Today's News

  • Beth Speaks for Herself -

    Last November, I attended Associate Professor Craig Conley’s lecture at Highlands. He spoke as part of the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance Land Stewardship Series. I was mesmerized by his passion and enthusiasm.

    His topic? Dirt and what it has to do with climate change. Actually we talked about soil, which is the proper way to refer to what covers our earth and isn’t water. Now I am a water nymph, well, maybe not a nymph anymore but certainly a fan.

  • Clerk feared for her life

    By Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic

    Three men were arrested and charged last week after one of them threatened to shoot a Wal-Mart store clerk and another one threatened a customer with a knife, according to documents filed in San Miguel County Magistrate Court.

    William Lucas, 52, and James Barber, 61, both of the 2700 block of Seventh Street, are charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a fourth-degree felony, disorderly conduct, a petty misdemeanor, and public nuisance, a petty misdemeanor.

  • Sotomayor pleads for students to vote

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered an impassioned plea to an admiring audience to get involved in politics and legislative elections during a public appearance at a private college perched in the hills of northern New Mexico.

  • Grass fire burns 1,800 acres

    The Associated Press

    A grass fire that ignited Wednesday, due to sparks from a welder, is under control, a State Forestry spokesperson said Friday.

    The fire charred roughly 1,800 acres east of Las Vegas, near mile marker 7, on NM Highway 104, according to Micaela Hester, Wildfire Prevention and Communications Coordinator for the New Mexico State Forestry office in Santa Fe.

  • Poet Jimmy Santiago Baca film set for June release

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A documentary about Chicano writer Jimmy Santiago Baca is set to be released in June and producers hope to screen it in schools with Latino and Native American students.

    Director Daniel Glick told The Associated Press that the film will be available on DVD and online after being shown at film festivals nationwide.

  • Lady Dons sweep Taos

    West Las Vegas climbed right back into the District 2-4A softball race with a sweep of visiting Taos on Thursday at WLV Field.

    The Lady Dons won 16-1 and 11-2.

    In game one, Taos struck early but West put up 13 runs combined in the second and third innings to seize control.

    In game two, the Lady Dons set the tone early with seven runs in the bottom of the first.

    The Lady Tigers scored twice in the top of the third to get within 7-2, but West answered with four more runs in their half of the frame.

  • Keeping the dream alive


    How far would you go to keep your biggest dream alive?

    Albuquerque Isotopes outfielder Stephen Cardullo dreamed of playing baseball at the highest level, hardly an unusual goal for many a starry-eyed slugger. But in addition to tirelessly developing his skills, he’s doggedly pursued a path that’s taken him across the country, footing most of his own expenses while toiling away in independent baseball.

  • Isotopes begin Year 2 of Rockies era

    ALBUQUERQUE — Year two of the Albuquerque Isotopes’ affiliation with the Colorado Rockies is off and running.

    A year ago, the change from the Triple-A team’s long standing as the Los Angeles Dodgers’ top farm club to the same role with the Rockies was quite a shift. A whole new roster of players and first-year manager Glenallen Hill were new to Albuquerque.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April 10, 2016

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 2:35 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    •NMHU vs. Metro State, noon, Brandt Park
    •Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, TBA
    •NMHU at Colorado Christian and Colorado Mesa, 10 a.m. and noon., Lakewood, Colo.

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:35 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    •Robertson JV at Santa Rosa (DH), 4 p.m., Santa Rosa

  • Editorial cartoon - April 10, 2016