Today's News

  • Go Fish - June 1

    Fishing report, May 29

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using Power Bait for trout. No reports on perch.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow was 124 cfs near Cimarron. Higher flow slowed fishing somewhat but there were still some good trout caught by anglers using Platte River specials, bead head hare’s ears and weighted peach colored egg patterns. The best action was above Clear Creek. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow but there were a few trout caught by anglers using salmon eggs and worms and fishing on the bottom.

  • Little League - June 1

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by Las Vegas Little League. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    MONDAY: Reds vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Angels vs. Mets, 7:30 p.m.
    WEDNESDAY: Cardinals vs. Yankees, 5:30 p.m.; Orioles vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m.

    MONDAY: Bats vs. Paw Sox, 6:15 p.m.; Thunder vs. Express, 7:45 p.m.
    TUESDAY: Threshers vs. Rivercats, 6:15 p.m.; Owlz vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 1, 2015

    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Trinidad Triggers, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Omaha Storm Chasers, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

  • East staff upset with proposals

    Educators at Las Vegas City Schools are up in arms over what they’re calling “destructive cutbacks” that the district has proposed during negotiations with the union.

    The district is currently in negotiations with the National Education Association-LVCS chapter over the coming school year’s contract.

  • Senior profile - Julian and Joann Rains - Decades of Rains in the Meadow City

    By Lupita P. Gonzales
    For the Optic

    For more than three decades, Julian Rains and his wife, Joann, have immersed themselves in the world of Little League, devoting their time, energy and resources to hundreds of youngsters.

  • Burglary case sent to district court

    A 36-year-old Las Vegas man accused of stealing items from the motel where he was working had his case bound over to District Court last week.

    Mark Durant, who resides on the 1200 block of Grand Avenue, has been locked up at the San Miguel County Detention Center since May 10.

    He is facing three counts of residential burglary and one count of larceny of more than $2,500, all third-degree felonies, one count of possession of a controlled substance, a fourth-degree felony and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

  • Reunion parade grand marshals picked

    Submitted to the Optic

    Organizers of the Las Vegas Cowboys Reunion Centennial Celebration have selected G.M. “Dogie” Jones and Ricardo Alarid as the grand marshals for the non-motorized, hundred-horse parade that will kick off the 100th anniversary celebration on Aug. 1.

    Jones and Alarid will lead the Parade through the streets of Las Vegas along with a host of dignitaries made up of past-Reunion participants and officials.

  • Udall: Normal relations with Cuba ‘weeks away’

    By Ben Fox
    The Associated Press

    HAVANA — The historic process of restoring long-severed diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and Cuba that began Dec. 17 will likely come to a successful end in a matter of weeks, a U.S. senator said during a visit to the island Wednesday.

  • More moisture in New Mexico a boon for farmers, fish

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    It has been nearly five years since conditions in New Mexico have been this favorable, with extreme drought now gone and nearly one-third of the state drought-free.

    A combination of back-to-back spring showers, less wind and late-season snowfall have helped to ease drought conditions in most parts of the state, forecasters with the National Weather Service said Tuesday.

    The welcomed moisture has helped to fill streams and reservoirs, which is good news for farmers and fish.

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