Today's News

  • Obama also to blame

    After a brief sigh of relief that an economic crisis of unprecedented proportions was averted, we turn our attention to the outcome. It looks bleak indeed.

  • Another Perspective: That was back in oh-two

    At what point will the term “turn of the century” refer to this century instead of last? To me the expression corresponds to the era when my dad, born in 1903, came around.

    But we’ve been into the 21st century for 11 years, and technically, the few years past ought to be the real turn of the century.

    In addition, for years I’ve heard people say things like, “Back in oh-2, when I was a kid ...” It’s usually an exaggeration, one I used in class a number of times.

  • Cowboys: Nowhere else to go but up

    Nebraska-Kearney’s football team will take its final tour around the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this fall, and the consensus is that the Lopers’ ride will be a victory lap.

    UNK is the odds-on favorite to win the RMAC football championship this season. A preseason coaches’ poll released Monday noted that UNK received six of a possible 10 first-place votes and 13 points total, beating Colorado School of Mines and Colorado State-Pueblo, which garnered 22 points apiece.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports August 3, 2011


    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Balls Deep vs. Good Doodz, 6:30 p.m., Hackers vs. Dream Team, 7:30 p.m., city complex


    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Tecolote vs. Young Bucks, 6:30 p.m., city complex

    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s game: Alta Vista vs. Lady Warriors, 7:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

  • FYI - Sports

    New Mexico Highlands University golf pro Dan Houtchens will be conducting a junior golf camp with four classes in August. Classes will be held 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 2, 4, 9 and 11 at the Gene Torres Golf Course. Cost is $30 a person or two for $50. For more information, call Houtchens at 425-7711.

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    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is accepting registrations for the 2011 fall season through August. Parents may register their youngsters online at lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or at DesertGate Internet 118 Bridge Street, Las Vegas.

  • Stern gloomy about NBA talks

    By Brian Mahoney
    AP Sports Writer

    NEW YORK  — David Stern returned to the bargaining table Monday and said “nothing” gave him reason for encouragement.
    And for that, the NBA Commissioner pointed the blame in one place.
    “I don’t feel optimistic about the players’ willingness to engage in a serious way,” Stern said.

    So the first meeting to include leadership from owners and players since the lockout began exactly a month ago produced nothing new — except blame.

  • Gifted, controversial Moss retires

    By Jon Krawczynski
    AP Sports Writer

    MANKATO, Minn. — Randy Moss dominated when he wanted to dominate.

    He scored when he wanted to score, cooperated when he wanted to cooperate and acted out when he wanted to act out.

    Moss spent 13 seasons doing things on his own terms, which is why perhaps the loudest career the NFL has ever seen — both in terms of the roars he induced on the field and the aggravation he caused off it — ended so quietly on Monday.

  • Road rage leads to charge

    A 20-year-old Mora County woman is being charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for allegedly following a driver who cut her off and hitting her in the face multiple times with a baseball bat.

    State police obtained an arrest warrant last week for Talena Romero, who lives off N.M. 518 in Cleveland. The road rage incident actually occurred June 28, according to the affidavit for arrest warrant filed by state police.

  • Rough Rider rally
  • East board member resigning

    Roughly six months after being elected to the Las Vegas City Schools board, Ricky Serna has announced he is resigning his position effective Oct. 1.

    Serna, who defeated longtime incumbent Patrick Romero during the February board elections, is leaving his seat on the board to take a position at Northern New Mexico College in Española. He has been hired as special assistant to the president for grants and special projects.

    He currently works for the state’s Higher Education Department in Santa Fe.