Today's News

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, May 9-12

    WEDNESDAY (May 9)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:35 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    • Class 4A state tournament, TBA, Rio Rancho


    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:35 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    • Class 4A state playoff quarterfinals, TBA, Rio Rancho
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park

  • Woman's body found; case treated as homicide

    The search for a missing Rio Rancho woman who grew up in Las Vegas has ended in a way some had feared.

    Dawn R. Sandoval, 46, was found deceased Saturday in a remote part of Sandoval County, near Rio Rancho, according to a Monday-afternoon release from the Rio Rancho Police Department.

    Sandoval had been reported missing April 16, with her dissappearance including what the release calls "suspicuious circumstances." Her phone, vehicle and keys were found at her home.

  • Cinco: Robertson girls' tennis extends streak

    ALBUQUERQUE – The energy was unmistakable, and the excitement was palpable as each of Robertson’s girls singles tennis competitors began to close out wins against rivals from St. Michael’s on the Albuquerque Academy complex early Saturday afternoon.

    One by one, the post-match handshakes came, and in each case, the verdict was in favor of the same team.

  • Three district titles each for Ortiz, Coca

    Meadow City athletes combined to win a dozen first-place medals in this past weekend’s District 2-4A track and field meet held primarily at Cardinal Stadium.

    Robertson senior Arjay Ortiz prevailed in the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles as well as the javelin.

    West Las Vegas senior Miguel Coca swept to wins in the three distance running events – the 800, 1,600 and 3,200.

  • La Plaza to hold cleanup session Wednesday

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    According to La Plaza Little League Vice President Nick Montoya, a special cleanup session is scheduled for Wednesday at Rodriguez Park.

    The cleanup will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Montoya said the session will also be an opportunity for the board to let the community know that it is addressing all concerns of players, parents and spectators.

  • Panthers fifth in state track meet

    When you have a strong group of distance runners like Pecos does, racking up a bunch of points in one or two events can push you right up the leaderboard at the state track and field meet.

  • Mora baseball, RHS and WLV softball teams set for state

    Here's what to watch for in high school baseball and softball state tournaments involving area schools.


    The Mora Rangers earned the No. 2 seed in the Class 1A-2A state baseball bracket and will take on No. 7 Dora at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rio Rancho High School.

  • City: Special meeting, without quorum, could not be held

    A Las Vegas City Council organizational meeting for Friday night couldn’t begin because not enough Councilors were in attendance to create a quorum.

  • State baseball Saturday update: Cards moving on

    Robertson baseball defeated Sandia Prep 11-3 on Saturday, sweeping their best-of-three playoff series two games to none.

    The Cardinals will play Bernalillo at 4 p.m. Thursday in the 4A quarterfinals; the game will be at Rio Rancho High.

    Also Saturday, West Las Vegas lost game two at Portales, 7-3, and has been eliminated from the tournament.

  • San Miguel County Assessor election questionnaires, June 2018 primary

    Here are the two Democratic Party primary candidates for San Miguel County Assessor in the June 5 primary. Incumbent County Assessor Patricia Gallegos is not running for re-election. No candidates from other parties filed to run for the office. Read the Optic in the weeks ahead to see other primary candidate replies.



    Office Sought: San Miguel County Assessor