Today's News

  • Grass guzzlers

    Maintaining her hens, sheep and cattle in the utmost, quality conditions has garnered Carla Gomez certificate labels of approval from A Greener World, a nonprofit organization that supports farmers and ranchers in sustainable farming systems.

    The laying hens won top honors and are now certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World. This means the eggs those hens lay will get that labeling on any Los Vallecitos egg packaging. The sheep also scored at the top, while her beef came in second.

  • Cardinal boys golf places 3rd in state tourney

    Robertson’s return to the state golf tournament – as an entire team – proved fruitful, as the Cardinals placed third behind champion Portales and runner-up Hope Christian.

    The two-day Class 1A-4A tournament concluded on Tuesday afternoon at the par-72 Canyon Club at Four Hills in Albuquerque.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, May 9-12

    WEDNESDAY (May 9)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:35 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    • Class 4A state tournament, TBA, Rio Rancho


    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:35 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    • Class 4A state playoff quarterfinals, TBA, Rio Rancho
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park

  • Woman's body found; case treated as homicide

    The search for a missing Rio Rancho woman who grew up in Las Vegas has ended in a way some had feared.

    Dawn R. Sandoval, 46, was found deceased Saturday in a remote part of Sandoval County, near Rio Rancho, according to a Monday-afternoon release from the Rio Rancho Police Department.

    Sandoval had been reported missing April 16, with her dissappearance including what the release calls "suspicuious circumstances." Her phone, vehicle and keys were found at her home.

  • Cinco: Robertson girls' tennis extends streak

    ALBUQUERQUE – The energy was unmistakable, and the excitement was palpable as each of Robertson’s girls singles tennis competitors began to close out wins against rivals from St. Michael’s on the Albuquerque Academy complex early Saturday afternoon.

    One by one, the post-match handshakes came, and in each case, the verdict was in favor of the same team.

  • Three district titles each for Ortiz, Coca

    Meadow City athletes combined to win a dozen first-place medals in this past weekend’s District 2-4A track and field meet held primarily at Cardinal Stadium.

    Robertson senior Arjay Ortiz prevailed in the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles as well as the javelin.

    West Las Vegas senior Miguel Coca swept to wins in the three distance running events – the 800, 1,600 and 3,200.

  • La Plaza to hold cleanup session Wednesday

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    According to La Plaza Little League Vice President Nick Montoya, a special cleanup session is scheduled for Wednesday at Rodriguez Park.

    The cleanup will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Montoya said the session will also be an opportunity for the board to let the community know that it is addressing all concerns of players, parents and spectators.

  • Panthers fifth in state track meet

    When you have a strong group of distance runners like Pecos does, racking up a bunch of points in one or two events can push you right up the leaderboard at the state track and field meet.

  • Mora baseball, RHS and WLV softball teams set for state

    Here's what to watch for in high school baseball and softball state tournaments involving area schools.


    The Mora Rangers earned the No. 2 seed in the Class 1A-2A state baseball bracket and will take on No. 7 Dora at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rio Rancho High School.

  • City: Special meeting, without quorum, could not be held

    A Las Vegas City Council organizational meeting for Friday night couldn’t begin because not enough Councilors were in attendance to create a quorum.