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Today's News

  • LVPD investigation leads to recovery of stolen construction equipment and large drug discovery

    The Optic regularly receives observations that not enough new construction is taking place in San Miguel or Mora counties. Encouragement to get investment in more area projects isn’t likely to come from a pair of large pieces of construction equipment disappearing.

  • 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.

     

    CONNIE M. GALLEGOS

    Office Sought: San Miguel County Assessor

  • Having won district, Cardinal golf readies for state

    Led by three all-district selections, the Robertson boys' golf team captured the District 2&3 1A-4A championship this past week in Taos.

    Sam Hillis was honored as Coach of the Year for the district. Noah Gonzalez, Justin L'Esperance and Charlie Hillis earned all-district recognition as well. They, along with teammates Kyle Conway and Leon Lujan, will begin play in the Class 1A-4A state tournament with Sunday's practice round and Monday's tee times starting 8 a.m. at The Canyon Club in Albuquerque.

  • State tennis: Robertson teams both in final four

    Robertson’s quest for a history-making fifth consecutive state championship in girls’ tennis stayed on track Friday morning, as the Lady Cardinals shut out No. 8 seed Raton 9-0, winning six singles and three doubles matches.

    On Saturday morning, the Lady Cards will meet No. 4 Portales, which knocked off No. 5 Bosque 7-2 in another Friday quarterfinal. The other half of the draw pits No. 2 St. Mike’s against No. 3 Mesilla Valley Christian. The Lady Horsemen rode past No. 7 Sandia Prep 8-1 while the Sonblazers edged No. 6 Santa Fe Prep 5-4.

  • State baseball: Lucero's no-no gives Robertson series opener

    Brandon Lucero threw a no-hitter Friday, putting the Robertson baseball team one win away from advancing to the Class 4A state quarterfinals.

    Robertson, the No. 3 seed, blanked visiting Sandia Prep 3-0 at Memorial Middle School’s Whorton Field. The best-of-three, first-round series resumes at 11 a.m. Saturday.

  • State track: Panthers in third after day one

    The Pecos Panthers sit in third place after day one of the small-school state track and field championships being held at UNM Track and Soccer Complex in Albuquerque.

    Only five events have been scored, but Pecos (13 points) trails Dexter (24) and Santa Fe Prep (18) in the 3A boys’ standings. All but one of the Panthers’ points came from their 2-3-4 finish in the 1,600-meter run final.

  • Corrections

    In one of the photos published in the “People & Faces” collage on Page B6 of the Sunday, April 29 print edition of the Optic, a child was misidentified. The child on the bicycle is Pearl Ortega, age 3 with Adaja Cunningham assisting.  The error occurred in page production.

  • Recycle, reuse, renew

    By Beth Urech, Special to the Optic
    The hour began with trash strewn all over the yard and empty blue bins plunked everywhere.

    Forty first-graders from the Early Childhood Center had a crash course in recycling at Highlands Recycling Center with the imitable Carmen Lopez, the center’s coordinator.

    Lopez gave the signal, and the kids dashed around picking up bottles, cans and cardboard and putting each item in the correct bin.

  • N.M. students ‘Stand for the Second’

    The Associated Press
    CARLSBAD  — New Mexico teenagers joined with students from across the U.S. in a school walkout to support gun ownership.

    Students from schools in Carlsbad, Albuquerque and Santa Fe participated in the movement Wednesday called “Stand for the Second,” which aims to raise awareness of Second Amendment rights.