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Today's News

  • Speed camp at Highlands July 25-29

    New Mexico Highlands University track and field coaches are inviting middle school and high school athletes to take part in the NMHU Speed Development and Event Camp July 25-29 on the NMHU campus.  

  • Victory is ours
  • NFL labor deal close?

    The Associated Press

    The NFL told club executives they could be schooled in the ins and outs of the new labor contract as early as Thursday, and the players’ association summoned its leadership for a potential vote — the strongest signs yet the lockout might be nearing an end.

    Lawyers for both sides met 8 1/2 hours Monday in New York, including 3 1/2 with a court-appointed mediator, to try to close a deal to resolve the sport’s first work stoppage since 1987. Talks were scheduled to continue Tuesday.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports July 20, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Louisville Chuggers vs. Yo Momma, 6:30 p.m., Tecolote vs. Vegas Boys, 7:30 p.m., city complex

    THURSDAY
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Good Doodz vs. Hackers, 6:30 p.m., city complex
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Vida Encantada vs. Alta Vista, 7:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
     

    FRIDAY
    Softball

  • FYI - Sports

    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.

    Those with questions are asked to call Shelby or Rachel Curtis at 505-652-4101.

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  • Union blasts Mora Super

    The Mora school employees union has filed a complaint against the district, alleging that elementary school teachers were transferred to different positions because they spoke out publicly on a possible reduction in force of the music program.

    The prohibited practice complaint was filed with the state Public Employee Labor Relations Board on June 29.

    In a separate letter to school board members,  leaders of the Mora Federation of School Employees complain of a strained relationship with Superintendent Thomas Garcia.

  • Movies in the Park
  • County jail’s health system accredited

    The National Commission on Correctional Health Care has granted accreditation to the San Miguel County Detention Center, making it the only jail in the state to hold that designation.

    “It’s the gold standard for totality of health services provided to detainees,” Warden Patrick Snedeker said.

    The decision to accredit the jail followed a review of everything from medical charts and staff credentials to policies and procedures.

  • West sets single rate for bus contractors

    The West Las Vegas School District has signed agreements with four bus contractors to provide transportation for the upcoming school year, and some bus contractors will take a hit.

    All of the bus contractors will be paid $2.05 per mile. That amount covers all costs, including fuel, personnel and maintenance

    In past years bus contractors would get different amounts.

  • State’s revenues improving; $360 million available in 2013

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s financial picture is improving and more than $360 million in new revenues will be available in the upcoming budget year, lawmakers were told Thursday.

    After several years of budget shortfalls and weak revenues, New Mexico faces the prospect of having additional money that could help restore recent cuts in programs, replenish the state’s cash reserves or potentially allow for tax reductions.