Today's News

  • Jones gets spotlight at Roundhouse

    SANTA FE  — NMHU baseball head coach Steve Jones was recently recognized by the New Mexico State Senate for eclipsing the 500 career wins milestone this season.  

    Jones is currently in his 16th season at the helm of the Cowboys.  

  • Omaha tops Isotopes

    Scott Van Slyke belted two home runs. Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly made a rehab start on the mound.

    Still, the visiting Omaha Storm Chasers prevailed 6-3 Wednesday night, sweeping a doubleheader from the Albuquerque Isotopes.

    Albuquerque fell to 4-3, having lost three of four to follow a 3-0 start, all at home.

    Van Slyke, who leads the ‘Topes in hitting (.625, 15 hits) and home runs (four), went 2 for 3 in the nightcap but the rest of the team combined for just three hits.

  • Youth Soccer - April 12, 2013

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League’s upcoming weekend matchups are as follows:

    U6 Division
    Matches to be played Saturday at Commerce Street fields
    Crew vs. Dynamo, 8:30 a.m., Field 1
    Rapids vs. Chivas, 8:30 a.m., Field 2
    Sounders vs. Fire, 8:30 a.m., Field 3
    United vs. Earthquakes, 8:30 a.m., Field 4

    U8 Division
    Matches to be played Saturday at Commerce Street Fields
    Barcelona vs. Hot Spurs, 9:30 a.m., Field 1
    Galaxy-Mora vs. AC Milan, 9:30 a.m., Field 3

  • Go Fish - April 12, 2013

    April 9:
    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow but there were a few trout taken by anglers using Power Bait and salmon eggs.
    Conchas Lake: Bank fishing was fair using grubs, nightcrawlers and spinners for walleye. A few black bass were caught by anglers using spinner baits and jerk baits. Fishing was fair using stink bait and liver for catfish.
    Coyote Creek: No reports.

  • Another tragedy - Families thought girls were at slumber party

    A fateful drive took the lives of two middle school students early Saturday morning, but their spirit, energy and spunk live on in the memories of their families.

    Kayla Martinez, 14, and Aleandra ”Aly” Sanchez were two of the eight people crammed into a four-door silver Infiniti sedan when the car rolled over into a median on I-25 near Tecolote around 2 a.m. on Saturday. The sedan landed on its roof, and all eight occupants were ejected.

    Police say alcohol, speed and reckless driving were all factors in the crash.

  • Teen may be charged as an adult

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    District Attorney Richard Flores is considering whether to try as an adult the teenage driver who allegedly left the scene of an alcohol-related crash near Tecolote early Saturday morning that left two dead and six injured.

    If Wayne Lovato, 17, of the 2400 block of Calle Bonita in Las Vegas, is tried as an adult and convicted of abuse of a child resulting in death and great bodily harm charges stemming from the case, he could face “significant” prison time , 4th Judicial District Attorney Richard Flores said.

  • Romero chided for seedy houses

    The city official responsible for going after nuisance properties had the tables turned on him last week, with one of his bosses accusing him of neglecting his own properties.

    Councilor Tonita Gurule-Giron confronted City attorney Dave Romero at last week’s Council work session.

  • Area projects survive veto pen

    Gov. Susana Martinez signed off Friday on a capital outlay bill that sets aside $11.5 million for projects in San Miguel and Mora counties.

    Unlike last year, when the governor vetoed a number of area projects, all of this year’s projects for Mora and San Miguel county survived the governor’s veto pen, including the $1.8 million allocated for planning and design of the city of Las Vegas’ Bradner Dam and another $1.85 million for Mora County’s complex, which has been stalled for years due to lack of funding.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - April 10, 2013

    Optic staff and wire

    Firefighter pact approved
    The Las Vegas City Council voted unanimously last week to approve a contract between the city and its firefighters union that will be in effect for the rest of this fiscal year and the following ne.
    City Manager Timothy Dodge said the contract calls for the firefighters to receive a pay raise of 50 cents an hour right away and then a 2 percent raise next fiscal year. He said the increases are consistent with the contracts approved with the city’s other unions.

  • Looking Back - April 10, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, April 9 — In its second appearance at the New Mexico High School Driving Road-e-o at Silver City this past weekend, the Robertson High School team placed one of its number in fourth place in the individual competition. Robertson High first sent a team last year and this year showed noticeable improvement over their initial venture. Louis “Butch” Terr of Las Vegas took fourth- place honors with a score of 674 out of a possible total of 750. Tony L. Lovato is the driving instructor for Robertson.