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Today's News

  • City league tourneys to begin on Monday

    Alta Vista stumbled but ultimately did not fall.

    The AVRH women’s softball team dropped two games in the final week of the regular season, allowing the Budweiser-Dick’s-Night Owl squad to close within a half game of the top spot in the Las Vegas Adult Softball League women’s division.

    But that’s as close as the Bud crew got, and the Scrubs will go into this week’s postseason tournament as the No. 1 seed for the second straight season.

  • Oklahoma No. 1

    By Ralph D. Russo
    AP College Football Writer

    NEW YORK — Being voted preseason No. 1 is a tradition at Oklahoma, and this season is no different.

    The Sooners will start out top-ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the 10th time, more than any program in the country.

    The defending Big 12 champions received 36 of 60 first-place votes and 1,464 points in the Top 25 released Saturday.

    Auburn, last season’s national champion, will start the season No. 23, one spot behind where it began in 2010.

  • Sports commentary: Mess in Miami just a start for NCAA

    By Tim Dahlberg
    AP Sports Columnist

    Strippers, prostitutes, decadent parties on the yacht. If all the allegations against the University of Miami turn out to be true, the NCAA may have to add another chapter to the rule book when it comes to defining what exactly constitutes extra benefits for college athletes.

    Not to worry, though. The organization is already on the case, and no doubt will be helped along by an extraordinarily detailed Yahoo Sports expose of a Miami athletic program where cash was king and the partying never seemed to stop.

  • Planning for doomsday

    Current water restrictions have kept area residents from watering their lawns and washing their cars, but those restrictions pale in comparison to the water rationing that would occur under a drought contingency and emergency response plan being proposed.

  • East rings in new year with change

    Las Vegas City Schools interim Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez had a summer filled with long hours in her office, all with a mission of making this school year a huge success for the east side district.

    “I think it is going to be a great year,” McNellis-Martinez said. “I cannot help but believe it will be a positive year for the kids.”

  • Case against pastor dropped

    The District Attorney’s Office has decided not to retry a Las Vegas pastor who had been accused of sexually abusing a young family member, determining it does not have the evidence to convict him at trial.

  • Pot, still land man behind bars

    The Region IV Narcotics Task Force arrested a Buena Vista man last week for allegedly growing marijuana at his ranch and selling homemade liquor.

    Charlie Weber, 57, who lives on Highway 161, has been charged with manufacturing less than 100 pounds of marijuana, distribution of marijuana and with the unauthorized manufacture, possession or sale of alcohol. All three of the charges are fourth-degree felonies. He is also charged with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 19, 2011

    In 1911

    Thursday, Aug. 24 — Mail order marriages do not always turn out well, as has been demonstrated time and again... This has been the experience of Millard King and his wife Mrs. Myrtle L. King, who have filed rival petitions for divorce in the district court of San Miguel County... According to King’s petition he is a farmer living a few miles east of Wagon Mound on a homestead... (Mrs. King asks a decree of absolute divorce and the homestead, which she claims King promised to give her for marrying him.

  • Looking Ahead - Aug. 19, 2011

    Watrous Day is this weekend

    Watrous Day festivities will start at noon on Saturday at the Watrous Park. A free barbecue is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m., followed by live music by Masizo from 1 to 5 p.m. This year’s event is dedicated to the late Max “Bro” Gallegos.

  • Weather - Aug. 19, 2011

    Friday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

    Saturday
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. North wind 5-10 mph. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Low around 57.  

    Sunday