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  • Work of Art - No more strraaiigghht ticket

    “And I want all of you to vote the strraaiigghht ticket when you go to the polls in November.” How many times have we heard this, and from how many politicians?

    Too many times and from too many politicians.

  • North-South athletes eye showdowns

    They arrived in town Monday wearing many different colors, some representing the cities and schools they’d grown up playing for.

    A few wore memorabilia from the colleges or universities they plan to attend this fall.

    But by the time they gathered for team pictures Monday afternoon, these star athletes from across New Mexico were sporting either North red or South blue.

  • Fiesta Run 2012
  • District tournaments roll on in Raton

    Highlights from the District 4 Little League All-Star tournaments under way in Raton:

  • Kryptos face regional battle

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Kryptonite will be playing their first game at noon Wednesday in the Sandy Koufax South Plains Regional Tournament.

    This year, Farmington will be hosting the tournament, with the winner of the regional advancing to the next level, a tourney in Vero Beach, Fla.  

    The Kryptonite will be playing the Rivercats of Farmington in the first round of the bracket.  

    The projected starter for the Kryptos in Wednesday’s opener is Colin Pedro.  

  • Fielder wins the Derby

    The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Prince Fielder made a splash at the All-Star Home Run Derby. Eight of them.

    The Detroit slugger joined Ken Griffey Jr. as the only players to win multiple titles, thrilling the crowd at Kauffman Stadium with several shots into the right-field fountain and beating Toronto’s Jose Bautista 12-7 in the final Monday night.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 11, 2012

    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 9-10, teams TBA, 2 p.m., Raton
    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 10-11  championship, teams TBA, 4 p.m., Raton
    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 11-12: teams TBA, 2 p.m., Raton
    • Women’s city league all-star game, 6 p.m., city complex
    • Men’s city league all-star game, 7 p.m., city complex

  • Little Leaguer cries foul

    Children in Las Vegas can choose the school district they want to attend, regardless of which side of the Gallinas River they live on.

    But when it comes to Little League, forget about it. Absent a signed waiver, kids on the east side of the river belong to Las Vegas Little League while those on the West side belong to La Plaza Little League, according to Little League rules.

  • Fiesta Fun
  • Vegas police unveil new cop car look

    If you showed up to the Fourth of July parade you likely caught a glimpse of the new black and white city police cruisers that will become a familiar site around Las Vegas in the coming months.

    The Las Vegas Police Department has begun replacing its old fleet of Crown Victorias with a new fleet of Ford Police Interceptors, a model built specifically for patrol functions. Three of the new vehicles made their debut at last Wednesday’s parade.