Today's News

  • Editorial cartoons - May 25, 2015
  • Dispatch New Mexico - A Norteño, sort of, moves to Roswell

    In recent months, I’ve found myself living and working in three different communities. Very different, but with one standout similarity.

    I’m talking about Las Vegas, Taos and Roswell, three New Mexico municipalities with their unique identities.

  • Robbers return

    In the summer of 2014, a record number of rainouts afflicted the Las Vegas Train Robbers, who led the Pecos League in games cancelled due to weather.

    Thursday’s scheduled home opener vs. Santa Fe met the same fate after showers drenched the Meadow City and left Henry Martinez Field at Rodriguez Park unplayable.

    It was the first of 10 home dates scheduled for the Train Robbers this season. The next is June 1 vs. the Trinidad Triggers.

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  • Clearing all obstacles
  • Cowboys Chavez, Garcia are all-region, all-RMAC

    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands outgoing senior baseball players Matthew Chavez and Omar Garcia have collected some nice parting gifts — honors on the regional and league levels.

    Garcia and Chavez were named to the All-District American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings on May 15, while Chavez was named Second Team first baseman All-Region by Daktronics on May 14.

    The two teammates were named to the All-District Team by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on May 12.

  • Hargrave shines in nationals

    Submitted to the Optic

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Highlands’ Easton Hargrave finished All-America for the second straight year in Greco-Roman wrestling, finishing seventh at the 85 kilograms (187 pounds) weight class at Senior Nationals this past month at the 2015 Las Vegas/ASICS U.S. Senior Nationals.

    “Easton had an outstanding tournament especially considering the fact he has not competed in the Greco-Roman Olympic style of wrestling for a year,” NMHU head coach Doug Moses said.

  • Input sought at WLV

    Submitted to the Optic

    West Las Vegas Athletic Coordinator Richard Tripp said he encourages all parents, fans or athletic enthusiasts of WLV athletics to send him an e-mail regarding concerns at West Las Vegas involving athletics.

    “The purpose to establish or attempt to establish better communication between our athletes, parents and fans. Not all situations are fixable, but if we don’t know what the problem or situation is, how can we address it?”

  • Little League - May 20

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by Las Vegas Little League. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    WEDNESDAY: Red Sox vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m.; Mets vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.
    FRIDAY: Red Sox vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Angels vs. Reds, 7:30 p.m.

    TUESDAY: Express vs. Threshers, 6:15 p.m.; Rattlers vs. Bats, 7:45 p.m.
    WEDNESDAY: Thunder vs. Paw Sox, 6:15 p.m.
    THURSDAY: Threshers vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m.; Paw Sox vs. Rivercats, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 25, 2015

    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at New Orleans Zephyrs, 5 p.m., New Orleans

    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Garden City, 6 p.m., Garden City, Kans.
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at New Orleans Zephyrs, 5 p.m., New Orleans

  • Ex-Mora teacher arrested

    A former Mora High School teacher was arrested this week for allegedly carrying on an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old student.

    Mandiann Casados, 25, of Mora, was charged in Mora County Magistrate Court last Friday with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a fourth-degree felony. She was arrested on Monday and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by the state police investigations bureau.