Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 20, 2012

    • LCC at El Paso CC (DH), noon, El Paso, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Regis, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • District 2-3A pre-district tournament, TBA

    • LCC at El Paso CC (DH), noon, El Paso, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Regis (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    • West Las Vegas vs. Robertson (DH), 11 a.m., WLV field
    • LCC at Trinidad State (DH), 11 a.m., Trinidad, Colo.

  • Top disc golfers in Pendaries tourney

    Some of the premier disc golfers in the country will be competing for glory at the Pendaries Spring Classic this weekend in Rociada, northeast of Las Vegas.

    Leading the list are Nathan Doss, a three-time pro world champion, and Valerie Jenkins, a two-time world champ. Both are ranked No. 1 in the world.

  • Vatos bumped from playoffs

    Submitted to the Optic

    “The Vatos like to bang; they certainly like contact,” said Chris Pappas, coach of the Tucson Rugby Club.

    This past Saturday,  Tucson eliminated the NMHU Rugby Club Vatos 24-5 in the championship playoffs of the Arizona/New Mexico Rugby Union. Tucson  (10-2) also beat Phoenix 38-14 on Sunday to advance to the divisional   USA Rugby National Championships Final 16 in San Diego.

    The Vatos (14-5-1) won the consolation Sunday with a 28-0 win over Las Cruces.

  • Co-ed Volleyball - April 20, 2012

    Update from the Las Vegas Recreation Department’s Co-ed Volleyball League:

    April 11: Team Shred 2, Julie’s Squad 0
    Senior Bunch 2, Scrubs 0
    Orlando’s Magic 2, Abreu 1
    April 18: Team Shred 2, Abreu 0
    Rick James 2, Julie’s Squad 0
    Abe’s Aces vs. Orlando’s Magic, late

    Team Shred, 2-0
    Senior Bunch, 1-0
    Orlando’s Magic, 1-0
    Rick James, 1-0
    Abe’s Aces, 0-0
    AVRH Scrubs, 0-1
    Abreu, 0-2

  • Little League - April 20, 2012

    Update from Las Vegas Little League (all games played at Keyes Park):

    None reported

    April 23: LVLL Majors Cubs vs. Mariners, 5:30 p.m.; Angels vs. Cardinals, 7:30 p.m.
    LVLL Tee-Ball Bulldogs vs. Aggies, 5:15 p.m.; Sundevils vs. Tigers, 6:25 p.m.; Huskies vs. Aggies, 7:35 p.m.
    April 24: LVLL Minors Volcanos vs. Threshers, 5:30 p.m.; Thunder vs. Owlz, 7:30 p.m.
    LVLL Softball Stars vs. Pink Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Psychlones vs. Lady Devils, 7:30 p.m.

  • Go Fish - April 20, 2012

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the 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.

  • HU receives MULE robot

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University Computer and Mathematical Sciences Department received a Multifunction Utility Logistics Equipment (MULE) robot from Sandia National Laboratories. The robot was delivered April 13.

  • In Brief - Education - April 20, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Suarez hosts town hall
    ALBUQUERQUE — PBS NewsHour senior correspondent Ray Suarez visited Albuquerque for a teacher town hall on New Mexico’s high dropout rates just as the state’s largest teachers’ union vows to fight a new teacher evaluation proposal.

    Suarez hosted the town hall at the University of New Mexico on  Wednesday for an event sponsored by New Mexico PBS.

  • Ga. handcuff case renews debate

    By Jerry Clausing
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A New Mexico teacher asked a 13-year-old girl to stop talking with her friend and move to another seat. The girl refused. The teacher called the police.

    The case is among thousands across the country fueling a long-simmering debate over when educators should bring in the police to deal with disruptive students. A 6-year-old Georgia kindergartner became the latest test case last week when she was hauled off in steel handcuffs after throwing books and toys in a school tantrum.

  • 24-year-old named mayor

    By Juan Carlos Llorca
    The Associated Press

    SUNLAND PARK — City councilors in the troubled New Mexico border city of Sunland Park appointed a new mayor Wednesday night.

    The council voted 3-2, with one abstention to select 24-year-old Javier Perea for the job. He’ll be sworn in next week in the council’s next scheduled session.

    Former Mayor Pro Tem Daniel Salinas won the election in March but was barred from taking office under the terms of his release from jail.