Today's News

  • Commentary: ‘The Rock’ homegrown links legend

    Editor’s note: This is the eighth of a series of articles written on old-school athletics by Luna Community College sports performance instructor Henry Sanchez.

    By Henry Sanchez
    Luna Community College

    Gene Torres is the greatest golfer Las Vegas has ever known. Torres was born in Trinidad, Colo., in 1937.

  • Grand slam makes history

    Hannah Lopez made history — with her eyes closed.

    On June 15, Lopez, 13, became the first Las Vegas Little League girls’ softball player — at least in recent history — to hit an over-the-fence home run at Keyes Park.

    Lopez was playing for the Psychlones against the league-leading Lady Devils at the time. With the bases loaded in front of her, she drove the ball over not one fence, but two, in left center field, and it took a hop toward Mills Avenue.

  • Go Fish - July 1, 2011

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Fishing report, June 28

    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is 0.83 cfs. Fishing is slow using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports July 1, 2011

    No local sporting events scheduled

    No local sporting events scheduled

    • Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run, 6:30 a.m., various courses along Hot Springs Boulevard and N.M. 65
    • Meadow City Aerie 3815 Kids’ Fishing Derby, 6-11 a.m., Harris Pond

  • FYI - Sports

    The 2011 Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run, including all ages, will take place Sunday, July 3. A 5-kilometer walk and 5K run will start at 7 a.m. at the San Miguel County Fairgrounds on Hot Springs Boulevard west of Las Vegas and a 10K run will start at 7 a.m. at the United World College. Adult entry fee is $30 through race day.

    A 1-mile children’s run will start at 8:15 a.m. behind the Plaza Hotel. The entry fee for children is $10 through race day.

  • Wildfire near lab swells

    By P. Solomon Banda and Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M.  — A vicious wildfire spread through the mountains above a northern New Mexico town on Tuesday, driving thousands of people from their homes as officials at a government nuclear laboratory tried to dispel concerns about the safety of sensitive materials.

  • Fireworks Flap

    Carol Johnson is afraid. City Fire Chief Phillip Mares is afraid. Same goes for Bruce McAllister and a host of other city residents who see the tinder dry conditions, the city’s dwindling water supply and fireworks as a recipe for disaster.

    “I’m scared, and at this point everybody is,” says Johnson.

    Adds McAllister: “This year, everything is so tinder dry that allowing any kind of fireworks is just coming back and saying, we’re going to burn the town down... My God, how many fires do we have going in the state now?”

  • Mora school principal not rehired

    The principal of Mora Elementary School is out of a job and a school board member says it was because she stood up to the superintendent.

    Anita Roybal was terminated earlier this month, according to board member George A. Trujillo.

    “In my opinion, she was doing an excellent job with the education of our kids, and in my opinion, she got fired because she defended her staff,” Trujillo said.

  • East schools jobs re-advertised

    Las Vegas City Schools recently advertised for several administrative positions.

    They are: director of maintenance and transportation, director of co-curricular activities and director of curriculum and instruction. Just a few weeks prior to the new positions being posted, however, the district had already advertised for similar positions.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Wednesday, June 28 — The largest real estate deal that has been transacted in this county for several months has just been consummated by J.D. Hand, who sold the Clyde ranch near Watrous to Messrs. J.R. Hill and J.O Pratt of Gulfport, Miss., and C.R. Ellery of Biloxi, Miss. The price was in the neighborhood of $100,000. Spot cash was paid in closing the deal...  They expect to develop the Clyde ranch and colonize it. The tract contains something over 5,000 acres.