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Today's News

  • From Vegas to Puerto Rico to Oklahoma ...

    Las Vegan Nicholas Aragon is taking his talents to south Oklahoma.
    Aragon, who graduated from West Las Vegas in May after starring in baseball for both WLV and Robertson, is attending Oklahoma Panhandle State University this fall and playing for the Aggie baseball team.

  • Aragon shines in Florida camp

    Hopefully Robertson senior Luke Aragon didn’t blink in late July.
    If he did, he likely missed what turned out to be an abbreviated summer vacation.
    Aragon spent seven weeks in Bradenton, Fl., in the IMG Sports Academy’s wood bat league, playing alongside some of the better young baseball talent from across the country.
    And this week, just days after returning from Florida, Aragon was to join the Robertson football team as it begins the preseason gauntlet of training.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports August 5, 2011

    FRIDAY
    No local sporting events scheduled

    SATURDAY
    No local sporting events scheduled

    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
     

  • FYI - Sports

    New Mexico Highlands University golf pro Dan Houtchens will be conducting a junior golf camp with classes in August. Classes will be held 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 9 and 11 at the Gene Torres Golf Course. Cost is $30 a person or two for $50. For more information, call Houtchens at 425-7711.
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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.

  • Go Fish August 5, 2011

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary. Extreme fire danger has prompted agencies to impose fire restrictions and closures on public and private lands across New Mexico. Please check for the latest information at nmfireinfo.wordpress.com or by calling the fire restrictions hotline at 877-864-6985.

    Fishing report, Aug. 2

  • Suspect sought in robbery

    Las Vegas police and the FBI are looking for a man who walked into Community 1st Bank’s Legion Park branch at about 9 a.m. Monday and handed a teller a note demanding money.

    The robber, who threatened force, ran out of the bank with an undisclosed amount of money, Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said.

  • Water Works

    If there’s a silver lining to the drought that has forced city of Las Vegas water customers to ration water this year, it might just be that it provided ideal conditions for crews renovating the city’s water diversion structure on the Gallinas River.

    Work on the $1.55 million project is now close to complete, a key accomplishment as the city prepares to take on a complete overhaul of its water system.

  • Gallinas fire officials terminated

    The chief and deputy chief of the Gallinas Volunteer Fire Department have been terminated following allegations that they physically assaulted one of their subordinates at the firehouse on May 30.

    Tobias Lucero, who had been the department’s chief, and Lorenzo Montoya, who had been the deputy chief, have previously characterized the incident as horseplay.

  • City workers to get modest pay raise

    Many city of Las Vegas employees will get a 2 percent raise this year under a budget approved by the City Council this past Thursday.

    City Manager Timothy Dodge said most non-bargaining employees will get the pay raise next pay period. A 2 percent raise for members of the police union was previously approved in June.

    Dodge said negotiations continue with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees for employees in that union and with the firefighters union.

  • Senate approves controversial debt-limit bill

    By Andrew Taylor
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The Senate emphatically passed emergency legislation Tuesday to avoid a first-ever government default, rushing the legislation to President Barack Obama for his signature just hours before the deadline. The vote was 74-26.

    Obama planned to sign the bill promptly and also was making remarks at the White House.