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Today's News

  • Youth soccer sign-up ongoing

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is conducting in-person and online registration for the fall 2013 season. Registration deadline is Saturday, Aug. 10.

    The league is open to young soccer players age 4 through 14 and includes multiple age divisions.

    Cost is $51.40 per child and includes jersey, shorts and player fees. Players are also required to provide their own shinguards and cleats.

    Online registration is available via the league website, www.lasvegasyouthsoccer.org.

  • Youth soccer sign-up ongoing

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is conducting in-person and online registration for the fall 2013 season. Registration deadline is Saturday, Aug. 10.

    The league is open to young soccer players age 4 through 14 and includes multiple age divisions.

    Cost is $51.40 per child and includes jersey, shorts and player fees. Players are also required to provide their own shinguards and cleats.

    Online registration is available via the league website, www.lasvegasyouthsoccer.org.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 19, 2013

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Raton Osos, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Boxing
    • Arturo Crespin vs. Christopher Pearson, TBA, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nev.

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton Osos, 6 p.m., Raton

    Sunday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Raton Osos, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton Osos, 6 p.m., Raton
    Softball

  • Vigil found not guilty

    Clad in a button-down pink shirt and gray slacks, Eric Vigil stood in the courtroom Monday flanked by his two attorneys waiting to hear his fate.

    The jury had gone behind closed doors less than four hours earlier to begin deliberating first-degree murder and other charges he faced.

    When the verdicts were read aloud in the courtroom by Judge Abigail Aragon, Vigil stood quietly, holding his hands behind his back.

    “Not guilty” on the first-degree murder charge involving Damian Ortiz.

  • Summer learning - Program aims to boost scores

    Several dozen students at Sierra Vista Elementary are spending a few weeks during their summer vacation getting extra time in the classroom.  The K-3 Plus Extended School Year Program started earlier this month and will run until Aug. 9 at the east side elementary school.

    “These kids are getting five more weeks of instruction in language arts and mathematics,” program instructor Brock Aragon said. “This program began with the state Public Education Department funding it in areas in need.”

  • Allegations fly over Ortiz recall

    The fight over efforts to recall Las Vegas Mayor Alfonso Ortiz has escalated, with people on both sides of the issue pointing fingers at each other, alleging illegal actions.

    The Committee for Honest Government, the group spearheading the recall effort, issued a news release late Friday accusing Ortiz’s administration of breaking the law on several counts in its efforts to defeat a petition to recall him. The group has sent a letter to City Clerk Casandra Fresquez demanding that the recall effort be allowed to move forward, given the city’s actions.

  • Audit criticizes sale of old Ribera school

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Legislative auditors criticized the state on Monday for spending nearly $600,000 to renovate an abandoned school house in northern New Mexico and later selling the still unfinished building for $39,000 to a non-profit group that originally donated it.

    The project began when Democrat Bill Richardson was governor, but Republican Gov. Susan Martinez’s administration last year approved the sale of the old school in the community of Ribera in San Miguel County.

  • Looking Back - July 17, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - July 17, 2013

    Glimpses of the Past
    A presentation titled “The Santa Fe Ring: Gilded Age Politics in Old New Mexico,” will take place at 7 p.m. this Thursday at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge Street. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025, or visit www.nps.gov/foun.
     

  • Weather - July 17, 2013

    Wednesday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. Southeast wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 53. South wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

    Thursday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. South wind 5-15 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.

    Friday