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Today's News

  • Twin sweeps for Vegas softball teams

    Strengthening their respective positions in the District 2-3A race, both of Las Vegas’ softball teams held their ground Saturday in sweeping doubleheaders against visiting Raton and Taos.

    Meanwhile, Robertson baseball earned a split to bolster its standing as West Las Vegas took a hit with a twinbill loss at home.

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    Robertson’s Lady Cardinals knocked Raton down a peg or two from their lofty place in the state rankings with wins of 13-8 and 8-6.

  • Track in spotlight
  • Cowboys sweep Cougars

    Weathering one huge inning from their Colorado Christian hosts, the New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys did all the talking the rest of the game Saturday in Lakewood, Colo., in a 16-8 victory.

    The win clinched a series win for NMHU following Friday’s doubleheader sweep. Then it became a sweep as the visitors won 13-4 in the finale late Saturday.

    Highlands — winner of eight consecutive games — is 22-15 overall and 19-8 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
    Cowboys 11, Cougars 3

  • RHS netters 2nd in meet

    Robertson’s tennis teams landed twin second-place finishes in the Las Cruces-Mayfield Invitational held over the weekend.

    Carlsbad was first in the boys’ draw, while Mayfield was first on the girls’ side.

    Robertson is scheduled to play at Albuquerque Academy on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Little Leagues - April 14

    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little League games. All games are played at Keyes Park.

    MAJORS BASEBALL DIVISION.
    Mets vs. Yankees, 5:30 p.m. Monday
    Cardinals vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m. Monday
    Orioles vs. Angels, 6 p.m. Wednesday
    Red Sox vs. Mets, 8 p.m. Wednesday
    Angels vs. Red Sox, 5;30 p.m. Friday
    Yankees vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m. Friday

    MINORS BASEBALL DIVISION
    Rivercats vs. Bats, 6:15 p.m. Monday
    Owlz vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m. Monday

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 14, 2014

    Monday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas JV at Pecos (DH), 3 p.m., Pecos
    • Las Vegas Little League (see schedule)
    Softball
    • Robertson JV at Raton (DH), 3 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Mora (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson vs. Taos, 4 p.m., MMS field
    • West Las Vegas vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., WLV field
    • Robertson JV at St. Michael’s (DH), 3:30 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Las Vegas Little League (see schedule)

  • Incumbent put in spotlight

    Less than a week before Tuesday’s runoff election for the Ward 1 Council seat, Mayor Alfonso Ortiz and his administration are drawing attention to the incumbent’s support of a controversial community rights ordinance they maintain is unconstitutional and in violation of the city charter.

  • Ribbon-cutting set for Meadows - Gov, dignitaries due in Vegas

    Phase two of the Meadows Home Skilled Nursing Facility is nearly complete. On Monday, Gov Susana Martinez along with other dignitaries including New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute Executive Director/Hospital Administrator Dr. Troy Jones, will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the next phase of the facility. The ceremony takes place at 2 p.m. at the facility off Hot Springs Boulevard. The construction started in 2012.

  • T-4 Ranch wants out of county

    CORRECTION - April 16 - An article that appeared in Friday’s Optic about the T-4 Ranch wanting to be annexed into Quay County should have stated that while the Bidegain family has had oil and gas leases in the past, it no longer does, according to Phil Bidegain.

    One of the county’s largest land owners is asking the San Miguel County Commission to allow it to leave San Miguel County so that it can be annexed into neighboring Quay County.

  • Commission nixes two-year extension

    A divided San Miguel County Commission rejected its Planning & Zoning Commission’s recommendation for a two-year extension to the moratorium on oil and gas extraction in the county.

    Instead, Commission Chairman Nicolas Leger and Commissioners Ron Ortega and Marcellino Ortiz joined to approve a motion instructing staff to move forward on a six-month extension to the moratorium. A six-month extension would take the county’s temporary ban on oil and gas drilling until Jan. 11, 2015.