Today's News

  • Que Pasa - June 20, 2012

    • 16th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Day, Wednesday, June 20, serving times are 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 and proceeds support local youth programs. For more information, call 505-718-6655.

  • A disturbing reversal

    Last month the Las Vegas City Council made a difficult but necessary decision to overturn a Board of Adjustments-approved variance for Ashley Salazar. Ahome was placed too close to the property line and contrary to the site plan that had been filed by her father, former Board of Adjustments member Marvin Salazar.

    We opined in this space shortly after last month’s council decision that “it sends the right message — that when it comes to city housing and property codes, rules are rules, and no one is above them.”

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 20, 2012
  • Work of Art - Nothing to do here?

    It really seemed easy. I watched as three grandchildren tried the ridiculously easy task of kicking a sponge ball through a space of about two feet square. What’s the big deal?

    Carly, Celina and Arthur Roland, my grandchildren,  couldn’t knock the ball through; in fact, most of the time they missed the ball completely. The catch? Jennifer Ballen, of the San Miguel County DWI task force, had them wear goggles that simulate how an intoxicated person would see things.

  • LV Elite takes state!

    Las Vegas Elite — a traveling team playing in the 11-and-under age division — is hoisting a state championship trophy.

    The Elite emerged victorious in its division at the USSSA state tournament held this past week in Rio Rancho.

    The  team conquered the Las Cruces Rhinos 12-4 in the  championship game after prevailing against the Albuquerque Hitmen in the semifinals.

  • Clemens off hook for perjury

    By Ronald Blum
    AP Sports Writer

    NEW YORK  — Cleared in court, Roger Clemens will now take his case before a larger jury: some 600 Hall of Fame voters.

    Twelve jurors acquitted him Monday on charges of lying to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs. Come December, the voters will decide whether Clemens — one of the best pitchers in baseball history — should be granted or denied the game’s highest honor.

  • 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