Today's News

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The brief but severe hailstorm

    It is a beautiful July afternoon here in our mountains. The opportunity to open my office door wide, and soak in the sights and smells of a wind-free, cool July afternoon are becoming more rare every year, weatherwise, it seems.

  • State quests end for LV

    Las Vegas Little League’s time in the state tournaments came to a bitter end early this week with the elimination of three baseball teams.

    All three, the 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 groups, had achieved District 4 championships to make the cut for state.

    Playing locally at La Plaza’s Rodriguez Park, Las Vegas 10-11 lost to Roadrunner All-Stars 15-9 on Tuesday morning in an elimination game.

    Roadrunner, the District 5 champ, went on to beat Carlsbad Shorthorn. Roadrunner was to play Lions Hondo on Thursday in a semifinal.

  • Alzheimer’s sacks Broncos owner

    The Associated Press

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  — Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team’s training facilities and roster.

    So his absence from Dove Valley headquarters on Wednesday as players reported for physicals on the eve of training camp was as jarring as the announcement that the 70-year-old Bowlen was giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Isotopes hold off Grizzlies

    Vote for Pedro.

    Pedro Baez bent but didn’t break in the top of the ninth inning, allowing one run on two hits but ultimately hanging on for a huge save as the Albuquerque Isotopes nipped Fresno 8-7 on Wednesday night at Isotopes Park.

    It was Baez’s sixth save of the summer and held up a win for fellow reliever Matt Magill (7-5).

    Albuquerque took control in the bottom of the fourth, flipping a 6-3 deficit into an 8-6 lead.

    Brock Peterson notched three RBI with a two-out double in the inning.

  • Pecos playoffs all set

    Beginning Friday night, the Santa Fe Fuego (44-22) will host the Trinidad Triggers (33-25) for a best-of-three playoff series to determine the Northern Division champion of the Pecos League.

    Meanwhile, the Alpine (Texas) Cowboys (48-20) will host the defending Pecos League champion Roswell Invaders (38-27) in the Southern Division finals, also starting Friday.

    Winners will meet July 28-30 in the best-of-three league championship series, to be held at the city with the better record.

  • Perea earns acclaim for camp performance

    Las Vegas’ Carlos “C.J.” Perea was named to the All-Camp team at the Anthony Spencer-Barry Church Football Camp July 7-10 in Denton, Texas.

    The camp, which included instruction by Dallas Cowboy players and others, was held at University of North Texas football practice fields.

  • Go Fish - July 25

    Fishing report, July 22
    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was fair using Pistol Petes tipped with worms, Power Bait, marshmallows and spinners. We had no reports on perch.
    Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest Monday was 43cfs. Trout fishing was good using spinners, worms, elk hair caddis, yellow sallies and golden stone fly nymphs. We had no reports from the Gravel Pit Lakes.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 25, 2014

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 8:05 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    • New Mexico state 10-11 baseball tournament, championship game, 11 a.m., Rodriguez Park

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 8:05 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    • New Mexico state 10-11 baseball tournament, championship “if necessary” game, 11 a.m., Rodriguez Park

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m., Reno, Nev.


  • FYI - Sports - July 25

    Memorial football
    Memorial Middle School football practice will begin from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at the Memorial Middle School football field. You must have a current physical and consent forms to participate. The needed forms may be downloaded from the Las Vegas City Schools website. Bring your completed packet on the first day of practice. Call Coach Richard Martinez, 429-7975, for details.

    Robertson boys’ soccer
    Robertson High has begun summer practices for boys’ soccer. Call Coach Ray Parks, 918-4436, for information.

  • Appeals court rules for Montoyas

    By Martín Salazar and Mercy López
    Las Vegas Optic

    The state Court of Appeals has determined that the Montoya family is legally entitled to keep 5,000 to 6,000 acres of the Tecolote Land Grant, dealing a blow to the land grant board which was attempting to nullify nine deeds to that land executed by Jose Maria Montoya to his heirs in 1899.

    The Appeals Court opinion, filed in late May, is just the latest chapter in a years-long legal battle between the Montoya family and the land grant board.