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  • Noticias - May 12, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

  • Que Pasa - May 12, 2017

    5.12.2017
    FRIDAY

    10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
    “Flower Power” sale sponsored by the Las Vegas First Independent Business Alliance will take place in the back yard of Indigo Theater on Bridge Street. The sale includes annual and perennial garden plants, tomatoes, and herbs. The sale continues if plants are still available Saturday. For more information, call Andrea at 425-6113.

    1 to 2 p.m.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - May 12, 2017

    THUMBS UP! A GOOD CHOICE
    The U.S. Senate made the right choice in nominating New Mexico’s Heather Wilson as Air Force secretary. Wilson, a Republican, received a 76-22 favorable vote from the GOP-led chamber. Wilson is no stranger to New Mexico, her having served five terms in Congress.

    THUMBS UP! WHY AREN’T WE SURPRISED?

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 12, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Four years deep into a newsworthy exchange

    Four years ago this month, I started a news-sharing service with 11 New Mexico newspapers. The newspaper you’re reading this in, more likely than not, was one of those founders.

    Four years ago, I had just ventured out as a media entrepreneur, and this new exchange was my first big project to take on as a self-employed freelancer. I named it the Community News Exchange, or CNEx for short, and turned it into a weekly service, where every participating newspaper contributed to and received stories and photos from throughout the state.

  • Contenders in several events

    Between West Las Vegas and Robertson, the Meadow City expects to have serious contenders for individual state track and field championships in at least 15 events this coming weekend in Albuquerque.

    The big-school meet is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Friday at UNM Track and Soccer Complex. Two full days of competition will conclude Saturday evening.

    Events of particular interest:

  • Rangers rally, brand Steers 13-12

    After lightning delayed the action, the Magdalena Steers delivered more electricity to the Class 1A-2A state baseball tournament on Wednesday night.

    Then Mora brought even more.

    Magdalena scored four runs in the first and five more in the second off 11 hits against ace Kenny Martinez to grab control of its quarterfinal with Mora.

    But the Rangers proved resilient, overcoming a 12-2 deficit with 11 unanswered runs for a 13-12 instant classic that didn’t end until after 11.

  • Robertson girls making deep run

    On a mission to reach the Class 4A state softball title game, Robertson (21-6) made quick work of Santa Fe Indian School on Wednesday in the second round of the state tournament.

    While the second-seeded Lady Cardinals sat idle with a bye through the play-in round, SFIS was enduring a rugged battle with West Las Vegas on Wednesday morning. That game went back and forth before requiring extra innings, and in the eighth, the Lady Braves overcame a 7-6 deficit with two runs in the final at-bats for an 8-7 verdict.

  • Isotopes fall against 51s

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Amed Rosario, Dominic Smith and Josh Rodriguez each drove home three runs, as the Las Vegas 51s beat the Albuquerque Isotopes 12-9 on Tuesday.

    Smith doubled twice and singled twice, scoring three runs while also driving in three.

    Las Vegas started the scoring in the first inning when Smith hit an RBI double and then scored on a single by Rodriguez.

    Albuquerque answered in the bottom of the inning when Noel Cuevas hit an RBI single, scoring Raimel Tapia to cut the deficit to one.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 12, 2017

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Class 1A-2A state tournament quarterfinals, 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m., Rio Rancho High, Rio Rancho
    • LVLL games, starting 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Class 4A state tournament games, 10:30 a.m., Cleveland High, Rio Rancho
    Tee-ball
    • LVLL games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball