Today's News

  • Strong start for NM juniors softball

    Las Vegas Optic

    Now representing the entire state of New Mexico, Las Vegas Little League’s Juniors (age 13-14) All-Star softball team began its quest for nationals on a positive note this past Friday.

    Clad in red New Mexico All-Stars uniforms, the local squad defeated a team from Louisiana 12-3 on the second day of the Southwest Regional Championships.

  • Soccer camp Tuesday at RHS

    Las Vegas Optic

    Young soccer players from the area are invited to learn from the state runner-up Robertson High girls’ varsity during a three-day camp that starts Tuesday morning at the RHS field.

    Children ages 4-12 may register for the camp at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday; the first session kicks off at 8.
    Participants are asked to bring their own soccer balls and go dressed in soccer attire.

  • Topes tumble in Cali

    Albuquerque (63-52) averted a shutout with a late surge but lost its fourth straight game in a 4-2 tally Saturday night in Fresno, Calif.

    The defeat came in the first game of a four-game series at Fresno as the Isotopes continue a road swing in California.
    The trip hasn’t been very fruitful for Albuquerque, which slid into second place in the Pacific Coast League’s American Southern.  Oklahoma City, winner of nine in a row, took sole possession of first with a 65-50 record.
    Fresno (54-60) held the Isotopes to six hits Saturday.

  • Youth football registration begins in Vegas

    Las Vegas Optic

    Registration for Las Vegas’ Youth Football League is under way and continues through Friday, Aug. 16.

    The league, overseen by the City of Las Vegas Recreation Department, is open to youngsters in two age divisions — grades 3-4 and grades 5-6.

    Fee per player is $65. Checks may be made payable to the City of Las Vegas Recreation Department.

    Registration forms are available at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center and should be returned to the same.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 5, 2013

    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Havoc vs. Vegas Boyz, 7:15 p.m., Balls Deep vs. Tecolote, 8:30 p.m.; women’s division game, Lady Hackers vs. Bud, 6 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division game, Blaze vs. Hackers, 7:15 p.m.; women’s division game, Lady Jags vs. Scrubs, 6 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street


  • Fiesta Run winners
  • Hall inducts seven

    By Barry Wilner
    The Associated Press

    CANTON, Ohio — Forcefully and emotionally, Cris Carter summed up the 50th induction ceremony for the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night.

    The seventh and final inductee from the Class of 2013, Carter honored dozens of people in his life who were “going into the Hall of Fame with me tonight,” as he followed Jonathan Ogden, Dave Robinson, Larry Allen, Bill Parcells, Curley Culp and Warren Sapp in being inducted.

  • A-Rod faces long suspension

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez feels singled out — by Major League Baseball in its drug investigation and by his New York Yankees.

    “There are a lot of layers,” he said after homering Friday night for the Double-A Trenton Thunder in his return from a leg injury. “I will say this: There is more than one party that benefits from me not ever stepping back on the field. And that’s not my teammates and it’s not the Yankee fans.”

  • Mora sheriff takes the Fifth

    Embattled Mora County Sheriff Thomas Garza has invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination in a lawsuit filed against him in state district court by two employees he fired.

    Garza — who is awaiting criminal trial on charges of tampering with public records and criminal solicitation — invoked his Fifth Amendment rights in responding to two requests for information from one of the plaintiffs. Garza has pleaded not guilty to the criminal charges.

  • Replenishing Storrie Lake - July one of wettest in decades

    If there’s any doubt in your mind that this has been one of the wettest Julys on record in Las Vegas, take a look at these figures.

    According to Brian Guyer, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, we received 4.39 inches of rain at the airport in July.

    “That’s a little over an inch above normal, which is great for this area because we’ve been below normal for such a long period,” Guyer said.

    The average precipitation during the month of July from 1981 to 2010 is 3.07 inches, he said.