Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 9, 2012
  • Editor's Note - The Farmers’ Almanac

    Call me an old fogey if you want, but I think the Farmers’ Almanac is an interesting read.

    I can’t say I’m a loyal buyer of the annual booklet, but I’ve been perusing it for years, as a “gift” to this and other newspapers I’ve worked at. In other words, it’s a freebee I’ve enjoyed.

    This year, however, I didn’t receive one (or somebody else around here got hold of it before I did). So I was pleased to find a complimentary copy sitting on the counter at Quality Motor Co., which I gladly snatched up.

  • North-South back in LV for Round 2

    More of the summer’s most-anticipated All-Star competitions are in the Meadow City this week.

    The Class 2A-3A North-South games in football and boys’ and girls’ basketball are scheduled this coming weekend to conclude a full week of related activities — including a Thursday banquet featuring New Mexico Military athletic director Reggie Franklin — and team practices. Honorees are due in town Monday to begin practice.

  • All-Star tutelage
  • Ferrill: Hall of Famer times 3

    Submitted to the Optic

    Former New Mexico Highlands University football coach Carl Ferrill will be inducted into both the Westhills College and University of Nevada-Las Vegas Sports Halls of Fame.

    “About a month ago I got a call from both schools saying that I was going to be one of their inductees,” said Ferrill. “Ironically enough, both ceremonies will be on the same day — October 13.”

  • Serena prevails

    The Associated Press

    WIMBLEDON, England — Her serve as good as there is, her grit as good as ever, Serena Williams was dominant at the start and finish, beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 on Saturday to win a fifth championship at the All England Club and 14th major title overall, ending a two-year drought.

  • Isotopes, Lobos aid in fire relief

    Submitted to the Optic

    Albuquerque Isotopes manager Lorenzo Bundy led a group of ‘Topes taking part in “New Mexico Fire Relief” drive-through fundraiser over the weekend at The Pit.

    In addition to Bundy, pitching coach Glenn Dishman, infielder Joe Becker, and utility player Tyler Henson too part in greeting donors this past Friday afternoon. The recently crowned best mascot in Minor League Baseball, Orbit, also was on hand throughout the event.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 9, 2012

    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 9-10: teams TBA, 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., Raton Little League complex
    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 10-11: teams TBA, 10 a.m., noon, Raton
    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 11-12: teams TBA, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., Raton
    • Women’s city league: Scrubs vs. Budweiser-Dick’s-Night Owl, 6 p.m., city complex

  • FYI - Sports - July 9, 2012

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League registration for 2012 fall soccer is now open! Spread the word. To register online go to www.lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or go to Desertgate Internet on Bridge Street during business hours. Registration deadline is July 31. Don't miss it!

  • Man hurt in pit bull attack

    A 64-year-old disabled veteran suffered inch-deep cuts to his right arm and puncture wounds to his upper left arm during a pit bull attack this past Sunday evening.

    Charles Mitchell said he was walking his chihuahua on Sapello Street between New Mexico Avenue and Union Street when he heard dogs.

    “I looked down the street,” Mitchell said. “This pit bull came from my right. I didn’t see him until it was too late for me to do anything  but sort of duck.”