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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 15-17

    SUNDAY (April 15)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 1:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    • NMHU vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs, noon, Brandt Park
    • La Plaza Little League opening day, games starting 9 a.m., Rodriguez Park
    Soccer
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 1:30 and 3 p.m., UWC campus, Montezuma
    Softball
    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo (DH), 11 a.m., Pueblo, Colo.

    MONDAY
    Baseball

  • Wrong-way I-25 driver nearly causes head-on collision

    A 51-year-old Ft. Collins, Colo., man was arrested recently for DWI, fourth offense, and other charges after traveling the wrong way on I-25.

    According to New Mexico State Police reports, officers were dispatched about 1:50 p.m. on April 1 to stop a wrong-way driver traveling on I-25 near milepost 373 near Mora County, where a head-on collision had nearly occurred.

    One of the parties called the NMSP to report the near collision and dispatch informed the officers.

  • S.F. foundation invests in Plaza, Castañeda

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    SANTA FE —  The Santa Fe Community Foundation is now a small part owner of the Plaza Hotel and La Castañeda Hotel in Las Vegas after investing part of the dedicated funds from their Impact Investing Initiative.

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, April 13, 2018

    Saturday, April 14
    The Amor de La Tierra Garden Club will meet at 9 a.m. at Traveler’s Cafe on the Las Vegas Plaza. Contact Nina Marquez Johns, ninamjohns@gmail.com or 505-425-5239, for information.

    Saturday, April 14

  • Poll shows New Mexicans want reforms

    In 2016, Americans threw a hand grenade into the nation’s body politic. Fed up with politicians in general and suffering from misinformation running amuck on social media, Donald Trump became that grenade and we’ve been dealing the consequences ever since.

  • Thumbs: Our high-country lowdown on the news, April 13, 2018

    THUMBS DOWN: WHAT BALLOONS REPRESENT
    To some, balloons represent flying to the heavens — a way to honor those no longer with us. To others, it’s merely a way to symbolize a happy event or celebration, and florists and gift shops recognize this.
    However, Sunday afternoon, balloons represented an enemy of the local electrical grid. PNM said balloons were the cause a of a power outage that affected about 2,000 customers in Las Vegas and the surrounding area to the north.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, April 13, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, April 13, 2018.

  • Locals help Cowgirl track get back to top 10

    New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field has returned to the national top 10 for outdoors for the first time since 2015.

    The Cowgirls, coached by Bob  DeVries, are 10th in this week’s U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll.

  • Both unbeaten in 2-4A, RHS and WLV softball to battle

    On paper, Robertson and Miyamura softball teams entered Tuesday’s head-to-head meeting as two evenly matched teams.

    On the dirt, it was a different story.

    Robertson (12-6 overall, 4-0 District 2-4A) swept the non-district doubleheader 5-0 and 12-8, sending the Class 5A Patriots home 9-7-1.

  • Hitting that home stretch

    Several Las Vegas, Pecos and Mora athletes put up strong performances in track and field meets this past weekend, with just less than a month to go before the state championships in Albuquerque.

    Teams were to participate in this week’s Meadow City Invitational. (See the Optic print and online editions this coming week for more coverage.)

     

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    Robertson’s boys placed fifth and the RHS girls were seventh in this past weekend’s Moriarty Invitational.