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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 12, 2017
  • Work of Art: 'Addicted to Facebook'

    The first time I bought a totally portable battery-operated radio, I believed I’d gone to Heaven. Even though I was able to receive only one station, KFUN-AM, I enjoyed listening to the Game of the Day as I delivered papers on my Optic route, which comprised two streets across the tracks, Railroad (which we call Tough Street), Grand and parts of First and Second.

    I taped the small radio to the handlebars and got fairly good reception. That made me a Brooklyn Dodger fan, as that team was on the air most often.

  • LV 8-10 softball makes final four

    Las Vegas Little League’s 8-10 softball team is headed to a second weekend of state tournament competition — the coveted championship round.

    The LVLL squad endured a loss in its opening game of the state tourney, but recovered to win twice in the playback bracket this past weekend in Portales.

  • Rally falls just short; 51s win

    Albuquerque’s ferocious rally at the end of Sunday night’s finale with the Las Vegas 51s produced six unanswered runs.

    Trouble is, the Isotopes needed eight.

    As a result, visiting Las Vegas escaped with a 13-11 victory to bring a curtain down on the first part of the Pacific Coast League schedule. Triple-A teams are on All-Star break through Wednesday, when the PCL takes on the International League in its version of the Midsummer Classic.

  • Fundraisers
  • Benefit golf, bowling set for July 22-23

    A couple of fundraising events to benefit local athletic programs are set July 22-23 in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho.

    New Mexico Highlands University’s volleyball team is holding a benefit golf tournament on July 22 at Ladera Golf Course. A shotgun start at 1 p.m. is planned. Cost is $500 per team of four or $150 per individual.

    For registration information and other details, those interested may call NMHU assistant coach Karli Salazar, nmhuvolleyball@gmail.com or 505-927-6914.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 12, 2017

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes on All-Star Break
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • State Little League tournaments, TBA
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    Softball
    • State Little League tournaments, TBA

  • LVLL 8-10 softball reaches final four

    Las Vegas Little League’s 8-10 softball team is headed to a second weekend of state tournament competition -- the coveted championship round.

    The LVLL squad endured a loss in its opening game of the state tourney but recovered to win twice in the playback bracket this past weekend in Portales.

  • LVPD sees marijuana plants, makes arrest

    Las Vegas Police didn’t need to look very hard to see some of the evidence in one recent drug and weapons bust.

    In fact, officers didn’t even need to leave a public street.

    During a patrol on Monday, two Las Vegas officers observed marijuana plants in the front window of a home in the 100 block of Commerce Street, according to San Miguel County Magistrate Court records. Upon a second pass in front of the home by the officers, curtains were quickly shut to conceal the plants.

  • Students, teachers head to different campuses this fall in Las Vegas

    School is out for the summer for many teachers and students, but Las Vegas City Schools officials are busy working on a massive move to prepare for the coming school year.

    The district is in the middle of a move which will bring its in-town elementary school count from four to two, and will combine their middle school and high school into one campus as part of the district’s right-sizing initiative.