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Today's News

  • Another Perspective - Free summer meals around the corner

    Children need access to healthy food all year long because good nutrition provides the sound foundation they need to learn, grow and thrive. As USDA’s under secretary for food, nutrition and consumer services, it pleases me to say that during the regular school year, America’s schoolchildren can depend on the science-based nutrition provided by National School Lunch Program meals and the healthy choices now available at school. But when school is out during the summer months, it’s another story. Many kids don’t have access to even one nutritious meal a day.

  • LV juniors win state softball title

    Las Vegas’ 13-14 All-Star softball team earned a state championship on Wednesday, emerging victorious from a 22-19 shootout with Silver City.

    The showdown took place at Isleta Little League’s complex.

    Las Vegas had to battle back through the loser’s bracket after sustaining a one-run loss to those same Silver City All-Stars on Saturday, July 13.

    The team won twice on Sunday and then took down Gallup on Monday to complete its run through the playback bracket.

  • Roswell locks up South

    With a nine-game lead and just 10 games remaining in the regular season, the Roswell Invaders have virtually locked up the Pecos League’s South Division title — and hosting rights in the first round of the upcoming postseason tournament.

    Roswell has been the league’s most consistently dominant club all summer. The Invaders are 45-15 overall as of early Thursday. They’ll host the Alpine (Texas) Cowboys, which at 36-24 has secured the other playoff spot in the South.

  • ‘Topes honor four Hall of Famers

    By Laura Verillo
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    Four men influential to the success of baseball in the Duke City will be inducted into the Albuquerque Professional Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday as outfielder Billy Ashley and pitchers Charlie Hough, Steve Lagomarsino, and Geoff Zahn will make up the 2013 class.

    The four were elected by the Albuquerque Professional Baseball Hall of Fame committee, consisting of baseball history experts throughout the city of Albuquerque.

  • Go Fish - July 19, 2013

    FISHING REPORT, July 16  

    Charette Lakes: Due to low water levels only small boats are being launched here. Trout fishing was good this past week for anglers using Power Bait and fishing the north side and the Texas Point area.
    Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 19 cfs. Trout fishing was good using small stimulators, red bead-head San Juan worms, salmon eggs and worms. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using salmon eggs, Power Bait and Pistol Petes.  

  • Youth soccer sign-up ongoing

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is conducting in-person and online registration for the fall 2013 season. Registration deadline is Saturday, Aug. 10.

    The league is open to young soccer players age 4 through 14 and includes multiple age divisions.

    Cost is $51.40 per child and includes jersey, shorts and player fees. Players are also required to provide their own shinguards and cleats.

    Online registration is available via the league website, www.lasvegasyouthsoccer.org.

  • Youth soccer sign-up ongoing

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is conducting in-person and online registration for the fall 2013 season. Registration deadline is Saturday, Aug. 10.

    The league is open to young soccer players age 4 through 14 and includes multiple age divisions.

    Cost is $51.40 per child and includes jersey, shorts and player fees. Players are also required to provide their own shinguards and cleats.

    Online registration is available via the league website, www.lasvegasyouthsoccer.org.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 19, 2013

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Raton Osos, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Boxing
    • Arturo Crespin vs. Christopher Pearson, TBA, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nev.

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton Osos, 6 p.m., Raton

    Sunday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Raton Osos, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton Osos, 6 p.m., Raton
    Softball

  • Vigil found not guilty

    Clad in a button-down pink shirt and gray slacks, Eric Vigil stood in the courtroom Monday flanked by his two attorneys waiting to hear his fate.

    The jury had gone behind closed doors less than four hours earlier to begin deliberating first-degree murder and other charges he faced.

    When the verdicts were read aloud in the courtroom by Judge Abigail Aragon, Vigil stood quietly, holding his hands behind his back.

    “Not guilty” on the first-degree murder charge involving Damian Ortiz.

  • Summer learning - Program aims to boost scores

    Several dozen students at Sierra Vista Elementary are spending a few weeks during their summer vacation getting extra time in the classroom.  The K-3 Plus Extended School Year Program started earlier this month and will run until Aug. 9 at the east side elementary school.

    “These kids are getting five more weeks of instruction in language arts and mathematics,” program instructor Brock Aragon said. “This program began with the state Public Education Department funding it in areas in need.”