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Today's News

  • Sounds silence ‘Topes

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    NASHVILLE — Khris Davis’ three-run home run in the seventh inning gave the Nashville Sounds a lead they would not relinquish in a 6-5 triumph over the Albuquerque Isotopes on Monday night at Herschel Greer Stadium.

    The Isotopes (57-46) have lost four of five games since the all-star break. They fell out of first place for the first time since July 7 as they’re now one game behind Round Rock in the PCL’s American Southern division.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 24, 2013

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Santa Fe
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Havoc vs. Brew Crew, 6 p.m., Blaze vs. Yo Momma, 7:15 p.m., Brew Crew vs. Vegas Boyz (makeup game), 8:30 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Pecos League playoffs: Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe or Trinidad, Colo., TBA
    Softball

  • City targeting recall signs

    Organizers of the effort to recall Las Vegas Mayor Alfonso Ortiz Jr. are crying foul after the city posted notices on the large recall signs around Las Vegas stating that they must be removed because they are illegal.

    The notice is a letter from City Attorney Dave Romero Jr. containing two sentences: “Any and all signs placed on said property are illegal and are not in compliance with Chapter 347 Signs of the City of Las Vegas Code. The sign/s must be removed by Friday, July 19, 2013 or they will be removed by city personnel.”

  • Magistrate denied conversation

    The state Judicial Standards Commission says Mora County Magistrate  John Sanchez initially denied having spoken to the cousin of a DWI defendant about a case while being deposed about the incident.

    Details of the case are contained in a “Petition for Discipline” filed with the state Supreme Court earlier this month and obtained by the Optic late last week.

  • Conserving water - Acequia liner at MMS completed

    Submitted to the Optic

    Construction of a concrete acequia liner was completed recently at Memorial Middle School. The concrete liner will help conserve water and prevent damage to school property from soil erosion and water leaks.  

    The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission funded 80 percent of the project, while the Las Vegas City Schools contributed the remaining 20 percent.  

    The joint project of the Romero Ditch Association, the Interstate Stream Commission and Las Vegas City Schools was completed June 28.  

  • Power outage wreaks havoc at Highlands

    A power outage that hit part of the city late Thursday morning knocked out all power to the New Mexico Highlands University campus, wreaking havoc there for several days.

  • Looking Back - July 22, 2013

    In 1963
    Friday, July 19 — The signing of a two-year lease Wednesday marked the beginning of a new industry for West Las Vegas. Junio Lopez, owner of the former Chas. Ilfeld building on the north side of the Plaza, has leased the first and second stories of the west side of the building to Southwest Properties, Inc. The site, next door to Northern Hardware and Supply Co., will be operated as a drapery factory and will employ 35 persons when it opens for business on Aug. 15.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - July 22, 2013

    Space available for People’s Faire
    The Las Vegas Arts Council has space available for the People’s Faire, scheduled for Aug. 17 at Carnegie Library Park. Artists, craftspersons and food vendors are welcome. Applications are available online at Las Vegas Arts Council.org. For more information, call Janet Remenyik at 454-1307.

  • Weather - July 22, 2013

    Monday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. South wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    Tuesday

  • Interior secretary promotes wildfire prevention

    By Catherine Tsai
    The Associated Press

    DENVER — Federal and local agencies will try to speed up efforts to thin vegetation that could fuel catastrophic wildfires which threaten water supplies and hydroelectric facilities, federal officials said Friday.