Today's News

  • Coca is All-American in 3,000

    Moises Coca of Las Vegas is back in his hometown after placing in two distance runs in this past week’s USATF Junior Olympic national outdoor track and field competition held in Greensboro, N.C.

    Coca, who’ll be a junior this fall at West Las Vegas High, represented the Meadow City Track Club.

    Notably, Coca ran 12th overall in the boys’ 3,000-meter run (age 15-16) with a time of 9:30.86 in the finals Thursday morning, July 25. There were 46 runners in the finals.

  • Isotopes take two from New Orleans in rain-delay DH

    The Albuquerque Isotopes didn’t let a little cloudburst and hurricane-like conditions rain on their parade.
    The ‘Topes swept an impromptu Saturday doubleheader against visiting New Orleans by scores of 8-5 and 5-4. The first game was a continuation from Friday, forced after violent winds near 90 mph and sheets of rain blasted Isotopes Park and other parts of the Duke City.

  • RHS youth soccer camp Aug. 6-8

    Submitted to the Optic
    The Robertson High School Lady Cardinals will be conducting their annual youth soccer camp on Aug. 6-8.
    The camp will be for kids ages 4-12. Cost will be $30 for campers who attend from 8 a.m. to noon, or $20 for those campers who stay from 8 to 10 a.m. (recommended for ages 4-5). The camp will be held at the Robertson soccer field off Mills Avenue. Registration will take place right before the first session, beginning at 7:45 a.m. on Aug. 6.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 29, 2013

    • Pecos League playoffs: TBA
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Hackers vs. Tecolote, 7:15 p.m., Brew Crew vs. Balls Deep, 8:30 p.m.; women’s division game, Lady Hackers vs. Bud, 6 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

    • Pecos League playoffs: TBA

  • Massive embezzlement found

    A former employee of Rogers Mortuary has been charged with stealing more than $200,000 from the company in a massive embezzlement scheme that went undetected for years, court documents reveal.

    Molly Martinez, 62, who according to court documents resides in an apartment complex on the 2500 block of Carmean, has been charged with 31 counts of embezzlement over $2,5000, all third-degree felonies; 30 counts of embezzlement over $500, all fourth-degree felonies, and a single count of fraud over $20,000, a second-degree felony. She has pleaded not guilty to each of the charges.

  • Senior profile - Grover and Carol Durham

    For the Optic

    Since moving to Las Vegas, on a “toss of the coin” decision in August of 2001, Grover and Carol Durham have settled into their comfortable, refurbished home.

    Originally, the structure had been one of the officers’ mess halls, built for troops stationed at Camp Luna during WWII, but one would never have guessed it by the looks of it now.

  • Luna chair says he can’t be ousted

    You voted for him, you’re stuck with him.

    That was the message Luna Community College attorney Tony Ortiz gave to members of the board of trustees pushing to remove Chairman Abelino Montoya from his board leadership post, and that legal advice sparked more bickering between Montoya and board members Ernie Chavez and Dan Romero.

    But this time the bickering played out in front of the state’s higher education cabinet secretary and representatives of the New Mexico Public Schools Insurance Authority, Luna’s insurer.

  • Child injured in hit-and-run

    Las Vegas police continue to investigate a hit-and-run that occurred at 7 p.m. last Friday that resulted in an 8-year-old boy being transported to Alta Vista Regional Hospital with head and leg injures.

  • 147 signatures reinstated on recall petition

    City Clerk Casandra Fresquez  informed the governing body on Monday that she has reinstated 147 signatures on the petition to recall Mayor Alfonso Ortiz, but even with those additional signatures, there weren’t enough valid signatures to force a recall election.

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