Today's News

  • Locals reap postseason kudos

    Luke Aragon came away as perhaps the biggest local winner when prep baseball postseason honors were conferred for spring 2012.

    Aragon was the lone Meadow City athlete to be named to the All-State baseball squad by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. He was tabbed to the second team as an outfielder; he also was a key pitcher in the rotation and among the leading hitters for Robertson High and head coach Tony Renon.

  • Launching pad

    Not too many people knew about Michael Ormseth when he left Luna Community College last year.

    That is not the case today.

    Ormseth led the New Mexico State Aggies to the Western Athletic Conference regular season championship. His seven wins was tops at NMSU this season.

    “He is a hard-working kid,” said LCC baseball coach Antonio Siqueiros. “He has always done the small things. He got the grades he needed to transfer to a Division I school.”

  • Thunder evens series with Spurs

    By Jeff Latzke
    AP Sports Writer

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant scored 18 of his 36 points in a scintillating final 7 minutes, Serge Ibaka added a career-high 26 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder evened the Western Conference finals at two games apiece by beating the San Antonio Spurs 109-103 Saturday night.

    After seeing his team's 15-point lead dwindle to four, Durant took over midway through the fourth quarter by scoring all 16 of the Thunder's points during a span of just over 5 minutes to keep the Spurs at bay.

  • NCAA baseball: Lobos advance; Aggies fall in Tucson

    The Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES  — Austin House pitched seven shutout innings and DJ Peterson homered to lead New Mexico to a 4-0 victory over San Diego in the opening game of the Los Angeles Regional on Friday.

    House (8-5) struck out five and gave up six hits as the Lobos won their 10th straight game. Michael Wagner (5-2) took the loss for the Toreros (40-16).

  • Express grounds Isotopes

    A solo home run by Brian Cavazos-Galvez, the former Albuquerque Manzano star, wasn’t enough to get the Albuquerque Isotopes over the hump on Saturday night in a 3-2 setback at Round Rock, Texas.

    Cavazos-Galvez, Albuquerque’s starting left fielder, hit 2 of 4 with one run batted in and one run scored. He rocked a leadoff homer against Express pitcher Michael Kirkman in the seventh inning to make it a one-run game. But his teammates couldn’t follow suit to make it a rally.

    Cavazos-Galvez is hitting .304 on the year.

  • Kings’ OT win fuels 2-0 lead

    By Tom Canavan
    AP Sports Writer

    NEWARK, N.J. — Jeff Carter scored at 13:42 in overtime and the Los Angeles Kings moved within two wins of their first NHL title with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals Saturday night.

    Jonathan Quick made 32 saves and Drew Doughty scored on a magnificent end-to-end rush as the Kings won their 10th straight road game this postseason, and their 12th in a row over the last two seasons. Both are NHL records.

  • Survey: Most for 4-day week

    The question of whether Las Vegas City Schools will move to a four-day week next school year still lingers, although district officials say those who took part in a survey on the proposal last month overwhelmingly like the idea.

    The east side school board met again on Tuesday to discuss Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez’s proposal but took no formal action. The board had been scheduled to take action on the upcoming fiscal year’s budget  at the meeting, but the district was unable to get the budget done and received an extension from the state.

  • Enrollment drop hurts West budget

    The West Las Vegas School Board unanimously approved the district’s 2012-13 school budget during a special  meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

    The total budget approved by the board for next school year is $13.3 million, less than this year’s budget by nearly $76,000 because of a decrease in enrollment, according to district officials. But district officials have been notified that they will need to cut the budget by another $150,000.

  • Long awaited debut

    By Brett J. Phelps
    Las Vegas Optic

    A television series that has been filming in Las Vegas will premiere this Sunday on cable channel A&E.

    “Longmire” is a contemporary crime drama based on novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson. The series follows Walt Longmire, small-town sheriff of the fictional Absaroka County, Wyo.

  • Dist. 8 Senate race: Seniority vs. fighter

    Whichever way the battle for the District 8 Senate seat shakes out, a current state lawmaker will no longer be representing the area in the Roundhouse come Jan. 1.

    Sen. Pete Campos, D-Las Vegas, is trying to stave off a challenge from Rep. Thomas Garcia, D-Ocaté. With no Republican in that Senate race, the candidate who walks away with the most votes on Tuesday is all but guaranteed the seat. The district encompasses Colfax, Mora and Guadalupe counties and most of San Miguel County, including Las Vegas.