Today's News

  • Two African teams eliminated

    By John Leicester
    AP Sports Writer

    RIO DE JANEIRO  — Nigeria and Algeria made World Cup history for Africa and now leave with their heads held high.
    Despite tenacious resistance, Africa’s last representatives were sent home on Monday by France and Germany.

    Those two former champions will next play each other on Friday in Rio de Janeiro. That quarterfinal means Europe is guaranteed at least one semifinalist in this World Cup that has smiled on the Americas, supplier of eight of the last 16 teams.

  • Youth league registering now

    Has the World Cup fever got you infected?

    With the excitement of the once-every-four-years tournament in full swing, the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is inviting area youngsters and their families to join in the fun of recreational soccer.

    The league is registering players ages 4 through 13 now until the July 31 deadline. For a two-month fall season of games, the cost is $50 per child. For just $10 more, each player can play for the spring season as well. Cost includes jersey, shorts, socks and player insurance and helps cover operational expenses.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 2, 2014

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Alpine Cowboys, 6 p.m., Alpine, Texas
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    • District 4 Little League tournaments, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • District 4 Little League tournaments, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Lady Jags vs. Hooters, 5:45 p.m.; Ice Cold Pitches vs. Lady Hackers, 7 p.m., NMHU Cowgirl Field

  • Regulators target local bank

    Concerns about problem loans at Community 1st Bank have prompted state and federal regulators to force the Las Vegas institution to make a series of changes, including removing Ray Litherland as its CEO and mandating tighter controls in how it lends money.  

    A search is currently under way for a new chief executive officer. Litherland, who has been the bank’s CEO for about 25 years, will continue in that role until his replacement is found, and he and his family, who own more than 50 percent of the bank’s stock, will remain involved in Community 1st.

  • Iron Pour
  • Watershed projects funded

    The state has awarded nearly $1.2 million to thin 950 acres in the Gallinas Watershed in an effort to improve the health of Las Vegas’ primary water source and reduce the risk of a catastrophic wildfire breaking out there.

    Gov. Susana Martinez announced the funding Friday. In all, she said $6.2 million in capital outlay money is being awarded statewide for watershed restoration on public lands.

  • 2 years later, still no answers

    Two years after Cindy Rivera went missing from a home on the 400 block of Peggy Lane, her family is still searching for answers.

    “Every day that passes is sadder and sadder for our family,” her aunt, Deddie Rivera said. “It’s hard to live happy when Cindy is still missing.”

    Deddie Rivera said her family is haunted by the unanswered questions. Is Cindy dead or alive? Where is she? What happened to her?

    “There are no new leads and no arrest, but the investigation still continues,” Deddie Rivera said.

  • Looking Back - June 30, 2014

    In 1964
    Wednesday, July 1 — Leveo Sanchez, 34, former Las Vegan, has been appointed deputy director of Peace Corps operations for Latin America, it was announced recently by Director Sargent Shriver. He replaces Warren G. Fuller, who was recently appointed Peace Corps Representative in Brazil. Born and raised in Las Vegas, Sanchez got his B.A. in economics and business administration from Highlands University. Later he earned his M.A. in foreign affairs and Latin American studies from George Washington University.

  • Looking ahead - News - June 30, 2014

    Swimming lessons available
    Highlands University swimming pool is offering swim lessons for children 4 and older starting June 30. The lessons run Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for two weeks for the cost of $30 for eight lessons. Registration takes place through Monday, July 10 before each session. If you have any questions, call the pool at 454-3073.

  • Weather - June 30, 2014

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming south 10-15 mph in the morning. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. West wind 5-15 mph, becoming northeast after midnight.