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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Sports July 13, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • District 4 All-Star tournaments, TBA, Taos
    Basketball|
    • North-South three-point shootout and slam dunk competition, TBA, Abe Montoya Recreation Center
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Vegas Boys vs. Buzzards, 6:30 p.m., Young Bucks vs. Yo Momma, 7:30 p.m., city complex
    • District 4 All-Star tournaments, TBA, Taos

    THURSDAY

    Baseball
    • District 4 All-Star tournaments, TBA, Taos

  • FYI - Sports

    The City of Las Vegas is holding a family golf camp for the community during the month of July. The camp is designed for parents and their children to get out on the range and enjoy the game of golf. Sessions will cover fundamentals, use of irons and drivers, putting, chipping and full swing.
    Sessions are scheduled for July 13, July 20 and July 27. Each session will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

  • All- Stars
  • Cano outslugs Gonzalez in derby

    The Associated Press

    PHOENIX — Robinson Cano thought about hitting the Miller Lite sign, a 472-foot drive off an advertisement a good 50 feet or more above and well behind the swimming pool at Chase Field.
    “That was my favorite one I’m going to have that in my mind for the next two or three weeks. I wonder how far could it be, that in New York?” he said. “I got power.”

  • Gov. pledges water help

    Gov. Susana Martinez and a host of other federal, state and local officials were on hand Thursday afternoon for a ceremonial groundbreaking and signing of two projects that will help the city with its dire water situation.

    “You have the commitment of the governor’s office to fight hard to make sure you have the water that is necessary to live comfortably in your homes and in your businesses,” Martinez told more than 100 people gathered at Plaza Park for the event.

  • City Schools hierarchy revealed

    The administration of the Las Vegas City Schools district is starting to come together, and it appears that longtime administrator LeeEtte Quintana will no longer have a role in the district.

    On Saturday night, interim superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez announced several key positions on her administrative team.

    She said the positions were offered and the applicants accepted their new positions. Lydia Flores will keep her current title as director of bilingual and federal programs — a position she has held for the past few years.

  • Gross Anatomy

    By Oshá Bailey
    Las Vegas Optic

    Who says learning can’t be fun? Several Robertson High students have been spending their summer dissecting animals and building a model roller coaster.

    Robertson High School  funded two programs, one for math and engineering, and the other for science. Donna Ortiz and Martha Peña are teaching the classes.

    Under the supervision of Peña, an RHS math teacher, 18 students constructed four different projects, including designing and building their own scale model roller coaster

  • Veteran's Clinic Ribbon Cutting
  • In Brief

    From The Associated Press

    Las Conchas fire has burned 146,000 acres

    The Las Conchas fire burning in the Santa Fe National Forest has burned 146,353 acres and is 45 percent contained, fire officials announced Sunday.

    The fire has destroyed 63 homes and 44 outbuildings.

    The human-caused blaze started on June 26.

    Wallow fire now fully contained

    SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. — The biggest wildfire in Arizona history is now fully contained.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Saturday, July 8 — That there is much cause for hope that statehood will be granted New Mexico during the present extra session of congress is the statement of ex-Governor George Curry and Charlie A. Spiess, who have just returned from Washington where they worked energetically and conscientiously for the admission of this territory into the Union. Both men state ... that the Flood resolution, as amended by the senate committee on territories, will meet the approval of the people of New Mexico...