Today's News

  • Jail Log - April 20, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 9 and April 16:

  • TV icon Dick Clark dead at 82

    By Lynn Elber
    AP Television Writer

    LOS ANGELES — Dick Clark stood as an avatar of rock ‘n’ roll virtually from its birth and, until his death Wednesday at age 82, as a cultural touchstone for boomers and their grandkids alike.

  • In Brief - Obituary - April 20, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Musician found dead in home
    SYDNEY — Greg Ham, a musician with the iconic Australian band Men at Work, was found dead in his Melbourne home on Thursday, Australian reports said.

    Victoria state police confirmed that the deceased was the 58-year-old resident of the house but did not identify him by name, in keeping with local practice. Ham was 58 and neighbors said he was the lone occupant of the house.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - April 20, 2012

    THUMBS UP! IMPRESSIVE TURNOUT. It’s not often that one sees a runoff turn out more voters than the election that created the runoff, but that’s exactly what happened with the Las Vegas runoffs, which concluded earlier this week. The 2,604 votes cast were 65 voters more than turned out for the eight candidates on the March 6 ballot. Likewise, 25 more voters turned out for the runoff than before.

  • Editorial Cartoons - April 20, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - Taft made it official: NM statehood!

    It was almost two months before New Mexico determined the election results for its first state officials, as several won by razor-thin margins, and those contests consumed many weeks of legal argument. Finally, on Dec. 30, 1911, the Nov. 7 election was certified to Washington.

  • WLV teams smash Taos

    Pancho Caro’s masterful pitching performance Tuesday against Taos was not only stingy, it was efficient.

    The West Las Vegas junior held the visiting Tigers to one hit, no runs and no walks — a near-perfect effort in a 6-0 win — and through seven complete innings his pitch count only hit 73.

    “Pancho controlled them,” said West coach Dean Gallegos. “He did a good job; he hit spots and threw the off-speed and breaking pitches.”

    As well as Caro pitched, he did have ample help.

  • Cowgirl track now No. 7

    New Mexico Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field squad will head to this weekend’s meet in Phoenix sporting its highest ranking ever.

    The Cowgirls moved up two spots to No. 7 in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association computer rankings released Wednesday.

  • NMHU players honored

    NMHU and Las Vegas Optic

    Highlands baseball player A.J. Alexander and softball player Lynette Directo have earned dual Player of the Week awards from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    In the Cowboys’ weekend series sweep over the Orediggers of the Colorado School of Mines. Alexander hit .615, going 8 for 13. He had eight hits, six RBI and three doubles for the ‘Pokes in four games started.

    Alexander, a senior outfielder from Wailuku, Hawaii, leads the RMAC in batting average (.457) and is tied for fourth in doubles with 13.

  • La Plaza opener Saturday

    La Plaza Little League commences its 2012 season with a full day of action Saturday at Rodriguez Park complex off Grant Street.

    Opening ceremonies for La Plaza will start around 11 a.m, moved up from the originally announced noon start time. Baseball, softball and tee-ball games will be played throughout the day at the complex.

    Las Vegas Little League began its games this past week at Keyes Park.