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Today's News

  • Council rejects consultant for public housing authority

    The Las Vegas City Council rejected a proposal to give money to a consultant to help the public housing authority form a residents council.

    Authority officials asked the city to grant a contact to Highlands University professor James Alarid for up to $5,700 to set up the council — which would amount to $25 per public housing resident.

  • Martinez, Denish visit Vegas

    New Mexico’s Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates visited Las Vegas’ Spic and Span on Friday — separated by just a few hours.

    Both Republican Susana Martinez and Democrat Diane Denish spoke to supporters in the restaurant’s new meeting room, trading barbs just three days after the party primary elections.

    Both of the parties’ lieutenant governor candidates were also on hand — Democrat Brian Colon and Republican John Sanchez.

    Martinez took audience questions; Denish did not.

  • Learn golf at Luna

    Want to learn golf?

    Luna Community College’s community education division has a class for you.

    Intro to Golf, taught by Ben Leyba, is an eight-week course beginning this Wednesday; focus is on fundamentals of golf including the full swing, chipping, pitching, putting, approach shots, club selection, keeping score, etiquette, playing a course and more.

    Sessions include a large bucket of range balls, lessons and nine holes of play.

    Classes run 10 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays; cost is $10 per session.

  • Witnesses: Official hurt man

    Witnesses last week testified that city Utilities Director Ken Garcia attacked another man in a local bar, hitting the alleged victim in the head with a beer bottle.

    At the end of a preliminary hearing on Thursday, Ken Garcia, 44, was bound over for trial in state District Court. He faces a felony charge of aggravated battery.

    Most of the witnesses in the Magistrate Court hearing didn’t know or barely knew either Garcia or the alleged victim, Rick Nelson, 37.

  • Letter: Secret deliberations cut into credibility

    I read, with disbelief, County Planning and Zoning Supervisor Alex Tafoya’s comment in your article, “(Task Force) Panel’s Makeup in Dispute.” He said, “....it’s not like we’re building a new nuclear bomb....”

  • Letter: A grandchild's perspective

    “In Afghanistan there is war.  That’s President Obama’s fault.  He needs to leave the place alone so it can get settled, and if it doesn’t work he needs to try another plan, not the same thing over and over.  And he needs to stop sending people to Pakistan.  Then it will get worse. I’m Aman (an Arabic name), who was born in Las Vegas, N.M, and is trying to help Afghanistan for all.”

  • Eighth-grader a champ

    For Juliana Guerin — who says she’s played tennis since about the time she could walk — winning the Class 3A singles championship probably was the natural progression of things in her athletic career.

    Still, doing so was a special moment for her as well as the Robertson girls’ program.

  • Man accused of stabbing woman

    A Las Vegas man is accused of stabbing a woman at a mobile home park on Tuesday night.

    Mark P. Ludi, 39, 102 Mills Ave., Space 11, was charged with aggravated battery, a third-degree felony, and tampering with evidence, a fourth-degree felony.

    The alleged victim was identified as Jessica Salas, a local woman, officials said. She was taken to Alta Vista Regional Hospital.

    According to court documents filed in Magistrate Court, the man had gone to another house in the mobile home park, where a small party was occurring.

  • Little League

    The following are recent scores and upcoming baseball, softball and tee-ball games for La Plaza Little League and Las Vegas Little League.

    La Plaza games take place at Rodriguez Park off Grant Street; Las Vegas games at Keyes Park off Mills Avenue.

    Recent scores:

    SATURDAY, MAY 29

    La Plaza majors: Yankees 7, Rockies 6 (8 inn.)

    MONDAY, MAY 31

    La Plaza majors: Yankees 10, Dodgers 0

    La Plaza minors: Indians 3, A’s 2; Yankees 7, Giants 5

    Las Vegas majors: Red Sox 10, Cardinals 0

    TUESDAY, JUNE 1

  • Adult softball

    The following are recent scores and upcoming games from the City of Las Vegas adult softball league. Games take place at the city’s Rodriguez Softball Complex off of Grant Street.

    Men’s division

    Recent scores:

    Blaze 20, Chuggers 19; The Best 17, DB’s Milkmen 16; Hackers 26, Tecolote 1

    Upcoming games:

    Monday, June 7

    Buzzards vs. The Best, 6:15 p.m.; Tecolote vs. Hackers, 7:30 p.m.; DB's Milkmen vs. Dream Team, 8:45 p.m.

    Wednesday, June 9