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  • Looking Ahead - August 17, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Balls Deep vs. Hackers, 6:30 p.m., Young Bucks vs. Tecolote, 7:30 p.m., city complex
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Bases Loaded vs. Vida Encantada, 6 p.m., Alta Vista vs. Vida Encantada, 7 p.m., NMHU field

    THURSDAY
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s game: Yo Momma vs. Buzzards, TBA, city complex

  • FYI - Sports

    Young American Football League registration is under way for the fall season. Forms can be picked up at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Registration fee is $65. Deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 26. Sports physicals are mandatory. Grades 3-4 are in juniors division; grades 5-6 in seniors division. Mandatory player evaluation is set for Saturday, Aug. 27, at Perkins Stadium; juniors at 8:30 a.m., seniors at 10:30 a.m.

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  • Twins veteran Thome smashes 600th homer

    By Noah Trister
    AP Sports Writer

    DETROIT  — Jim Thome’s back was aching, his toe was throbbing and his quad was cramping, turning his pursuit of 600 home runs into a painful endeavor that made him wonder if he would even reach the milestone before season’s end.

  • Refinancing pays off for county

    Timing is everything.

    The economic turmoil that has taken stock market investors on an unsettling roller coaster ride in recent weeks is actually benefitting San Miguel County as it refinances three loans.

    The county had been expecting to save $200,000 this year alone by refinancing three New Mexico Finance Authority loans and taking advantage of lower interest rates, county finance supervisor Melinda Gonzales said. But improvements in the bond market will actually result in $273,000 in savings this fiscal year, she said.

  • Fun at the Fair
  • West gym to be named after Marine

    Jesse Griego lost his life at the age of 20 in a battle in Vietnam 43 years ago. His legacy and his name will soon adorn the gymnasium at the Valley Elementary and Middle School after a unanimous vote by the West Las Vegas School Board on Thursday evening.

    Albert Gallegos, a childhood friend of Griego, asked the board to name the gymnasium after Griego a few months ago. Griego was an athlete and graduate of the school district prior to joining the Marines. Griego grew up in a family of nine in the Ribera area and participated in athletics.

  • Lack of food driving bears into cities

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

    Displaced by fires and short on food after months of drought, bears in search of a good meal are heading into the cities in unusually high numbers this summer, say state  game officials.

  • People's Fair
  • New rates for PNM customers

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The state's largest electric utility says a 9.2 percent base rate increase approved by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission has been finalized.

    Public Service Company of New Mexico says its bills will be calculated using the new rates starting Aug. 21. The utility serves 550,000 customers.

    PNM says the average residential customer in central and northern New Mexico and Deming can expect their bill to increase by $1.26 a month, or 1.9 percent.

  • In Brief

    From The Associated Press
     

    Block search warrant unsealed Friday

    SANTA FE — A search warrant unsealed Friday in the case of embattled Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. alleges he falsified odometer readings and bought gas dozens of times for cars he wasn’t driving.

    Albuquerque television station KOB-TV reports the warrant showed Block claimed he used his state-issued gas card to buy tankfuls of gas for two cars in May and June, including his state-issued Dodge Durango.