Today's News

  • Hackers, Tecolote meet tonight in semifinal

    It’s No. 1 vs. No. 2 in the semifinals of the Las Vegas Adult Softball League men’s championship tournament.

    The defending champion Hackers are scheduled to meet Tecolote at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday night in the winner’s half of the bracket as the tourney plays out at the city softball complex off the west end of Grant Street.

    The winners move on to the men’s division championship at 7:15 Thursday evening. The losers can still make it back to the final, provided they beat whoever emerges from the playback bracket fray in games this week.

  • ‘Topes win

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    The Albuquerque Isotopes held on to defeat the Round Rock Express 6-5 Monday night at Isotopes Park in the final homestand of the regular season.

    Four Isotopes recorded a multi-hit game in the win. Elian Herrera was the only Albuquerque hitter with three base knocks, going 3 for 4 with two runs scored.

    Javy Guerra pitched a scoreless ninth earning his 11th save in 12 save opportunities. The righty allowed one hit and struck out a batter. He leads the team in saves.

  • Hard knocks
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 28, 2013

    • Las Vegas city league championship tournament, men’s division semifinal, Hackers vs. Tecolote, 7:15 p.m., city softball complex

    • Las Vegas city league championship tournament, losers’ bracket final, 6 p.m.; men’s final, 7:15 p.m., (“if” game to follow); city softball complex
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Socorro, 4 p.m.,  Socorro


  • McGrady calls it quits

    The Associated Press

    Those sleepy eyes always betrayed Tracy McGrady.

    Whether he was pouring in 13 points in 35 seconds for Houston in 2004 or sitting on the bench and watching the San Antonio Spurs win another playoff game in June without needing him, that cool expression rarely changed. It all looked almost too easy for McGrady, even if it rarely was.

  • Stallworth among NFL cuts

    The Associated Press
    Donte’ Stallworth’s NFL comeback from a hot air balloon accident might have ended Monday when he was released by the Washington Redskins.
    Stallworth could catch on with another team, especially with so many injuries at wide receiver throughout the league during the preseason. But, for now, the 32-year-old veteran of 10 NFL seasons is unemployed.

  • BREAKING: San Miguel County Clerk to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples

    San Miguel County Clerk Melanie Y. Rivera is joining the ranks of clerks in Doña Ana, Santa Fe and Bernalillo counties in issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

    She said she made the decision after consulting with county attorney Jesus Lopez and the county clerk’s affiliate in New Mexico. Rivera, a Democrat, said she had wanted to issue the license for a long time but waited because of the murky legal issues involved.

  • BREAKING: Bomb team detonates deteriorating dynamite

    New Mexico State Police Bomb Team conducted an emergency detonation of deteriorating dynamite found at the Mora/San Miguel Electric Cooperative lot. The detonation occurred around 2 p.m. at the lot located on Williams Drive.

    According to a NMSP press release, the badly deteriorated dynamite was located during a routine ground cleaning and maintenance of the cooperative’s lot. The dynamite was located in a manhole located in the cooperative's lot.

  • Relief from rainfall limited

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    Despite recent heavy monsoon rains during the month of July, the city was not able to capture and store much of the runoff due to limitations of the water system and regulations governing use of Gallinas river water, city officials say.

    “People keep coming up to me and saying, “We’re in great shape because of all that rain, que no?” said Las Vegas City Manager Tim Dodge. “Well, I’m sorry but that’s just not been the case.”

  • New judge - New judge is HU alumnus

    New Mexico Highlands University

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez appointed New Mexico Highlands University alumnus and criminal defense attorney Edward M. Gallegos as San Miguel County magistrate judge.

    Gallegos will be sworn in August 22. He replaces Philip Romero, a longtime magistrate judge who retired in April.