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Today's News

  • Editorial cartoon - May 20, 2015
  • Work of Art: ‘Orale’: an all-purpose word

    Think of the many meanings of single words. One that comes to mind readily is “run,” which has a multitude of meanings.

    “Run” can be a verb or a noun. As a verb, it can mean move quickly (as in run home), to travel (as in run a bus route), to flow (as in water or blood), to compete, as to run for office.   

  • On a mission - Cowgirl track and field sets sights on nationals

    Mere hours remain until Salcia Slack concludes her collegiate track and field career. Win or lose this week, she’ll do so as one of the most decorated athletes in the history of New Mexico Highlands University.

    Slack, a senior from Kingston, Jamaica, will help lead the Cowgirl track and field team to the NCAA Division II Outdoor National Championships, which run Thursday through Saturday in Allendale, Mich.

  • Train Robbers return this week

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers, a semipro baseball team in the independent Pecos League, will host the defending league champion Santa Fe Fuego in their home opener 6 p.m. Thursday at Rodriguez Park.

    Izaiah Guerrero, who hails from Houston, is slated to get the opening-night start for the Train Robbers Wednesday in a road game at Santa Fe. It will also be the debut of Max Garza as field manager for Las Vegas.

  • WLV to host youth football camp

    West Las Vegas’ football program is inviting area youngsters to take part in its youth football camp June 1-4 at the Herrera Complex. The camp is open for those in grades 3-6, regardless of school.

    The camp, which will be non-contact, runs from 8 a.m. to noon each day. Participants should be dropped off between 7:30 and 8 a.m. at the WLVHS cafeteria and picked up between noon and 12:30, same place.

    Cost is $50 per camper and includes breakfast, lunch and a T-shirt. Payment is due before camp begins June 1.

  • Free youth soccer clinic Friday

    Las Vegas-area youngsters age 4-14 are invited to learn soccer skills in a free clinic this Friday evening at the Richard Padilla Park on Mountain View Drive.

    The clinic is being conducted by coaches from the Challenger British Soccer Camp, which will be in town the first week of June. Children do not have to be current participants in the sponsoring Las Vegas Youth Soccer League in order to take part in the clinic. Those new to the sport are welcome.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 20, 2015

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Santa Fe

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Round Rock Express, 6:05 p.m., Round Rock, Texas

  • Judge cuts embezzler a break

    The former Rogers Mortuary employee who embezzled more than $200,000 from the business was sentenced to five years of probation last week.

    But Judge Gerald Baca agreed to grant Molly Martinez a conditional discharge, meaning that if she stays out of trouble and follows the restrictions placed on her during her probation, she will not have a criminal conviction on her record.

    “If you do violate, the court can place you in prison for nine years,” Baca warned Martinez, according to notes of the sentencing hearing, which was held last Wednesday.

  • Spring Cleaning
  • Luna nursing program back on track

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College Nursing Program is accepting nursing student admission applications for the fall semester.

    The packets for the nursing program are due on June 19. The admission packets are available at the nursing department or a student can call 454-2521 to request a packet be sent to them.