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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 6, 2012

    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, 5:30, 7 p.m., Keyes Park
    • Men’s city league, 6, 7 p.m., city complex
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, TBA, Keyes Park
    • Co-ed city league championship tournament begins, 5 p.m., Abe Montoya Recreation Center


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  • In Brief - Local News - June 6, 2012

    Boy struck by vehicle Monday

    A 12-year-old boy was transported to an Albuquerque hospital after he was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Seventh and Legion just before noon on Monday, police said.
    Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said the boy’s injuries were not life threatening. He said the boy was on foot when he was struck by a 1999 Dodge Durango that was being driven by an adult male.

  • 3 stabbed on Friday

    A heated altercation led to the stabbing of three men early Friday morning at a house on the 2500 block of Hot Springs Boulevard.

    Las Vegas police have charged Walter Maes, 24, of the 400 block of Bernice Drive in connection with the stabbings. Police Chief Christian Montaño said Maes surrendered himself on Monday afternoon.

    None of the injuries sustained by the victims were life-threatening, Montaño said.

  • West may outsource cafeterias

    Students enrolled at West Las Vegas next year might have additional food choices if the board approves a proposal it has received.

    Board member Henry Abeyta made a presentation to the full school board last week on the benefits of bringing in a private company to manage the district’s food services program.

    The district had previously put out a request for proposals for food service management for the district’s roughly 1,800 students.

  • Refuge tapping into Storrie Lake water allotment

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    The formal drought declaration made by Gov. Susana Martinez last month illustrates just how dire the situation is in New Mexico.

    Consider that, according to the state engineer, 90 percent of the state faced severe drought conditions at some point during the last year, with the remaining areas facing moderate drought.

    To make matters worse, 2011 was recorded as the second-driest year on record.   

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  • In Brief - New Mexico News - June 6, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Court rules against Christian photographer
    ALBUQUERQUE  — The state Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling that a professional photographer who refused to take pictures of a gay couple’s commitment ceremony violated New Mexico’s discrimination law.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports the court agreed last Thursday with a previous ruling, stating the photo studio is considered a public accommodation, similar to a restaurant or store.

  • Court rejects second look at gay marriage ban

    By Lisa Leff
    The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court refused Tuesday to reconsider a landmark ruling by two of its member judges that struck down California’s ban on same-sex marriages.

    Backers of the ban, known as Proposition 8, petitioned the full 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in February to review the decision instead of appealing directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Dairies close due to high prices

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A dramatic increase in the price of hay and corn and low milk prices are putting some New Mexico dairies out of business.

    Dairy Producers of New Mexico President Luke Woelber tells the Albuquerque Journal that he knows of five dairies in the eastern and southern part of the state that have closed in the face of feed costs that have doubled in the past few years.