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Today's News

  • NMHU volleyball hosts youth camp

    New Mexico Highlands’ volleyball coaching staff is inviting area volleyball players in grades 3-8 to a camp Monday and Tuesday at the Wilson Complex.

    Grades 3-5 ($15) will attend 9:30-11 a.m.; grades 6-8 ($25) attend 1-3 p.m. Check-in is a half hour before each session.

    Registration is available online at bryancrawfordvolleyballcamps.com.

    Call 454-3206 for more information.

  • Youth soccer deadline Saturday

    Deadline to register your children for Las Vegas Youth Soccer League’s upcoming season is Saturday, Aug. 10.

    Cost per player is $50, which covers uniform (except shinguards and cleats) and player fees. Registration may be completed online at lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or in person at Desertgate on Bridge Street during the workday.

    First practices may be scheduled later this month. The fall 2013 game schedule begins in early September and runs through October. A spring season is also included.

  • Crespin’s to host boxing Aug. 17

    Crespin’s Boxing Promotions will be hosting “Crespin’s Boxing Showdown,” a night of fights on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the gym at 900 West Valencia.

    Weigh-ins will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. that day. First bout is due to start at 5 p.m. Call 429-4068 for details.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 9, 2013

    Friday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Saturday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Sunday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Monday
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Tecolote vs. Blaze, 6 p.m., Vegas Boyz vs. Balls Deep, 7:15 p.m., Yo Momma vs. Blaze (makeup game), 8:30 p.m.; women’s division games, Bud vs. Lady Hackers, 6 p.m., Lady Jags vs. Bud, 7:30 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

    Tuesday
    Softball

  • Area man accused of rape

    A Las Vegas man is being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center on a $50,000 cash bond after a woman reported that he got into her vehicle on Chavez Street early Saturday morning, forced her to drive away and then raped her.

    Anthony Ray Esquibel, 35, of the 500 block of Chavez Street has been charged with three counts of criminal sexual penetration, all third-degree felonies, and with a single count of false imprisonment. After taking the report, Las Vegas police arrested Esquibel, who, according to court documents is known to go by the alias “Spooky.”

  • Original compositions on tap - Music spectacle will dazzle

    Las Vegas will experience a different type of music this weekend as part of the Meadow City Music Festival. Las Vegas native and Robertson High School class of 2000 graduate, Mark Winston, has been dazzling audiences in Chicago for years and on Saturday, his fellow Meadow City natives and visitors will have a chance to hear his artistic musical creations.

  • Lawyers say Luna chair can’t be axed

    Attorneys for the state Higher Education Department and the New Mexico Public Schools Insurance Authority are warning the Luna Community College Board of Trustees that attempting to oust their chairman before the next board election would be a violation of state law.

    In separate letters to college officials dated Aug. 1, those attorneys say state law is clear on the issue. Their interpretation backs up the legal opinion proffered by Tony Ortiz, the school’s own attorney at the last board meeting.

  • Court dismisses funding appeal

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Behavioral health providers under investigation for possible overbillings, mismanagement and fraud lost an appeal Monday of a ruling that allows New Mexico to continue to withhold Medicaid payments.

    Among the providers affected is TeamBuilders, which has an office in Las Vegas.

    The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver dismissed the appeal by eight nonprofit providers.

  • Audit: Nonprofit operators received $1.5M

    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — An audit of 15 behavioral health providers in New Mexico says a couple who run a Santa Fe-based nonprofit that provides Medicaid-funded services to children and families is estimated to make as much as $1.5 million a year in salaries and other income.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the audit says Shannon and Lorraine Freedle derived much of that income from leases paid by the nonprofit, TeamBuilders Counseling Services Inc., to holding companies owned in full or in part by the Freedles and other TeamBuilders officers.

  • State eyes opening deadly prison riot site as museum

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico state officials are hoping to make a tourist attraction out of an unusual place: a prison where one of the nation’s deadliest riots took place in 1980.

    In February 1980, inmates at New Mexico’s “Old Main” prison killed 33 fellow prisoners in a violent clash that included beheadings, amputations and burned bodies. More than 100 other inmates and guards were hurt in the 36-hour riot fueled by overcrowded conditions.