Today's News

  • Disturbing closure

    Las Vegas is not a rich town. Sure, some people here have deep pockets, but there are far more who endure unemployment and underemployment, which create poverty-level conditions and a host of problems that go with such desperate circumstances.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 25, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: A history of divisions

    If you haven’t figured it out by now, I have a passion for history. In fact, that’s part of the reason I was drawn to journalism. Newspapers, it’s been said, record “the first draft of history.”

    In 1879, the founder of this newspaper, Russell Kistler, did more than just write the “first draft.” He also made history. Unfortunately, part of his legacy can be found in the divisions that helped define Las Vegas.

  • Young runners get a head start on fitness

    Nearly 100 youngsters participated in the recent Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run’s events for children, and the turnout drew praise from run organizer Joe Whiteman.

    “I think it was a real successful event with lots of energy and enthusiasm, lots of families out in the morning sunshine, lots of fun,” Whiteman said. He estimated the 96 children’s run registrants to be an increase of about 20 from 2010.

    “A number of kids joined in the costume contest with very imaginative outfits,” Whiteman added.

  • State run begins for 2 local teams

    Las Vegas Little League’s 9-10 baseball team fired an impressive first volley as it began its state tournament run on Friday evening in Roswell.

    The team spanked Albuquerque South Valley’s All-Stars 19-1 in a first-round game, advancing to a second-rounder scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sunday, after this issue went to press. Las Vegas was to play the winner between the District 8 and District 6 champs, who met head to head on Saturday.

  • Three in five
  • Looking Ahead - Sports July 25, 2011

    • State Little League tournaments TBA
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Good Doodz vs. Louisville Chuggers, 6:30 p.m., Buzzards vs. Yo Momma, 7:30 p.m., city complex
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Bases Loaded vs. Alta Vista, 6 p.m., Lady Warriors vs. Vida Encantada, 7 p.m., NMHU field

    • State Little League tournaments TBA

  • FYI - Sports

    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.

    Those with questions are asked to call Shelby or Rachel Curtis at 505-652-4101.

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  • ‘Ragged’ preseason expected in NFL after lockout

    By Barry Wilner
    AP Pro Football Writer

    NEW YORK  — As lawyers for NFL players and owners spend the weekend trying to put the lockout to rest, many fans wonder when pro football will return. And when it does, just how ragged will the preseason look?

    So ragged that the league and its 32 teams are considering ways to placate fans once a labor agreement is completed.

  • City Council nixes water line extension

    The City Council rejected a proposal Thursday for a water line extension on Airport Road. 

    Council members Tonita Gurule-Giron, Diane Moore and David Romero voted against the project while Andrew Feldman voted for it.

    The vote followed impassioned pleas from both Feldman and Mayor Alfonso Ortiz that the project was critical for fire protection for the city and for the transfer station.