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Today's News

  • Isotopes cage the I-Cubs

    John Ely was stingy.

    His Isotopes pitching teammates out of the bullpen were even stingier.

    And with Albuquerque again making things happen at the plate Saturday night, the ‘Topes scored a big 9-1 road win over the Iowa Cubs in Des Moines.

    Ely (7-4 with a 3.16 earned run average) gave up seven hits in five innings but just one earned run and struck out six I-Cubs.

    Relievers Cole St. Clair, Blake Johnson and Angel Guzman worked an inning each, allowing four hits combined and no runs as Albuquerque picked up its 40th win in 70 games.

  • Prep girls’ basketball camp this week at NMHU

    With one segment of the Highlands women’s basketball camp season in the books, what Cowgirl head coach Tiffany Darling describes as “the best camp we have all summer” runs Monday through Wednesday on campus.

    The Cowgirl Skills Academy is designed for high school players (fees are $100 per player or $500 for an entire high school team of 10-12). It will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each of those three days and will include lunch.

    Coaches are also invited to learn new skills drills and other techniques.

  • LVLL tourneys to begin

    Las Vegas Little League majors tourney games for Monday: Cardinals vs. Cubs, 5:30 p.m., Angels vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.

    LVLL minors tourney games: Red Wings vs. River Cats, 5:30 Monday, Owls vs. Volcanos, 7:30 Monday, bats vs. Sand Gnats, 5:30 Tuesday.

    LVLL softball tourney games on Tuesday: Lady Longhorns vs. Psychlones, 5:30 p.m., Pink Sox vs. Stars, 7:30 p.m.

  • Lawless Little League

    Its mission is to build character, courage and loyalty in its players and to give them the foundation to make smart judgments in the many problems life may have in store for them, but you wouldn’t know that from an incident that played out at Rodriguez Park last Friday as two games were under way.

  • Unassuming Hero - Firefighter honored for saving life

    By Brett J. Phelps
    Las Vegas Optic

    At about 4 a.m. on Feb. 10, 2011, the Las Vegas Fire Department received a call about a “fully engulfed structure” on Church Street.

    Fireman Julian Lopez, 24, had no idea that within minutes he would be pulling a fellow firefighter to safety from the inferno.

    Lopez was recently awarded a Medal of Valor — the LVFD’s second-highest honor — for the courage he showed during that frigid early morning of the Church Street blaze.

  • Money woes may force 4-day week

    Las Vegas City Schools may have no choice but to switch to a four-day school week due to budget constraints next year after all.

    On Tuesday afternoon, the board met to discuss and approve next year’s preliminary budget.

  • Drilling foes lobby County Commission

    After focusing their efforts on getting a community rights ordinance through the City Council, area residents worried about the impact of oil and gas drilling on the environment have now taken their fight to the San Miguel County Commission.

    More than a dozen people showed up at Tuesday’s County Commission meeting to express support for a proposed ordinance that would extend the current moratorium on oil and gas drilling by an additional eight months. But they didn’t stop there.

  • Looking Back - June 15, 2012

    In 1912

    Wednesday, June 12 — (Advertisement) The Jack Johnson-Jim Flynn heavyweight championship bout, scheduled for July 4, expects to draw thousands to Las Vegas. Promoters want “Every man, woman and boy to appear wearing National Woolies, for $15.00. All work guaranteed.

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 15, 2012

    Sunrise Kiwanis’ Outdoor Recreation Show

  • Weather - June 15, 2012

    Friday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. North wind 5-15 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north.

    Saturday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.

    Sunday