Today's News

  • Baca achieves more raves in combine

    Submitted to the Optic

    Mathew Baca, 15, of Las Vegas recently competed in Coach Dave Schuman’s National Underclassmen Combine.

    The event is a football competition where high school athletes go through testing in the 40 yard dash, shuttle run, vertical jump, broad jump, and bench press. They then have specific position skills evaluations by former NFL players and college coaches.  

  • All-district teams: 12 locals

    Adrian Jaramillo and his Lady Cardinals orchestrated one of the more impressive showings of the spring, reaching the final four in the Class 3A state softball tournament.

    Jaramillo earned Coach of the Year honors in District 2-3A after guiding Robertson to the regular-season championship.
    He was one of a dozen Las Vegans honored by the district, which released the list of awards for softball and baseball on May 20.

  • ‘Topes catcher cut after biting teammate

    By Howie Rumberg
    AP Sports Writer

    NEW YORK — Miguel Olivo was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, two days after biting off a piece of Triple-A Albuquerque teammate Alex Guerrero’s left ear during a dugout brawl.

    Olivo, a veteran catcher, and Guerrero, the highly paid Cuban second base prospect, fought during the Isotopes game at Salt Lake on Tuesday. The Dodgers suspended Olivo on Wednesday while they conducted an investigation.

  • Little League - May 26

    Las Vegas Optic
    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little League games. All LVLL games are held at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    Monday, May 26: Reds vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Mets, 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, May 28: Reds vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m; Mets vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m.
    Monday, May 26: Thunder vs. Paw Sox, 6:15 p.m.; Red Wings vs. Rattlers, 7:45 p.m.
    Tuesday, May 27: Rivercats vs. Paw Sox, 6:15 p.m.; Thunder vs. Owlz, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports May 26, 2014

    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Trinidad, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Trinidad, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park

  • Deal in place to save drive-in

    It’s official. The Fort Union Drive-In will be back in business soon.

    Taos real estate investor Felipe Cordova has purchased the digital projector, and all the documents are signed to move forward on the opening of the age-old attraction.

    “We will have the equipment in place by June 9, and if all goes well we will open Friday, June 13,” Cordova said in a telephone interview Wednesday.

  • A perfect finish - Grad never missed a day of school

    Brandon “Chach” Ty Romero Trujillo has accomplished something that most students can’t even imagine.

    Next Friday, the Robertson High School senior will walk across the stage at Mike Marr gymnasium and receive his high school diploma with perfect attendance for not one school year, but for 13.

    That’s right. Trujillo has not missed a single day of school since kindergarten.

  • Dam mishap raises safety concerns

    A city of Las Vegas employee suffered bumps and bruises earlier this month when the Bobcat he was in flipped on its side into Bradner Reservoir, leaving him submerged in the water.

  • Stalled complex finally moving ahead

    The state Board of Finance signed off Tuesday on nearly $2.1 million in bonds for the Mora County Complex, a move that clears the way for the long-stalled project to move forward.

    “I think this is a major step forward for Mora County,” said Mora County Commissioner Paula Garcia. “Our goal is to provide a healthy and safe space for our citizens and employees so they can conduct county business.”
    Commission Chairman John Olivas in a statement said the county is looking forward and taking the next steps toward completion of the facility.

  • Looking Back - May 23, 2014

    In 1964

    Tuesday, May 19 — His Excellency James P. David, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, has announced the closing of St. Gertrude’s Catholic School at Mora and the disbanding of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Convent at Holman. Financial reasons were given for the closing of St. Gertrude’s, which had an enrollment of about 200 Catholic students who all probably now attend the public schools in Mora County. The Sisters of Loretto, who operate St. Gertrude’s, had been active in Mora County for more than 100 years.