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Today's News

  • North-South slugfest starts Thursday

    The North-South baseball fest coming to town on Thursday isn’t just about the All-Stars this year.

    It’s also for the young players and the community as a whole.

    The three-day event will include a full afternoon and evening of activity Thursday, including a first-ever camp for youth baseball players, followed by the North-South skills competition and home run derby.

    Thursday events are free and open to the public.

  • Red Sox capture fourth straight LVLL title

    A dynasty in Little League baseball?

    The Red Sox of Las Vegas Little League’s Majors Division can talk in those terms now that they’ve won a fourth consecutive championship.

    The Sox finished a commanding run by defeating the Cardinals 8-1 in the LVLL Majors tournament championship on Saturday morning at Keyes Park.

    The Sox got two runs apiece from Richard Armijo and Arjay Ortiz as they built a 6-0 cushion over the first two innings.

    And though that initial burst was all the Sox would need, the team wasn’t quite done yet.

  • La Plaza Athletics unbeaten in three years

    Three straight division championships.

    Three undefeated seasons.

    La Plaza Little League’s Athletics aren’t exactly the local equivalent of the Harlem Globetrotters, but they might be close.

    Playing in 90-degree sunshine on Saturday afternoon, the Athletics capped their season as they have the two previous years — hoisting a trophy.

    It wasn’t easy, though.

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  • Line losing 80 gallons a minute

    The city of Las Vegas is looking to exchange 62 water taps for an easement that will finally allow it to repair a waterline that has been leaking an estimated 80 gallons of water a minute for several months.

    The old Medite line runs through property owned by Pete Mallette. The city currently has a 20-foot wide easement through the Mallette property, but engineers planning the repair project say the city needs a 100-foot wide construction easement in order to fix the leak.

  • Sandoval out as West principal

    Steve Sandoval’s 30- year career at the West Las Vegas School District has come to an abrupt end, but he isn’t leaving quietly.

    Sandoval, the principal of West Middle School, was suspended from his position earlier this year after parents and guardians of students at the school came forward and accused him of bullying their children.

    Earlier this month, the school district began advertising for a new middle school principal.

  • Weed Work - City hires 242 for summer program

    By Brett J. Phelps
    Las Vegas Optic

    If you’ve been around town over the last few weeks, chances are you’ve seen crews in neon vests and hardhats pulling weeds, picking up trash or even painting over graffiti.

    They’re among the 242 employees hired by the city of Las Vegas for its annual summer work program. The city is investing $464,000 in the program this year.

    Program participants — mostly local teens — are working in every city department except transportation.

  • State Land Office, county sign MOU

    San Miguel County and the state Land Office have hammered out an agreement resolving a decades-long dispute over rights of way to county roads through state trust lands.

    To commemorate the agreement, Land Commissioner Ray Powell and San Miguel County Commission Chairman Nicolas signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday at the New Mexico Association of Counties annual meeting. The MOU notes that the agreement is subject to ratification by the county commission through either a resolution or an ordinance.

  • Que Pasa - June 25, 2012

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • Noticias - June 25, 2012

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