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Today's News

  • Solid season
  • Kryptonite earns split in trip to Santa Fe

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Kryptonite came back from Santa Fe this past weekend with a split.
    The Kryptonite was victorious in game one, winning 12-1 versus the Santa Fe Rockies.

    The Kryptonite bats earned 11 hits in the game shortened due to the 10-run rule. Las Vegas scored first in the top half of the first inning, pushing across two runs. The Rockies responded with a single unearned run in the bottom half of the first.

  • Jauregui scores game-winner

    Robertson’s Miguel Jauregui scored the winning run for the North on Saturday in the decisive game of the Class 1A-3A North-South All-Star baseball weekend in Bayard.

    Jauregui’s run made it a 10-9 win for the North. The South won the first game 25-6, and the North battled back with a 15-10 shootout victory in game two.

    Another Cardinal standout, Ryan Tafoya, took part in the home run derby.

    The North won both baseball and softball series two games to one. West Las Vegas’ Gabrielle Griego won the softball home run derby.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 12, 2013

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad, 6:05 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    • La Plaza Little League Majors Division tournament: A’s vs. Cubs-Nationals winner, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • La Plaza Little League Minors Division tournament: Phillies vs. Astros-Rockies winner, 5:30 p.m., Yankees vs. Cubs-White Sox winner, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games (see Monday, June 10, Optic for schedule)
    Tee-ball
    • La Plaza Little League game

    Thursday

  • Robbers, Cowboys trade wins

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers were looking to clinch a series victory over the visiting Alpine (Texas) Cowboys with a Tuesday doubleheader at Rodriguez Park.

    Las Vegas, which won 10-5 Saturday on a well-attended “Longmire Night,” tripled up on Sunday with a 9-3 matinee win, but Alpine ended its offensive slump with a 14-8 verdict Monday night.

  • Grad’s project gets acclaim

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University media arts graduate Mariano Ulibarri put Las Vegas on the map in the makerspace movement when he established the fifth Hacker Scouts guild in the country, with cities like New York, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles following suit.

    Ulibarri’s cutting-edge Parachute Factory makerspace at 166 Bridge St. was featured recently in a story in Getting Smart, a Seattle-based technology and education website.

  • Farmers Market kickoff
  • City awards bid for Breezeway

    The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to award a bid to Lumar Construction Company of Mora for the renovation of the Bridge Street Breezeway.

    Work will include roofing the existing structure, placing light fixtures under the roof canopy and adding electrical outlets to be used by the Arts Council for special events.

    The façade of the Breezeway will also be remodeled as approved by the State Historic Preservation Office.

    Lumar’s base bid for the project came in at $92,000, without gross receipts taxes.

  • Crews making progress on blaze

    Optic Staff and Wire
    More than 2,000 firefighters pressed forward over the weekend in battling two large northern New Mexico wildfires as smaller blazes popped up throughout the drought-stricken state, stretching resources and prompting more warnings.

    The infernos were burning on opposite ends of the Santa Fe National Forest in northern New Mexico sending smoke to nearby communities, including Santa Fe.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - June 10, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Drought forces changes at lake
    CONCHAS — The drought is taking its toll on Conchas Lake.
    Officials with New Mexico State Parks have decided to close the Cove and Central recreation areas at the lake, including the boat ramps, until further notice. They say the lake is now at its lowest level since 1940.