wildcats, who have been a thorn in the Cardinals’ side.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 28, 2014

    • LCC vs. Frank Phillips (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU at Colorado School of Mines, 3 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Portales tournament, TBA, Portales
    • LCC at Frank Phillips (DH), noon, Borger, Texas
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Portales tournament, TBA, Portales
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Lincoln (DH), 3 p.m., Rio Rancho


  • FYI - Sports - March 28

    Women’s Golf Registration

    Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association is holding a sign-up coffee from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 2, at 769 Diane Avenue. New members are welcome. Call 425-6003 for more information.

    Co-ed Mushball Tournament

  • DA: Officer-involved shooting justified

    The state police officer who shot a disoriented New York man who was driving the wrong way on Interstate 25 the night of Jan. 4 has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

    District Attorney Richard Flores announced Wednesday that he has determined that officer Jonathan Wright was justified in his actions.

  • Computers stolen from Rio Gallinas

    Some time this past weekend roughly a dozen laptop computers with special programs, and several digital cameras were stolen from Rio Gallinas School. The burglars appeared to have entered the charter school by prying the front door, possibly using a crow bar.

    “I don’t think anything confidential was accessed,” school administrator Yann Lussiez said during a telephone interview Monday afternoon.