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Today's News

  • Cowboys to close home slate this weekend

    Seventeen senior Cowboy baseball players will see their final home action at Brandt Park this weekend when NMHU (24-18 overall, 20-12 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) plays a series against Colorado State-Pueblo.

    The series begins 3 p.m. Friday, with a doubleheader set for noon Saturday and a single game at noon Sunday.

  • Rec has Cinco plans

    The Abe Montoya Recreation Center will host a teen dance 6 p.m. May 3 and a mushball tournament May 4.

    Call the center, 426-1739, for details on Cinco week.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 26, 2013

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Midland (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games (see schedule, Page B2)
    Softball
    • LCC at Midland (DH), 1 p.m., Midland, Texas
    • Las Vegas Little League game
    Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League game
    Tennis
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at pre-district meet, TBA
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Colorado State, TBA, Fort Collins, Colo.

  • Little League - April 26, 2013

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

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Friday games: Red Sox vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m.; Reds vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m.
    Monday games: Angels vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m.; Reds vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Monday games: Bats vs. Thunder, 6:15 p.m.; Owlz vs. Red Wings, 7 p.m.

    TEE-BALL DIVISION
    Friday games: Bulldogs vs. Wolverines, 5:15 p.m.; Sundevils vs. Wildcats, 6:15 p.m.

  • Youth Soccer - April 26, 2013

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League’s upcoming matches are as follows.

    U6 DIVISION
    Matches to be played 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street park.
    Fire vs. Dynamo, Field 1; Rapids vs. Crew, Field 2; Sounders vs. United, Field 3; Earthquakes vs. Chivas, Field 4

    U8 DIVISION
    Matches to be played 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street park.
    Juventus vs. AC Milan, Field 1; Manchester City vs. Hot Spurs, Field 2; Galaxy-Mora vs. Barcelona, Field 3

    U10 DIVISION

  • Go Fish - April 26, 2013

    FISHING REPORT, April 23:

  • BREAKING — Gerald Baca tapped for judge post

    Gov. Susana Martinez announced this morning that she has appointed longtime Las Vegas attorney Gerald Baca to the 4th Judicial District Court bench.

    Baca replaces Judge Eugenio Mathis, who resigned in late February after being accused of misconduct.

    Pick up a copy of Friday's Optic for more on this story.

  • After 16 years, judge retires

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    Longtime San Miguel County Magistrate Judge, Philip Romero, 60, says he’s retiring at the end of the month after serving on the bench for more than 16 years.

    “I’m tired,” Romero says. “And then there’s my wife. She’s been after me for years to give it up. She doesn’t want me running again.”

  • Taking the Oath
  • Recall effort inching forward

    The city clerk approved on Tuesday the recall petition for Mayor Alfonso E. Ortiz, Jr., meaning that those spearheading the effort now have 60 days to gather enough signatures to force the recall election.

    Under the city charter, the petition needs to be signed by a number equal to at least 25 percent of those who voted in the last regular city election in order for the recall to move forward. The last regular city election, which occurred in March 2012, drew 3,748 votes, setting the signatures needed at about 937.