Today's News

  • Work of Art: Let’s hope hugs don’t vanish

    We’re not discussing “tacky” here, just the warm, beneficial, feel-good, even therapeutic effects of what we’ve been doing since the dawn of time: hugging.

    It’s something I grew into after several decades, but now, as an admittedly and increasingly emotional senior citizen, I’ve become much more of a hugger. A nasty old man? Never, just a hugger.

  • First games of fall this week

    The calendar may still indicate summer, but for those competing in cross country, football, soccer and volleyball, the fall season is definitely here.

    West Las Vegas volleyball, now under the direction of Felix Flores, will open its schedule against Peñasco on Wednesday night at the Gillie Lopez Gym. Action begins with the junior varsity at 5 p.m., followed immediately by the varsity.

  • Xplosion softball on the rise

    Not ready to put their softball uniforms and gear on the shelf just yet, the Las Vegas Xplosion 11-and-under girls have one more tournament left before they’re ready to call it a summer.

    The team will compete in a U.S. Slowpitch Softball Association tournament this upcoming Labor Day weekend in Rio Rancho. Dozens of fellow traveling teams from across the region will join them for that event. “There could be around 45 teams from throughout New Mexico and the surrounding area playing,” said Angela Pino, the Xplosion manager.

  • Garcia coaching Robertson runners

    Juan Carlos Fulgenzi has had a hectic couple of months since taking the new activities director post at Robertson High School.

    The new position, part of a districtwide shuffle at Las Vegas City Schools, encompasses both athletics and other extracurricular activities, and Fulgenzi has had to make do without the help of former athletics assistant Rosanne Dimas, who was transferred to another department.

    There’s certainly been plenty to do this summer.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports August 24, 2011

    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s tournament games: No. 1 seed vs. 4-5 winner, 6 p.m., 4-5 loser vs. 2-3 loser, 7 p.m., NMHU field
    • West Las Vegas vs. Peñasco (A,B), 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym


  • FYI - Sports

    Young American Football League registration is under way for the fall season. Forms can be picked up at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Registration fee is $65. Deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 26. Sports physicals are mandatory. Grades 3-4 are in juniors division; grades 5-6 in seniors division. Mandatory player evaluation is set for Saturday, Aug. 27, at Perkins Stadium; juniors at 8:30 a.m., seniors at 10:30 a.m.

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  • Adult Softball
  • U.S. drops bid for 2020 Games

    The Associated Press

    This time around, the United States is saying no to the Olympics.

    Locked in a dispute over millions of dollars, the U.S. Olympic Committee pulled the plug Monday on a bid for the 2020 Summer Games before the International Olympic Committee could say no to the Americans, as it has the last two times. The two sides have been at odds over a revenue-sharing agreement for years.

    By not submitting a bid, the USOC assures at least a 20-year gap between Olympics on American soil for only the fourth time.

  • BREAKING: CYFD caseworker charged

    An out-of-control, underage drinking party has landed a caseworker with the state Children, Youth and Families Department in hot water yet again, according court documents.

    Justina Romero, 29, was arrested Saturday afternoon on a charge of child abuse, a third-degree felony, and a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a child, a fourth-degree felony. The arrest stemmed from a party at her house at 545 Hermosa Lane where minors were allegedly drinking and doing drugs.

  • Council takes on redistricting

    A substantive drop in population in the ward represented by Andrew Feldman coupled with a significant increase in population in the ward represented by Diane Moore is forcing city officials to change the boundaries of both districts.

    The redistricting is based on 2010 census figures and the legal requirement that each district be substantially equal in population.