Today's News

  • Isotopes turn down the Sounds

    Reversing course after giving up a sweep to Memphis, the Albuquerque Isotopes climbed back to even on the season with a third straight win over Nashville on Monday night at Isotopes Park.

    Albuquerque (35-35) won 3-2, holding on in a decent effort for both defenses. The win puts the Isotopes back in second place in the Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern, five games behind Salt Lake (40-30).

  • Five locals All-State on the diamond

    Several Las Vegas student-athletes have been honored with all-state recognition in baseball and softball by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. All-state honors were announced this week.



    The first-team all-state for Class 4A includes Robbie Alarcon, senior pitcher from West Las Vegas; Brandon Lucero, junior pitcher from Robertson; Richard Armijo, senior utility player from Robertson.

    Alarcon was also named second-team all-state as an outfielder.

  • Hopes on rise for Mexico

    By Carlos Rodriguez
    The Associated Press

    MOSCOW — Mexico is starting to dream big after beating defending World Cup champion Germany.

    The 1-0 win was among the biggest victories in Mexican soccer history, and is giving the team’s players confidence that they could reach the quarterfinals in Russia or perhaps beyond.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, June 20-22

    WEDNESDAY (June 20)

    • Little League games, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League games: Lady Jags vs. AVRH Scrubs, 6:30 p.m.; AVRH Scrubs vs. Tea Time, 7:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park


    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    • Little League games, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park

  • Firework, land use restrictions abound in northeastern N.M.

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    A number of restrictions are in place throughout San Miguel and Mora counties and all acores northeastern New Mexico due to extremely dry conditions. Here are a few of the temporary limitations and closures put in place within the pasct couple of months.

  • Two Mora County children, father in rollover wreck

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    A Mora County man and his two young children were involved in a rollover crash Saturday afternoon on New Mexico Road 518, according to the New Mexico State Police.

  • Victim in rollover booked on drug, explosives charges
  • A sneak preview

    By Shane Flores and Cindy Collins, Special to the Optic

    For two months last fall, Las Vegans and their supporters passionately voted every day in an online contest, and $150,000 was awarded to MainStreet de Las Vegas from The National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express to create a E. Romero Fire House museum honoring our volunteer firemen and the Acequia Madre.

    Last week, New Image Construction, Inc. was awarded a construction bid for the museum. ECC Solar will help power the building by installing nine solar panels on the roof.

  • Judge Sandoval decides to step down

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    There will be a new judge on the bench soon in San Miguel County, as a longtime veteran of local courts is stepping down.

    A news release sent out this week from the Fourth Judicial District Court said a vacancy will be created on Aug. 2, 2018, upon the retirement of Judge Matthew J. Sandoval.

    The official end of Sandoval’s service as a district judge will be effective Aug. 1. He hasn’t heard cases since last November, when health issues led to his taking medical leave from the bench.

  • New OBGYN joins staff of hospital, medical group

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital announced recently that Tracy Wilkerson, D.O. has joined the medical staff of the facility. She has also joined the practice of Las Vegas Medical Group—OBGYN.  

    Wilkerson specialties include pregnancy care, family planning services, annual gynecological exams, gynecological therapy, pelvic pain and hormone therapy.
    She received her medical degree from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences.