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Today's News

  • Carson forests off limits due to fire danger

    The Associated Press

    TAOS — Another New Mexico forest will soon be off limits to the public due to high fire danger.

    The Carson National Forest announced Wednesday that it will impose Stage III restrictions starting Thursday morning. That means the northern New Mexico forest will be closed to all activities, including hiking, biking and horseback riding.

  • Fiesta run Sunday

    Few athletic events can bring so many diverse age groups, backgrounds and personalities together like the annual Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run.

    The event, which begins at 7 a.m. Sunday, is the most health- and fitness-oriented of activities on the full lineup of fiesta happenings, and it’s become one of the most popular in terms of participants and spectators.

    While many of the several hundred runners and walkers are from the Las Vegas area, the event also manages to lure entrants from remote locations, New York to California.

  • Aragon representing LV in Puerto Rico

    Playing alongside many of the top college-bound baseball players from across the country, Las Vegas’ own Nicholas Aragon has made himself right at home in Puerto Rico.

    Aragon is playing as a member of the USA Coast to Coast team to which he was selected this past year. It’s been a busy schedule — two games per night throughout the week — loaded with playing experiences.

    On Sunday, for example, the USA Coast to Coast team played two games against the Caguas, Puerto Rico, Reds, falling 4-3 and 10-3.  

  • Commentary: ‘The Rock’ homegrown links legend

    Editor’s note: This is the eighth of a series of articles written on old-school athletics by Luna Community College sports performance instructor Henry Sanchez.

    By Henry Sanchez
    Luna Community College

    Gene Torres is the greatest golfer Las Vegas has ever known. Torres was born in Trinidad, Colo., in 1937.

  • Grand slam makes history

    Hannah Lopez made history — with her eyes closed.

    On June 15, Lopez, 13, became the first Las Vegas Little League girls’ softball player — at least in recent history — to hit an over-the-fence home run at Keyes Park.

    Lopez was playing for the Psychlones against the league-leading Lady Devils at the time. With the bases loaded in front of her, she drove the ball over not one fence, but two, in left center field, and it took a hop toward Mills Avenue.

  • Go Fish - July 1, 2011

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Fishing report, June 28

    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is 0.83 cfs. Fishing is slow using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports July 1, 2011

    FRIDAY
    No local sporting events scheduled

    SATURDAY
    No local sporting events scheduled

    SUNDAY
    Running
    • Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run, 6:30 a.m., various courses along Hot Springs Boulevard and N.M. 65
    Fishing
    • Meadow City Aerie 3815 Kids’ Fishing Derby, 6-11 a.m., Harris Pond

  • FYI - Sports

    The 2011 Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run, including all ages, will take place Sunday, July 3. A 5-kilometer walk and 5K run will start at 7 a.m. at the San Miguel County Fairgrounds on Hot Springs Boulevard west of Las Vegas and a 10K run will start at 7 a.m. at the United World College. Adult entry fee is $30 through race day.

    A 1-mile children’s run will start at 8:15 a.m. behind the Plaza Hotel. The entry fee for children is $10 through race day.

  • Wildfire near lab swells

    By P. Solomon Banda and Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M.  — A vicious wildfire spread through the mountains above a northern New Mexico town on Tuesday, driving thousands of people from their homes as officials at a government nuclear laboratory tried to dispel concerns about the safety of sensitive materials.

  • Fireworks Flap

    Carol Johnson is afraid. City Fire Chief Phillip Mares is afraid. Same goes for Bruce McAllister and a host of other city residents who see the tinder dry conditions, the city’s dwindling water supply and fireworks as a recipe for disaster.

    “I’m scared, and at this point everybody is,” says Johnson.

    Adds McAllister: “This year, everything is so tinder dry that allowing any kind of fireworks is just coming back and saying, we’re going to burn the town down... My God, how many fires do we have going in the state now?”