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Today's News

  • Sunday (YAFL) ticket
  • Youth Soccer - Oct. 11, 2013

    The following are this coming weekend’s scheduled Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches:

    U6 DIVISION
    All U6 matches are played at 8:45 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Chile vs. Greece, Field 1
    Italy vs. Croatia, Field 2
    USA vs. Mexico, Field 3
    Peru vs. Russia, Field 4

    U8 DIVISION
    All U8 matches are played at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Germany vs. Belgium, Field 1
    Norway vs. France, Field 2
    England vs. Portugal, Field 3

  • Go Fish - Oct. 11, 2013

    FISHING REPORT, Oct. 8

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow but there were a few trout caught by anglers using Power Bait.

    Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake on Monday was 6.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

    Clayton Lake: Fishing for trout was fair using gold and silver spoons and Power Bait. We had no reports on other species.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 11, 2013

    Friday
    Football
    • West Las Vegas vs. Raton (homecoming), 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    Rodeo
    • NMHU at Mesalands, TBA, Tucumcari
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Adams State, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. Metro State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Memorial Middle School at Española tourney, TBA, Española

  • One year of Rio Mora

    Submitted to the Optic
    Sept. 27, 2013, marks one year since the dedication of the Wind River Ranch as the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area in Northern New Mexico. Last year former Secretary Salazar, established it as the 560th unit of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s refuge system.  

  • National recognition - Bridge Street named among top 10 in U.S.

    We’ve always known that Bridge Street is a gem, and now a national organization is listing it among the top 10 Great Streets in the nation.

    The American Planning Association bestowed that honor on Las Vegas late last week, putting it in company with streets like the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia and Kalakaua Avenue in Honolulu, which is near Waikiki Beach.

    A celebration is planned for noon Saturday at the newly completed Breezeway on Bridge Street. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Company owner gets probation

    The owner of a local gravel company has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of aggravated battery and was sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation.

    Oren Mathews, 49, who owns and operates Rocky Road Gravel, still denies attacking business rival Miguel Melendez on Oct. 6, 2011. But he said mounting legal bills prompted him to take the plea in July.

    “I wish the whole thing wouldn’t have happened,” he said.

  • Escapee guilty of murdering couple

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE  — The leader of a self-styled Bonnie and Clyde couple who staged a brazen prison escape and a three-week crime spree was convicted Monday of capital murder in the gruesome slayings of a retired Oklahoma couple who crossed their path on an eastern New Mexico highway.

    John McCluskey was found guilty of murder, carjacking and other charges in the August 2010 deaths of Gary and Linda Haas of Tecumseh, Okla., who were making their annual summer trek to Colorado.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 9, 2013

    In 1963
    Wednesday, Oct. 9 — At a regular meeting yesterday afternoon the Las Vegas Retail Merchants Association discussed the possibility of opening the Christmas season one or two weeks early in Las Vegas and planned for a special meeting Thursday morning in the Community Room of the First Federal Savings and Loan Association. The merchants discussed the opening of the Christmas season. It is understood that Santa Fe and Albuquerque will open the Christmas season in those communities one or two weeks prior to Thanksgiving.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 9, 2013

    Flu shots available Thursday
    The New Mexico Department of Health’s San Miguel Public Health Office’s latest flu shot clinic is from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday at 18 Gallegos Road. The immunization clinic is open to the public and free of charge. The New Mexico Department of Health offers vaccinations for people without insurance or who are otherwise not able to get immunized.