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Today's News

  • Isotopes hit 6 million mark

    By Laura Verillo
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    The Albuquerque Isotopes welcomed their six-millionth fan in franchise history when Rose Rodriguez, accompanied by her eight-year-old grandson Brandon Sandoval, both of Albuquerque, passed through the Isotopes Park gates prior to tonight’s game with the Oklahoma City RedHawks.

  • Little League - June 5, 2013

    Las Vegas Optic

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

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Wednesday games: Reds vs Orioles, 4 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Mariners, 6 p.m.; Yankees vs. Angels, 8 p.m.
    Friday games: Mariners vs. Reds, 5:30 p.m.; Cardinals vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Wednesday games: Paw Sox vs. Threshers, 6:15 p.m.; Sandgnats vs. Thunder, 7:45 p.m.
    Thursday games: Rivercats vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m.; Sandgnats vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 5, 2013

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Taos, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • La Plaza Little League games (see schedule, Page 8)
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Softball
    • La Plaza vs. Las Vegas Little League game
    Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League game

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Taos, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Softball

  • Pecos fire still out of control

    A downed power line sparked a massive wildfire 10 miles north of Pecos Thursday afternoon, threatening residences, prompting evacuations and sending thick clouds of smoke into the Las Vegas area and other communities.

    Strong winds on Thursday and Friday spread the fire quickly. As of Sunday,  the Tres Lagunas Fire had already burned 7,476 acres, about 10 square miles. The Associated Press is reporting that it appears to be the largest wildfire burning in the West. As of late Saturday, there was no containment on the blaze.

  • Torch Run
  • Ribera man accused of stalking

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    A 33-year-old Ribera man is being held in the San Miguel County Detention Center on charges of stalking and using a telephone to harass women with obscene phone calls.

    Jimmy Griego is being held in lieu of $5,000 cash bond on numerous counts stemming from his alleged repeated telephone calls to two local women during which he allegedly expressed his desire for them.

    Authorities say there were other victims, though Griego hasn’t been charged in those other incidents.

  • Code officers to crack down on fliers

    City of Las Vegas Code Enforcement officers are asking individuals, businesses and organizations to stop placing fliers on vehicles, and they’re warning that anyone caught doing so could be cited for violating city ordinances.

    “We’re just trying to keep the city clean at this point,” said Rodney Perea, the city’s enforcement specialist services supervisor. “A lot of the fliers blow off and end up littering.”

  • NM high court orders back pay for state workers

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Thousands of state workers are owed back pay totaling millions of dollars, New Mexico’s highest court ruled Thursday in a victory for unions representing public employees.

    The state Supreme Court affirmed a Court of Appeals decision that determined about 11,000 state workers are entitled to retroactive pay increases because former Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration didn’t follow union contracts in distributing money provided by the Legislature about five years ago.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - June 3, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Girl killed in shooting
    ALBUQUERQUE — Police say an 8-year-old Albuquerque girl has been killed a day before her birthday following a shooting near an Albuquerque community center.
    KOB-TV reports that Albuquerque police said that Sunni Rae Reza was shot Friday as a man, the girl and the girl’s father were driving near the Alamosa Community Center. That when police say someone began shooting at the vehicle.
    It’s unclear the motive for the shooting.

  • Looking Back - June 3, 2013

    In 1963