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Today's News

  • Mora native receives $40,000 scholarship

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University biology senior Sebastian Medina was awarded a $40,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture scholarship to continue his education at the graduate level after he completes his bachelor’s degree.

    In his three years at Highlands, the 21-year-old Medina has earned a 3.88 GPA, been named to the dean’s list, and honored as the Outstanding New Biology Major in 2010.

  • A nation downgraded

    Standard & Poor’s lowering of the United States’ credit rating for the first time in history is a sign  that America is in decline. The reasons are obviously economic, blatantly political and, to an extent, voluntary.

    Of course, it doesn’t have to be that way.

    The consequences of the S&P downgrade will be higher interest rates, which will result in direct hits to the housing market and new car sales.

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 8, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: The desalination alternative

    Let me add to our July 29 report on the consultants’ presentation about Las Vegas’ water situation and how best to address it, thanks to managing editor Martin Salazar and the massive amount of notes he took at the meeting.

  • NBA beats players’ union to court

    By Dave Campbell
    AP Sports Writer

    Trying to head off the chance of an antitrust lawsuit from the NBA Players Association, the league went ahead and beat the union to court.

    The NBA filed two claims against the NBAPA on Tuesday— an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board and a lawsuit in federal district court in New York.

  • Women’s golf shindig
  • Commentary: Two-a-days not missed by players

    By Paul Newberry
    AP National Writer

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.  — Roddy White stripped off his pads after practicing for nearly 2 1/2 hours on a balmy Georgia morning, knowing he wouldn’t have to go through that again.

    Not on this day, at least.

    Two-a-days have been tossed aside, joining leather helmets and the Wing-T as NFL relics.

    Good riddance.

    No wonder White was wearing such a big smile as lunchtime approached.

  • Fall schedules set for area teams

    As the preseason officially begins Monday for Las Vegas-area high school cross country, soccer and volleyball teams, the fall sports schedules at each school have been finalized.

    Monday is the first allowable day of full, organized practice for all fall prep sports except football, which began one week earlier. The New Mexico High School Activities Association sets the schedule for programs statewide.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports August 8, 2011

    MONDAY
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Dream Team vs. Yo Momma, 6:30 p.m., Blaze vs. Good Doodz, 7:30 p.m., city complex

    TUESDAY
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Buzzards vs. Blaze, 6:30 p.m., Balls Deep vs. Louisville Chuggers, 7:30 p.m., city complex
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Bud-Dick’s-Night Owl vs. Alta Vista, 6 p.m., Vida Encantada vs. Bases Loaded, 7 p.m., NMHU field

  • FYI - Sports

    Mandatory practice for Robertson girls’ soccer players begin on Monday, Aug. 8, at the RHS field. Practice will run from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Players must have a current sports physical to participate. Call head coach Ray Parks, 795-9256, for more information.
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    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is accepting registrations for the 2011 fall season through August. Parents may register their youngsters online at lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or at DesertGate Internet 118 Bridge Street, Las Vegas.