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Today's News

  • Pecos playoffs all set

    Beginning Friday night, the Santa Fe Fuego (44-22) will host the Trinidad Triggers (33-25) for a best-of-three playoff series to determine the Northern Division champion of the Pecos League.

    Meanwhile, the Alpine (Texas) Cowboys (48-20) will host the defending Pecos League champion Roswell Invaders (38-27) in the Southern Division finals, also starting Friday.

    Winners will meet July 28-30 in the best-of-three league championship series, to be held at the city with the better record.

  • Perea earns acclaim for camp performance

    Las Vegas’ Carlos “C.J.” Perea was named to the All-Camp team at the Anthony Spencer-Barry Church Football Camp July 7-10 in Denton, Texas.

    The camp, which included instruction by Dallas Cowboy players and others, was held at University of North Texas football practice fields.

  • Go Fish - July 25

    Fishing report, July 22
    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was fair using Pistol Petes tipped with worms, Power Bait, marshmallows and spinners. We had no reports on perch.
    Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest Monday was 43cfs. Trout fishing was good using spinners, worms, elk hair caddis, yellow sallies and golden stone fly nymphs. We had no reports from the Gravel Pit Lakes.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 25, 2014

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 8:05 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    • New Mexico state 10-11 baseball tournament, championship game, 11 a.m., Rodriguez Park

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 8:05 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    • New Mexico state 10-11 baseball tournament, championship “if necessary” game, 11 a.m., Rodriguez Park

    Sunday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m., Reno, Nev.

    Monday

  • FYI - Sports - July 25

    Memorial football
    Memorial Middle School football practice will begin from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at the Memorial Middle School football field. You must have a current physical and consent forms to participate. The needed forms may be downloaded from the Las Vegas City Schools website. Bring your completed packet on the first day of practice. Call Coach Richard Martinez, 429-7975, for details.

    Robertson boys’ soccer
    Robertson High has begun summer practices for boys’ soccer. Call Coach Ray Parks, 918-4436, for information.

  • Appeals court rules for Montoyas

    By Martín Salazar and Mercy López
    Las Vegas Optic

    The state Court of Appeals has determined that the Montoya family is legally entitled to keep 5,000 to 6,000 acres of the Tecolote Land Grant, dealing a blow to the land grant board which was attempting to nullify nine deeds to that land executed by Jose Maria Montoya to his heirs in 1899.

    The Appeals Court opinion, filed in late May, is just the latest chapter in a years-long legal battle between the Montoya family and the land grant board.

  • Learning his lines - ‘Secret Garden’ play Saturday

    One of the annual highlights of the summer will  hit the stage for one show on Saturday evening after a week of strenuous rehearsals.

    On Monday morning more than 60 children walked into Ilfeld Auditorium in hopes of gaining a role on “The Secret Garden,” with the majority of them landing a part in the Missoula Children’s Theatre original rendition.

  • Report: NM 49th in child well-being

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Southwest continues to earn dismal marks for child well-being, with New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada ranking in the bottom five of an annual national report that grades states on education, health care and poverty.

    New Mexico, which last year booted Mississippi from last place, moved back up to 49th in this year’s Kids Count Data Book, thanks to a slight drop in child poverty, improvements in high school graduation rates and a drop in the teenage birth rate.

  • Motorcycle rally is this weekend

    The roar of iron horses will soon hit the streets of Las Vegas for the Ninth Annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally set to begin with a blood drive on Thursday and ending with the drawing for the 2014 Harley Davidson Fat Bob with a tribute paint job for veterans on Sunday afternoon.

    Rally committee members said this year’s rally is dedicated to veterans.

    The rally is expected to bring in thousands of dollars to the area, along with hundreds, if not thousands, of riders on bikes of all makes, sizes, colors and sounds.

  • Looking Back - July 23, 2014

    In 1964
    Friday, July 24 — The Board of Directors of the Viles Foundation, Inc., met on July 18 to review the grants-in-aid previously made and to make new grants. At this meeting the 50th grant in its five-year history was made, making the total of direct grants approximately $30,000. Of these grantees, three have received their B.A. degrees; one is beginning work on a master’s degree. The first recipient, Frances Gillespie of Las Vegas, completed her college work and then graduated from Women Officer’s School in Newport, R.I.