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Today's News

  • Baseball contest just for youngsters

    Nearly two dozen local youngsters took part in a weeklong competition testing their baseball skills and putting them on display.

    The Las Vegas Recreation Department, in conjunction with the local Chamber of Commerce and the Las Vegas Train Robbers, sponsored the Hit, Run and Throw contest for boys and girls age 9-12. The contest opened with a qualifying round June 15 at Keyes Park and progressed through two subsequent rounds and finals, all during Train Robbers games at Rodriguez Park. The finals were set for Sunday after this issue went to press.

  • Heat is on: Miami wins in seven

    By Tim Reynolds
    AP Basketball Writer

  • Kemp begins rehab stint with Isotopes

    Tagged with their second straight loss Friday — after seven consecutive wins — the Albuquerque Isotopes nonetheless are feeling all right.
    Albuquerque, which fell 7-6 in the series finale at Omaha, has the services of Matt Kemp in time for its home series vs. Memphis.
    Kemp is in the Duke City as part of a rehab assignment. The Dodgers’ two-time Gold Glove winner, All-Star and Silver Slugger is battling back from a strained hamstring. He’s hitting .251 in the majors this season, with two home runs and 17 runs batted in over 51 games.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 24, 2013

    Monday
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer League games; men’s division: Blaze vs. Brew Crew, 7:15 p.m., Yo Momma vs. Havoc, 8:30 p.m.; women’s division: Lady Warriors vs. Budweiser, 6 p.m.; city softball complex

  • Kryptonite triumphs in Taos

    With two wins on the road at Taos on Thursday,  the Las Vegas Kryptonite improved to 9-3 on the season. The team is coached by Shannon Aragon with assistants Nicholas Aragon and Art Mondragon.

     

  • Legal opinion backs mayor

    An attorney hired by the city to review the community  rights ordinance adopted by the Council last year says several aspects of it are “clearly unconstitutional” and “will cause major problems for the city of Las Vegas if (it) is ‘enacted’ into law.”

  • Summertime Fun
  • Teachers want RHS leader back

    Paul D. Henry Elementary Principal Anthony Marquez said he was shocked when he got the news that his job was being eliminated.

    Robertson High Principal Darlene Ulibarri said she did her  best, and wished the school’s next leader luck.

    Several Robertson teachers, meanwhile, showed up at Tuesday’s Las Vegas City Schools board meeting to ask the district’s leaders to bring Ulibarri back for another year.

  • In Brief - Las Vegas News - June 21, 2013

    Recall sign vandalized

    A leader of a movement to recall Las Vegas Mayor Alfonso Ortiz said the group plans to meet soon to decide whether or when to replace a vandalized sign that calls for the mayor’s ouster.

  • Water group receives funding

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico Water Trust Board awarded El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers’ Association its full funding request last week, according to association president Joe Zebrowski.

    The Water Trust Board’s grant of $998,855, along with other funds, is to be used for construction of the first phase of a community water system in the Romeroville area where about 60 private wells have failed in the last several years.