Today's News

  • Fiesta Run 2012
  • District tournaments roll on in Raton

    Highlights from the District 4 Little League All-Star tournaments under way in Raton:

  • Kryptos face regional battle

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Kryptonite will be playing their first game at noon Wednesday in the Sandy Koufax South Plains Regional Tournament.

    This year, Farmington will be hosting the tournament, with the winner of the regional advancing to the next level, a tourney in Vero Beach, Fla.  

    The Kryptonite will be playing the Rivercats of Farmington in the first round of the bracket.  

    The projected starter for the Kryptos in Wednesday’s opener is Colin Pedro.  

  • Fielder wins the Derby

    The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Prince Fielder made a splash at the All-Star Home Run Derby. Eight of them.

    The Detroit slugger joined Ken Griffey Jr. as the only players to win multiple titles, thrilling the crowd at Kauffman Stadium with several shots into the right-field fountain and beating Toronto’s Jose Bautista 12-7 in the final Monday night.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 11, 2012

    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 9-10, teams TBA, 2 p.m., Raton
    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 10-11  championship, teams TBA, 4 p.m., Raton
    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 11-12: teams TBA, 2 p.m., Raton
    • Women’s city league all-star game, 6 p.m., city complex
    • Men’s city league all-star game, 7 p.m., city complex

  • Little Leaguer cries foul

    Children in Las Vegas can choose the school district they want to attend, regardless of which side of the Gallinas River they live on.

    But when it comes to Little League, forget about it. Absent a signed waiver, kids on the east side of the river belong to Las Vegas Little League while those on the West side belong to La Plaza Little League, according to Little League rules.

  • Fiesta Fun
  • Vegas police unveil new cop car look

    If you showed up to the Fourth of July parade you likely caught a glimpse of the new black and white city police cruisers that will become a familiar site around Las Vegas in the coming months.

    The Las Vegas Police Department has begun replacing its old fleet of Crown Victorias with a new fleet of Ford Police Interceptors, a model built specifically for patrol functions. Three of the new vehicles made their debut at last Wednesday’s parade.

  • Work begins on new fire station

    People who reside in the San Ignacio area have long known that they need a fire station, and plans to build one have been in the works for more than 10 years.

    Late last month James Casanova, the chief of the Sapello-Rociada Fire Station and a number of others gathered to break ground on the new fire station that they say will finally bring adequate fire protection to an area that has been vulnerable.

    “Now it’s become a reality,” Casanova said during a recent interview with the Optic.

  • Looking Back - July 9, 2012

    In 1912

    Wednesday, July 10 — The Masonic banquet is an enjoyable event. One-hundred fifteen guests are expected to celebrate the building of the local lodge. The celebration of the 50th anniversary of Chapman Lodge at the Castañeda was one of the most brilliant events of the year.