Today's News

  • WLV to host youth football camp

    West Las Vegas’ football program is inviting area youngsters to take part in its youth football camp June 1-4 at the Herrera Complex. The camp is open for those in grades 3-6, regardless of school.

    The camp, which will be non-contact, runs from 8 a.m. to noon each day. Participants should be dropped off between 7:30 and 8 a.m. at the WLVHS cafeteria and picked up between noon and 12:30, same place.

    Cost is $50 per camper and includes breakfast, lunch and a T-shirt. Payment is due before camp begins June 1.

  • Free youth soccer clinic Friday

    Las Vegas-area youngsters age 4-14 are invited to learn soccer skills in a free clinic this Friday evening at the Richard Padilla Park on Mountain View Drive.

    The clinic is being conducted by coaches from the Challenger British Soccer Camp, which will be in town the first week of June. Children do not have to be current participants in the sponsoring Las Vegas Youth Soccer League in order to take part in the clinic. Those new to the sport are welcome.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 20, 2015

    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Santa Fe

    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Round Rock Express, 6:05 p.m., Round Rock, Texas

  • Judge cuts embezzler a break

    The former Rogers Mortuary employee who embezzled more than $200,000 from the business was sentenced to five years of probation last week.

    But Judge Gerald Baca agreed to grant Molly Martinez a conditional discharge, meaning that if she stays out of trouble and follows the restrictions placed on her during her probation, she will not have a criminal conviction on her record.

    “If you do violate, the court can place you in prison for nine years,” Baca warned Martinez, according to notes of the sentencing hearing, which was held last Wednesday.

  • Spring Cleaning
  • Luna nursing program back on track

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College Nursing Program is accepting nursing student admission applications for the fall semester.

    The packets for the nursing program are due on June 19. The admission packets are available at the nursing department or a student can call 454-2521 to request a packet be sent to them.

  • Gov: Special session not likely

    The Associated Press

    Negotiations have failed again and Gov. Susana Martinez has no plans to call a special session to consider more than $260 million in funding for public works projects.

    Martinez spokesman Chris Sanchez says the governor met twice Thursday with Senate Finance Committee chair John Arthur Smith in an attempt to forge a compromise.

    Later in the day, the Senate Democrats renewed their call for a special session.

    Lawmakers failed to agree on the capital outlay projects during the regular session.

  • Looking Back - May 18, 2015

    In 1965
    Monday, May 17 — First Lt. Alfonso E. Garcia, former Las Vegas Guardsman now in active duty, has recently been assigned as the battery commander of Battery D 6th Missile Battalion 71st Artillery at Fort Bliss, Texas, according to an announcement from Capt. Alvin Regensberg, local National Guard Unit Commander. Lt. Garcia entered the National Guard after an active duty tour in Greenland and the Continental United States. He enlisted in the local National Guard unit in June 1956, and later attended the New Mexico Military Academy at Santa Fe.

  • Looking ahead - News - May 18, 2015

    Story Time at Carnegie Library
    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - May 18, 2015

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Showers and thunderstorms at night. Low around 46. Southeast wind 10-20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.