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Today's News

  • Guerin a three-time champ

    Juliana Guerin made history earlier this month, capturing her third state singles tennis championship in dominant fashion, but it wasn’t quite as easy as the scores might indicate. And given the adversity she had to overcome to defend her title, Guerin appreciates this one every bit as much as the previous two she won as an eighth-grader in 2010 and as a sophomore last spring.

    In a post-championship interview, Guerin shared her thoughts about coming back from injury (again), her journey back to the final, and her plans for continued growth on the court.

  • Coaching jobs open at RHS, WLV

    Three major Meadow City head coaching positions — two at Robertson and one at West Las Vegas — recently opened up for applicants, school officials confirmed this week.

    West Las Vegas plans to advertise its varsity boys’ basketball post after opting not to renew head coach Ernie Rodriguez’s contract, WLVS Superintendent Gene Parson said Wednesday.

    “We’re going to open the position,” Parson said. “At this time, we’re choosing to go in a different direction.”

  • Brian Urlacher retires

    The Associated Press

    CHICAGO  — Brian Urlacher wasn’t sure how dominant he could be any longer, so he’s calling it a career after 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears.

    And what a career it was: Eight Pro Bowl seasons; Defensive Player of the Year in 2005; a trip to the Super Bowl as 2006 NFC champion.

    And now, it’s over. The eight-time Pro Bowler and former UNM Lobo announced his retirement through social media accounts Wednesday.

  • Go Fish - May 24, 2013

    FISHING REPORT,
    May 21
    Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using Power Bait, worms, Pistol Petes and salmon eggs for trout.   
    Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 67 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using Panther Martins, elk hair caddis, Cimarron specials, Cimarron worms, parachute adams, salmon eggs and worms. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes fair using Pistol Petes, worms, salmon eggs and Power Bait.

  • Darling to host camps for hoops

    The New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball program has announced several June dates for the annual Tiffany Darling Summer Basketball Camps.

    RMAC Academic Player of the Year Alyssa Lopez and some of her Cowgirl teammates will be helping Darling, Highlands’ head women’s basketball coach.

    The 2013 Tiffany Darling Summer Basketball Camps are scheduled throughout the month of June with different dates for the varying skill levels of the campers.

    The camps begin with the Youth Camp for ages 5-9 on June 3-5 from 10 a.m. to noon.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 24, 2013

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton, 7 p.m., Raton
    Softball
    • La Plaza Little League game (see Wednesday, May 22, Optic for schedule)
    Tee-ball
    • La Plaza Little League game
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at NCAA Division II Outdoor Nationals, 8 a.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton, 7 p.m., Raton
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at NCAA Division II Outdoor Nationals, 8 a.m., Pueblo, Colo.

  • 2 charged in stabbing case

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    Two Las Vegas men are behind bars after allegedly stabbing another man at a house party on the 2000 block of Church Street early Saturday morning.

    Joshua Lucero, 23, of the 300 block of Santa Fe Street and Johnathan Vigil, 21, of the 1500 block of Romero Street, both in Las Vegas, are charged with aggravated battery and conspiracy in the stabbing of Keith Tarr, according to a probable cause statement filed in the case at San Miguel Magistrate Court.

  • ‘The ultimate fight’ - Graduate has been battling cancer

    For many teens, high school years are about proms, homecoming, Friday night football games, basketball games and plenty of fun. For Kayla Romero they were filled with countless doctor visits, trips to Denver for treatments, and hospital stays as she battled re-occurring Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

    But Romero has refused to let the devastating disease get the best of her. On Friday evening, Romero will join her Mora High School classmates and receive a diploma that she worked tirelessly for despite battling the disease not once but twice during her four years of high school.

  • Gov pushing summer reading

    Gov. Susana Martinez is challenging New Mexico students entering the second, third and fourth grades to read over the summer by offering them prizes and chances to win grand prizes like a hot air balloon ride with her, the chance to be a Junior Zookeeper for a day at the ABQBioPark and even an all-expenses-paid family trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Fla.

  • Suspects in murder, arson captured

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    Las Vegas police now have three suspects in custody in connection with the Saturday morning shooting death of Angel Arroyo, 32, at an apartment on the 1100 block of 12th  Street that was then torched in an apparent effort to cover up the crime.

    “We cannot stop every major crime but we have proven to be very successful at apprehending suspects on major crimes very quickly in order to keep our community safe,” said Christian Montano, Las Vegas Police Chief.