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Today's News

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, April 6, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, April 6, 2018.

  • County attorney, others wrap up testimony in water use hearings

    San Miguel County’s attorney made many trips to Santa Fe last month for a particular case.

  • Highlands track ranked 14th in nation

    Just two weeks into the outdoor track and field season, the New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field squad is back knocking on a top-10 national ranking.

    The Cowgirls entered the NCAA rankings at No. 14 after a solid meet at the Spank Blasing Open on March 31. In that meet, three NMHU women produce marks putting them among the top four nationally in their event.

    The Cowgirls moved up 44 spots from last week and have now been ranked among the top 15 in the nation in each of the last six seasons.

  • Prep roundup: Just plain stingy

    Brandon Lucero limited West Las Vegas to two hits and a walk (with two late hit-by-pitch reaches) on his way to an 11-0 complete-game shutout Tuesday, and the host Cardinals improved to 12-1 overall and 2-0 in District 2-4A baseball.

    A few miscues proved costly for the Dons (6-7, 0-3).

    After Zach Jordan’s double to lead off the RHS half of the first, WLV pitcher James Archuleta was able to get the next two batters out. But Jordan ended up scoring on a passed ball, and it was 1-0 Robertson.

  • Digging the long ball: Cowboys, Pioneers combine for 10 homers

    Brilliant move. Big hit.

    Getting into the game as a pinch hitter with two outs in the bottom of the extra-inning eighth with one man on and his team down by one, Carlos Ramirez took a big swing at the first pitch he saw from Chris Lacher.

  • Go Fish: Friday, April 6

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the week
    Conchas Lake: Tommy Herrera, age 7, of Las Vegas, caught and release a largemouth bass Mar. 25. He was using a 3-inch chartreuse grub.

  • Summer softball meeting Monday

    A summer softball league coaches’ meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

    Roster forms will be handed out, and there will be a discussion on league rules, as well as the starting date for the season.

    Participants are asked to bring any question, suggestions, ideas and concerns.

    For more information, e-mail Loretta Abreu Martin at lmartin@lasvegasnm.gov or text 505-718-2318.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 6-8

    FRIDAY (April 6)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 6:35 p.m., Salt Lake City
    • Luna at Clarendon College (DH), noon, Clarendon, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Adams State, 6 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • Mora at Peñasco, 4 p.m., Peñasco
    • Robertson JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA
    Softball
    • Luna vs. Frank Phillips College (DH), 1 p.m., WLV field
    • Mora at McCurdy (DH), 3 p.m., Española

  • State releases findings from special City audit

    Wednesday, the Office of the New Mexico Auditor released a much-anticipated report.

  • On the hunt

    Theresa Wesner photo/For the Optic

    Emily Alvidrez picks up a plastic egg during an Easter egg hunt over the weekend.

    Mild, yet windy, conditions allowed a full slate of Easter weekend activities to take place.