Today's News

  • 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.

  • Go Fish

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and The Fish Phone, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

  • HU awarded grant to study climate change at refuge

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University was awarded a $50,000 grant to research paleoclimate changes of the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, the first study of its kind in northeast New Mexico.

    The grant was awarded from the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, EPSCoR, which focuses on global climate change.
    Paleoclimatology is the scientific study of climate change through geologic analysis of past ages.

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  • Mora County Notebook: Mora students enjoy new archery program

    Mora School students have been enjoying a new National Archery School Program sponsored by the New Mexico Game and Fish Department. 

    Tyson Sanders of the New Mexico Game and Fish Department has been teaching Mora students how to use the bow and arrow in archery for sport and hunting.

    Jeannie Abeyta, Mora High School physical education teacher and coach, is also teaching archery. She has gone through training to be certified as a teacher of archery.