Local News

  • Editorial: The Pope and climate change

    Editor’s note: This editorial appeared in the Boston Globe on Thursday.

  • Thoughts on fatherhood, 2015

    Over the past half century, fatherhood has been changing all across America.
    Used to be, Dad was the head of the household, the master of his domain, king of his castle. Nowadays, pop culture has turned the old man into the clueless one in the family.
    You know the routine, don’t you? Mama, fully engaged in her children’s lives, looks to her hubby for support in laying down the law, but Daddy’s too absorbed in sports or television or some other “triviality” to catch on to what’s going on, so he comes across as a baboon.

  • Shot of Patrone sinks Vegas

    A shot of Patrone was served up in a fateful last call for the Las Vegas Train Robbers in a Pecos League thriller this past Thursday night in Santa Fe.
    Matt Patrone, the host Fuego’s right fielder, hit a walk-off game-winning home run to lead off the bottom of the ninth, lifting his team past Las Vegas 11-10.
    Patrone’s blast, which came off a pitch from Tyler Shannon, spoiled what would’ve been a signature win for the Train Robbers at Fort Marcy Park.

  • NBA offseason promises plenty of intrigue

    By Tim Reynolds
    AP Basketball Writer

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 22, 2015

    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at White Sands Pupfish, 6 p.m., Alamogordo
    • Las Vegas adult league games, evenings, city softball complex

    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Las Cruces Vaqueros, 6 p.m., Las Cruces
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas

  • Adult Softball - June 22

    The following are upcoming adult softball games scheduled by the City of Las Vegas Recreation Department. Games are played at the city softball complex off Grant Street.

    MONDAY, JUNE 22: Men, Hackers vs. Bulldogs, 6 p.m.; Tecolote vs. Balls Deep, 7:30 p.m.

    TUESDAY, JUNE 23: Men, V-Town Grizzlies vs. Bulldogs, 6 p.m.; Vegas Boys vs. Sons of Pitches, 7:30 p.m. Women, I’d Hit That vs. Tecolote Hooters, 6 p.m.; Pitches Be Crazy vs. Toxic, 7:15 p.m.; Budlight vs. I’d Hit That, 8 p.m.

  • Little League- June 22

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by Las Vegas Little League. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.



    MONDAY, JUNE 22: First round tournament game: No. 8 vs. No. 9 TBA, 6 p.m.; first round tournament game: No. 7 vs. No. 10 TBA, 7:30 p.m.

  • Blatt downplays LeBron rift

    The Associated Press
    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Even after guiding a team wracked by injuries to the NBA Finals in his first season, Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt can’t escape a narrative that’s shadowed him for months.
    His relationship with superstar LeBron James remains a trendy, touchy topic.
    On Thursday, as a national column painted an unflattering portrait of how James treated him during postseason games, Blatt said he considers coaching the four-time MVP a privilege and they have a positive connection.

  • Stars rise in Women’s World Cup

    By Anne M. Peterson
    AP Sports Writer

  • Plea entered in arson case

    The man accused of trying to cover up a murder by setting an apartment on fire in May 2013 has entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors.

    Gary Esquibel, 32, pleaded guilty late last month to tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors have dropped three other felony charges he had been facing: arson, conspiracy to commit arson and conspiracy to commit tampering with evidence.