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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Pitching in - Community garden has new partner

    The La Milpa Community Garden off Taos Street on the city’s west side has begun working with the Las Vegas Wildlife Refuge on the project, and that’s good news given the expertise that the refuge is bringing to the garden.

  • No extra cash for BHI employees

    Employees at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute, along with other State Department of Health workers, were expecting a little extra cash in their paychecks last Friday, as the department told them in June that it would be paying out their accrued comp time at the end of the fiscal year.

    But instead of the extra cash, they received a memo from Health Secretary Retta Ward four days before the money was supposed to hit their checks informing them that the Health Department had reconsidered and decided not to move forward with the comp time payouts after all.

  • Road dispute has neighbors feuding

    A petition by landowners to vacate a portion of San Miguel County Road C-53-D near Maes has one family crying foul.

    The issue took center stage at last week’s County Commission meeting. In the end, commissioners postponed action on it, with some saying that they wanted to go out to the rural area, roughly 40 miles east of Las Vegas, and inspect the road before making a decision. The Commission plans to reconvene to make that site visit at 9 a.m. on July 30. They will begin the meeting at the Commission chambers and then drive out to see the road in question.