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Today's News

  • Destiny takes a hand - Westgate ace shines as LV 11-12 girls finish 3rd

    Westgate pitcher Destiny Garcia pitched one perfect game on Tuesday and was one out away from another in a Wednesday afternoon semifinal vs. Las Vegas in the New Mexico Little League majors (11-12) softball championship tournament.

    But Lettie Vigil finally cracked the code, roping a shot between third and short and then dashing to first.

  • Go Fish - July 18

    Fishing report, July 15
    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was good using Power Bait, marshmallows and Pistol Petes tipped with worms. Anglers also did well trolling a worm behind a cow bell attractor. We had no reports on perch.

  • Triggers hold on vs. Vegas

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers dipped to 15-40 after Monday night’s 10-9 squeaker loss at Trinidad.

    Las Vegas began the game in a 3-0 hole because that had been the score when the previous night’s game was rained out at Santa Rosa High School’s baseball field. Pecos League officials canceled the originally scheduled Monday game between Trinidad and Las Vegas and instead had the rivals resume the suspended game, which had just reached the second inning when the storm struck.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 18, 2014

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento RiverCats, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at White Sands, 6 p.m., Alamogordo

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento RiverCats, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at White Sands, 6 p.m., Alamogordo
    • New Mexico state 10-11 baseball tournament games, 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    Sunday
    Baseball

  • Update: Missing children found; mother in custody

    Las Vegas Optic

    The Amber Alert issued for two missing Las Vegas children was cancelled late Tuesday after the children and their mother were located in Alamosa, Colo.

    State police say the children were not harmed and were in good physical condition. The mother, Davina Wilkins, was arrested on two counts of custodial interference. Her bond has been set at $50,000.

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  • Standoff ends with arrest

    A 29-year-old Chacon man is facing a host of criminal charges after he wrecked his sports utility vehicle into a gold car, pointed a gun at the driver of the car he had just hit, fled and later engaged Las Vegas police in a standoff near the Abe Montoya Recreation Center on Monday night, court documents allege.

    Authorities allege that Roger S. Romero had been drinking. He is being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center on a $50,000 cash bond.

  • U.S. Senator in town - Amtrak chief, Heinrich visit Vegas

    An enthusiastic crowd ranging from 60 to 80 individuals gathered at the AMTRAK Station in Las Vegas Saturday to greet Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., who has expressed his support for continuation of the railroad line which includes Las Vegas and Raton.

  • Suit: DEA paid source with crack

    The Associated Press

    A lawsuit says federal agents paid a struggling addict in crack for his help with an undercover investigation into a Las Vegas, New Mexico drug operation.

    Court papers filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque say 38-year-old Aaron Romero was approached by DEA agents in 2011 to assist with drug deals in exchange for portions of the drugs obtained by authorities.

  • Regents OK new degree program

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University regents on Monday approved a new Conservation Management degree program for students interested in outdoor related careers.

    The Conservation Management degree will provide graduates the opportunity to pursue policy, planning, outreach and education positions with organizations such as the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service or the state Department of Game and Fish or State Parks Division, said Teresita  Aguilar, vice president of academic affairs.

  • Looking Back - July 16, 2014

    In 1964
    Monday, July 20 — Valuable water which is desperately needed in Storrie Lake was lost Saturday when a flash flood poured down the Gallinas River with logs jamming the Gallinas River Canal gate. The water is badly needed by farms on the Storrie Project. Storrie Lake is extremely low this summer. Livestock loss was also reported in the path of the flood which occurred after heavy rains in the Gallinas Canyon. After the flood, residents along the river were reportedly able to pick up fish all along the banks.