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Today's News

  • 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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  • Lady Devils hold on to title

    Samantha Montaño and the Lady Devil defense finished with four shutdown defensie innings Friday night, securing a 5-1 win over the Psychlones in the championship game of the Las Vegas Little League softball division.

    It’s a familiar place for the Lady Devils, manager Angela Pino and coach Michael Quintana. The team has won consecutive league titles dating back several seasons and was the favorite heading into Friday.

  • Morning run
  • Heat showed resilience in title quest

    By Tim Reynolds
    AP Sports Writer

    MIAMI  — A year ago, with an easier path, the Miami Heat fell short of their championship goal.

    This time, things seemed much tougher to the Heat — which made the reward only that much sweeter.

  • New to the Riders
  • Isotopes streak past Zephyrs

    Luis Cruz smashed a two-run blast in the sixth inning Friday night and the Albuquerque Isotopes completed a doubleheader sweep of New Orleans with an 8-4 win.

    It was the third victory in as many games for the host Isotopes over the Zephyrs.

    Albuquerque is 43-32, a half-game behind division leader Oklahoma City.

    Nashville plays at Isotopes Park through Tuesday before the ‘Topes take off to Memphis for a series there.

  • Sex abuse case: Sandusky guilty of 45 counts

    By Genaro C. Armas
    and Mark Scolforo
    The Associated Press

    BELLEFONTE, Pa.  — Jerry Sandusky was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years, a swift and emphatic end to a case that shattered Penn State University’s Happy Valley image and brought down Hall of Fame football coach Joe Paterno.

    Sandusky, a 68-year-old retired defensive coach who was once Paterno’s heir apparent, was found guilty of 45 of 48 counts and is almost certain to spend the rest of his life in prison.