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Today's News

  • Horsemen netters edge Robertson for district titles

    Miranda Garcia and Juliana Guerin have been an unstoppable combination this season in doubles tennis, and that held true over the weekend in the district tournament hosted by Robertson High.

    Garcia and Guerin toppled the St. Michael’s pair of Paloma Gomez and Nada Mohammed 7-5, 6-3, 6-3, to score the Lady Cardinals’ lone win in the girls’ team competition.

    The Lady Horsemen, a 5-1 victor in Saturday’s team final, and Robertson both advance to state this week in Albuquerque.

  • RHS district track champs

    For the first time in at least recent history, Robertson is a dual champion in District 2-3A track and field.

    The Cardinals, coached by Mike Boyle, and Lady Cardinals, coached by Benny Ortiz, earned that distinction Saturday at St. Michael’s, edging the home team for the titles.

    In the process, RHS gained several new individual qualifiers for the state meet, to be held Friday and Saturday at the UNM track complex.

  • Dons, Cards slide to 4th, 5th

    By now, the Meadow City’s high school baseball teams know who they’ll be matched up with in the first round of the state tournament AKA regional round.

    The seedings for Robertson and West Las Vegas arguably could have been dropped a bit by doubleheader defeats both sustained on the last weekend of the regular season.

    WLV lost 6-2 and 5-2 at Pojoaque. RHS fell 18-10 and 17-1 to Raton. Instead of either school grabbing second place in District 2-3A, the Dons and Cardinals landed in fourth and fifth behind St. Mike’s, Pojoaque and Raton.

  • Letter: Abreu was great for West district

    To the West Las Vegas School Board: Five and a half years ago we made a decision to move our family to New Mexico. We had fallen in love with the “original” Las Vegas and all of the benefits we felt it offered – history, local culture, educational opportunities, job potential, great weather, future friends, and a beautiful setting. We have been delighted with everything we have found here.

  • Little League

    The following are the baseball and softball scores reported to the Optic by La Plaza Little League and Las Vegas Little League for the past week’s action.

    Games are played weeknights at Rodriguez Park and Keyes Park, respectively. Schedule subject to change.

    MONDAY, APRIL 26

    La Plaza Minors Baseball: Yankees 16, Giants 1

    La Plaza Majors Baseball: Rockies 13, Angels 1

    TUESDAY, APRIL 27

    Interleague Softball: La Plaza Marlins 24, Las Vegas Stars 5; La Plaza Athletics 15, Las Vegas Pink Sox 6

  • Letter: Pecos faces budget deficit

    The Pecos Independent School District will be facing a budget reduction for the 2010-11 school year. We are looking carefully at all operational budget areas to apply a reduction to create a balanced budget.

  • Letter: Addressing Ojitos Frios' water issue

    Few conversations with my neighbors in Ojitos Frios Ranches near Romeroville, south of Las Vegas don’t include water. “How’s your well?” “How full are your tanks?” “Where are you getting your water?” These questions have been a part of nearly every discussion since we began experiencing a plague of well failures last fall.

  • Lady Cardinals upset St. Mike's

    Seven Lady Horseman errors helped visiting Robertson pull off one of its better wins of the season Tuesday, a 7-2 nod at St. Michael’s in Santa Fe.

    “We needed it,” said RHS head coach Chris Najar.

    It’s been a season of building and learning for the Lady Cardinals, now 5-11 and 2-7 in District 2-3A. RHS lost a half dozen starters from last year’s team but have coalesced into a generally tight-knit group that has improved over the season.

  • No more anonymous comments

    I have pulled the plug on the online comments at the end of our Optic stories and commentary.

  • N.M. has 'tyrannical administration'

    Former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., came  with his son Pete Jr. to Las Vegas on a recent day to promote the son’s gubernatorial campaign.

    However, neither the senator nor his son is a stranger in these parts. Sen. Domenici was considered the driving force in getting the millions of dollars to build the Ivan Hilton Science and Engineering Building at Highlands University. Pete Jr. is the attorney in a local land grant dispute.