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Today's News

  • Robbers, Triggers trade Pecos wins

    Hunter Ridge led Las Vegas in going 3 for 5 at the plate, and Gary Owens and Kyal Williams both homered as the Train Robbers pulled out a 10-8 road win at Trinidad (Colo.) on Monday night.

    The home-and-away series shifted to the Meadow City for games on Tuesday and Wednesday at Rodriguez Park.

    At 12-18 as of Monday, Vegas is in third place in the Pecos Northern Division, sandwiched between Trinidad (15-14) and Raton (11-19). Santa Fe (20-12) and Alpine, Texas (25-11) lead their respective divisions with a little more than a month left in the season.

  • Isotopes win, pick up Federowicz, Abreu

    After spotting the visiting New Orleans Zephyrs a single run in their first at-bats Monday afternoon, the Albuquerque Isotopes retaliated with four scores in the bottom half of the frame.

    Then the Isotope defense clamped down, allowing no more scoring as the home club jetted to an 11-1 romp before an announced matinee-Monday crowd of 5,503 at The Lab.

    It was a pretty good day for the Topes, who also scored away from the field, adding catcher Tim Federowicz and pitcher Juan Abreu after assignment from the parent L.A. Dodgers.

  • Next stop: Notre Dame
  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 18, 2014

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Trinidad Triggers, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Omaha Royals, 11:05 a.m., Omaha, Neb.
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League women’s games: Ice Cold Pitches vs. Lady Hackers, 5:45 p.m., Compounders vs. Bud, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Softball Complex

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at White Sands Pupfish, 6:30 p.m., Alamogordo
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Omaha Royals, 6:05 p.m., Omaha, Neb.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 18, 2014

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Trinidad Triggers, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Omaha Royals, 11:05 a.m., Omaha, Neb.
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League women’s games: Ice Cold Pitches vs. Lady Hackers, 5:45 p.m., Compounders vs. Bud, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Softball Complex

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at White Sands Pupfish, 6:30 p.m., Alamogordo
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Omaha Royals, 6:05 p.m., Omaha, Neb.

  • Vietnam memorial unveiled

    Family members clung to photos of their loved ones who were killed in action in the Vietnam War during Saturday morning’s dedication of a memorial honoring the area men who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

    The dedication included a gun salute and the playing of Taps, traditions marking the pain, sorrow and memories left behind by the servicemen who died in the controversial war.

    Tears flowed at Veterans Park as the 33  names were read. A bell tolled for each one of them. U.S. flags lined the park, which is just off Mills Avenue.

  • Inspectors struggle to keep pace - Four in 10 higher risk wells not inspected by feds

    By Hope Yen and Thomas Peipert
    The Associated Press

    NEW CASTLE, Colo.  — Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal inspection, unchecked by an agency struggling to keep pace with America’s drilling boom, according to an Associated Press review that shows wide state-by-state disparities in safety checks.

  • Montoya to propose tax hike

    San Miguel County commissioners grudgingly adopted an ordinance last week that requires the transfer of one-twelfth percent of gross receipts taxes collected in the county to the state for a new safety net care pool fund.

    And county officials are contemplating raising taxes by the same amount to recoup the revenues that the county will be losing.

  • City releases Dodge agreement

    The termination agreement between former city manager Timothy Dodge and Mayor Alfonso Ortiz reveals that Dodge was placed on administrative leave with pay until June 30, the day his current contract expires.

    Dodge has accepted another job managing the city of Santa Rosa. He had publicly stated that he was willing to give the city of Las Vegas as much of a transition period as city officials wanted, but the termination agreement makes it clear that Ortiz wasn’t interested in a prolonged transition period.

  • In NM, number of priority wells has doubled

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    The number of high-priority oil and natural gas wells on federal and tribal land in New Mexico has nearly doubled over the past two years, and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management is racing to keep up with inspections.

    BLM officials in New Mexico say they have nearly 650 wells that are classified as high priorities due to their production levels, risks for contamination, the safety records of their operators and other reasons.