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  • Fiesta Run set for Sunday

    Las Vegas Optic

    There’s still time to register for the annual Las Vegas Fiesta Run, which gets under way at 7 a.m. Sunday, July 3.

    Registration is available from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at Southwest Capital Bank, 622 Douglas Ave. in Las Vegas. Those who have already signed up may also pick up their packets at that time. Early registration deadline was June 24.

    There will be no same-day registration.

  • June drought continues

    ALBUQUERQUE — For a moment, it looked like the Albuquerque Isotopes would put a merciful end to what has become the longest losing skid in team history.

    Mike Tauchman represented the winning run when he stepped up to bat with two on and two out in the bottom of the ninth. But Tauchman struck out, and the Isotopes’ woeful June continued.

    The Salt Lake Bees won 5-3 on Monday at Isotopes Park to hand Albuquerque its 11th consecutive loss — most in a row since the Isotopes era began.

  • LVLL softball sweeps

    Las Vegas Optic

    Another summer.

    Another sweep.

    The Las Vegas Little League softball teams again monopolized the championship banners in the 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 age divisions this week in Raton, home site of the District 4 all-star tournaments.

    The LVLL 9-10 girls recorded this year’s first district title by a local team on Sunday, taking two in a best-of-three series with crosstown foes La Plaza.

  • Ledecky punches Olympics ticket

    The Associated Press

    OMAHA, Neb. — Katie Ledecky has set the bar so high, it’s a bit of a disappointment when she doesn’t set a world record.
    The 19-year-old has no complaints.

    She’s heading back to the Olympics.

    Getting that formality out of the way in her first event of the U.S. swimming trials, Ledecky held off a persistent challenge from Leah Smith to win the 400-meter freestyle on Monday night.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 29, 2016

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    •District 4 Little League Tournaments, games TBA, Raton

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento River Cats, 8:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.

  • Mud volleyball, horseshoes in Pecos

    Las Vegas Optic

    Area residents are invited to take part in a mud volleyball and horseshoes event on Saturday, July 9, at the San Miguel Sheriff’s Posse grounds on Main Street in Pecos.

    The event, to be held for the second year, will benefit the Pecos boys’ basketball program. The Panthers reached the state Final Four in Class 3A this past winter under coach Ira Harge.

    Registration begins at 8 a.m. on July 9, with competition beginning at 9.

  • Bowl bound
  • Bricks & Mortar on Mainstreet: Building on a legacy

    Editor’s note: Bricks & Mortar on Mainstreet is an occasional series highlighting Downtown renovation projects from the Railroad Depot to the Plaza Park. This month’s article is a conversation between Agnes Montoya, Rita Kavanaugh and Rose Coca, Committee Members of Las Vegas Musicians Reunited, and Cindy Collins, executive director of MainStreet de Las Vegas.

  • Gun views fractious even as fewer bear arms

    Editor’s note: This story is part of Divided America, AP’s ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in American society.

    By Matt Sedensky
    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Wherever you look in this nation born of a bloody revolution of musket fire, chances are there’s sharp disagreement over firearms.

    Democrats war with Republicans, and small towns are against cities. Women and men are at odds, as are blacks and whites and old and young. North clashes with South, East with West.

  • Editorial Cartoon: June 26, 2016