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Today's News

  • Robbers announce free camp for kids

    Local Little Leaguers, the Las Vegas Train Robbers are looking for you.

    The team is hosting a free training camp for Little League players at 10 a.m. Monday, June 1, at Rodriguez Park, according to a news release.

    The Train Robbers, a semipro team in the independent Pecos League, opened their third season on Wednesday in Santa Fe. They were slated to host the 2014 league champion Fuego on Thursday evening at Rodriguez Park.

  • Weight loss winners named

    In six weeks, Karlene Martinez shed 11 pounds and dropped 2 percent bodyfat.

    In doing so, she earned a victory in the Abe Montoya Recreation Center’s Fitness Challenge for the period between March 24 and May 1.

    The purpose of the city-sponsored program is overall health and wellness, according to a news release, helping participants develop and maintain healthy lifestyles by “promoting a fun and exciting opportunity to exercise.”

  • Locals star in Fitness NM show

    Several competitors with ties to the Meadow City took the stage in this past weekend’s Musclemania and Fitness New Mexico event in Albuquerque.

    Andrea Romero-Munoz, a Las Vegas native who now lives in Las Cruces, earned her pro card — the right to move up and compete in the higher-level professional shows — with wins in the bikini category.

  • Go Fish - May 22

    Fishing report, May 19

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using Power Bait for trout. We had no reports on perch.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow was 56 cfs near Cimarron. Fishing was fair to good using copper John Barrs, bead-head pheasant tails, Cimarron specials, San Juan worms and worms for brown and rainbow trout. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using salmon eggs, Power Bait and spinners for trout.

  • Youth Soccer - May 22

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League:

    U6 DIVISION
    All U6 games are played at 9 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.

    Russia vs. Greece, Field 1; Italy vs. USA, Field 2; Mexico vs. Chile, Field 3; Croatia vs. Peru, Field 4

    U8 DIVISION
    All U8 games are played at 10 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.

    Spain vs. Norway, Field 1; Colombia vs. Germany, Field 2; Portugal vs. England, Field 3; France vs. Belgium, Field 4; Switzerland has a bye

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 22, 2015

    Friday
    Baseball
    • 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
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Round Rock Express, 6:05 p.m., Round Rock, Texas
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at NCAA Division II outdoor nationals, Allendale, Mich.

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Santa Fe

  • Regents delay vote on president

    New Mexico Highlands University regents have decided which of the six finalists they want to hire as the school’s next president, but they’re keeping their selection quiet until negotiations with the individual have been completed.

    After meeting behind closed doors for several hours on Monday, regents emerged to announce that board chairman Leveo Sanchez and board member Frank Marchi had been given authority to begin negotiations with the individual selected.

  • Area native hired for national post

    A Las Vegas native who still has ties to Las Vegas and Mora County has been selected to oversee the country’s National Wildlife Refuge System.

    As chief of the National Wildlife Refuge System, Cynthia Martinez will oversee more than 150 million acres, 563 wildlife refuges and 38 Wetland Management Districts for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Martinez is also responsible for management of more than 418 million acres of marine national monuments.

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe announced Martinez’s appointment last week.

  • Bands receive gold awards - Local bands make music waves

    Music programs from both the West Las Vegas and Las Vegas City Schools are making waves.

    The West Las Vegas music program recently traveled to Orlando, Fla., where the group walked away with three awards from the World Strides Heritage Music Competition, with one student winning a prestigious award. Robertson High School’s Red Wave band competed at the 77th Annual Cañon City Music and Blossom Festival in Colorado. The band, under the direction of Martin Sena, received two awards.

  • HU student found dead in dorm room

    For the second time in six months, a Highlands University student has been found dead in his dorm room at Kennedy Hall.

    “There’s still no evidence of foul play,” Highlands President Jim Fries told regents on Monday. “It’s just one of those very unfortunate, sad situations.”

    State police, the agency investigating the death, isn’t saying much about the case.