Today's News

  • Nuestra Historia: Optic was mum during Magee spectacle

    The Optic’s fourth owner, H. W. (Hub) Kane, was from Chicago and came to New Mexico as an engineer following WWI, working in water conservation and irrigation in the Raton area. Apparently finding journalism more alluring than the profession he had trained for at the University of Kansas, Kane left engineering to become a reporter and editor for the Raton Range, and later the Springer Times.

  • Oil and Gas Issues - Financial impact to property owners

    By Percyne Gardner

  • Little League - May 10, 2013

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

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

    Monday games: Rivercats vs. Sandgnats, 6:15 p.m.; Paw Sox vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m.

    Friday game: Jayhawks vs. Razorbacks, 5:15 p.m.
    Monday game: Wildcats vs. Bulldogs, 5:15 p.m.

  • Youth Soccer - May 10, 2013

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

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

    Matches to be played 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street park.
    Manchester City vs. Galaxy-Mora, Field 1; Barcelona vs. AC Milan, Field 3; Juventus vs. Real Madrid, Field 4


  • Quintana signs with Cowgirls

    The New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field program added another homegrown star to the fold on Wednesday, when West Las Vegas’ Jayme Quintana signed a letter of intent to continue her education and athletic career at NMHU.

    “It’s very exciting,” said Quintana. “Coach (Bob) DeVries really pushed me, telling me how much potential I have. And my family has encouraged me a lot.”

  • Train Robbers in town

    Las Vegas Train Robbers manager Casey Dill says he expects to field a team with potential to win a Pecos League championship — and possibly land a few players in major league ballclubs down the line.

    Of course, it’s easy to be optimistic during spring training. But Dill — who managed the now-defunct Las Cruces Vaqueros to the Pecos League finals in 2012 — does know something about baseball talent.

  • Mora’s Chavez hunts a trifecta

    Finding motivation to run hard hasn’t always been simple this season for Mora’s Alonzo Chavez.

    Chavez has dominated the distance events, and in the absence of close rivals, he’s found himself alone in the front of the pack more often than not.

    This weekend, however, there is a clear motivation — the possibility of a sweep in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 at the Class 1A-2A state track and field championships. UNM’s track complex plays host to the small-school state meet Friday and Saturday.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 10, 2013

    • NMHU at RMAC tournament, TBA, Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Class 3A state tournament: Robertson vs.  Shiprock, 3 p.m., TBA; West Las Vegas at Sandia Prep, 4 p.m., Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    • Class 3A state tournament: Robertson at Lovington, 5 p.m., Lovington
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    • State tournaments TBA, Albuquerque
    Track and field

  • Cowgirls third in RMAC outdoor meet

    GOLDEN, Colo. — Michelle Traynham’s stadium record javelin throw of 41.75 meters helped New Mexico Highlands to a third-place finish in the 2013 RMAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships this week.

    Adams State (178 points) and Western State Colorado (156.5) were the only teams ahead of NMHU in the women’s standings.

  • Go Fish - May 10, 2013

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was good using Power Bait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on perch.  
    Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 28 cfs. Trout fishing was good using Panther Martins, elk hair caddis, Cimarron specials, Cimarron worms, salmon eggs and worms. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair using assorted spinners, salmon eggs and Power Bait.