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Today's News

  • Wasteful spending

    A report issued last week by Legislative Finance Committee auditors raises troubling questions about the state’s capital outlay process.

    The bottom line: The state spent about $600,000 to renovate and preserve an abandoned school house in Ribera in San Miguel County and then turned around and sold the unfinished building for $39,000 to the non-profit group that donated it in the first place.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 22, 2013
  • Another Perspective - A revolution of the spirit

    By Lora Lucero

    A global revolution is stirring. I’m not referring to the Occupy Movement, Tahrir Square in Cairo, Taksim Square in Istanbul, the 350.org climate actions or any of the other engaged and enraged protests. Although each is very important and connected, I’m talking about a revolution of the spirit.   

  • Robbers reign in North

    Around 8 o’clock Friday night, rain soaked the Las Vegas Train Robbers and their guests.

    Around 9 o’clock, it was celebratory champagne that rained down.

    The first-year Pecos League baseball team came one step closer to realizing its season-long dream, outlasting Raton 8-6 at Rodriguez Park to clinch first place in the North Division.

    Adam Kam and Will Walsh connected on three hits apiece, and Dillon Usiak tallied a team-high three runs batted in.

  • Firing ‘em up in Farmington

    Las Vegas Kryptonite is back in the American Amateur Baseball Congress Sandy Koufax South Plains Regional Tournament, and this year, it was just a five-hour drive away.

    The tourney is in Farmington.

    The Kryptonite kicked off its participation early, with Brian Gonzales demonstrating his power hitting by winning the event’s home run derby. Gonzales won the derby by hitting eight home runs in the first round and then seven more to take the title in the finals.  

  • Crespin falls via TKO

    Arturo Crespin’s hard-fought battle with Christopher Pearson came to a close after Crespin sustained a deep gash over his right eye in the fifth round Friday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

    The ring official stopped the bout, keeping Pearson’s undefeated record intact.

    Afterward, Crespin remained upbeat. In a post to his Facebook page, “El Toro” wrote: “Hurt him a few times. Was a good fight overall. Thank you all for the love and support. I love you guys. I’ll be back in time. Thanks again.”

  • Champions!
  • Isotopes nip Omaha

    By Laura Verillo
    Albuquerque Isotopes
    The first-place Albuquerque Isotopes defeated the Omaha Storm Chasers 4-3 Friday night at Isotopes Park.
    Alex Castellanos started the scoring for the Topes, leading off the bottom of the second with his team-leading 14th home run of the season. The outfielder also stole his 12th base of the season in the fifth.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 22, 2013

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton Osos, 6 p.m., Raton
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Balls Deep vs. Hackers, 7:15 p.m., Hackers vs. Bombers, 8:30 p.m.; women’s division game, Lady Jags vs. Lady Hackers, 6 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball

  • Alleged BB gun vandals busted

    Las Vegas police have charged two men in the vandalism spree that occurred on July 4 in which the windows of six vehicles were shot out.

    Paul L. Valdez, 20, who lives on Baca Avenue, and John Sotres, 19, who lives on the 1100 block of Fourth Street are each facing six petty misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property and six misdemeanor counts of conspiracy to commit criminal damage to property.