Today's News

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation - June 22, 2012

    St. Paul Pioneer Press, on heroin’s rise (June 19) — As the Minnesota Department of Human Services reported this week that abuse of heroin and prescription opiates has risen sharply, Carol Falkowski came to mind. Last fall, in a Pioneer Press news report and follow-up for these pages, she said this: “Heroin is here, and we have never seen it like this before.”
    We were warned.

  • Meadow City tracksters shine at state

    Members of the Meadow City Track Club racked up 16 first-place finishes — a half dozen in team relay events — in the recent state competition.

    The team will next compete in regionals July 5-8 at the University of Texas at El Paso. Approximately 30 young athletes have qualified for that meet, according to coach Morgan Montaño.

    The Meadow City Track Club includes nearly three dozen participants from across the community.

  • Little League - Finals this weekend

    Wednesday belonged to teams wearing Cubs blue and red at Rodriguez Park, where La Plaza Little League’s tournaments drew closer to completion.

    In the Majors bracket, the third-seeded Cubs pulled off a mild upset of the second-seeded Nationals in a game that extended until after 10:30 p.m. It was just a one-run margin as of the second inning, but the Cubs built up a 13-3 spread by the end of the fourth and kept that lead intact to put the game away in five.

  • Storrie Lake Triathlon on tap

    More than 140 hearty athletes had signed up as of Wednesday for this coming weekend’s Storrie Lake Triathlon, and according to event organizer Angie Kandalaft, that’s about double the turnout of the previous year.

    What’s more is that the event will continue to accept new registration up until a half hour prior to the start of each competition, which this year will include a special youth triathlon, “Youth Splash & Dash” and a separate 10-kilometer run.

  • North-South baseball next week

    By Richard Tripp
    For the Las Vegas Optic

    NMHU’s Brandt Park, home of the Highlands Cowboys baseball team, will be the site for the 2012 Class 1A-2A-3A North-South All-Star baseball games, scheduled for June 29 and 30.

    Featured will be some of the best recently graduated seniors from around the state, including four from Las Vegas — Antonio Arguello and Luke Aragon from Robertson and J.C. Martinez and Stephen Montaño from West Las Vegas.

  • Go Fish - June 22, 2012

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

  • Adult Softball - June 22, 2012

    Standings and scores from the Las Vegas Adult Softball League as of Wednesday, June 20:

    Vida Encantada Cougars    6-2
    Bud-Dick’s-Night Owl    6-2
    Rowdy Rascals        5-4
    AVRH Scrubs        4-4
    Warriors            0-9


  • Mora County Notebook - Beautification at Cleveland Park

    The Cleveland Park is getting a clean-up, repair and beautification this summer, thanks to Mora County, Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce, Mora Valley Ranch Supply Store and several community members who are partnering with the Rocky Mountain Youth Corp. to provide employment for eight youth this summer.

    The Cleveland Park in Mora County is being cleaned and regenerated. The youth are currently trimming brush and cleaning up the vegetation, and building a walking trail around the park.

  • Mora Community Calendar - June 22, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Saturday and Sunday
    All Day — Cultural Encounters, 150th anniversary of Civil War as it relates to New Mexico and Fort Union, Fort Union National Monument in Watrous. See page 3 for more information.
    6 p.m. — Little League baseball, Little League Field in Holman
    Field #1 Cardinals vs. Rockies
    Field #2 Dodgers vs. Braves
    11 a.m. — ECHO food distribution, Helping Hands Inc.

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Summer recipes

    If it is summertime, the living should be easy. Part of my easy living includes make-ahead dishes for lunch or supper. After so many years of three big meals a day for a crowd, a few tricks of this cooking trade have rubbed off on me.

    My summer calendar has begun to fill up. I now intend to be ahead of the game. I’ll have lunches almost completed and ready to pull out of the “ice box” as they used to be called.