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Today's News

  • Kemp begins rehab stint with Isotopes

    Tagged with their second straight loss Friday — after seven consecutive wins — the Albuquerque Isotopes nonetheless are feeling all right.
    Albuquerque, which fell 7-6 in the series finale at Omaha, has the services of Matt Kemp in time for its home series vs. Memphis.
    Kemp is in the Duke City as part of a rehab assignment. The Dodgers’ two-time Gold Glove winner, All-Star and Silver Slugger is battling back from a strained hamstring. He’s hitting .251 in the majors this season, with two home runs and 17 runs batted in over 51 games.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 24, 2013

    Monday
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer League games; men’s division: Blaze vs. Brew Crew, 7:15 p.m., Yo Momma vs. Havoc, 8:30 p.m.; women’s division: Lady Warriors vs. Budweiser, 6 p.m.; city softball complex

  • Kryptonite triumphs in Taos

    With two wins on the road at Taos on Thursday,  the Las Vegas Kryptonite improved to 9-3 on the season. The team is coached by Shannon Aragon with assistants Nicholas Aragon and Art Mondragon.

     

  • Legal opinion backs mayor

    An attorney hired by the city to review the community  rights ordinance adopted by the Council last year says several aspects of it are “clearly unconstitutional” and “will cause major problems for the city of Las Vegas if (it) is ‘enacted’ into law.”

  • Summertime Fun
  • Teachers want RHS leader back

    Paul D. Henry Elementary Principal Anthony Marquez said he was shocked when he got the news that his job was being eliminated.

    Robertson High Principal Darlene Ulibarri said she did her  best, and wished the school’s next leader luck.

    Several Robertson teachers, meanwhile, showed up at Tuesday’s Las Vegas City Schools board meeting to ask the district’s leaders to bring Ulibarri back for another year.

  • In Brief - Las Vegas News - June 21, 2013

    Recall sign vandalized

    A leader of a movement to recall Las Vegas Mayor Alfonso Ortiz said the group plans to meet soon to decide whether or when to replace a vandalized sign that calls for the mayor’s ouster.

  • Water group receives funding

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico Water Trust Board awarded El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers’ Association its full funding request last week, according to association president Joe Zebrowski.

    The Water Trust Board’s grant of $998,855, along with other funds, is to be used for construction of the first phase of a community water system in the Romeroville area where about 60 private wells have failed in the last several years.

  • KNMX-AM named ‘Station of the Year’

    Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas based radio stations KNMX, KMDZ and KBQL were awarded 10 Excellence in Broadcasting Awards from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association earlier this month. The awards were presented at the association’s 2013 Awards Gala.

    One of the honors names KNMX-AM as Station of the Year for the sixth time, an unprecedented accomplishment in local broadcasting. Each of the 10 winning pieces was produced by Jacob Garcia.

  • Looking Back - June 21, 2013

    In 1963