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Today's News

  • FYI - Sports

    Young American Football League registration is under way for the fall season. Forms can be picked up at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Registration fee is $65. Deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 26. Sports physicals are mandatory. Grades 3-4 are in juniors division; grades 5-6 in seniors division. Mandatory player evaluation is set for Saturday, Aug. 27, at Perkins Stadium; juniors at 8:30 a.m., seniors at 10:30 a.m.

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  • Adult Softball
  • U.S. drops bid for 2020 Games

    The Associated Press

    This time around, the United States is saying no to the Olympics.

    Locked in a dispute over millions of dollars, the U.S. Olympic Committee pulled the plug Monday on a bid for the 2020 Summer Games before the International Olympic Committee could say no to the Americans, as it has the last two times. The two sides have been at odds over a revenue-sharing agreement for years.

    By not submitting a bid, the USOC assures at least a 20-year gap between Olympics on American soil for only the fourth time.

  • BREAKING: CYFD caseworker charged

    An out-of-control, underage drinking party has landed a caseworker with the state Children, Youth and Families Department in hot water yet again, according court documents.

    Justina Romero, 29, was arrested Saturday afternoon on a charge of child abuse, a third-degree felony, and a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a child, a fourth-degree felony. The arrest stemmed from a party at her house at 545 Hermosa Lane where minors were allegedly drinking and doing drugs.

  • Council takes on redistricting

    A substantive drop in population in the ward represented by Andrew Feldman coupled with a significant increase in population in the ward represented by Diane Moore is forcing city officials to change the boundaries of both districts.

    The redistricting is based on 2010 census figures and the legal requirement that each district be substantially equal in population.

  • East board to pick new member soon

    Outgoing Las Vegas City Schools board member Ricky Serna is moving up his resignation date from Oct. 1 to Sept. 16.

    Serna, who announced his resignation from the elected position last month, said he plans to vacate the post earlier than he had previously announced so his replacement can be voted on during the regular school board meeting on Sept. 20.

  • Dam ribbon-cutting
  • Ex-governor’s likeness bronzed

    SANTA FE — Current and former politicians, along with scores of family and friends, gathered Thursday in the State Capitol Rotunda to honor former Gov. David Cargo. The cause of event was the unveiling of a bronze bust in the likeness of the former governor

    Several people, including Gov. Susana Martinez, sang Cargo’s praises, but it was Cargo who created a jovial atmosphere with several humorous tales from his time as governor more than 40 years ago.

  • Local News in Brief - Aug. 22, 2011

    Las Vegas Optic

    Bear seen Friday in Old Town

    Another bear sighting made for some excitement around the Bridge Street and River Walk area on Friday.

    Authorities were searching for a bear in the area late Friday morning.

    Merchants in the area reported that Bridge was even closed for a while as authorities tried to track down the bear.

  • Zoo lion dies

    The Associated Press

    A 9-year-old male mountain lion has died at an Albuquerque zoo.

    Officials at the ABQ BioPark Zoo say “Alfalfa” was under treatment and observation for a heart condition that was detected in an annual physical in March.