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  • Weather - Aug. 6, 2014

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming north in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Thursday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.

    Friday

  • Lawsuit is right move

    This newspaper first reported about water taps in the Gene “Geno” Maes subdivision near Zeamway and Airport Road in July 2011. At the time, the City Council was being asked to approve an extension of a city water line to Airport Road to boost fire protection for the northeast part of the city, improve water quality and to service the city’s Solid Waste Transfer Station.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 6, 2014
  • Work of Art: Tattoos don’t just wash off

    On visits to the Abe Montoya Recreation Center, I easily get my fill of tattoo art. Some patrons enter with a mish-mash of strange, multi-colored drawings on their arms, legs and backs. And as for the men, well they have even more to show off.

  • One win away!

    SANTA FE — A trip to Washington state and the World Series of juniors softball is at stake Wednesday morning when Team New Mexico — a squad from Las Vegas — plays here in the Southwest Regional final.

    The Las Vegas team earned a spot in the championship game by running up a 3-0 record in the regional tournament, which began Saturday at Bicentennial Park in Santa Fe.

    The most recent victory — a 5-3 verdict against a group from Pueblo — came early Monday.

  • Deadlines extended for sign-up

    It’s not too late to register your youngsters for Las Vegas Young American Football League or Las Vegas Youth Soccer League.

    Although earlier registration deadlines passed this past week, both leagues are extending the sign-up period to allow more participants in.

    Las Vegas YAFL has moved its deadline to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, with all registration taking place at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Player evaluations will follow on Sunday, Aug. 24 (10 a.m. for junior division; 11:30 for senior division).

  • Isotopes snap skid

    The Albuquerque Isotopes ended a five-game winless streak —their longest of the summer — on Monday, with a 12-5 win over the visiting Tacoma Rainiers.

    They got help from the long ball — drilling four home runs to delight the Isotopes Park crowd.

    Tacoma had been responsible for the Isotopes’ last two defeats, a 5-2 tally on Saturday and an 8-5 result on Sunday.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 6, 2014

    Wednesday
    Softball
    • Las Vegas juniors (as Team New Mexico) in Southwest Regional final, 10 a.m., Santa Fe

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

    Sunday
    Baseball

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 6, 2014

    RHS, MMS cross country
    RHS and Memorial cross country practice will begin at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11.
    High school practice will be at RHS track. Middle school practice will be at the middle school track. Students  grades 9-12 are encouraged to come to the high school, and students grades 6-8 are encouraged to come to the middle school to join the cross country teams. Physicals need to be done ASAP.

    Memorial football

  • City files suit over water use

    Roughly three years after one member of the City Council raised concerns about the legitimacy of some of the water taps in the Gene “Geno” Maes subdivision near Zeamway and Airport Road, the city has taken the matter to court.