Today's News

  • 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. 

  • Highlands recruit arrested

    A promising recruit for the New Mexico Highlands University football program was arrested on campus Wednesday in connection with a Long Beach, Calif., homicide.

    Las Vegas Police — with help from Highlands police and the university’s athletic department — arrested 22-year-old Brandon Johnson on suspicion of murder Wednesday morning at Melody Park, according to Highlands officials.

    He did not resist arrest.

    Johnson is a confirmed Campanella Park Piru Blood gang member, according to the warrant.

  • Double dose of rainbows
  • Musical journey awaits at UWC

    A musical journey is awaiting at the Dwan Light  Sanctuary on the campus of the United World College in Montezuma. Carl Bernstein and his partner Marilyn Priddy provide the musical element for the concert. Their next free concert is on Tuesday, July 26, and it will be the last of the seven week concert series sponsored by the college.

    “It takes you on a journey,” Priddy said. “Sometimes you are in the Amazon in the forest ... It is really amazing.”

  • Furloughs approved for Mora schools

    MORA — Mora Independent School District’s controversial reduction in force plan is off the table after the school board on Tuesday approved an agreement between the district and the union that institutes furloughs to avoid any layoffs.