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Today's News

  • Clearing all obstacles
  • Cowboys Chavez, Garcia are all-region, all-RMAC

    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands outgoing senior baseball players Matthew Chavez and Omar Garcia have collected some nice parting gifts — honors on the regional and league levels.

    Garcia and Chavez were named to the All-District American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings on May 15, while Chavez was named Second Team first baseman All-Region by Daktronics on May 14.

    The two teammates were named to the All-District Team by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on May 12.

  • Hargrave shines in nationals

    Submitted to the Optic

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Highlands’ Easton Hargrave finished All-America for the second straight year in Greco-Roman wrestling, finishing seventh at the 85 kilograms (187 pounds) weight class at Senior Nationals this past month at the 2015 Las Vegas/ASICS U.S. Senior Nationals.

    “Easton had an outstanding tournament especially considering the fact he has not competed in the Greco-Roman Olympic style of wrestling for a year,” NMHU head coach Doug Moses said.

  • Input sought at WLV

    Submitted to the Optic

    West Las Vegas Athletic Coordinator Richard Tripp said he encourages all parents, fans or athletic enthusiasts of WLV athletics to send him an e-mail regarding concerns at West Las Vegas involving athletics.

    “The purpose to establish or attempt to establish better communication between our athletes, parents and fans. Not all situations are fixable, but if we don’t know what the problem or situation is, how can we address it?”

  • Little League - May 20

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

    MAJORS DIVISION
    WEDNESDAY: Red Sox vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m.; Mets vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.
    FRIDAY: Red Sox vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Angels vs. Reds, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    TUESDAY: Express vs. Threshers, 6:15 p.m.; Rattlers vs. Bats, 7:45 p.m.
    WEDNESDAY: Thunder vs. Paw Sox, 6:15 p.m.
    THURSDAY: Threshers vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m.; Paw Sox vs. Rivercats, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 25, 2015

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at New Orleans Zephyrs, 5 p.m., New Orleans

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Garden City, 6 p.m., Garden City, Kans.
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at New Orleans Zephyrs, 5 p.m., New Orleans

  • Ex-Mora teacher arrested

    A former Mora High School teacher was arrested this week for allegedly carrying on an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old student.

    Mandiann Casados, 25, of Mora, was charged in Mora County Magistrate Court last Friday with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a fourth-degree felony. She was arrested on Monday and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by the state police investigations bureau.

  • Restoring a landmark - Trolley Building contract awarded

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University Board of Regents voted Monday to award the construction contract for the historic Trolley Building project to Franken Construction of Las Vegas.

    The Trolley Building will be transformed into a state-of-the-art facility for the Media Arts Department. Construction for the 21,027-square-foot restoration and expansion project is expected to begin in June and be completed in June 2016.

  • Board terminates Chamber director

    The Board of Directors of the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce & Industry terminated longtime executive director Lavinia Fenzi on Wednesday, capping a tumultuous week in which police were called to secure files and the organization temporarily suspended operations.

    The vote came during an emergency meeting in which board members and Fenzi accused one another of being responsible for the deteriorating relationship.

  • State personnel office slow in back-pay case

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico’s personnel office has issued checks to thousands of state workers who were owed back pay under a 2013 court ruling but about 1,000 cases still need to be sorted out.

    State officials cited the complicated nature of the remaining cases as the reason the process has taken longer than expected, but union officials said this week the state appears to be dragging its feet.