Today's News

  • Prep Tennis: Robertson claims title at Capital Invite

    The Robertson Cardinal tennis teams competed in the Capital Invite on Saturday at Capital High School. The Cardinals won the invite with 18 points while the Lady Cardinals took fourth with nine points.

    In the girls singles flight No. 1, junior Lauren Fulgenzi took first place after defeating freshman Isabel Voinescu 6–2 and 6–0 in the championship match.

  • College Softball: Cowgirls drop 3 of 4 to Fort Lewis

    By Clayton Jones, N.M.H.U. Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands softball team got a fantastic effort from Belinda Gonzalez in the circle to take game one against Fort Lewis 6–0 before dropping the second game of the doubleheader 14–5 on Saturday at Cowgirl Field.

    Gonzalez tossed a shutout for the Cowgirls in the series opener. She held the Skyhawks to just two hits as she struck out three and walked just one — facing just three batters more than the minimum.

  • Isotopes to provide sensory bags

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The Albuquerque Isotopes are proud to collaborate with the New Mexico Autism Society and Summit Electric Supply in providing sensory bags for sensory-sensitive communities. The bags will help individuals come to a game and enjoy themselves with accommodations.

    The sensory bags will be located at Guest Services on the Isotopes Park concourse. Those in need of the bags will be able to check them out for the game and return upon exiting the ballpark.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 10-12

    Track and Field

    • West Las Vegas at Estancia, 3 p.m.


    • Mora vs. Penasco, 4 p.m., Mora Baseball Field


    • Mora at Jemez, 3 p.m, 5 p.m., Jemez
    • Pecos at McCurdy, 4 p.m., Espanola


  • Wagon Mound ecstatic about capital outlay funding, leader says

    With the governor’s signature, the village of Wagon Mound appears to be the biggest winner of this session’s approved capital outlay projects.

    The village was approved $765,000 for phases 4 and 5 of its senior center, which Mayor Pro Tem Andres Martinez said would be enough to complete the project.

    The village had also requested funding for a security system for the Wagon Mound School District but secured only $26,000 of the $170,900 desired.

  • Two regents appointed to NMHU board at critical time

    Highlands University has welcomed two new regents, who come at a pivotal time in the University’s history, in which it faces an existential crisis due to the declining enrollment.

    Last month, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham appointed two NMHU regents after receiving a recommendation from a committee: William E. “Bill” Garcia, who is set to serve until the last day of 2024 and Student Regent Rebekah Peoble, who will occupy the position until the end of the next regular session of the state legislature.

  • Lodgers Tax Board makes recommendations on summer event spending

    An April 2 meeting lasted more than four hours and covered hundreds of thousands of dollars of designated-purpose funding recommendations.

    Starting with a discussion of adding items to the agenda, the Las Vegas Lodgers Tax Advisory Board discussed and voted upon more than 15 events and $150,000 in proposed spending that qualify as uses of the particular fund, raised for taxes on hotel and motel stays within the city.

  • Man charged with 3rd DWI; Police say he struck fences of five properties

    An El Llano man was arrested recently and charged with his third charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated after Las Vegas Police say he drove drunk and struck fences at five properties and one parked vehicle.

    Saul H. Saenz, 33, was booked into the San Miguel Detention Center on the night of March 28 after police found him near the GMC flatbed truck he'd been driving, according to a probable cause statement.

  • Dancing for Angel

    Photos by Theresa Wesner/For the Optic

    A benefit dance was held at the Serf Theater in early March for Angel Sanchez.

    Sanchez is a West Las Vegas High School student-athlete who was critically injured Jan. 19 in an incident that included a vehicle accident.

  • GOP: We will rise again

    By Robert Nott, Santa Fe New Mexican

    With only minutes left on the clock on March 16, the last day of the legislative session, Republicans in the state House of Representatives didn’t even get one last chance to raise a squalor.

    All they could do was raise a collective “Nay!” when asked if they approved a House-Senate compromise on a $7 billion state budget for fiscal year 2020.