Today's News

  • Nuestra Historia - The Romero Brothers emerge

    In the first years of his freighting business, Miguel Romero and his five sons, and other family members, made the long  journeys themselves, but soon Don Miguel was able to hire and provide for the many teamsters who would drive his  wagons along the Santa Fe Trail.  

  • Orgullo del Norte - The wild, wild West

    “We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors; we borrow it from our Children.”
    — Native American Proverb

    As a community member studied the first two panels erected across from the Spic & Span, he asked, where are the animals? Where are the bison, deer and elk? Be assured that the animals will be represented and are as much a part of our history as the people who depended on them for survival.

  • Lady Cards knock off Bosque

    The midseason roll continues for the Robertson girls’ tennis team, and not even the absence of a premier player was enough to derail the Lady Cardinals Wednesday at Bosque Prep in Albuquerque.

  • Joe Abrams Classic
  • Locals shine in state league

    The Dodgers, a team in the Albuquerque-based New Mexico Men’s Adult Baseball League, has a clear Meadow City flavor, with “80 percent” of the 15-player roster calling Las Vegas home, according to manager Lorenzo Aragon.

    The team has enjoyed recent success, including a 40-16 romp over the Blue Jays this past weekend in Bernalillo.

  • Cowboys chain Hounds

    A good start can sometimes mean great insurance, and that was the case for New Mexico Highlands’ baseball team Wednesday in a 9-6 win over visiting Eastern New Mexico.

    The Cowboys scored four runs on four hits in the first inning and never trailed in the nine-inning, non-league contest.

    Creativity played a part, with a steal, a wild pitch and two hit batters helping advance runners; Eric Maupin’s sacrifice fly scored Jarod Robinette, and later Rick Lesperance bunted to score A.J. Alexander.

  • Looking ahead - Sports

    • LCC at Western Texas JC (DH), noon, Snyder, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Metro State, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • LCC vs. Frank Phillips CC (DH), 1 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Robertson vs. Lovington (DH), 3 p.m., RHS Field
    Track and field
    • Robertson at Santa Fe Indian School, 3 p.m., Santa Fe

    • LCC at Western Texas JC (DH), noon, Snyder, Texas

  • FYI - Sports

    The City of Las Vegas Recreation Department is announcing the first
    organizational meeting for the 2011 Meadow City adult men’s and women’s
    softball league. League coaches and managers are asked to meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 11, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. All interested coaches and managers are urged to attend; there will be important information at this meeting.
    For more information, contact Misty Williams, recreation coordinator, at
    426-1739 or 426-3191.

  • Guerin, Baklini win silver

    Submitted to the Las Vegas Optic

    Juliana Guerin of Las Vegas and doubles partner Susan Baklini of Albuquerque took home the silver medal in the girls’ 16 doubles age division at the USTA New Mexico Junior Championships held  April 9-11 in Albuquerque at the Tanoan Country Club.

    The duo took on the No. 1 seeds Paloma Gomez and Chloe Lee in the first round and bypassed them with an 8-6 victory.  Next Guerin and Baklini faced the Phoenix team of Hailey Rochin and Nicole Whinery and toppled them in an exciting match on center court 8-4.

  • LV Elite off to 3-1 start

    The Las Vegas Elite 9-10 club baseball team is on a three-game tear since dropping its opener.

    The Elite went 2-0 in Rio Rancho this past weekend, taking down the Dodgers of Albuquerque 19-1 and then the Estancia Bears 11-1.

    Las Vegas scored 13 runs  in the first inning to build a fat cushion in a game that would be called after three innings.

    Starter James Archuleta retired the first three batters. Caleb Marrujo pitched the next two innings, allowing one run.