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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 20, 2011
  • Work of Art: This calls for collarboration

    As a continuing unrepentant language cop, I really had thought of laying off criticizing those electronic message boards that greet visitors.

    Yes, since it’s summer, when most of the schools are in recess, there hasn’t been much to report. But if there is a bit of criticism, I aim it at the fact that a number of the signs appear to have gone on summer break, along with teachers and students.

  • State champs!

    Mission accomplished!

    The Las Vegas Little League 10-11 All-Star softball team captured the state championship in its division over the weekend and celebrated on Sunday afternoon with a noisy victory lap around the Meadow City.

    Riding in the back of a truck, the girls waved at well-wishers as the vehicles in the caravan exchanged honks of the horn with fellow Las Vegans along the route. A police escort led the way for the impromptu parade.

  • Speed camp at Highlands July 25-29

    New Mexico Highlands University track and field coaches are inviting middle school and high school athletes to take part in the NMHU Speed Development and Event Camp July 25-29 on the NMHU campus.  

  • Victory is ours
  • NFL labor deal close?

    The Associated Press

    The NFL told club executives they could be schooled in the ins and outs of the new labor contract as early as Thursday, and the players’ association summoned its leadership for a potential vote — the strongest signs yet the lockout might be nearing an end.

    Lawyers for both sides met 8 1/2 hours Monday in New York, including 3 1/2 with a court-appointed mediator, to try to close a deal to resolve the sport’s first work stoppage since 1987. Talks were scheduled to continue Tuesday.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports July 20, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Louisville Chuggers vs. Yo Momma, 6:30 p.m., Tecolote vs. Vegas Boys, 7:30 p.m., city complex

    THURSDAY
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Good Doodz vs. Hackers, 6:30 p.m., city complex
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Vida Encantada vs. Alta Vista, 7:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
     

    FRIDAY
    Softball

  • FYI - Sports

    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.

    Those with questions are asked to call Shelby or Rachel Curtis at 505-652-4101.

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  • Union blasts Mora Super

    The Mora school employees union has filed a complaint against the district, alleging that elementary school teachers were transferred to different positions because they spoke out publicly on a possible reduction in force of the music program.

    The prohibited practice complaint was filed with the state Public Employee Labor Relations Board on June 29.

    In a separate letter to school board members,  leaders of the Mora Federation of School Employees complain of a strained relationship with Superintendent Thomas Garcia.

  • Movies in the Park