Today's News

  • Mushball benefit Saturday

    A benefit mushball tournament will provide fun for participants and help get a Las Vegas resident to the Omaha World Series.

    The tourney is a benefit for Nathan Archuleta of Robertson High, who will be playing for Team Under Armour in an exclusive baseball camp and training to be held later this month in Omaha, Neb.

    The tournament will be held this coming Saturday, time and location to be announced. It is open to teams of 10, five males and five females per team mandatory. The entry fee per team is $100.

    To register, call Aaron, 980-1353.

  • Jays end Lobos’ postseason

    The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES  — Erik Mattingly pitched six strong innings and Anthony Bemboom homered to lead Creighton to a 7-2 victory over New Mexico on Sunday in an elimination game of the Los Angeles Regional.

    Mattingly (3-4) scattered three hits and gave up two runs, and Reese McGraw pitched the final three innings for his fifth save. Josh Walker (8-3) took the loss.

  • The Thunder rolls

    By Paul J. Weber
    AP Sports Writer

    SAN ANTONIO  — Look who’s unstoppable now.
    Forget that incredible San Antonio streak of 20 straight wins. That’s ancient history, and the way the Oklahoma City Thunder have taken complete command of the Western Conference finals, the Spurs might soon be finished themselves.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 6, 2012

    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, 5:30, 7 p.m., Keyes Park
    • Men’s city league, 6, 7 p.m., city complex
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, TBA, Keyes Park
    • Co-ed city league championship tournament begins, 5 p.m., Abe Montoya Recreation Center


  • Kings up 3-0, take Devils to brink

    By Greg Beacham
    AP Sports Writer

    LOS ANGELES  — Everybody in the sold-out building sensed a crucial moment of the Stanley Cup finals when the New Jersey Devils got a two-man advantage early in a scoreless Game 3. The Devils threw every star and every scheme at the Los Angeles net, desperate for a power-play goal to turn around the series.

    Jonathan Quick and his three penalty-killers coolly stopped everything, including the Devils’ momentum.

  • ATV Winner
  • In Brief - Local News - June 6, 2012

    Boy struck by vehicle Monday

    A 12-year-old boy was transported to an Albuquerque hospital after he was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Seventh and Legion just before noon on Monday, police said.
    Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said the boy’s injuries were not life threatening. He said the boy was on foot when he was struck by a 1999 Dodge Durango that was being driven by an adult male.

  • 3 stabbed on Friday

    A heated altercation led to the stabbing of three men early Friday morning at a house on the 2500 block of Hot Springs Boulevard.

    Las Vegas police have charged Walter Maes, 24, of the 400 block of Bernice Drive in connection with the stabbings. Police Chief Christian Montaño said Maes surrendered himself on Monday afternoon.

    None of the injuries sustained by the victims were life-threatening, Montaño said.

  • West may outsource cafeterias

    Students enrolled at West Las Vegas next year might have additional food choices if the board approves a proposal it has received.

    Board member Henry Abeyta made a presentation to the full school board last week on the benefits of bringing in a private company to manage the district’s food services program.

    The district had previously put out a request for proposals for food service management for the district’s roughly 1,800 students.

  • Refuge tapping into Storrie Lake water allotment

    Submitted to the Optic

    The formal drought declaration made by Gov. Susana Martinez last month illustrates just how dire the situation is in New Mexico.

    Consider that, according to the state engineer, 90 percent of the state faced severe drought conditions at some point during the last year, with the remaining areas facing moderate drought.

    To make matters worse, 2011 was recorded as the second-driest year on record.