Today's News

  • Highlands bounces back vs. Mesa

    A meeting with their arch-rivals apparently was enough to stoke the Highlands Cowboys’ competitive fire — and burn away the memory of last weekend’s losses at CSU-Pueblo.

    The Cowboys won two of their first three games against Colorado Mesa over the weekend in a triumphant return to Brandt Park. The visiting Mavericks came into the weekend series ranked 23rd in NCAA Division II baseball.

  • MMS Track Invite
  • Lady Dons sweep Grants

    All phases of the game are clicking for the West Las Vegas softball team, which engineered a lopsided sweep at Class 4A Grants this past Thursday.

    The 14-2 and 19-1 wins followed a dominant three-game performance by the Lady Dons in the recent St. Michael’s Invitational.

    “We’re hitting the ball really well,” said WLV coach Lucas Griego. “We’ve got five girls hitting .600 or better, and against Grants I think we hit over .600 as a team.”

    Close enough. The Lady Dons went 41 for 69 combined in the doubleheader.

  • Final Four: Kansas, Kentucky advance

    By Nancy Armour
    AP National Writer

    NEW ORLEANS  — Well, this matchup is going to look familiar.

    John Calipari and his Kentucky juggernaut will face Kansas for the national championship on Monday night. That would be the same school that beat Memphis in overtime for the NCAA title in 2008, back when Calipari was coaching the Tigers.

    It also would be the same Kansas team that the Wildcats beat back in November.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 2, 2012

    • LCC vs. Western Nebraska (DH), 10 a.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Robertson hosts RHS Invite, 9 a.m., Gene Torres Golf Course
    • West Las Vegas at Roswell, 6 p.m., Roswell

  • Lawyer: Fracking law illegal

    Proponents of an anti-fracking ordinance being proposed for the city of Las Vegas say it’s the best way to protect the community and keep our water from being poisoned.

    And while a number of municipalities around the nation, including Pittsburgh, have already adopted similar laws, no community in the state has passed such an ordinance, giving Las Vegas the opportunity to make history in New Mexico.

  • Neighbors outraged by P&Z action

    A member of the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission has come under fire for breaking the very rules he’s charged with upholding.

    At issue is a manufactured home illegally placed in the William Erb subdivision located in the vicinity of Memorial Middle School.

  • Senior Profile: Paul and Liz Conescu

    The atmosphere was pleasant all around, and the westward view of Camp Luna from the front window only added to the ambiance as Liz and Paul Conescu shared their story.

  • City to discipline two employees

    The city of Las Vegas is moving forward with disciplinary action against two of its employees in connection with the Feb. 23 incident in which a city employee stood on the partially extended scorpion tail of a backhoe with a chainsaw to chop down a tree that had fallen onto a double-wide mobile home.

  • Local Briefs

    Las Vegas Optic

    Hill found dead in home
    A Las Vegas man known for championing environmental issues and even filing a lawsuit against San Miguel County over the wind farm ordinance it enacted last year, has died.

    Larry Hill, who was in his early 60s and was well known for the distinctive tear shaped tattoos on his face, was found dead in his Camp Luna home Tuesday. State Police Lt. Craig Martin said there were no signs of foul play or suicide.