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Today's News

  • No. 19 Lobos rally past Fresno

    Kendall Williams’ buzzer-beating dunk capped a University of New Mexico rally from an 11-point halftime deficit as the No. 19 Lobos won 54-48 at Fresno State on Wednesday night.

    Williams finished with 13 points; Alex Kirk had 10 points, nine rebounds and six blocks for UNM (21-4, 8-2 Mountain West). The Bulldogs led 31-20 at halftime.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 15, 2013

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC at Western Oklahoma, noon, Altus, Okla.
    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2 p.m., Brandt Park
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado Mesa, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Raton, 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Wagon Mound boys at Maxwell, 6:30 p.m., Maxwell
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    Softball
    • LCC in Midland Classic, TBA, Midland, Texas

    Saturday
    Baseball

  • Ballpark beer sales proposed

    The city is moving forward with plans to allow beer to be served at Rodriguez Park complex during professional baseball games, carrying through with one of the prerequisites for getting the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs to field a team in Las Vegas.

    The City Council tonight is slated to vote on whether to publish a revamped drinking in public ordinance that would allow beer to be served and consumed at Rodriguez Park.

  • Valentine’s Day treats - Rain Stixx ladies prepare goodies

    The Rain Stixx ladies have been keeping their chocolates flowing in preparation for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday.

    Gail Rains, April Rains-Hoogerhuies, Betty Joe Gallegos, and Crystall Rains have been busy creating the edible creations for special orders for the day of love.

    They make various sweet confections including their namesake Rain Stixx –— chocolate dipped pretzels and popular chocolate dipped strawberries.

  • Baseball bat attack leads to charges

    Authorities earlier this month arrested a 19-year-old Sapello woman on child abuse and aggravated battery charges stemming from a Jan. 4 incident in which an underage girl was beaten with a baseball bat.

    Las Vegas Police obtained an arrest warrant for Rheanne M. Parks in January, but Parks wasn’t apprehended until Feb. 2. Parks was arrested and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center, but according to online court records she has since bonded out.

  • Revenue outlook for state unclear

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — The Democratic-controlled Legislature and Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration are at odds over the state’s revenue outlook.
    The Department of Finance and Administration reported Monday that there’s no reason to change the most recent revenue forecast calling for the state to have about $283 million available for budget increases and to offset any tax cuts in the next fiscal year.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 13, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 13, 2013

    Story Time at Carnegie
    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. this Wednesday in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Love Waves” by Rosemary Wells. Story Time is free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Feb. 13, 2013

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 45. Calm wind, becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 20. Southwest wind around 10 mph, becoming northeast after midnight.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13.

    Friday

  • Correction - Feb. 13, 2013

    A story in Friday’s Optic erroneously reported that the Feb. 1 house fire in Mora County was at the home of Manuel Martinez. The fire burned the Patrick Martinez home.