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Today's News

  • Work of Art: Too late for lefties day

    Alas! I missed it by a week, but in my defense, I’ve been reminded that people with my condition are perpetually behind the times.

    I refer to National Left Handers Day, observed Aug. 13 and described “as a chance to tell your family and friends how proud you are of being left-handed, and also raise awareness of the issues lefties face in a world designed for right-handers.”

    They’re right! Too many of us get left behind.

  • Captain KIRK - Former Lobo big man, NBA alumnus teaches local youngsters his trade

    Alex Kirk has thrown down monster dunks, grabbed rebounds and blocked shots, delighting thousands of roaring fans in the world-famous Pit as well as NBA arenas.

    His 7-foot frame has worn the hallowed cherry and silver of the University of New Mexico Lobos as well as the same uniform as the most talented basketball player on the planet.

  • Topes double up Memphis

    Angelys Nina’s line drive single with two outs in the bottom of the 11th delivered the winning run and one for good measure Monday night, lifting the Albuquerque Isotopes to a 4-2 triumph over the Memphis Redbirds.

    Albuquerque (54-69) gave up a 2-0 lead when Memphis tied it with a two-run seventh. Neither team could score again until the Isotopes broke the stalemate in the 11th inning.

    The decisive set of at-bats mirrored the momentum swings of the entire game.

  • Ranch rodeo
  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 19, 2015

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Nashville Sounds, 6:05 p.m., Nashville, Tenn.

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Nashville Sounds, 6:05 p.m., Nashville, Tenn.
    Football
    • Scrimmage: Robertson vs. Tucumcari, 5 p.m., field TBA

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Nashville Sounds, 6:05 p.m., Nashville, Tenn.
    Football
    • Scrimmage: West Las Vegas vs. Santa Rosa, TBA

    Saturday
    Baseball

  • Center seeks to change lives

    San Miguel County officials and volunteers who have worked for years to establish an adult reintegration center for incarcerated individuals here are on the verge of that dream becoming a reality.

    Work has already begun on that 12-bed reintegration facility. It is being built adjacent to the San Miguel County Detention Center and is tentatively scheduled to open on Nov. 11.

    County officials and volunteers working on the project took a moment Wednesday to celebrate their success, holding a ceremony outside of what will be the new reintegration center.

  • Valley Pre-K program solvent

    A handful of parents from the Ribera area were up in arms during a West Las Vegas school board meeting on Wednesday evening.

    They wanted to ensure the district would continue to offer the Pre-K program for the upcoming school year.

  • HALL PASS - NMHU prof inducted into Martial Arts Hall of Fame

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The United States Martial Arts Association inducted a Highlands University professor into its 2015 Hall of Fame in June.
    Bob Bell, an exercise and sports sciences professor, joined the Highlands faculty in 2014 and teaches judo. The retired chiropractor and 7th degree black belt has trained in judo for 30 years, teaching and coaching 28 of those years.

  • Food assistance program relocates

    Submitted to the Optic

    Volunteers with the Comedor de San Pascual spent Friday moving the entire operation to the Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Hall.

    Comedor de San Pascual is a feeding and food distribution program that has served the community for six years out of the Las Vegas Senior Center.

  • Panel: Supreme Court should support no-bond amendment

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    A special panel of judges, lawyers and other legal experts on Thursday recommended that New Mexico’s highest court support a constitutional amendment to give judges the option to order the most dangerous, violent criminal defendants held in jail pending trial with no bond.