Today's News

  • QuÉ Pasa - March 21, 2012


    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” by Nancy Carlson. The theme for the month is “Woman’s Month — Books Written for Children by Women.” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - March 21, 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.

  • Graduating high school

    Nationally, it’s a bit of good news. Not so much for New Mexico.  

  • Work of Art — Battling the elements

    Edward Flores, limping, fearing frostbite and distraught over marital problems and separation from his sons, is also without a car.

    It’s a strange tale, as circuitous as the routes he followed to get to Las Vegas, all of it occurring within the past two weeks. Part of the odyssey consumed much of last Saturday, through the winding, twisting cow-paths of eastern San Miguel and northern Guadalupe counties, as he and volunteers went in search of his car.

  • Montoya named to Dream Team

    Recognizing a stellar season that culminated in a state championship, wrestling coaches from across New Mexico awarded Robertson freshman Richard “Rico” Montoya with selection to the New Mexico Dream Team.

    The Dream Team is the wrestling equivalent to the all-state teams named for team sports such as football, basketball and baseball.

    Montoya in late February achieved his second Class 1A-3A state championship in as many seasons, beating Anthony Bernal of St. Mike’s 6-1 in the final. He finished the year 39-1.

  • North-South hoops teams announced

    A few notable snubs aside, northeastern New Mexico will be well-represented in this summer’s North-South basketball games for Class 2A and 3A.

    The games will be held as part of a full week of all-star activities hosted by New Mexico Highlands University in mid-July. The only players eligible for selection are top outgoing seniors from around the state.

  • West softball benefits from veteran presence

    Boasting a half dozen seniors and another quarter of juniors, the West Las Vegas softball team may be one of the more promising programs in Class 3A this spring.

    Coach Lucas Griego’s Lady Dons have split two contests with Lovington and enjoyed a 20-2 romp against Ruidoso in compiling an early 2-3 record, not including games early this week against Santa Fe Indian and Hope Christian.

    With a returning senior at every corner of the infield, West should have a strong defense.

    The catcher is Montanna Martinez, who has proven sturdy behind the plate.

  • Robertson softball going through growing pains

    In its season opener against Zuni, the Robertson softball team shook off an early case of nerves to pull off a 12-8 victory.

    RHS second-year head coach Adrian Jaramillo can only hope that will be the rule rather than the exception this spring.

    The Lady Cardinals lack a lot of upperclassmen in charge, and that means less experienced players will need to step up on the varsity level.

    “We’re fairly young, with only two seniors,” Jaramillo noted, “but we do have a lot of girls returning.”

  • Mora softball has intriguing debut at St. Mike’s

    Mora is keeping things interesting as its softball season gets under way.

    The Rangerettes, coached by Josh Garcia, managed a split of its season-opening doubleheader Monday at the St. Michael’s junior varsity in Santa Fe.

    In game one, the Lady Horsemen escaped with an 18-17 verdict decided in the last at-bats.

    “Game one was a real close one, a real nailbiter,” Garcia said.

    It didn’t start out that way. St. Mike’s ran up an 8-0 cushion and made Mora play catch-up.

  • Cowgirls go 1-3 vs. Metro

    The New Mexico Highlands softball team only managed to get one win from their four-game home series against the Roadrunners of Metro State College, on Saturday and Sunday.  

    The Roadrunners won both games Saturday, 8-2 and 6-3. On Sunday, Metro took a 3-0 victory in game one, but the Cowgirls rallied back in game two for a 4-3 win.  

    NMHU is now 16-14 overall and 11-9 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.