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Today's News

  • Work of Art: Lemonade stand creates juicy news

    A friend, Luke Phillips, who used to work in the composing room at the Optic, when it was on Lincoln Avenue, dropped a note recently, in which he explained that the city council session he covers in a California town had been meeting for three hours and had yet to finish Item #1 on the agenda.

    Ah, the glamour people in the news business can experience amounts to pure splendor!

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 14, 2017
  • Champions crowned

    The Dodgers were one out away from a championship upset Saturday afternoon in La Plaza’s Majors Division final at Rodriguez Park.

    Then Anthony Silva happened.

    Silva ripped a two-run homer over the “mini-Green Monster” in right field, instantly flipping the script from an 11-10 Dodgers lead to a 12-11 Yankees win.

    The Yankees emerged as the only La Plaza team to win both the regular-season and tournament titles; earlier Saturday, the No. 2 seeds knocked off the No. 1s in both Minors baseball and Majors softball.

  • North-South gets chippy

    Local area athletes helped the North win annual all-star competitions in boys’ and girls’ basketball and tennis over the weekend in Albuquerque.

    Meanwhile, an out-of-control brawl that caused the Class 3A-4A football game to be called at halftime grabbed headlines in the 2017 North-South Games.

  • Golden moment

    The Associated Press

    OAKLAND, Calif. — As the gold confetti fell and a fresh gray NBA champion cap sat a tad off-kilter on his head, Kevin Durant embraced mother Wanda. Then he moved across the podium and hugged Stephen Curry before accepting his shiny MVP trophy and hoisting it for everyone to see.

    From the Bay all the way to OKC.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 14, 2017

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Little League minors division playoff games, 6:15 and 7:45 p.m., Keyes Park
    Softball
    • CIty league games TBA, Rodriguez Park
    Tee-ball
    • LVLL games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

  • Trujillo will stand trial in Mora case

    By Mercy López and Dave Kavanaugh

    Charles E. Trujillo, who allegedly used faked credentials to become superintendent of the Mora Independent Schools in 2015, will face multiple criminal charges in district court, a judge has decided.

    Judge Christopher Anthony Baca, out of Santa Rosa, bound the case over for trial after a five-hour preliminary hearing Friday in magistrate court.

  • A new chief for NMHU

    By Margaret  McKinney
    N.M. Highlands University

    Clarence Romero is the new police chief at New Mexico Highlands University, bringing more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, including 20 years in management, to the university.

    Romero is already a familiar face at Highlands. He joined the Police Department in 2012 as a patrol officer and served as interim police chief since January 2017 after Chief Donato Sena retired.

  • WLV, City Schools discuss combining resources

    West Las Vegas Board Chair Marvin Martinez and Las Vegas City Schools Board President Leroy Lujan are working together on a plan in which both local districts can work together for the betterment of the students. During a West Las Vegas board meeting on Thursday evening, Martinez announced that the two had been in talks about collaborating on programs.

    “It is so important to service the students of both districts, because we are one community,” Martinez said.

  • Comey testimony includes accusations of lies

    By Mark Sherman
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If prosecutors want the building blocks for a claim that President Donald Trump interfered with a federal investigation, legal experts say fired FBI Director James Comey has handed those over by recounting details of interactions that could show the president intended to obstruct justice.