Today's News

  • Lady Cards surge to district track title

    Buoyed by four individual event wins and nine runner-up finishes, the Robertson girls’ track and field team claimed victory in the District 2-3A meet Saturday at the Herrera Complex.

    Coached by Mike Maldonado, the Lady Cards (139 team points) bested Taos (124), West Las Vegas (90), Pojoaque (47), Raton (32).

    On the boys’ side, Coach Benny Mitchell’s Taos Tigers won nine events and took the team title with 156 points. West (99), Robertson (69), Pojoaque (64) and Raton (22) rounded out the scoring.

  • Little League - May 13, 2013

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

    Monday games: Orioles vs. Yankees, 5:30 p.m.; Angels vs. Reds, 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday games: Cardinals vs. Red Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Mariners vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m.

    Monday games: Rivercats vs. Sandgnats, 6:15 p.m.; Paw Sox vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m.
    Tuesday games: Bats vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m.; Threshers vs. Thunder, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 13, 2013

    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    • Class 3A state tournaments, TBA, New Mexico Tech, Socorro
    • La Plaza Little League game
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games

    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    • Class 3A state tournaments, TBA, New Mexico Tech, Socorro

  • City ‘won’t run out of water’

    With the snowpack water equivalent at about .2 inches, water flow in the Gallinas at about one-eighth of what it was last year and city reservoirs only being about 65 percent full, 2013 is shaping up to be another difficult year in terms of the city’s water situation.

    But Las Vegas Utilities Direct Ken Garcia says the city has contingency plans in place to ensure that Las Vegas’ water supply doesn’t dry up.

    “We’re not going to run out of water,” he told the City Council during an impromptu water presentation on Wednesday.

  • Train Robbers in training
  • Ortiz breaks tie in favor of beer sales

    It wasn’t a vote that Mayor Alfonso Ortiz seemed happy with casting, but in the end, after councilors deadlocked in a 2-2 vote, Ortiz broke the tie in favor of moving forward with alcohol sales during Train Robbers games at Rodriguez Park.

    Sitting in the audience during the vote was Ray Collins, who lost five families members in a DWI crash in 2006. Earlier in the meeting, during the public comment portion, Collins spoke against allowing beer sales at the park.

  • ‘Generous’ pensions for state lawmakers

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - May 10, 2013

    The Associated Press

  • Jail Log - May 10, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 30 and May 7:
    Jessica Delgado, 34, probation violation positive UA
    Nakia Crespin, 25, failure to appear, driving on suspended revoked license, no registration, driver’s license not in possession. SM Mag. bench warrant
    Arthur Lucero, 43, disorderly conduct LV Municipal
    Gilbert Romero, 27, aggravated DWI, failure to maintain roadways laned for traffic
    Patricia Aragon-Pena, 51, drug court violation, 72-hour hold, BW: criminal damage to property.

  • Workshop to highlight stream restoration project

    Submitted to the Optic

    The first of a series of Landowner Workshops will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. May 18 at Pritzlaff Ranch in San Ignacio.

    The event includes a free lunch, a hands-on stream restoration project and more than 16 staffed information tables. The Ranch and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service invite local landowners and interested parties to join the workshop.