Today's News

  • L’Esperance leads Redbird golf win

    Justin L’Esperance of Robertson shot a 74 on Monday, leading the Cardinal boys’ golf team to a win in the West Las Vegas Invitational held at Gene Torres Golf Course.

    L’Esperance’s score was good for an individual championship as well.

    The RHS junior qualified a first leg (of three required) toward qualification to the Class 1A-4A state tournament. So too did Robertson’s boys as a team, coached by Sam Hillis, in his first year.

    Robertson’s girls also scored a win as a team.

  • East-West hits diamonds

    Brandon Lucero held West Las Vegas to six hits and three walks, striking out five — including two in the last at-bats — to stake Robertson to a 3-1 win Wednesday at WLV Field.

    Lucero won a good pitcher’s duel with Robbie Alarcon, yielding only one run in the final frame on an RBI single by Joaquin Barela.

    The Dons’ defense was arguably the more efficient, however, in the early part of the game. Alarcon and company stranded Richard Armijo in the first inning, then retired the side in order in each of the next three innings.

  • Opening day Saturday

    Opening day ceremonies for Las Vegas Little League’s 2017 season are set to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Keyes Park.

    The league’s tee-ball, baseball and softball teams are all expected to be on hand for the ceremonies, which will be followed by a full day of games.

    The season continues through June with games on weekday evenings.

    Also on the way are La Plaza Little League’s first week of games starting Monday, April 17, with opening ceremonies Saturday, April 22, all at Rodriguez Park off Grant Street.

  • Martinez bros to be honored on Dukes Night

    By Kevin Collins
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    The Albuquerque Professional Baseball Hall of Fame will welcome brothers Ramon, Pedro and Jesus Martinez to its ranks on Saturday, April 8. The trio of brothers are scheduled to appear and will be inducted together in an on-field ceremony coinciding with Dukes Retro Night  at Isotopes Park.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 7, 2017

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park  
    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m. n Robertson JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA
    • Luna at Frank Phillips (DH), noon, Borger, Texas
    • Robertson at Albuquerque Academy Invite, TBA, Albuquerque
    Track and field  
    • NMHU women at Jim Click Multis, TBA, Tucson, Ariz.
    • Robertson at Moriarty, 3 p.m., Moriarty
    • West Las Vegas at Portales, 3 p.m.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Foreign exchange students reconnect with friends

    Surprises happen often and in different ways, thanks to this Palabras Pintorescas column. A phone call from Tim Knight, who lives in Peralta, surprised me. He followed this visit with a fun letter about his 1966 memory of his high school years at Robertson High in Las Vegas.

    His grandparents, Cordelia and John Thomas, had a 40-acre farm just north of Mills and Seventh Street here. They also had the High County Sporting Goods Store on north Grand Avenue back in the ‘60s. Some of us old timers will remember this store, I’ll bet.

  • Concessions made

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — It has been the source of legal fights, protests and much debate by lawmakers, but after hearing from educators around New Mexico, Gov. Susana Martinez said Sunday that her administration is making changes to the state’s long-contested teacher evaluation system.

  • In concert Wednesday
  • Fiesta de la Hispanidad - Que viva la FIESTA

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The 23rd Annual New Mexico Highlands University Fiesta de la Hispanidad brings music and dance center stage to Ilfeld Auditorium this Friday, April 7, at 5:30 p.m.

    “Over the past 23 years, the fiesta has become a multigenerational event that feels almost like a family reunion,” said Sara Harris, emcee. “It has earned its place in the community as a beloved and valued celebration of Hispanic culture.”

  • Luna faculty reaches out

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Luna Community College Business Department played host to its   first Business Roundtable discussion on Friday, March 24.    

    The purpose of the event was to share information about LCC’s business degrees and programs and how they impact the community, with the school gaining feedback on how to strengthen the programs to support both business and students.