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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 2, 2014
  • Work of Art: What? No Mozart?

    HALLSTATT, Austria — We’re a number of kilometers from the spot I thought we’d be on this day, but the pleasant weather makes us regret nothing at all. As we left Las Vegas for our summer trip overseas, that took us from Albuquerque, to Dallas, to London, then to Prague, in the Czech Republic. I expected to be in Salzburg today, savoring every note Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ever wrote.

  • Local Little Leaguers reign

    At the halfway point of the 2014 District 4 Little League tournaments, three champions had been crowned.

    And all of them were from the Meadow City.

    La Plaza 10-11 softball
    La Plaza Little League’s 10-11 softball team became the first to capture a district title on Sunday morning after sweeping crosstown rival Las Vegas in a best-of-three series.

  • Topes rally in ninth

    Alex Liddi hit a crucial two-run home run Monday night to help muzzle the Chihuahuas.

    Albuquerque rallied with three runs in the top of the ninth  — including two on Liddi’s homer — to grab the lead, and closing pitcher only allowed one El Paso run in the bottom of the frame, preserving an 8-6 win for the Isotopes in the series opener.

    The Chihuahuas led 5-3 after a three-run sixth, but the visitors tied it going into the ninth.

  • Two African teams eliminated

    By John Leicester
    AP Sports Writer

    RIO DE JANEIRO  — Nigeria and Algeria made World Cup history for Africa and now leave with their heads held high.
    Despite tenacious resistance, Africa’s last representatives were sent home on Monday by France and Germany.

    Those two former champions will next play each other on Friday in Rio de Janeiro. That quarterfinal means Europe is guaranteed at least one semifinalist in this World Cup that has smiled on the Americas, supplier of eight of the last 16 teams.

  • Youth league registering now

    Has the World Cup fever got you infected?

    With the excitement of the once-every-four-years tournament in full swing, the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is inviting area youngsters and their families to join in the fun of recreational soccer.

    The league is registering players ages 4 through 13 now until the July 31 deadline. For a two-month fall season of games, the cost is $50 per child. For just $10 more, each player can play for the spring season as well. Cost includes jersey, shorts, socks and player insurance and helps cover operational expenses.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 2, 2014

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Alpine Cowboys, 6 p.m., Alpine, Texas
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    • District 4 Little League tournaments, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • District 4 Little League tournaments, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Lady Jags vs. Hooters, 5:45 p.m.; Ice Cold Pitches vs. Lady Hackers, 7 p.m., NMHU Cowgirl Field
    Thursday
    Baseball

  • Regulators target local bank

    Concerns about problem loans at Community 1st Bank have prompted state and federal regulators to force the Las Vegas institution to make a series of changes, including removing Ray Litherland as its CEO and mandating tighter controls in how it lends money.  

    A search is currently under way for a new chief executive officer. Litherland, who has been the bank’s CEO for about 25 years, will continue in that role until his replacement is found, and he and his family, who own more than 50 percent of the bank’s stock, will remain involved in Community 1st.

  • Iron Pour
  • Watershed projects funded

    The state has awarded nearly $1.2 million to thin 950 acres in the Gallinas Watershed in an effort to improve the health of Las Vegas’ primary water source and reduce the risk of a catastrophic wildfire breaking out there.

    Gov. Susana Martinez announced the funding Friday. In all, she said $6.2 million in capital outlay money is being awarded statewide for watershed restoration on public lands.