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Today's News

  • Isotopes inch closer to Bees

    A pair of sacrifice flies — one by Josh Fuentes, the other by Stephen Cardullo — lifted the Albuquerque Isotopes to a 6-4 win over Salt Lake on Monday in the opener of a four-game set at Isotopes Park.

    The win allowed Albuquerque (24-21) to chip into Salt Lake’s lead in the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific Southern Division to start a pivotal series at The Lab. The Bees (25-20) saw their edge reduced to one game.

  • Cavs draw even with Celtics; James nets 44

    By Tom Withers
    The Associated Press

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, May 23-26

    WEDNESDAY (May 23)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Little League games, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    Track and field

  • Highlands Regents approve new accounting policy

    At an April 27 meeting, the Highlands University Board of Regents approved a broad financial accounting policy for the university’s business office that the NMHU president said will have a positive impact on both micro and macro levels.

  • District hourly salary minimum boosted to $9

    Salaries were the main focus in budget talks by the Las Vegas City Schools Board of Education monthly meeting Thursday night, as they approved a $9-per-hour salary for all employees for 2018-19 school year.
    Except for five maintenance employees making $10, all others made $8 an hour.

  • Abq. man likely drowned at Conchas Lake

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor
    New Mexico State Police said this week a man is suspected of having drowned at Conchas Lake in eastern San Miguel County — although it could take some time before his body is found.

  • Bike safety rodeo set for June 2

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Youngsters ages 5 to 12 will be taught the rudiments of bike safety during the 27th Annual Kiwanis Bike Safety Rodeo on Saturday, June 2.

    Taking place from 9 to 11 a.m. on the Walmart south parking lot, a $5 entry fee will allow participants to learn, practice and demonstrate the ability to ride a bike safety.

  • Jail Log, Sunday's Optic, May 20, 2018

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 9 and May 16, 2018:

    Robert M. Saiz, Bench Warrant, Failure To Appear / Failure To Pay.

    Jose A. Gonzales, Bench Warrant, Fta/Ftp.

    Anthony R. Gonzales, Bench Warrant, Fta/Ftp.

    Panchita B. Maes, Bench Warrant, Fta/Ftp.

    Tina Baca, Felony Adult Probation Arrest Order.

    Jonathan O. Aragon, Felony Bench Warrant Failure To Comply.

  • HPWA is awarded workshop

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, managed by Project for Public Spaces, has announced that Las Vegas, N.M., with help from the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance was selected to host a rural design technical workshop later this year.

  • Chen named Highlands Professor of the Year

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Highlands University has named marketing professor Chien-Chung Chen Professor of the Year for 2017-18.

    Each spring an independent selection committee composed of students, faculty and staff reviews the nominations for Professor of the Year and selects a winner.

    Joshlyn Simasingh is a Highlands MBA candidate who will complete her degree in July 2018 and is awaiting final acceptance to two law schools. She nominated Chen for Professor of the Year.