Today's News

  • Editorial cartoon - June 29, 2015
  • Dispatch New Mexico - We’re messing with Mother Nature’s predators

    A lot of critters have been in the news lately. Predators, mainly, as a couple of meetings in recent weeks highlight. One was in the southwestern region of the state, the other up north.

    People are debating the Mexican gray wolf in and around the Gilas, while others are considering ways to control bears, cougars, coyotes and other meat-eating animals in the mountains of northern New Mexico.

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  • Robbers win 4 of 5 on road

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers are enjoying their most successful stretch of the season, having won four of five games this past week — all on the road.

    After a quick stop in Alamogordo on Monday the 22nd — a 12-7 win over White Sands — the Robbers took three of their first four games at Las Cruces. They won 16-9 on Tuesday, lost 27-2 on Wednesday, then rebounded with 8-3 and 10-6 wins on Thursday and Friday.

    Kyal Williams’ masterful performance at pitcher and Max Garza’s offensive outburst highlighted the Thursday victory.

  • U.S. edges China

    By Anne M. Peterson
    AP Sports Writer

    OTTAWA, Ontario — Carli Lloyd finally was able to express her creativity on field.

    Aided by tweaks in the lineup, the 32-year-old midfielder was able to roam more Friday night, scoring for the United States in a 1-0 victory over China that sent the Americans to the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup against Germany.

  • Adult Softball - June 29

    The following are upcoming adult softball games scheduled by the City of Las Vegas Recreation Department. Games are played at the city softball complex off Grant Street.

    MONDAY, JUNE 29: Men, Sons of Pitches vs. Tecolote, 6 p.m.; V-Town Grizzlies vs. Tecolote, 7:15 p.m.; Vegas Boys vs. V-Town Grizzlies, 8:30 p.m.

    TUESDAY, JUNE 30: Men, Tecolote vs. Balls Deep, 6 p.m.; Hackers vs. Balls Deep, 7:15 p.m.; Tecolote vs. V-Town Grizzlies, 8:30 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 29, 2015

    • Pecos League All-Star Game, 6 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Las Vegas adult league games, evenings, city softball complex

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Garden City Wind, 6 p.m., Garden City, Kans.
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas adult league games, evenings, city softball complex

  • Sonic robber still on loose

    A Sonic employee was robbed at gunpoint on Monday night, which set off an unsuccessful police search for the gunman.

    The case has been turned over to the Las Vegas Police Department’s investigations division. Police have yet to identify any suspects in the robbery, according to a Las Vegas Police Department incident report on the robbery released to the Optic on Wednesday.

    Las Vegas police, meanwhile, are also investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday night. Details on that shooting, however, are sketchy.

  • Senior profile - Stella Bartone - A stellar life embodied

    By Lupita P. Gonzales
    For the Optic

    Adelita Rudolph and Alfredo Herrera, from nearby Rociada at Cañon de Manuelitas, had foresight when they named their youngest daughter Stella, for she has proven herself a star in her own right in Las Vegas.

    “I live life to the fullest for the moment — every moment I enjoy,” said Stella Bartone.