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  • Eighth inning boosts Isotopes; series a split

    A five-run eighth inning broke open what had been a tied ballgame Monday evening, and the Albuquerque Isotopes went on to a 7-3 victory in their series finale with visiting Fresno.

    Wins over the Grizzlies on Sunday and Monday gave the Isotopes a split of the four-game set.

    Former National League MVP Ryan Howard drove in two runs and went 1-for-4 with a double, batting as the designated hitter. Howard was signed by the Rockies organization as a free agent last week.

  • LVYSL holding late registration

    If your youngster (age 4-12) is interested in playing soccer this school year but you haven’t gotten around to registering, you’re in luck.

    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is accepting late registrations into the month of September at the cost of $65 per child. Late registrants will be placed on a waiting list to fill spots on teams as they become available.
    Registration fee for each child will not be charged until they are placed on a team.

    To sign up, log on to www.lasvegasyouthsoccer.org, click on the Registration tab, and follow the instructions.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 15, 2017

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    Softball
    • City league games, 6:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Tucumcari (exhibition scrimmage), 5:30 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas vs. Santa Rosa vs. Santa Fe (exhibition scrimmages), 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    Softball
    • City league games, 6:15 and 7:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas

  • Shear dedication

    By Gwen Albers
    Special to the Optic

    As the Mora/San Miguel County Fair got under way this week, some young enthusiasts are in their first few years handling and showing sheep and other animals.

    As a former vocational-agricultural teacher in Pojoaque Valley Public Schools near Santa Fe, Pat Melendrez learned to shear sheep in order to teach his students the craft.

  • LCC trustees to discuss presidential search committee

    Luna Community College board of trustees is expected to name committee members for the presidential search committee on Tuesday. During a board meeting last Tuesday, board chairman Dan Romero said that each of the seven trustees would recommend an individual from their district to serve on the committee.

    Tuesday’s board meeting starts at 10 a.m. on Aug. 15 at the LCC Student Success Center Board Room.

  • PRC: Mora ambulance to be monitored more closely

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission recently voted to impose new restrictions on Mora County’s ambulance operations, but anyone who’s been following the county’s struggles in this area knows rules, directives and fines don’t create resources.

  • Severe summer weather
  • Zinke supports opening access to Sabinoso Wilderness site

    Las Vegas Optic reports
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday that federal land managers will be working to finalize a process for considering whether to accept a donation of land that will allow public access to a landlocked parcel of federally protected wilderness in northern New Mexico, according to the Associated Press.

    Zinke’s announcement comes nearly two weeks after he toured the area with members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation and local officials.

  • Trump to McConnell: deliver, or step aside

    By Julie Bykowicz and Erica Werner
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump escalated a stunning feud against his top Senate partner Thursday, suggesting Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might have to think about stepping aside if he doesn’t deliver on the president’s agenda of health care, taxes and infrastructure.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Aug 13, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Navajo Nation upgrading alerts
    GALLUP — A Navajo Nation official says the tribe is still in the process of buying software for an Amber Alert system for the reservation months after a purchase was under way in the wake of controversy following the killing of a girl.

    Public Safety Division Director Jesse Delmar told the Gallup Independent on Wednesday that the tribe is considering different software vendors that they will interview.