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Today's News

  • Wowing 'em with walk-offs

    Five local youth baseball and softball teams celebrated divisional championship victories over the weekend at Keyes Park (Las Vegas Little League) and Rodriguez Park (La Plaza Little League).

    While LVLL Minors baseball and tee-ball on both sides of town will still be played for a few more games, much of the Little Leaguers’ attention now shifts to the upcoming District 4 tournaments, to be hosted by La Plaza at Rodriguez Park starting on June 23.

    The following is a roundup of this past weekend’s league tournament finals.

  • Ortiz key in two comebacks for North

    Arjay Ortiz left a lasting impression to the end of his prep career over the weekend at the 2018 North-South All-Star Games, playing a key role in game-winning drives on both the football field and the hardwood.

    Ortiz hauled in one touchdown catch and rushed for another to help the Class 3A-4A North football team slip past the South 20-19 on Friday at Nusenda Community Stadium.

  • Isotoeps: Storm Chasers prevail in 2-0 defensive gem

    The Albuquerque Isotopes slipped to .500 (32-32) after coming up short in a 2-0 shutout Monday at Omaha.

    Both starting pitchers shined, but Omaha’s Jonathan Dziedzic (3-5) had the edge with five hits, two walks and five strikeouts in seven innings.

    His counterpart David Holmberg (2-5) struck out six and held Omaha to five hits — but the last two hurt.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, June 13-16

    WEDNESDAY (June 13)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Little League games, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League games: Tea Time vs. AVRH Scrubs, 6:30 p.m.; Tea Time vs. Bud Light, 7:30 p.m.; Ol’ Sons vs. Zia Boys, 8:40 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

  • Woman arrested on DWI, child abuse charges

    A Las Vegas woman was recently arrested after a state trooper, who had just been to an incident at a home where he saw she was intoxicated, allegedly watched her run a stop sign — with her 6-year-old daughter in the vehicle.

    Deanna Martinez, 26, was arrested May 19 on charges of misdemeanor DWI, first offense, and felony child abuse.

  • Las Vegas woman gets dog back after court battle

    A Las Vegas woman finally has her cherished companion at her side again — but that homecoming didn’t happen without a struggle and several court appearances.

  • Big plans in place for Imus ranch

    The 3,400-acre Don Imus ranch in the Ribera area was recently sold. The property tax impact of the sale isn’t yet clear — but the new owner has big plans for the site.

  • Pecos 17-year-old killed in wreck

    According to the New Mexico State Police, a 17-year-old from Pecos was killed early Saturday morning in a rollover wreck.

  • Fascinating Fort

    Submitted to the Optic

    WATROUS — Fort Union National Monument announces its annual Fort Union Days Event to be held on June 15 and 17, 2018.

    A reception and registration will be held Thursday, June 14 at the Las Vegas Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation, 116 Bridge St, in Las Vegas, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    Friday, June 15, the monument’s partners, the Friends of Fort Union, will be hosting “Martinez Family Heritage Day,”paying tribute to one of the families that is a huge part of the region’s history.

  • District will likely have at least one new administrator in 2018-19

    During phone calls to various Las Vegas City Schools campus locations in the second semester of the 2017-18 school year, asking for whomever is fulfilling certain roles was met with a long, silent pause.

    Superintendent Kelt Cooper clarified this week some of his plan for staffing and filling some City Schools positions for 2018-19, especially at the administrative level.

    “We’ve had a lot of chaos,” Cooper said. “It’s time to slow things down. The public and students and staff have had to digest a lot of changes.”