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Today's News

  • Grad to develop program

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A Highlands University social work graduate plans to develop a school-based substance abuse prevention program for Latino youths.

    Marcos Martínez, MSW 2010, recently completely his Ph.D. degree in social work from Arizona State University and joins the faculty in a tenure track position at Florida International University in Miami in the fall semester.

  • Dear Teacher - June 19

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: So much of the oversight of children’s progress in school is done by mothers. She is usually the person who helps children with homework, reads to them, takes them to the library and does all kinds of after-school activities with them. Fathers often are not able to spend as much time with their children. It seems to me that children should see fathers participate in school and other activities so that their worlds are not so mother-centered. — Spoke my Mind

  • Institute named after bomb victim

    The Associated Press

    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — Bridgewater State University has formally renamed its Institute for Social Justice for the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing, and announced plans for a bronze memorial to him on the campus where his parents met.

    Martin Richard was 8 when he was killed in the April 15, 2013, bombing at the marathon finish line that also killed two other people and wounded more than 260. Martin’s younger sister lost her leg and his parents were also injured.

  • School gets money to prevent suicides

    By Regina Garcia Cano
    The Associated Press

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Federal education officials have given Pine Ridge School in western South Dakota $218,000 to help students and teachers in their recovery from a string of student suicides and attempted suicides in recent months on the Indian reservation where the school is located.

  • Fiesta Run scheduled for July 5

    Competitive and recreational runners and walkers of all ages are invited to take part in the upcoming Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run, scheduled for the morning of Sunday, July 5.

  • Isotopes 2 of 3 vs. Chihuahuas

    Held on a short leash earlier in the week, the El Paso Chihuahuas broke loose on Wednesday night in an 8-4 win over Albuquerque.

    Albuquerque is 30-37 as of Thursday; El Paso is 32-34.

    Held to a combined seven hits over the I-25 rivals’ first two games this week, the Chihuahuas broke through for 11 hits Wednesday and scored seven runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to pull away. Ramiro Peña hit 3 of 5 with a home run, a double, two RBI and three runs for El Paso.

  • Warriors’ team effort trumps James’ heroics

    By Antonio Gonzalez
    AP Basketball Writer

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry came off the plane, lifted the Larry O’Brien Trophy as he walked down the mobile staircase and let the gold award shine in the California sun.

    For the first time in 40 years, the NBA champions are back in the Bay Area.

  • Serving it up
  • Rain drenches Robbers’ plans

    Once again, Mother Nature declined to cooperate with the Las Vegas Train Robbers, wreaking havoc on the team’s home schedule this past week.

    The Robbers were slated to host Trinidad on Tuesday and Santa Fe on Wednesday at Rodriguez Park. They got in about five of those 18 scheduled innings.

    Everything was okay for the start of Tuesday’s game, which saw the visiting Triggers take a 9-0 lead. Las Vegas made a comeback, getting to within 9-5 before a heavy rain brought the proceedings to a premature end five innings into the game.

  • Little League - June 19

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by Las Vegas Little League. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS: Red Sox
    REGULAR SEASON CHAMPS: Red Sox

    MINORS DIVISION
    MONDAY, JUNE 22: First round tournament game: No. 8 vs. No. 9 TBA, 6 p.m.; first round tournament game: No. 7 vs. No. 10 TBA, 7:30 p.m.
    TUESDAY, JUNE 23: Second round tournament game: No. 4 vs. No. 5 TBA, 6 p.m.; second round tournament game: No. 3 vs. No. 6 TBA, 7:30 p.m.