Today's News

  • Commentary: Two-a-days not missed by players

    By Paul Newberry
    AP National Writer

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.  — Roddy White stripped off his pads after practicing for nearly 2 1/2 hours on a balmy Georgia morning, knowing he wouldn’t have to go through that again.

    Not on this day, at least.

    Two-a-days have been tossed aside, joining leather helmets and the Wing-T as NFL relics.

    Good riddance.

    No wonder White was wearing such a big smile as lunchtime approached.

  • Fall schedules set for area teams

    As the preseason officially begins Monday for Las Vegas-area high school cross country, soccer and volleyball teams, the fall sports schedules at each school have been finalized.

    Monday is the first allowable day of full, organized practice for all fall prep sports except football, which began one week earlier. The New Mexico High School Activities Association sets the schedule for programs statewide.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports August 8, 2011

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

    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Buzzards vs. Blaze, 6:30 p.m., Balls Deep vs. Louisville Chuggers, 7:30 p.m., city complex
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Bud-Dick’s-Night Owl vs. Alta Vista, 6 p.m., Vida Encantada vs. Bases Loaded, 7 p.m., NMHU field

  • FYI - Sports

    Mandatory practice for Robertson girls’ soccer players begin on Monday, Aug. 8, at the RHS field. Practice will run from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Players must have a current sports physical to participate. Call head coach Ray Parks, 795-9256, for more information.
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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.

  • Staying on
  • Suit filed over hotel venture

    A prominent Las Vegas couple is suing Community 1st Bank alleging that the bank’s unfulfilled promise to provide financing for their hotel projects crippled the business ventures and cost them more than $124,000.

    Matias Martinez, his wife, Francille Consuelo Martinez, and one of their company’s, Meadow City Hotel Group, LLC, filed the suit on May 19.

    The suit stems from the Martinezes failed plans to build a hotel — initially a Holiday Inn Express and later a Hampton Inn — on vacant land they own in Las Vegas.

  • Charges against Block reinstated

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday reinstated criminal charges against Public Regulation Commission member Jerome Block Jr. for alleged misuse of public campaign funds in 2008.

    The court also reinstated charges against Block’s father, Jerome Block Sr., who is a former member of the regulatory agency.

  • Out with the old ...... In with the new

    Two highly visible construction projects are moving along in Las Vegas — one to build another Allsup’s gas station convenience store, the other to replace the old McDonald’s restaurant.
    Allsup’s is clearing out most of the triangular block between Seventh Street, Grand and Lincoln avenues to make room for its new “state-of-the-art” store. As a result, the old Voda building, which started out in the late 1800s as a carriage shop, was torn down Tuesday. Allsup’s hopes to have its new store up and running this fall.

  • Heritage Week events start Friday

    Music, check. Magnificent historic buildings ready to be toured, check. Comedy poking fun at the city Las Vegas has become, check. Art and good food, check.
    Cue the band, literally.

  • Fifth case of Hantavirus confirmed in NM

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A fifth case of Hantavirus has been confirmed in New Mexico,