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Today's News

  • North-South

    Joseph Armijo and James Gonzales (pictured) helped lead the Class 2A-3A North football team to a 26-3 victory Friday night in Albuquerque. The recent Robertson graduates were instrumental in the Cardinals’ 2013 state championship. After a tight 6-3 first quarter, the North put 20 unanswered points on the board at Community Stadium.

  • Kings lead series 2-0

    By Greg Beacham
    AP Sports Writer

    LOS ANGELES — If the Los Angeles Kings ever looked down from the tightrope they’re walking in the NHL playoffs, they would surely fall.

    Three straight games with multigoal deficits, including a 4-2 hole late in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals. Three straight overtime contests, the result hanging on every shift.

    Willie Mitchell realizes the comeback Kings are on a perilous path, but they haven’t fallen off yet. He also knows they’re two wins away from raising the Cup again.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 9, 2014

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. White Sands, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League games, TBA

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. White Sands, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball

  • Rainout in White Sands game

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers struck first Saturday night at Rodriguez Park.

    Then the White Sands Pupfish struck back.

    And then Mother Nature chased them both away, putting them both in a “timeout” like petulant children.

    A thunderstorm and downpour early in the third inning led to cancellation of the game — and the rest of the scheduled four-game series was in doubt as of press time.

    It’s the fourth time this season a Robbers game has been rained out, which is a league high.

  • Adult Softball - June 9

    Las Vegas Optic
    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Adult Softball League games.

    MEN’S DIVISION
    Monday, June 9: Balls Deep vs. Benavidez Construction Hackers, 5:45 p.m.; Vegas Boyz vs. Tecolote, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Softball Complex
    Tuesday, June 10: Amber Care Blaze vs. Benavidez Construction Hackers, 5:45 p.m.; Bulldogs vs. Warriors, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Softball Complex
    Thursday, June 12: Amber Care Blaze vs. Tecolote, 5:45 p.m.; Balls Deep vs. Yo Momma, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Softball Complex

  • Little League - June 9

    Las Vegas Optic
    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little League games held at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Monday, June 9: Orioles vs. TBA, 5:30 p.m.; Angels vs. TBA, 7:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, June 10: Cardinals vs. Reds, 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, June 11: Angels-TBA winner vs. Orioles-TBA winner, 5:30 p.m.; Cardinals-Reds winner vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, June 13: Championship, teams TBA, 8 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION

  • Dodge is leaving Las Vegas

    With two job offers on the table and no prospect of a long-term contract with the city of Las Vegas, City Manager Timothy Dodge has decided to hit the road.

    The latest offer is from the city of Santa Rosa. The city council there voted 3-1 last Friday to offer Dodge a four-year, $99,000 a year contract to be administrator.

    The Santa Rosa pay is actually $11,000 lower than the $110,000 salary he receives here, but Dodge was enticed by the stability of a multi-year contract.

  • East axes elementary principals

    The changes at Las Vegas City Schools keep coming.

    On Monday, interim Superintendent Lydia Flores gave letters of termination to elementary school principals David Baca, Gerald Garcia and Vikki Gold. In a telephone interview on Wednesday, Flores said the terminations were done in an effort to balance the upcoming school year’s budget.

    “I am being required to balance the budget and we need to make deep cuts in administration,” Flores said.

    She added that administrators are at-will employees who are not eligible for tenure.

  • Stumping in Vegas - Gloves already off in gov race

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    Republican incumbent Susana Martinez and Democrat Gary King launched their general election campaigns for governor on Wednesday by leveling almost identical criticisms.

    Each candidate contends their opponent has accomplished little in office. That’s shaping up to become the dominant campaign theme in the months leading up to the November general election.

  • World College picks new president

    By Jennifer Rowland
    UWC-USA

    Mukul Kumar, a leader in international higher education, will leave his post at Hult International Business School in London to become UWC-USA’s fourth president as of Oct. 1.

    For Mukul, coming to the international boarding school located in Northern New Mexico is a  homecoming of sorts: He graduated from UWC-USA in 1989 after arriving in the U.S. for the first time at age 16 from his home in Mumbai, India.