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Today's News

  • Cognasi, Phipps honored by RMAC

    Anthony Cognasi and Danisha Phipps are the latest New Mexico Highlands University student-athletes to have their names adorning the east wall at the Wilson Complex.
    Cognasi and Phipps are the school’s choices for the 2012-13 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Scholar-Athletes, the Colorado Springs-based league office reported this past Thursday.

  • Little League - June 10, 2013

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. Games are played at Keyes Park.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Monday games: Angels vs. Red Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Yankees vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday games: Mariners vs. Cardinals, 4 p.m.; Reds vs. Angels, 6 p.m.; Orioles vs. Red Sox, 8 p.m.
    Friday games: Red Sox vs. Yankees, 5:30 p.m.; Cardinals vs. Reds, 7:30 p.m.

    SOFTBALL DIVISION
    Tuesday games: Stars vs. Pink Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Lady Longhorns vs. Lady Devils, 7:30 p.m.

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  • Zephyrs rally late vs. Isotopes

    Albuquerque Isotopes
    METAIRIE, La. -- Jake Smolinksi doubled in the eighth inning to left field, and when Tony Gwynn, Jr. mishandled the ball, Jordan Brown scored from first base to lift the New Orleans Zephyrs to a 3-2 win over the Albuquerque Isotopes on Saturday night.
     Zephyrs closer Chris Hatcher walked leadoff batter Matt Angle in the ninth, and Dee Gordon bunted him to second base, but Hatcher struck out Justin Sellers and Gwynn to preserve the victory. It was Hatcher’s 19th save, the most in all of minor league baseball.

  • French: Serena ends 11-year drought

    The Associated Press
    PARIS — Serena Williams knew, of course, that 11 years had passed since her only French Open championship.
    She also knew, of course, what happened a year ago in Paris: the only first-round Grand Slam loss of her career, to a woman ranked outside the top 100, no less.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 10, 2013

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Alpine, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games (see schedule, Page 8)
    Tee-ball
    • La Plaza Little League game

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Alpine, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • La Plaza Little League tournaments, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Tee-ball
    • La Plaza Little League game
    Wednesday
    Baseball

  • Big R shooting stuns Vegas

    To his family, Michael Parson was a gentle giant, a man who loved to watch boxing on television and who was the oldest of 10 siblings, beating his twin brother for the honor by just three minutes.

    “He was a big guy, but just very gentle, very kind to those that he spoke with,” his brother Gene Parson said.

    But Michael Parson was also battling mental illness. At around noon on Wednesday the 56-year-old walked into the Big R store on Mills Avenue, asked to see a gun, loaded it with ammunition he had with him and fatally shot himself in the head.

  • Longmire night - Actors to attend ‘Robbers game

    Watch out, Train Robbers:  There’s a new sheriff in town.

    On Saturday, A&E Longmire television series Sheriff Walt Longmire, played by actor Robert Taylor, along with cast members Lou Diamond Phillips and Cassidy Freeman, are scheduled to participate in Longmire Night at Rodriguez Park as the Las Vegas Train Robbers take on Alpine (Texas) Cowboys.

    The Longmire cast and crew is currently filming throughout the area and state.

  • Threat to watershed deemed low

    A top state official assured Las Vegas residents this week that he and Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration recognize how critical the Gallinas Watershed is to Las Vegas and that steps are being taken to protect it.

    “Protecting the watershed here is a top priority,” Lt. Gov. John Sanchez said at a community meeting held at Luna Community College’s Las Vegas campus on Tuesday evening.

    “All is being done to address the watershed concerns.”

  • Man arrested for not obeying police

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    A bystander spent a night in jail for failing to back off when told to by Las Vegas police at a crime scene where a suspect was being taken into custody following a shooting, according to court records.

    Timothy Nixon, 49, was charged last week with obstructing police after he allegedly failed to obey repeated commands to leave a crime scene on the 2400 block of North Gonzales, where police were investigating a shooting, according to court records.

  • Wildfire threatens native cutthroat trout

    The Associated Press

    PECOS — Nearly 50 native Rio Grande cutthroat trout have been rescued from a creek that’s being threatened by a wildfire in northern New Mexico.

    Biologists hiked about 2 miles up Macho Creek in the Santa Fe National Forest on Wednesday and removed 49 trout.

    Officials say the rescue mission will ensure the pure strain of native fish will survive if the Tres Lagunas Fire threatens the area.

    The fish were taken to a hatchery for safekeeping. They will be returned to the creek if it’s spared by the fire.