Today's News

  • Nice catch
  • Topes among leaders in triples

    Albuquerque’s penchant for hitting triples this summer has several Isotopes ranked among the Pacific Coast League’s best in that category with less than a month to go in the regular season.

  • Fiesta golf tees off Aug. 30

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association sent two teams to the Santa Fe Country Club Invitational Tournament on July 20, and both came home winners.

    The combination of Tangee Dolan, Amy Duhon, Denise Franken, Mary Wolfe emerged as winners of the first flight low gross.

    Winners of the second flight low net were Jacque Geoffrion, Merlyn Gonzales, Sue Johnson and Dodie Torres. Geoffrion also won with the longest drive.

  • Go Fish - Aug. 13, 2017

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Catches of the week
    Clayton Lake: Aaron Earle of Clayton caught a 6-pound channel catfish Aug. 5. He was using chicken liver.

    Cowles Pond: Grayson J. Bisagna, 4, of Albuquerque caught a rainbow trout July 31. He was using worms.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 13, 2017

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • NMHU women vs. Trinidad State Junior College (exhibition), TBA
    • Mora-San Miguel County Fair mud volleyball tournament, county fairgrounds

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park


  • Meeting first responders

    First responders are not someone you want to meet most of the time, as they are usually the first people you see during an emergency. But on Saturday, many first responders will be on-site at the third annual Local Emergency Planning Committee Expo, which will allow attendees to talk and meet many police officers and firefighters personally.

  • Strong opinions given on attorney recommendation

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    Tuesday’s regular San Miguel County Commission meeting featured two speakers on a topic that wasn’t even an action item on the agenda.

    Two citizens, who had strong opinions about the county attorney selection that will take place in the months ahead, voiced their concerns to the Commission.

    The county has already gone through a pair of attorney transitions since longtime county attorney Jesus Lopez and the county agreed to part ways in 2015.

  • Water a mutli-faceted topic at work session

    Wednesday’s Las Vegas City Council work session dealt with water — both the lack of it in some places and an excess in others.

    Hours after a massive thunder and hail storm rolled through San Miguel County, the City Council heard from Utilities Director Maria Gilvarry about an upcoming request for proposal expected to be released soon for work on Bradner and Peterson reservoirs, along with the diversion dam.

    The latter portion of the meeting dealt with the city’s response to all the recent rain in town.

  • Oh, hail, no!
  • Time running out on settlement

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    ALBUQUERQUE — Thursday, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that 192 New Mexico homeowners still need to cash their National Mortgage Settlement (NMS) checks, and that a letter was sent to them on July 28, 2017 from Rust Consulting, Inc. instructing them how to request a new check if they did not previously receive one.

    Checks must be cashed, or a new check must be requested, before Aug. 25, 2017 or the funds will be transferred to the State of New Mexico.