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  • LAS VEGAS TRAIN ROBBERS PLAYER PROFILE — TRAVIS RENWICK

    TRAVIS RENWICK ... No. 20 ... Pitcher
    Birthdate: Aug. 17, 1991
    Hometown: Middletown, N.Y.
    Baseball hero: Randy Johnson
    Favorite baseball movie: “For Love of the Game”
    Funniest Train Robbers teammate: Ben Runyon
    Favorite 1960s song: “I Walk the Line,” J. Cash
    Favorite 1970s song: “No Woman No Cry,” B. Marley
    Favorite 1980s song: “Atlantic City,” B. Springsteen
    Favorite TV show: “Game of Thrones”
    Favorite Web site: The Chive

  • LAS VEGAS TRAIN ROBBERS PLAYER PROFILE — EDISON ALVAREZ

    EDISON ALVAREZ ... No. 24 ... Pitcher
    Birthdate: Aug. 4, 1988
    Hometown: Santiago, Dominican Republic
    Baseball hero: Pedro Martinez
    Favorite baseball movie: “42”
    Favorite non-baseball athletes: Kevin Durant, Al Horford
    Funniest Train Robbers teammate: Travis Renwick
    Favorite Pecos League away city: Alamogordo
    Biggest influence: “My momma”
    Favorite song: “Corazon Grande” by Dkano
    Favorite actress: Zoe Saldaña

  • Champions!
  • Isotopes returning Thursday

    The all-star break couldn’t come at a better time for the Albuquerque Isotopes.

    The Isotopes (56-42) are coming off the longest game in franchise history, a five-hour, 31-minute war of attrition Sunday night in Des Moines, Iowa. The ‘Topes went 18 innings to record a 5-1 win over the Iowa Cubs. They used 21 players, including 10 pitchers.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 17, 2013

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Taos Blizzard, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Yo Momma vs. Brew Crew, 6 p.m.,  Bombers vs. Tecolote, 7:15 p.m., Blaze vs. Bombers (makeup game), 8:30 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

  • BREAKING: Vigil found not guilty of 2007 homicides

    A San Miguel County jury found Eric Vigil not guilty this afternoon of murdering Damian Ortiz, 24, and Stephanie Dimas, 25.

    Vigil was also found not guilty of robbery, evidence tampering and two counts of conspiracy.

  • Murder trial heading to jury

    The prosecution and defense in the Eric Vigil murder trial agreed last week that the crimes were horrendous and brutal.
    On the night of Dec. 19 or the early morning hours of Dec. 20, 2007, Damian Ortiz, 24, was shot in the head four times, three times in the temple  at close range and once on the top of his head.

    His fiancee, Stephanie Dimas, 25, was also shot four times, twice in the face, once near her right ear and once in the back of her head.

  • Missoula Magic
  • East district returning to 5-day week

    Students in the Las Vegas City Schools district will be facing a major change when they return to school next month.

    During a board meeting on Thursday, the East school board voted unanimously to return to the five-day school week, despite superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez’s recommendation that schools remain on a four-day schedule.

    In a split vote last June, the district switched to a four-day school week citing budgetary needs and mandatory professional development for teachers.

  • Pecos area prepares for flooding

    The Associated Press

    PECOS — Forecasters are calling for more thunderstorms to settle in over the burned mountainsides of New Mexico, prompting some communities to brace for flash flooding.

    The chance of storms dumping more moisture on the areas left bare by a series of recent wildfires is better than 60 percent. This risk is highest today, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque.