Today's News

  • Otra vez: Second Mariachi night delivers a win for ABQ

    Let out your best grito.

    With Las Vegas’ own Mariachi Cardenal among the groups on hand to lend musical support, the Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico got out to an early five-run lead and didn’t let up, dancing past the Dorados of Sacramento 13-8 on Tuesday night in Albuquerque.

  • Go Fish: Friday, June 29

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the week

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, June 29-July 3

    FRIDAY (June 29)
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas


    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas


    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 6:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas

  • Little League update (June 27): More champs crowned

    Wednesday scores from the District 4 Little League championships hosted by La Plaza at Rodriguez Park:

    La Plaza 20, Taos 10, 11-12 softball; La Plaza plays in final vs. Las Vegas (10 a.m. Thursday).

    Las Vegas 13, Santa Rosa 6, 11-12 baseball; Las Vegas in final vs. La Plaza (12:30 p.m. Thursday).

    Santa Rosa defeated La Plaza, 8-10 baseball; Santa Rosa in final vs Taos (10 a.m. Thursday).

    La Plaza 14, Raton 2, 9-11 baseball; La Plaza in final vs. Las Vegas (5:30 p m. Thursday).

  • Sardinas Canyon fire now bigger than 800 acres

    A forest fire burning in a rugged area of the Carson National Forest located between Mora and Taos grew considerably between Monday afternoon and Tuesday evening. 

    The Sardinas Canyon fire grew from about 85 acres Monday to more than 800 acres by late Wednesday. It is zero percent contained.

  • Little League update: La Plaza takes 9-11 softball banner

    La Plaza's 9-11 softball team became the first squad to hoist a District 4 championship banner in 2018, beating Las Vegas 31-19 Tuesday night at Rodriguez Park.

    The game consumed nearly three hours as the teams combined for 50 runs, most off walks and errors.

    Late Tuesday, La Plaza Seniors baseball defeated Las Vegas' Rebels 20-11 in game two, sweeping their best-of-three series for the district title.

    Earlier Tuesday, La Plaza's 11-12 baseball team punched its ticket to the final by silencing a tough Santa Rosa team 10-0.

  • Superintendent: state's red tape slows City Schools facility changes

    While Las Vegas City Schools has tried to clear a legal and regulatory path to changes with two former facilities, its leader said the path is cluttered with paperwork and rules from multiple organizations — no matter what a government wants to do next with a building.

  • Group addresses Gallinas burglary concerns

    By Gwen Albers, Las Vegas Optic

    The last time fifth-generation Gallinas Canyon resident Ron Ortega remembered a rash of burglaries in the mountain community was 30 years ago.
    “The circumstances were very similar for the unusual amount of break-ins,” Ortega told some 50 residents during a meeting held on a recent Sunday over concerns for two recent home burglaries and a third at La Placita Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Grand (second) opening

    Energy Concepts Corporation, better known as ECC Solar, held a “grand second opening” event Saturday.

    The solar products and installation company is moving its main office from its off-the-grid Las Dispensas facility, that it’s occupied since 1999, to a building located at 617 Fifth St. in Las Vegas, next to the El Fidel Hotel.

    Food, prizes and live music were all a part of the event.

  • Camp Luna grass fire contained

    While a grass fire was quickly contained Sunday afternoon by San Miguel-area firefighters, a larger fire was still burning in nearby Taos County —and the threat of wildfires remains extremely high across the region.

    Most of the Carson National Forest will be closing soon due to persistent dry conditions. The Camino Real Ranger District is already closed.

    The 85-acre Sardinas Canyon Fire, located 15 miles southeast of Taos, New Mexico is burning in rugged, remote terrain. It was zero percent contained as of early Tuesday morning.