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Today's News

  • Luna softball 7-1 in league

    Luna Community College
    The Luna Community College Lady Rough Rider softball team continues to impress in conference play; the squad took three of four games from Clarendon Junior College over the weekend.

    After dropping the first game 7-2, the Lady Rough Riders bounced back to win 13-8, 16-4 and 18-10.

    Earlier in the week, LCC lost to Adams State junior varsity 6-4 and 15-5.

    The Lady Rough Riders are now 11-12 overall and more importantly 7-1 in Western Junior College Athletic Conference play.

  • FYI - Sports

    City Softball

    An organizational meeting for the City of Las Vegas’ adult softball league is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

  • Looking Ahead- Sports

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson vs. Espanola Valley (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    • Robertson JV at Hope Christian, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Pojoaque (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Hope Christian, 3 p.m., Albuquerque

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Eagle Ridge (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Frank Phillips (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park

  • Cowgirls sweep in RMAC pod play

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The Cowgirls took the lead with a three-spot in the bottom of the third in game one and never trailed the rest of the day as the New Mexico Highlands softball team (7-19, 3-14 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) knocked off Fort Lewis 5-3 (16-14, 12-8 RMAC) in game one before claiming a 2-0 win over host CSU-Pueblo (12-13, 9-5 RMAC) Sunday afternoon in the RMAC pod in Pueblo, Colo.

  • West teams defend turf to start week

    Las Vegas Optic

    Jorge Gallardo hit the baseball where he was supposed to on Monday — where the defense wasn’t.

    Gallardo was credited with an inside-the-park home run and a triple as part of the West Las Vegas baseball team’s 20-5 romp against visiting Santa Fe Indian School.

    “Everyone hit the ball,” said West coach Ryan Gabaldon. “Everyone had multiple hits.”

    The game was called in the fifth inning due to the 10-run rule.

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  • BREAKING - Police: Woman kills self at cemetery

    A 59-year-old Las Vegas woman went to the San Jose Cemetery off of Piñon Street and fatally shot herself in the stomach this morning, Las Vegas police report.

    Police believe the shooting occurred sometime between 8 and 10 a.m. The woman's body was discovered by a family member, and officers were dispatched to the scene at about 10:27 p.m., Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said.

    The woman, who was reportedly suffering from a serious medical condition, committed suicide near the graves of her father and brother, Montaño said.

  • City unhappy with road work

    Months after the city awarded a contract for road improvements at Lopez and Montezuma streets, the job has been completed. But the governing body isn’t happy with the outcome.

  • Classes, workshop scheduled - Street art exhibit in progress

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Yolanda Domínguez, a well-known visual and performance artist and social activist from Spain, will present her first street art installation in the United States during a visit to Highlands University today through April 4.

    Domínguez is at Highlands thanks to the university’s Ballen Visiting Scholar Program. She will teach classes and workshops to students in women’s studies, media arts, sociology, criminal justice, and fine arts.

  • Mora County imposes fire restrictions

    The Mora County Commission voted unanimously last week to adopt a resolution declaring that fire danger exists within the county and imposing a series of restrictions in hopes of preventing a potentially devastating wildfire.

    “We’re very concerned,” Mora County Manager Rebecca P. Montoya said.

    “This has been a really dry year,” she added. “We’ve had almost no moisture.”

  • Child safety seat event is Wednesday

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico Department of Transportation, Safer New Mexico Now, and the city of Las Vegas have partnered for a free child safety seat fitting station. Having a properly installed child safety seat ensures your child is safe while traveling in a vehicle.