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Today's News

  • Junior wrestlers make mark

    Submitted to the Optic

    “Success is not measured by the obvious wins and losses in our lives,” said Las Vegas Junior Wrestling’s Christopher Trujillo.

  • HU sluggers start 5-1

    The NMHU Cowboys completed their trip to Hobbs with a 10-7 win over Eastern New Mexico on Sunday.

    The ‘Pokes (5-1) finished the weekend with two wins over the University of the Southwest (14-1, 11-4) and a split with Eastern New Mexico. The Greyhounds won the first one 14-7 on Saturday.

    NMHU drew first blood, scoring two runs in the fourth inning off an RBI single by A.J. Alexander and a sacrifice fly by Justin Rodriguez.

    ENMU hung four runs off three hits and one Cowboy error to take the lead 5-3 in the fifth.

  • Riders sweep NMMI

    In one of the most successful weekends for Luna Community College baseball, the Rough Riders swept New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell over the weekend. They won 2-1, 9-4 (12 innings), 8-2 and 3-1.

    LCC is 5-11 on the year. They play at Trinidad State on Friday and Saturday in doubleheader games. They are scheduled to play Dodge City College at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, in a nine-inning game at New Mexico Highlands University’s Brandt Park.

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  • State tourney caps wrestling season

    Highlights of the Class 1A-3A state wrestling tournament held this past weekend in Rio Rancho:

    106 lbs.) Toby Apodaca, Robertson, third place; finished 31-10; went 4-1 at state with two pins and overtime decision vs. Geno Palermo of St. Michael’s.
    Anthony Armijo, West Las Vegas, finished 4-19 as a freshman, lost two at state
    Nathaniel Ortiz, Pecos, went 1-2 and finished 21-15 as an eighth grader

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 22, 2012

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    • District 2-3A tournament: Robertson boys vs. Raton, 7 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • District tournaments, TBA

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    • District tournaments, TBA

  • Council OKs tethering law

    Las Vegas residents who leave their dogs tied up outdoors for days on end will have to rethink how they are caring for their pets or face stiff fines under a new ordinance that has been adopted by the City Council.

  • Printmaking Magic
  • City union gives Dodge high marks

    The union that represents most city of Las Vegas employees is throwing its support behind City Manager Timothy Dodge and is urging the council to do the same.

  • Bicyclist safety measure approved

    The San Miguel County Commission has adopted an ordinance mandating that motorists allow a right of way of at least five feet for bicyclists traveling on county roads.

    The ordinance will take effect 30 days after  it is filed in the County Clerk’s office. But even after it takes effect, motorists won’t face fines for at least six months while the county tries to get the word out about the new law. After six months, the ordinance will come back to the commission for a decision on whether to begin imposing fines for people who violate the new law.

  • ‘I haven’t laughed this hard in forevers’

    By Leslie Linthicum
    The Albuquerque Journal

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Blackout Theatre troupe put its “(Expletive) Burquenos Say” video on YouTube on Feb. 7 about 2 in the afternoon. When they checked that night, the minute-and-a-half clip had been viewed 87 times.