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Today's News

  • Adult softball

    The following are recent scores and upcoming games from the City of Las Vegas adult softball league.

    Games take place at the city’s Rodriguez Softball Complex.

    Men’s division

    Scores:

    WEDNESday, June 16

    Dream Team 17, The Best 10; Hackers 30, Buzzards 2; DB’s Milkmen 16, Blaze 1

    Upcoming games:

    MONday, June 21

    Hackers vs. DB’s Milkmen, 6:15 p.m.; Vegas Boyz vs. The Best, 7:30 p.m.; Buzzards vs. Blaze, 8:45 p.m.

    WEDNESday, June 23

  • Editorial: Our advice for co-op

    On Saturday, members of the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative will vote on a number of issues.

    One of the major ones would make it easier to change the site of the headquarters, which has long been in Mora. The current threshold is that two-thirds of members need to support such a change, but a proposal on Saturday would decrease that to a plurality — in other words, the largest number of votes.

  • Girl, stepfather put together lowrider bike

    A father-daughter project has turned into a real passion for a local family in recent years.

    Ashley Wheeler and her stepfather, Estevan Ortega, began working on a lowrider bicycle a year ago and are now being noticed at major competitions.

    “I was very excited that I won first place in the Impalas Car Show in Santa Fe in May. I love my bike and couldn’t ask for anything more, and I am grateful to my stepfather for helping me be successful,” Wheeler said.

  • As It Is: Is my driving better? I hope so

    Sitting in a classroom isn’t the ideal way to spend a beautiful summer day.

    But because of a speeding ticket, Municipal Court mandated that I attend the defensive driving course taught by Cruz Flores on a recent Saturday.

    The alternative was paying a steep fine and letting the violation go on my driving record, thus increasing my insurance rates.

  • Bad communication is called culprit

    The Mora County Commission canceled a meeting at the last minute on Thursday. One commissioner called it the result of a “lack of communication.”

    About 25 people showed up for the meeting, including state Rep. Thomas Garcia, D-Ocate, and Pablo Sedillo, a representative of U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M.

    Also driving to the meeting was the county attorney, who drove from Santa Fe, presumably at the county’s cost. Other county employees were present.

  • Photo finish for Cubs

    Omar Gallardo’s dusty slide into home plate triggered a swarm of blue and red onto the field Saturday.

    Gallardo’s was the winning run in the Cubs’ 6-5 walk-off triumph over the Marlins in La Plaza’s minors division championship game.

    It was fitting that Gallardo put an end to the game. He finished 4 for 4 at the plate with three runs scored.

    Solid in the middle of their order, the Marlins got three hits apiece from the one-town punch of Jared and Jaden.

    But it was the Cubbies who came up with a trump card in the final at-bat.

  • No plans to demolish Sierra Vista

    Sierra Vista Elementary apparently won’t meet the wrecking ball anytime soon.

    Recently, the Las Vegas City Schools finished a new roof on the school, which is the newest in the school district, built in 1988.

    Last year, the state had placed the school No. 14 on the statewide list for demolition of schools.

    “We’ll jump to well over 200 on that list,” Superintendent Rick Romero told the school board last week.

  • Progress made in combatting fire

    The Tecolote Fire is a quarter contained, officials say.

    The fire is on Bear Mountain, about 2.5 miles south of Gallinas Canyon. The blaze is raging on rugged terrain in the Santa Fe National Forest.

    No structures have been burned, and no evacuations have been ordered.

    The fire has burned 717 acres. According to officials, 550 personnel are committed to the blaze.

    Officials said there wasn’t an expansion in the fire Wednesday, despite the higher temperatures, gusty winds and low humidity.

  • Letter: Message from the grandparents

    On Tuesday, June 8, our granddaughter was hit by a pickup in front of her home. First of all, we want to thank the city police, the state police and the EMTs in helping with this terrible accident. To all of our friends, thank you for all of your prayers and thoughts.

  • Above and Beyond: Preserving Las Vegas' history

    Robert Mishler is not a johnny-come-lately in Las Vegas’ historic preservation efforts. He’s been involved for decades.

    Recently, the state Historic Preservation Division gave Mishler, a retired Highlands University anthropology professor, a lifetime achievement award for his dedication to the cause of historic preservation for the last 35 years.

    When he and his wife, Ann, moved to Las Vegas in the late 1960s, much of the Plaza and Bridge Street areas was boarded up. Most of the town’s business and social activity was on Douglas Avenue.