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  • Raising children in Trump era

    Connie Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and professional in residence at Kent State University’s school of journalism.

    “ You could be president some day.”

    As recently as last year, this is what we told America’s children. We said this to encourage them to banish those inner voices of doubt and imagine themselves at their fullest potential.

    See yourself in our first black president, and feel the obstacles melt away. Look at that woman nominated to be president, and hear those glass ceilings shatter.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 19, 2017
  • Work of Art: The Ayatollah Raiders?

    We were unwinding after having taken in some of the sights in Denver over the weekend. We boarded the capital city’s light rail toward our destination, which is about as close to the center of town as one can get.

    Benji, our youngest son, and his family put us up for the night in a 24-story apartment house that places Ben a short block from where he works. And what is that work? Doing computers or something. What else does anyone his age do for a living nowadays?

  • Last in line - La Plaza juniors baseball plays on; LVLL 8-10 finishes state runner-up

    La Plaza juniors baseball is the last in line.

    That team is the Meadow City’s last hope for a state Little League championship after advancing with a pair of big wins this past weekend.

    But La Plaza will have to endure a long road trip in the mid-summer heat, playing in Carlsbad starting Friday.

    La Plaza’s juniors defeated Alamogordo Rotary 14-3 on Friday and then took down North Valley 10-6 on Saturday; both games were held at Albuquerque West Mesa.

  • Triple trouble - Isotopes hit three triples, edge Tacoma; Patterson picks up second PCL honor

    David Dahl made the Tacoma Rainiers pay with a triple that scored three runs for the Albuquerque Isotopes in the fourth inning.

    But it was solid pitching and defense that proved just as important in the Isotopes’ 6-5 victory.

  • LV Junior Wrestling meeting Thursday

    Parents of current or prospective participants in the Las Vegas Junior Wrestling program are being asked to attend a mandatory organizational meeting this week.

    The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the Robertson High School wrestling room at McFarland Hall.

    The meeting will include information about fees, practice times and assignment of board members.

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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 19, 2017

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • State Little League tournaments, TBA
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 6:35 p.m., Salt Lake City

  • Little League update: La Plaza juniors roll on; road ends for others

    La Plaza juniors baseball is the last in line.

    That team is the Meadow City's last hope for a state Little League championship after advancing with a pair of big wins this past weekend. But La Plaza will have to endure a long road trip in the mid-summer heat, playing in Carlsbad starting Friday.

    A couple of other local teams came close to state titles this past weekend before falling in their own double-elimination tournaments.

  • Little League update: LVLL 8-10 softball in title game

    Las Vegas Little League 8-10 softball has battled back from defeat to earn a spot in the state championship game.

    The team endured a 6-0 setback against Eastdale on Saturday morning at Atrisco Valley fields in Albuquerque, then bounced back to defeat Copper 6-4 in the afternoon. The team must now beat Eastdale twice to win state, with the first game starting 10 a.m. on Sunday.

    Las Vegas juniors softball, which won 13-2 over Petroglyph on Friday, will meet Thunderbird in a semifinal 10 a.m. Sunday. A win would mean a place in the title game 5:30 p.m. Monday at Atrisco.

  • Little League updates: Five local teams win at state

    Five of six Las Vegas-area teams playing for state Little League championships won their games on Friday.

    * La Plaza juniors baseball beat Alamogordo Rotary 14-3 at Albuquerque West Mesa fields. La Plaza plays the North Valley-Westgate winner at 10 a.m. Saturday.

    * Las Vegas juniors softball defeated Petroglyph 13-2 in Albuquerque. Vegas advances to a semifinal against opponent to be determined at 10 a.m. Sunday at Atrisco Valley.