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Today's News

  • State brackets set

    BASEBALL

    In their fight for respect in the state baseball ranks, the Robertson Cardinals took a leap forward this season under first-year head coach Ken Sandoval.

    The Redbirds (19-7 overall) earned the highest state tournament seeding in recent history at No. 4 and will host a first-round Class 3A state tournament best-of-three series against Shiprock beginning Friday afternoon and continuing on Saturday.

    Game times will be announced later this week.

  • Lady Dons: District golf champs

    Las Vegas Optic

    The sister act of Jayme and Joedy Quintana was in top form Monday, with both shooting in the 80s to place in the top four and lead West Las Vegas to the District 2-3A girls’ golf team title.

    Jayme Quintana shot an 81 to take home an individual girls’ title by a five-stroke margin; Joedy was fourth with an 88.

  • Cowboys No. 3 seed in RMAC

    The long-awaited “second season” begins Wednesday for the New Mexico Highlands baseball team (28-22 overall, 24-16 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference).

    NMHU is the No. 3 seed in the RMAC tournament and plays No. 4 Regis. Whoever prevails advances to play either No. 2 Colorado State-Pueblo or No. 5 Metro State at 7 p.m. Thursday. The loser plays in a 3:30 p.m. Thursday game against whoever wins the first-rounder between No. 1 Colorado Mesa and No. 6 Colorado School of Mines.

  • Little League - May 8, 2013

    Las Vegas Optic

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 8, 2013

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • NMHU at RMAC tournament, TBA, Grand Junction, Colo.
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Tee-ball
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Tennis
    • State tournaments TBA, Albuquerque

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • NMHU at RMAC tournament, TBA, Grand Junction, Colo.
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Softball

  • DA seeking adult penalty

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    The District Attorney’s office has filed notice of its intent to seek adult sanctions against the 17-year-old alleged driver involved in the April 6 rollover on Interstate-25 near his home in Tecolote that left two teens dead and several others injured.

  • Cinco de Mayo celebration
  • Egan wins Fulbright scholarship

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    Andrew Egan, director of the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute at Highlands University, has been awarded his second Fulbright scholarship to conduct research and teaching in Nepal and will also soon be leaving the institute to become the dean of science faculty at Brandon University in Manitoba, Canada.

  • State to impose fire restrictions

    The Associated Press

    Fire danger is high across New Mexico, and state officials announced Friday that they will impose fire restrictions for all 33 counties starting this week.

    The restrictions will take effect Wednesday at 8 a.m. They will prohibit the use of fireworks, campfires and other open fires. Smoking will only be allowed in buildings, on paved surfaces or in vehicles with ashtrays.

    Officials said the restrictions will apply on all non-municipal, non-federal and non-tribal lands in New Mexico and will remain in effect until rescinded.

  • Luna wins Piñon award

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Las Vegas Optic

    Luna Community College was one of five entities and the only institution of higher learning to receive a Piñon Performance Excellent Award at the 2013 Quality New Mexico Learning Summit and New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards Ceremony late last month in Albuquerque.

    Quality New Mexico is a non-profit organization that engages in activities that seek to educate New Mexicans about quality and encourage and reward quality in business, education and other sectors.