Today's News

  • Isotopes baseball
  • ‘Big3’ faces uphill battle

    From his days when he was known primarily as a rap and hip-hop artist with the ground-breaking NWA to his time as an actor in the “Friday” franchise and other films, Ice Cube has been a fixture in American pop culture since the late Eighties.

    Thus he lends some bona fide celebrity presence to his latest venture, the Big3 basketball league he’s currently attempting to nurture into the big time.

  • Go Fish - July 30, 2017

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Catches of the week
    Pecos River: Joseph Orona, 6, of Los Lunas, caught a 16-inch rainbow trout July 16. He was fishing near Terrero and using salmon eggs.

    Ute Lake:  Wade McPherson of Hereford, Texas, caught and released a 6.26-pound largemouth bass July 23. He was using a jig.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 30, 2017

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Iowa Cubs, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Iowa Cubs, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Iowa Cubs, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park


  • NMHU, Regents make plans for HLC’s fall visit

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    Representatives of the Higher Learning Commission are scheduled to be at New Mexico Highlands University the weekend of November 3-5.

    Wednesday, the Highlands Board of Regents heard a brief update about the university’s preparation for that weekend audit, which will determine if NMHU will be removed from a probation list by the HLC, a 19-state accrediting organization based in Chicago.

  • Cycle exhibit devoted to love of leather and chrome

    Motorcycles will roar through town this weekend as part of the annual Rough Riders Motorcycle Rally. One special exhibit has been set up to showcase everything motorcycle from paintings, etchings, photographs, prints, sculptures and more.

    The exhibit is showcased at Las Vegas Arts Council’s Gallery 140 located at 140 Bridge St. in Las Vegas.

  • NMSP: Suspect robbed store in San Miguel County

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor
    A Texas man who was taken into custody after a shootout with police on I-25 in Santa Fe County drew attention to himself by committing crimes in San Miguel County.

    According to the New Mexico State Police, at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, State Police officers were dispatched to an armed robbery call at the Pecos River Station, a gas station and convenience store located along Interstate 25 at mile marker 319 in San Miguel County at the San Jose exit, between Ribera and Pecos.

  • City posts acequia schedule

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The City of Las Vegas has posted to its website the full acequia water schedule for the USGS Montezuma Gage to OSE Gallinas River below Middle Diversions.

    The full schedule can be found here: goo.gl/K3xGzK

    The provisions set forth, including the rotation schedule, are intended to serve as guidelines for Gallinas River users in the middle reach. The watermaster shall administer public waters based on the principle of maximizing beneficial use with equitable distribution by priority.

  • Trump, aides no longer pursuing import tax

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials and congressional leaders are no longer considering an import-based tax system to rewrite the tax code. That had been contemplated to lower rates without blowing a hole in the budget.

    They say in a joint statement they’re “confident” a border tax system is no longer needed to reduce rates. The Republican majority in the House had been pushing the border tax to prevent a ballooning budget deficit.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - July 28, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Suspect shot  in Chaves Co.
    ROSWELL  — Authorities say a suspect from northeastern New Mexico is in custody following an exchange of gunfire with Chaves County sheriff’s deputies in southeastern New Mexico.

    The New Mexico State Police says no injuries were reported in the Wednesday evening incident along U.S. 380 about 35 miles (56.3 kilometers) east of Roswell.