Today's News

  • Isotopes drop last in Iowa

    A two-run homer in the seventh inning by Anthony Rizzo lifted Iowa to a 3-2 verdict over Albuquerque on Sunday, salvaging a Father’s Day win in a series that saw the Isotopes take three games in Des Moines and climb to 40-31.

    The ‘Topes led 2-0 midway through the first inning. Alfredo Amezaga answered with a solo home run in the Cubs’ half of the frame to make it 2-1.

    Trent Oeltjen, Alex Castellanos and Scott van Slyke each went 2 for 4 for Albuquerque.

  • Tournaments open for LVLL

    Brandon Lucero launched a grand slam and teammate Isaiah Baca got things started with a solo home run to lead the Cardinals to a 16-6 triumph over the Cubs in the opening day of the Las Vegas Little League postseason tournaments Monday at Keyes Park.

    The Cardinals, the No. 3 seed in the LVLL Majors Division bracket, advance to play the winner of Wednesday’s game between the No. 2 Reds and No. 7 Mariners.

    The Cardinals led 9-4 in the third and 12-5 as of the fifth inning and padded out their lead with four of the last five runs for the final margin.

  • Luna benefit golf tourney Aug. 18

    Luna Community College

    The 2012 Luna Community College Foundation Scholarship Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Pendaries Golf Course in Rociada.

    A shotgun start is scheduled at 9 a.m.

    A four-person team sponsorship is $1,000. A hole sponsorship is $250. The entry fee covers green fees, a cart, a prime rib dinner and prizes. All money raised will be used for scholarships.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 20, 2012

    • La Plaza Little League, schedule TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League: Majors Mariners vs. Reds, 5:30 p.m., Angels vs. Red Sox, 7:30 p.m.; Minors Threshers vs. River Cats, 5:30 p.m., Owlz vs. Sand Gnats-Bats winner, 7:30 p.m.; all games at Keyes Park
    • Men’s city league: Vegas Hitmen vs. Old Folks, 6 p.m.,, Tecolote vs. Vegas Hitmen, 7 p.m., city complex


  • Baby dies after DUI crash

    A pregnant woman who was a passenger in a sports utility vehicle headed southbound on Interstate 25 last Sunday was injured when a repeat drunk driver pulled in front of the SUV, causing a crash, according to state police.

  • Ready, Aim ...
  • LV hosting county officials

    County officials from throughout the state are gathering in Las Vegas this week for the 76th annual New Mexico Association of County’s Conference.

    More than 600 county elected officials, administrators and staff from 33 counties throughout New Mexico are scheduled to attend. The event, which is being hosted by San Miguel County and the city of Las Vegas, will generate an estimated $2 million for the local economy, according to San Miguel County Manager Les Montoya, who is serving as New Mexico Association of Counties conference chairman.

  • Salazar zoning case now in ‘limbo’

    Roughly a month after a split City Council voted to overturn a Board of Adjustment decision granting Ashley Salazar a variance to setback requirements on her property at 807 Erb, the council majority refused to follow through and approve a resolution outlining the reasons for its action.

    The move leaves the city vulnerable to an appeal and to being reversed by a judge, City Attorney Dave Romero and other city administrators warned.

  • West board outsources food services

    The West Las Vegas School board unanimously approved a one-year contract with Summit Foods to provide the district’s food service next year.

    Just last month, the board heard the details about the proposal, which will involve a private firm managing the district’s food servi-ces program.

    Under the proposal approved by the board, the current food service employees will remain in their jobs as district employees, with the exception of Dean Gallegos the current director of the food services program, who will likely lose his job.

  • Looking Back - June 18, 2012

    In 1912

    Tuesday, June 15 — Rumors from Denver, Chicago and other cities that Gov. McDonald will try to stop the Jim Flynn-Jack Johnson fight in Las Vegas are false. Promoter Jack Curley advises locals to ignore the rumors.