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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 22, 2013
  • Tough stance justified

    The Administrative Office of the Courts has drawn a line in the sand on the Mora County courthouse complex project, and we are glad to see the agency taking such a tough stance.

  • Work of Art — The treat is on whom?

    On the occasion of a birthday for one of us, my wife and I joined my sister Dorothy and her husband Joe Maestas for dinner at El Rialto. The rule in the Trujillo household is that the inviter pays for the invitee. And maybe that’s why we don’t invite others all that often.
    But if we can inveigle one another to make the suggestion and turn it into an invitation, we’re willing. We’d almost finished our meal when the waitperson came by with the bill and took brother-in-law Joe’s credit card for processing.

  • Safety first
  • Lady Dons Go deep

    Losing a couple of key players with college-level skills last offseason should’ve meant at least a small step backward for the West Las Vegas softball program.

    But the Lady Dons and their coaches had other ideas.

    West won nearly two dozen regular-season games, went 11 of 12 in a sturdy district race, and earned a No. 5 seed in the Class 3A state tournament. Then the Lady Dons surpassed what they’d done the year before, reaching the state championship game after knocking off the No. 1 and No. 4 seeds.

  • RMAC fields multiple NFL hopefuls

    By Kaleb Center
    Submitted to the Optic

    With the 2013 National Football League draft concluded, the initial flurry of free agent signings winding down, and offseason team activities ramping up, it is time to catch up with former Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference student-athletes playing football at the professional level.

  • Herrera, ‘Topes top Sox

    By Laura Verillo
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    Albuquerque took the opening game of a four-game set with Colorado Springs 7-3 behind a six-run offensive outburst in Monday’s fourth inning.

    Second baseman Elian Herrera led the charge, going 3 for 5 and matching Dee Gordon for the most stolen bases in a game this season with three.

  • Little League - May 22, 2013

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. Games are played at Keyes Park.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Wednesday games: Yankees vs. Reds, 5:30 p.m.; Orioles vs. Mariners, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Wednesday games: Thunder vs. Bats, 6:15 p.m.; Paw Sox vs. Rivercats, 7:45 p.m.

    SOFTBALL DIVISION
    Thursday games: Pink Sox vs. Stars, 5:30 p.m.; Lady Devils vs. Lady Longhorns, 7:30 p.m.

    TEE-BALL DIVISION
    Wednesday game: Sundevils vs. Tigers, 5:15 p.m.
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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 22, 2013

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad, 7 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    • La Plaza Little League games (see schedule, Page 9)
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Softball
    • La Plaza Little League game
    Tee-ball
    • La Plaza Little League game
    • Las Vegas Little League game

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton, 7 p.m., Raton
    • La Plaza Little League games
    Softball
    • La Plaza Little League game

  • BREAKING: Fire set to cover up murder

    UPDATED: Jose Montoya and Gary Esquibel, the two fugitives being sought in connection with the murder and arson that occurred on 12th Street early Saturday morning, were both captured in Albuquerque Sunday afternoon. Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said that LVPD investigative work led to the arrests.

    • • •

    The man whose body was discovered inside an apartment that burned early Saturday morning was shot in the head during a fight, and then the shooter and another man torched the apartment to cover up the crime.