Today's News

  • Dispatch New Mexico: Filmmaking runs strong in NM

    My older daughter tells a great story about how she met Jeff Bridges and didn’t even know it.

    She was a teenager at the time, working at a local bookstore in “the original” Las Vegas (N.M.) when he came in to the store. She said she was decorating an Easter egg for an upcoming children’s activity, as there weren’t any customers around. Then some older man and younger woman came into the store, looked around a while and came to the register with some purchases.

  • Little League district tourneys on tap

    Las Vegas Optic

  • Uphill climb for U.S. men

    By Ronald Blum
    The Associated Press

    HOUSTON  — Minutes after Lionel Messi and Argentina had finished a 4-0 mauling of the United States in the Copa America semifinals, Jurgen Klinsmann was asked to assess the size of the gap between his team and soccer’s elite and how long it will take to close it.

    “Oh, that’s a tough one,” the coach said, smiling and chuckling. “I don’t have that answer right now.”

  • Skid hits 6 games

    Limited to just four hits, the Albuquerque Isotopes stumbled to their sixth straight loss on Wednesday night in Fresno, Calif.

    The host Grizzlies had the upper hand in a pitchers’ duel, taking a 2-1 verdict and winning the second game of a scheduled four-game set.

    Cesar Valdez (4-1) struck out five and held Albuquerque to one earned run on four hits and one walk in seven stingy innings for Fresno (34-37). James Hoyt picked up his 17th save of the year after allowing just one walk in the ninth.

  • Champs!
  • Hockey coming to Sin City

    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The NHL is making a big bet on Las Vegas.

    The league will expand to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season after awarding its 31st franchise to billionaire businessman Bill Foley on Wednesday. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the decision after the league’s board of governors met on a 109-degree day and unanimously voted to put an ice hockey team in the Mojave Desert’s gambling mecca.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 24, 2016

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.

    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •District 4 Little League Tournaments, games TBA, Raton
    •District 4 Little League Tournaments, games TBA, Raton
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

  • Go Fish - June 24, 2016

    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. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the week
    Conchas Lake: Eric Ferguson, 6, of Albuquerque caught an 18-inch smallmouth bass June 14. He was using a 3-inch grub.

    Morphy Lake: Dominic Jaramillo, 6, caught a 20.5-inch rainbow trout June 19.

  • Fundraiser planned for teen

    By Gwen Albers
    For the Optic

    A fundraiser will be held Saturday for a Sapello teen left paralyzed after a bull stepped on him, crushing all but one of the eight vertebrae in his neck.

    Since the Memorial Day accident during a bull riding camp in Maxwell, Jeramiah Gouin, 17, has remained in the neurological intensive care unit at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, said family spokesman Shane Sena, who is Jeramiah’s cousin. Jeramiah is the only child of Dennis and Rose Gouin.

  • Royalty for Las Fiestas de Las Vegas