Today's News

  • Police shooting sparks calls

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A second suspect has been fatally shot by Albuquerque police in three days, sparking renewed calls by activists for a federal probe.

    Authorities say an Albuquerque officer shot and killed a man Wednesday near Laguna Pueblo after a chase that began when the motorist shot at two women in Albuquerque.

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  • Que Pasa - March 23, 2012

    • La Plaza Little League registration will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. For questions call, Player Agent Olivia Gonzales at 617-0529 or Player Agent Gilbert Garcia 429-3530.

  • Noticias - March 23, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The Las Vegas Police Department is requesting assistance from business owners to update the department’s emergency contacts. They are requesting all local businesses to fill out an afterhours contact form to better serve the community. Forms are available at the station and on the city’s website.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - March 23, 2012

    THUMBS UP! BACK TO MAKING FILMS. After a revamping of the city’s film ordinance, which regulates what filmmakers can and can’t do in Las Vegas, crews are back in town. Over the past few days crews have been busy transforming Bridge Street façades for a CBS pilot about Ralph Lamb, a larger-than-life Las Vegas, Nev., sheriff from the 1960s and ‘70s. Shooting is planned for April 3-4 and, meanwhile, some good old-fashion money is being spent here in the original Vegas.

  • Nuestra Historia - Founders met to draft state’s constitution

    It had been 60 long years since New Mexico became an American territory, following four years of U.S. military occupation after Kearny’s invasion in 1846. On June 20, 1910, at 1:40 p.m., with the stroke of his pen, President Taft enabled New Mexico to become the 47th American state.

  • Cowboys ranked 18th in nation

    They’re 18, and they like it.

    The New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys climbed from the edge of the top 25 to the No. 18 spot in this week’s National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association rankings for NCAA Division II this week.

    The latest poll was released Tuesday by the NCBWA.

    Highlands is 18-3 overall — one of its strongest starts in program history — and is just coming off a four-game sweep of Colorado Christian over the weekend and a 7-5 decision against Eastern New Mexico on Tuesday.

  • Mohr honored by league

    After going 10 for 12 against Colorado Christian, Highlands’ Clay Mohr has been selected as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

    Mohr finished his week with a .750 batting average (12 of 16) with nine runs scored, nine RBI, four doubles and a triple. Mohr added two sacrifice hits and went 5 for 6 on stolen bases.

    Mohr has enjoyed great success against CCU in his two seasons with the Pokes.

  • Riders take 2 of 3 vs. Trinidad State

    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College Rough Riders are not only battling teams, they are taking the season series from them.

    Over the weekend, the Rough Riders won two of three over Trinidad State Junior College and are now 12-19 on the year.

    The Rough Riders have won four out of six games with Trinidad State on the year.

  • Coaches get boot for roles in bounties

    By Howard Fendrich
    AP Pro Football Writer
    Meting out unprecedented punishment for a crush-for-cash bounty system that targeted key opposing players, the NFL suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton without pay for next season and indefinitely banned the team’s former defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams.