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Today's News

  • Adames’ 3-RBI triple caps Isotopes’ rally in New Orleans

    Cristhian Adames, who hadn’t hit the baseball safely in his last eight trips to the plate, found himself up to bat with two outs in the top of the ninth, the score knotted up at 2-2 courtesy of teammate Noel Cuevas’ RBI single on the previous play.

    A line drive triple to right field later, Adames was on third base, three runs batted in richer.

    Adames’ Isotopes went on to a 5-2 victory over New Orleans, coming back from a 2-1 deficit going into its final at-bat.

  • County fair sports on tap this weekend
  • Local ADs to athletes: Get those physicals

    Fall sports season practices are a couple weeks old, and season openers are days away.

    With that in mind, local high school athletic administrators are reminding student-athletes they need to have sports physicals in order to participate.

    “Parents and athletes of WLVHS, WLVMS and Valley — friendly reminder, you must have a physical before you can start practicing or participating,” West athletic coordinator Richard Tripp said via a news release.

  • Outlaws open fall with win

    The Las Vegas Outlaws 9-10 football team kicked off its season with a 37-13 win over the No. 2 ranked Albuquerque Bulldogs this past Sunday at the Herrera Complex.

    C.J. Perea accounted for five Outlaw touchdowns —four passing and one rushing. Perea connected with Ethan Tafoya for three TD passes and with Josh Martinez for another.

    The Outlaws, coached by Carlos Perea, are now part of the New Mexico American Youth Football, which he called the state’s “only nationally competitive league.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 11, 2017

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Trinidad State Junior College (exhibition), TBA

  • Suspects sought in armed robberies

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    At least three suspects are being sought after a pair of Seventh Street businesses were robbed at gunpoint, police say.

    The Las Vegas Police Department issued a news release describing a July 30 armed robbery at Hibbett Sports and a similar incident Aug. 2 at Bealls department store, located in the same shopping center on Seventh Street at Legion Drive.

    As of Tuesday at press time, no suspects are in custody in either incident. Las Vegas police say it believes the two robberies are connected.

  • County Fair time

    It is the time of the year that many young livestock enthusiasts have been waiting for. It is time for the 44th annual San Miguel/Mora County Fair.

    There is no cost to attend this year’s fair, but fair organizers are accepting donations. The fairgrounds are located off located off State Road 65 north of Las Vegas going toward Montezuma and runs until Saturday evening.

    “We will appreciate any donations,” Ted Roybal, president of the fair board, said. “We encourage people to come out and enjoy this year’s fair.”

  • Texas man, accused of San José store crimes, faces more charges

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    A Texas man whose allegations include armed robbery, endangering a child and stealing a vehicle at a Pecos-area store late last month is now facing a long list of charges that could still grow.

    Lane Reed, 23, of Killeen, Texas, was booked into the Sandoval County Detention Center July 25 after a chase and shootout that ended without major injuries.

  • Ghost of a chance
  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Aug 9, 2017

    Wire and staff reports
    ‘Cow’ fire officially put out
    Fire managers on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest called the lightning-caused Cow Fire out Monday at noon.

    The fire started on July 18th in slash and dead and down timber within the burn scar of the 2000 Viveash Fire.  Natural drainages and the rocky landscape helped fire crews contain the small fire to around seven acres.  The Cow Fire also received a significant amount of monsoonal moisture.