Today's News

  • Four-run ninth lifts Isotopes

    Four big runs in the bottom of the ninth reversed fortunes for the Albuquerque Isotopes on Tuesday night as they rallied for a 7-6 walk-off win over Salt Lake in the start of a series at Isotopes Park.

    Tim Smalling darted home for the winning run after a passed ball by Bees catcher Rafael Lopez.

    The win came on the heels of a tough set with the Sacramento River Cats, who won three of four at The Lab.

    Albuquerque hosts Salt Lake through Friday to wrap up an eight-game homestand.

  • Brady vows to fight suspension

    By Jimmy Golen
    AP Sports Writer

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to put my faith in the league.”

  • Go Fish - July 31

    Fishing report, July 28

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait and spinners for trout. We had no reports on perch.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow on Monday near Cimarron was 77 cfs. Fishing was good using brassies, elk hair caddis, Montana prince nymphs and micromays for trout. Trout fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms. A few were also caught by anglers using Pistol Petes.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 31, 2015

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    • Working cowboy rodeo, 2:30 p.m., Santa Fe Trail Event Center (Zamora Arena)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.


  • County budget approved

    The San Miguel County Commission voted unanimously on Monday to approve a final county budget that outlines nearly $23.1 million in projected spending for the fiscal year that started on July 1.

    County staff estimate that total county revenues for the fiscal year will be nearly $19.8 million. They plan to dip into the county’s cash balances to come up with the remaining $3.29 million that the county is planning to spend.

  • A warm welcome
  • A look back at the Old West - Exhibits part of Cowboys Reunion

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    In celebration of the Las Vegas Cowboys Reunion Centennial Celebration, Highlands University will host art exhibitions in Kennedy Hall and Donnelly Library’s Ray Drew Gallery.

    The Ray Drew exhibit captures the gritty spirit of the Centennial Celebration through rare historic panoramic photographs, and the Kennedy exhibit provides a taste of contemporary cowboy art by New Mexico artists such as nationally known sculptor Duke Sundt. Both exhibitions open Saturday.

  • Man jailed for shooting into the air

    A 19-year-old Mora County man has been charged with a felony for shooting a .40 caliber handgun into the air while in Las Vegas on Sunday court documents state. No one was injured.

    Daniel Gallegos, who resides on Country Road B015 in Cleveland, N.M., has been charged with shooting at or from a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony, and with misdemeanor counts of resisting, evading or obstructing an officer and reckless driving.

  • In Brief - News - July 29, 2015

    Optic Staff and Wire Reports

  • Looking Back - July 29, 2015

    In 1965
    Friday, July 30 — Jerry Sanchez, a West Las Vegas HIgh School graduate, Christine Trujillo, a graduate of Robertson High School and Pete Laumbach, a Mora High School graduate, are the recipients of a Salman Scholarship. The $350 scholarships are renewed until graduation if the students maintain a high academic average. The scholarships are provided by Col. William Salman of La Cueva.