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Today's News

  • NMHU athletes make all-region

    NMHU Sports Information and Optic reports

    Several New Mexico Highlands University athletes have earned recognition on all-region teams for their performances in the recently concluded spring sports seasons.

    NMHU baseball outfielder Jordan Goliat was recently selected to the 2013 Daktronics Baseball All-South Central Region First Team.  The junior from Phoenix was one of the Cowboys’ best players in 2013 and received recognition from the NCAA Division II Sports Information Directors of the South Central Region.

  • RedHawks’ clutch hitting sinks Isotopes

    Down to its last chance, Oklahoma City rallied to beat Albuquerque 13-10 on Saturday night at Isotopes Park.

    Albuquerque led 9-7 after six frames and with both sides going scoreless in the seventh and eighth, the Isotopes needed just three outs to put the win away.

    But the ‘Topes got just one out before Oklahoma City’s Che-Hsuan Lin blasted a two-run homer off reliever Steve Ames.

  • Lobos eliminated

    The Associated Press

    FULLERTON, Calif. — Nick Crucet hit a go-ahead RBI single in the 13th inning and Columbia held on to earn its first NCAA tournament win with a 6-5 victory over New Mexico on Saturday night in the Fullerton regional.

    The Lions (28-20) scored five runs in the eighth inning to erase a 5-0 deficit, getting the last three runs with two outs. Columbia was to play the loser of the Arizona State-Cal State Fullerton matchup.

  • Little League - June 3, 2013

    Las Vegas Optic

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

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

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

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 3, 2013

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

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

  • Fast-moving blaze causes evacuations

    BARRY MASSEY

    Associated Press

  • Crews fighting blaze near Pecos

    The Associated Press

    PECOS — New Mexico State Forestry crews are battling a wildfire near Pecos in the Santa Fe National Forest that has prompted evacuations.

    Officials say the blaze is burning Thursday evening about 10 miles north of Pecos and a mile west of the community of Tres Lagunas.

    State forestry officials say the fire burning through pine forest has prompted an undetermined number of evacuations of homes and cabins north of the fire.

  • Dodge: Recall threat to stability

    Large signs around Las Vegas urge voters to “Take Back Your City” and “Recall the Mayor,” but the city’s top appointed officials says such a move would likely plunge City Hall into gridlock.

  • World College president stepping down

    Lisa Darling, who has served as president of United World College-USA for eight years, is leaving the post “to explore other opportunities,” the school announced on its website Wednesday.

    Darling and the school’s board of trustees agreed that it was time for new leadership as UWC-USA begins implementation of a strategic plan and other projects, the school announced.

  • Senior profile - Michael and Marlene Tenorio

    At first glance, the travails of Michael and Marlene Tenorio might come across as a listing of poor grades on a report card, but this is not the context. It is a brief designation of the traits and forces that pervade Mike and Marlene Tenorio’s situation and inspire their own and others’ lives.