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Today's News

  • Locals excel in state Jr. Olympic track

    Four members of the Meadow City Track Club earned high placings in the recent New Mexico Junior Olympic Track and Field meet held June 22 in Rio Rancho.

    Next for qualifiers is the Region X Junior Olympic championships July 4-7 in Mesa, Ariz.

    The four local athletes are Moises Coca, Anabella Miller, Cameron Flores and Austin Abeyta. Morgan Montaño is a coach and organizer of the Meadow City Track Club, which includes young athletes from both Las Vegas school districts. The group has been going strong for several years.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 3, 2013

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Roswell Invaders, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League: men’s division games, Bombers vs. Havoc, 6 p.m., Brew Crew vs. Vegas Boyz, 7:15 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Roswell Invaders, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball

  • Peaceful end to standoff

    A tense, hours-long standoff between police and an armed man who barricaded himself in his Douglas Avenue apartment early Friday morning ended peacefully with the man’s surrender.

    The man, Roland Romero Jr., 27, who resides at an apartment at 1020 Douglas Avenue, had allegedly struck a woman in the face with a handgun and then threatened to kill her while he and others were “partying” on the 900 block of South Pacific earlier in the night. Romero was given a ride back to his residence, but when police showed up there, he refused to surrender.

  • Fostering Creativity
  • Flood warnings issued for burn areas

    Optic Staff and Wire

    With weather forecasters predicting a good chance of rain in the upcoming days, U.S. Forest Service officials are warning those downstream of burned areas to take steps to protect themselves and their property from flooding and mud flows.

  • Looking Back - July 1, 2013

    In 1963

    June 30 — William D. Eastlake, well-known New Mexico writer with ranching interests in the Cuba area, will be on the Highlands University campus Monday and Tuesday to deliver a series of three lectures in connection with the Coe Foundation-sponsored American Studies program. Author of one novel, “Go in Beauty,” he has been represented in most of the leading magazines with his short stories. His work appeared in “Best Short Stories of 1955.”

  • Looking Ahead - News - July 1, 2013

    Special City Council meeting set for Tuesday
    The Las Vegas City Council will hold a special City Council meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 1700 N. Grand Avenue. Among the items on the agenda are several drought contingency projects aimed at ensuring that Las Vegas doesn’t run out of water.

  • Weather - July 1, 2013

    Monday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Southeast wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Southeast wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

    Tuesday

  • HU professor to conduct research at Johns Hopkins

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    New Mexico Highlands biology professor Carol Linder will complete a research sabbatical this fall in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins University, one of the premier research institutions in the world.
    Linder, a cell and reproductive biology scientist, joined the Highlands University faculty in 2004 and established her Reproductive Biology Laboratory in 2005 with a grant from the National Institutes of Health. Linder developed a mouse colony for her research, which focuses on male infertility.

  • Que Pasa - July 1, 2013

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    • San Miguel County Offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. Offices will re-open on Friday, July 5.
    • Las Vegas Optic offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and will re-open at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 5.
    • The reunion of the band Cascabel, 8 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, July 4 at El Rialto Patio Ballroom. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, call 426-9429.