Today's News

  • Juniors open district Friday

    District Little League tournaments are on tap over the next two weeks, and Las Vegas’ all-star baseball and softball teams have been immersed in practice sessions to get ready.
    This part of the postseason gets under way this weekend. La Plaza Little League’s Juniors Division softball team will host Raton at 7 p.m. Friday at Rodriguez Park. Play resumes Saturday morning.
    Meanwhile, La Plaza’s Juniors baseball team visits Mora, also Friday evening, for its district opener.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 26, 2015

    • District 4 Little League Juniors: Las Vegas at Mora, TBA, Mora
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Las Cruces Vaqueros, 6 p.m., Las Cruces
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Salt Lake City, Utah
    • District 4 Little League Juniors: Las Vegas vs. Raton, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    • District 4 Little League Juniors: Las Vegas at Mora, TBA, Mora
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Las Cruces Vaqueros, 6 p.m., Las Cruces

  • Robbers prevail

    The Las Cruces Vaqueros had no solution for Steven Taft on Tuesday night.
    The Train Robbers center fielder reached on each of his six plate appearances, hitting 4 for 4 with two walks and scoring four times as Las Vegas marched to a 16-9 win in Las Cruces.
    Las Vegas unleashed the offense early, running to a 6-0 lead midway through the first inning and leading 13-1 after three complete. Six Vaqueros errAdministerors helped the visitors run their record to 11-20.

  • Go Fish - June 26

    Catches of the Week

    Monastery Lake: Charles Jimenez caught a 24-inch rainbow trout June 16. He    was using corn and salmon eggs.

    Pecos River: Horace Martinez of Santa Fe caught a 5-pound, 22-inch rainbow trout June 19. He was using a 1/4 ounce Panther Martin.

    Fishing report, June 23

  • Chihuahuas win series opener

    El Paso protected its spot in the Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern Division race Tuesday night, scoring seven times in the first two innings and going on to an 8-5 win over visiting Albuquerque.
    The Chihuahuas improved to 36-35, padding their lead over the Isotopes (31-41). El Paso is second in the division behind the Las Vegas 51s (41-31). Salt Lake is in fourth at 28-44, trailing the Isotopes by three games.

  • Adult Softball - June 26

    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 29: Men, Sons of Pitches vs. Tecolote, 6 p.m.; V-Town Grizzlies vs. Tecolote, 7:15 p.m.; Vegas Boys vs. V-Town Grizzlies, 8:30 p.m.

    TUESDAY, JUNE 30: Men, Tecolote vs. Balls Deep, 6 p.m.; Hackers vs. Balls Deep, 7:15 p.m.; Tecolote vs. V-Town Grizzlies, 8:30 p.m.

  • Fiestas drawing big talent

    There will be no shortage of talent when Las Vegas’ Fourth of July Fiestas kick off next Friday.

    The Fiestas Committee has lined up a series of performers who are sure to draw crowds to Plaza Park for the three-day extravaganza.

    Indeed, the godfather of New Mexico music himself, Al Hurricane, and son, Al Hurricane Jr. are making a stop at the Fiestas on their farewell tour. The father-son duo announced in April that they will be retiring from touring, and they kicked off the Hurricane Farewell Tour on April 11.

  • Learning safety
  • Vegas man facing rape charge

    A 26-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on Saturday for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old girl.

    Emmanuel Stockman, whose address in court documents is listed as being on the 400 block of Arrow Road, has been charged with three counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor, a fourth-degree felony.

  • Gov’s trips cost more than $17K

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has made three quick trips across the border in the past year to meet with officials in neighboring Mexican states, with all of the visits aimed at ramping up trade and economic development opportunities.

    The cost to taxpayers for the governor, other officials and her security detail to visit Hermosillo in the Mexican state of Sonora last August and Chihuahua twice in April totaled more than $17,000, according to a review by The Associated Press.