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  • Go Fish - June 19

    Catches of the Week

    Cowles Ponds: Christopher Ruiz, age 3, caught his first fish ever June 9. It was a rainbow trout and he was using a marshmallow he picked out from the store.

    Morphy Lake: Jasmine Trujillo, age 13, caught an 18-inch rainbow trout June 10. She was using glitter Power Bait.

    Ute Lake: Mike Chisum of Clovis caught and released a 5.64-pound largemouth bass. He was fishing the Sun Country Bass tournament.

    Fishing report, June 16

    Charette Lakes: No reports from anglers this week.

  • Adult Softball - June 19

    The following are upcoming adult softball games scheduled by the City of Las Vegas Recreation Department. Games are played at the city softball complex off Grant Street.

    MONDAY, JUNE 22: Men, Hackers vs. Bulldogs, 6 p.m.; Tecolote vs. Balls Deep, 7:30 p.m.

    TUESDAY, JUNE 23: Men, V-Town Grizzlies vs. Bulldogs, 6 p.m.; Vegas Boys vs. Sons of Pitches, 7:30 p.m. Women, I’d Hit That vs. Tecolote Hooters, 6 p.m.; Pitches Be Crazy vs. Toxic, 7:15 p.m.; Budlight vs. I’d Hit That, 8 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 19, 2015

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Sunday
    Baseball

  • FYI - Sports - June 19

    Acclaimed coaches host speed camps

  • Making a splash
  • 3,100 names deleted from voter rolls

    The San Miguel County Clerk has purged 3,131 names from the county’s voter rolls in recent months as part of a statewide effort to update the records.
    San Miguel County Clerk Geraldine E. Gutierrez said so many names were deleted this year because the former secretary of state dropped the ball and failed to initiate the process to remove inactive voters from the rolls.

  • Las Vegas police commander retiring

    A longtime Las Vegas police officer who rose through the ranks until being promoted to the rank of commander last year is retiring.
    Commander Adrian Crespin will be leaving the department at the end of the month, although his official retirement date is Sept. 1.
    Crespin oversees the city police department’s investigations division, and Las Vegas Police Chief Juan Montaño said he plans on filling the position once Crespin retires.
    “We’re going to promote from within,” the chief said.

  • Governor signs tax incentive bills

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

  • Looking ahead - News - June 17, 2015

    Farewell gathering for Highlands president
    New Mexico Highlands University is inviting its employees, students and members of the community to attend a farewell gathering for President Jim Fries from 3 to 5 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the SUB ballroom. Fries, who is retiring at the end of the month, will be honored for his nine-and-a-half years of service to the university.

  • Looking Back - June 17, 2015

    In 1965
    Wednesday, June 16 — Hail the size of golf balls and even baseballs was reported in the northern part of Las Vegas and the Sapello area yesterday. Two hailstones, photographed for today’s Optic, were picked up near the Fort Union drive-in several minutes after they fell. Photographer Leroy Segura placed them along a ruler and measured one of the stones at two and a half inches in diameter.