(Aug. 3) The Telegraph, London, on the West's debt crisis and the military — The U.S. debt debacle may signal the end of the American century not only economically, but also militarily and diplomatically. A minor exchange hinted at the shape of things to come. On a visit to Afghanistan, Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was asked by troops if they would get paid if the U.S. defaulted. “I really don’t know the answer to the question,” came the reply.
Las Vegan Nicholas Aragon is taking his talents to south Oklahoma.
Aragon, who graduated from West Las Vegas in May after starring in baseball for both WLV and Robertson, is attending Oklahoma Panhandle State University this fall and playing for the Aggie baseball team.
Hopefully Robertson senior Luke Aragon didn’t blink in late July.
If he did, he likely missed what turned out to be an abbreviated summer vacation.
Aragon spent seven weeks in Bradenton, Fl., in the IMG Sports Academy’s wood bat league, playing alongside some of the better young baseball talent from across the country.
And this week, just days after returning from Florida, Aragon was to join the Robertson football team as it begins the preseason gauntlet of training.
New Mexico Highlands University golf pro Dan Houtchens will be conducting a junior golf camp with classes in August. Classes will be held 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 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.
Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary. Extreme fire danger has prompted agencies to impose fire restrictions and closures on public and private lands across New Mexico. Please check for the latest information at nmfireinfo.wordpress.com or by calling the fire restrictions hotline at 877-864-6985.
If there’s a silver lining to the drought that has forced city of Las Vegas water customers to ration water this year, it might just be that it provided ideal conditions for crews renovating the city’s water diversion structure on the Gallinas River.
Work on the $1.55 million project is now close to complete, a key accomplishment as the city prepares to take on a complete overhaul of its water system.