Today's News

  • Ninjas win gold

    Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas’ Meadow City Soccer Club recently took 10 players to compete in a 100-plus team Classic FC Spring Cup XXII in Albuquerque. The 07 Ninjas battled harsh weather and opponents from around the state in the two-day tournament of 7v7 action.

    Playing with four underage players and two talented girls in the age 10 Boys division, the Ninjas outscored their opponents 12-2 and won Las Vegas’ first-ever gold in a tournament this size.  

    The club is now training for a tournament in Clovis in late April.

  • Dons fall in one-run nailbiter

    James Archuleta struck out five Bernalillo batters through four innings, but West Las Vegas’ strong defensive effort was trumped by the Spartans’ go-ahead run in the fifth.

    Bernalillo won the pitchers’ duel 2-1 Tuesday afternoon at WLV Field.

    The Dons fell to 5-2. They and Robertson (7-2) will play in this weekend’s Portales tournament.

    The Spartans opened with a run in their first at-bat.

    But West tied the score soon enough, as an Archuleta base hit scored Santiago Mondragon from third base.

  • Padilla, Coca among early qualifiers

    West Las Vegas’ Jenika Padilla and Miguel Coca wasted no time qualifying for state in their first meet out of the chutes this past weekend in Moriarty.

    Padilla’s 109-3 in the girls’ javelin earned her a spot at state, as did Coca’s 4:33.61 in the mile run.

    Padilla came within two inches of also qualifying in the long jump. Moses Esquibel was within a second of making the cut in the 400-meter dash. And J.J. Esquibel missed the cut in the half-mile by three seconds.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 24, 2017

    • Luna Community College at Midland (DH), noon, Midland, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Regis, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Portales tournament, TBA, Portales
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    • State Spirit Championships, TBA, The Pit, Albuquerque
    • Luna Community College vs. West Texas (DH), noon, WLV Field
    • Robertson at Lubbock Invite, TBA, Lubbock, Texas
    • West Las Vegas at Santa Fe tournament, TBA, Santa Fe


  • Session closes

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A political standoff over how to fund New Mexico state government and public schools during the coming fiscal year showed no sign of quick resolution on Monday.

  • Bills in limbo

    Targeting suspected and potential abuses in the boarding home industry, House Bill 85 — introduced during the state legislative session that concluded Saturday — is among those awaiting action by Gov. Susana Martinez as of press time.

    The bill, which made it through the Senate with a few amendments,  passed both chambers unanimously.

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  • Robertson mulls closed campus

    Las Vegas City School district officials are mulling closing the campus of Robertson High School.

    During a board meeting this past Thursday the topic of closing surfaced as the district moves forward with the resizing of its schools.

  • Dems, Gov differ on forecast

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The latest on the end of the New Mexico Legislature:

    New Mexico Democratic state senators are dismissing predictions by Gov. Susana Martinez that the state is facing a possible government shutdown next month.

    Sen. John Arthur Smith said Saturday the Republican governor has plenty of money to “limp along” until this summer and urged her to sign the Legislature’s budget sent to her this week.

  • Weather - March 22, 2017


    HIGH 75° / LOW 41°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
    7:01 a.m. to 7:14 p.m.


    HIGH 66° / LOW 34°
    A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Windy. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.
    7 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.