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Today's News

  • FYI - Sports

    New Mexico Highlands University golf pro Dan Houtchens will be conducting a junior golf camp with four classes in August. Classes will be held 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 2, 4, 9 and 11 at the Gene Torres Golf Course. Cost is $30 a person or two for $50. For more information, call Houtchens at 425-7711.

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    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is accepting registrations for the 2011 fall season through August. Parents may register their youngsters online at lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or at DesertGate Internet 118 Bridge Street, Las Vegas.

  • Stern gloomy about NBA talks

    By Brian Mahoney
    AP Sports Writer

    NEW YORK  — David Stern returned to the bargaining table Monday and said “nothing” gave him reason for encouragement.
    And for that, the NBA Commissioner pointed the blame in one place.
    “I don’t feel optimistic about the players’ willingness to engage in a serious way,” Stern said.

    So the first meeting to include leadership from owners and players since the lockout began exactly a month ago produced nothing new — except blame.

  • Gifted, controversial Moss retires

    By Jon Krawczynski
    AP Sports Writer

    MANKATO, Minn. — Randy Moss dominated when he wanted to dominate.

    He scored when he wanted to score, cooperated when he wanted to cooperate and acted out when he wanted to act out.

    Moss spent 13 seasons doing things on his own terms, which is why perhaps the loudest career the NFL has ever seen — both in terms of the roars he induced on the field and the aggravation he caused off it — ended so quietly on Monday.

  • Road rage leads to charge

    A 20-year-old Mora County woman is being charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for allegedly following a driver who cut her off and hitting her in the face multiple times with a baseball bat.

    State police obtained an arrest warrant last week for Talena Romero, who lives off N.M. 518 in Cleveland. The road rage incident actually occurred June 28, according to the affidavit for arrest warrant filed by state police.

  • Rough Rider rally
  • East board member resigning

    Roughly six months after being elected to the Las Vegas City Schools board, Ricky Serna has announced he is resigning his position effective Oct. 1.

    Serna, who defeated longtime incumbent Patrick Romero during the February board elections, is leaving his seat on the board to take a position at Northern New Mexico College in Española. He has been hired as special assistant to the president for grants and special projects.

    He currently works for the state’s Higher Education Department in Santa Fe.

  • County approves tight budget

    San Miguel County Commissioners approved a final budget Thursday that outlines about $17.9 million in spending for the fiscal year that began on July 1.

    The only raises built into the budget are for county employees who will be completing their probationary period and for appraisers in the county assessor’s office, Finance Director Melinda Gonzales told commissioners.

  • Debt showdown:

    The Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES — As gridlocked Washington edges toward default, states staggering out of the last recession are preparing for the worst: The federal piggy-bank that helps them pay for health care, jobless benefits, road building and schools could run out of cash.

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is warning that his state might not be able to fully cover potential shortfalls, and jittery California cushioned its finances last week by borrowing $5.4 billion from private investors.

  • Mora Fiestas
  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Wednesday, Aug. 2 — Joseph A. Taichert has applied to William B. Stapp, clerk of the United States court, for final certificate of naturalization as a citizen of the United States. Taichert was born in Germany in 1882. He came to the United States in 1903 and made his first application for citizenship in Louisville, Ky., in 1907. Taichert names as his witnesses A.C. Erb and A.D. Higgins. The hearing will be held in the United States court on November 20.