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Today's News

  • State tennis tournament ahead

    The reward for a girls’ season that was every bit as good as expected and a boys’ campaign that surprised a few fans? Several high seeds in the state tennis tournaments for Robertson and head coach Juan Carlos Fulgenzi.

    The tourneys begin Wednesday in Albuquerque, and because of how Sunday’s seeding materialized, Robertson has a chance to place multiple finalists in boys’ and girls’ singles and girls’ doubles.

  • Cards, Dons, Panthers make cut

    Three area baseball teams are headed to the state tournament, which begins this week.
    In Class 3A baseball, Robertson and West Las Vegas will join District 2-3A champion Raton in the state tournament, which begins this weekend at campus sites of the top eight seeds.

    One of that top eight, Robertson, is the No. 8 seed and will host No. 9 Socorro in a best-of-three series this weekend at Memorial Middle School’s Whorton Field. The Warriors are 13-13 overall.

  • Cowboys get one at UNK

    Submitted to the Optic

    KEARNEY, Neb. — Junior lefty Edgar Vela threw a strong six and two-thirds innings and the New Mexico Highlands baseball team had 16 hits to salvage the last game of this past weekend’s series with Nebraska-Kearney, 7-1, Sunday afternoon at Memorial Field.

    With the win, the Cowboys improve to 20-24 (14-21 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) while the Lopers (30-13, 25-9 RMAC) see a four-game win streak come to an end.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports May 4, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Christian (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park

  • Crews tackle Dalton property

    Residents who live near Bob Dalton’s house are breathing a sigh of relief after city workers went onto the property Thursday and cleared out five to six dump trucks of trash and other debris from the yard.

    Neighbors watched as crews hauled out buckets, boxes of wood, raggedy chairs and other trash and debris from the house located across the street from Robertson High School. Neighbors have complained about the mice that the property has been attracting for years.

  • East teachers upset about likely changes

    A tentative reorganization plan pitched by Las Vegas City Schools interim Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez has teachers at one thriving elementary school and at least one high ranking administrator crying foul.

    Besides requiring all current administrators to reapply for their positions, McNellis-Martinez has also hinted that teachers may be shuffled to different schools.

    McNellis-Martinez did not respond to calls from the Optic last week seeking an interview on the reorganization plan.

  • Tons of fun
  • Electric coop board may add voting site

    MORA — The Board of Trustees of the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative will consider adding a second polling place for the District 4 election scheduled for May 10.

    After enduring relentless insults from a standing-room only crowd on Thursday afternoon, board members gave in and scheduled a special meeting for 1 p.m. today  (Monday) at the coop boardroom in Mora. Thursday’s meeting was so contentious that a state police officer was called in to maintain order.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Monday, May 1 — Harry E. White has purchased the Parisian Dry cleaning establishment on Sixth Street. He will run the place as a strictly up-to-date establishment. Russel McComas, who was proprietor of the place for some time, was obliged to quit because of poor health. He left yesterday for his former home in Kansas City. Mr. McComas’ brother, Marion McComas, who also had been here for his health, accompanied him as far as Dodge City, Kan., where he will remain.

  • Looking Ahead

    Powell to be in Wagon Mound Wednesday

    State Land Commissioner Ray Powell will address the White Peak situation and the tire dump on state trust land at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Wagon Mound Public Schools elementary auditorium, 300 Park Ave. Sponsored by the Concerned Citizens of Wagon Mound and Mora County. For information, call 505-573-1904.