Today's News

  • Got a need for speed?

    Las Vegas Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University is inviting local athletes of various ages to its annual speed camp as well as a cross country camp, both to be held this coming week.

    The cross country camp for distance runners will run from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday at Perkins Stadium.
    The speed camp, designed to help athletes in all sports improve their speed, will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, also at the Perk.

  • North-South returns

    It’s the midsummer classic, part two. And there’s ample reason for locals to take interest.

    On Monday, Robertson’s Hannah Lopez and Ashley Encinias are two of the athletes expected to represent Las Vegas and the North in the Class 3A-4A North-South volleyball match.

    The contest gets under way at 6:30 p.m. at West Mesa High School in Albuquerque and will be one of three all-star volleyball matches played that evening.

  • Charlotte out as All-Star host

    The Associated Press

    The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

    The league had expressed its opposition to the law known as HB2 since it was enacted in March, and its decision Thursday came less than a month after state legislators revisited the law and chose to leave it largely unchanged.

  • Sixth inning dooms Isotopes

    Take away just the sixth inning of Thursday’s Albuquerque-Nashville series finale, and the host Isotopes win a commanding 4-1.

    Ah, but that sixth inning was huge — a seven-run outburst for the Sounds that bought them enough breathing room for an 8-4 win at Isotopes Park.

    Albuquerque (43-55) held a 1-0 edge going into the fateful frame, with starting pitcher Eddie Butler (4-1) holding Nashville to one walk and no hits through the first five innings.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 24, 2016

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 6:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    •State Little League tournaments TBA

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    •City league games TBA
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •City league games TBA

  • Police suspect homicide

    A Las Vegas man was found dead in his apartment on the 1000 block of South Pacific on Tuesday night, and city police are investigating it as a homicide.

    Steven A. Marquez, 43, was found inside his apartment by a family member. It appeared that he had been deceased for several hours.

    Las Vegas Police Chief Juan Montaño said there were indications that the death may have been a homicide. Before he died, Marquez had been bleeding from his nose and mouth.

  • Assault rifle fired outside bar

    By Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic

    A man armed with a semi-automatic rifle fired numerous rounds into the air outside of a South Pacific bar Sunday night while his companion fired off two shots from a handgun.

    No one was injured in the incident, which occurred outside of Tequilas Bar and Grill on 227 South Pacific shortly before 10 p.m.

  • Councilors in dark on chamber eviction

    City Councilors blasted the city manager Wednesday evening, saying they hadn’t been told that the city would be asking the chamber to move out of the Railroad Depot and into a remote building at Rodriguez Park.

    “I don’t appreciate not knowing what’s happening,” said Councilor Barbara Casey. “If there’s going to be something that affects the whole community, I don’t want to look like an idiot by not knowing. ... I’m extremely upset about it. I don’t want it to happen again.”

  • In Brief July 22, 2016

    The Associated Press

    2 killed in hit-and-run crash

    Authorities say two pedestrians are dead after being struck by a hit-and-run driver’s vehicle in northern New Mexico.

    The State Police identified the victims of the Wednesday night crash on U.S. 84 near Española as 49-year-old Joey Romero of Hernandez and 43-year-old Beverly P. Trujillo of Santa Fe. State Police say the suspect vehicle may be a blue Toyota pickup.

    Griego waives arraignment

  • Cheap gas siphons riders from Rail Runner

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s distinctive commuter rail line cuts a breathtaking path through Native American tribal lands, past silhouetted mountain ranges and swaths of cottonwood trees along the Rio Grande, ferrying workers between the state’s major metropolis of Albuquerque to the seat of state government in Santa Fe.