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  • Pushups raise funds for team

    Fundraisers for Little League travel and other expenses can run the gamut from bake sales to raffles to car washes.

    Add pushups to the list.

    Las Vegas 9-11 All-Stars assistant coach Leroy Lujan  offered to perform one pushup for every dollar donated to the team as it prepares for district tournament play this coming weekend in Santa Rosa.

    Lujan ended up doing 256 within the prescribed hour and will donate two hours of community service to the city of Las Vegas as he promised.

  • District tourney time

    Santa Rosa will be the center of attention for northeastern New Mexico Little League fans starting this weekend, as the District 4 tournaments begin in the City of Lakes.

    Locally, Las Vegas Little League and La Plaza Little League recently completed their end-of-season tournaments and released all-star rosters of teams who’ll be representing the leagues at the district level.

  • Fiesta Run deadline Monday

    Deadline to sign up for the 2017 Las Vegas Fiesta Run is coming on Monday.

    The Fiesta Run, sponsored by Southwest Capital Bank, will be held Sunday, July 2, with the first races starting at 7 a.m.
    Participants may choose from the 10-kilometer run, 5K run, 5K walk and a 1-mile children’s run.

    Registration is available at www.active.com and www.lvfiestarun.com. Deadline to sign up is Monday, June 26. No registrations will be conducted on the day of the run.

  • Rockies’ Gray to start for Isotopes

    Las Vegas Optic and Isotopes reports

    Colorado Rockies pitcher Jon Gray is scheduled to start for the Isotopes this Saturday, June 24, at Isotopes Park.  It will be Gray’s third rehab assignment as he works his way back from a fracture in his left foot.  

    This season with Colorado, Gray has started three games, going 0-0 with a 4.38 earned run average (six earned runs allowed in 12.1 innings pitched).  He was placed on the disabled list on April 14.  

  • Attorney calls board action ‘illegal’

    The attorney for former Wagon Mound schools superintendent has fired back against the board claiming their action last week was illegal.

    Last Thursday, the board voted 4-1 — with the only dissenting vote coming from board member Eldie Cruz — to let Sheryl McNellis-Martinez’s contract expire at the end of June. In January, the board had approved a three-year contract with McNellis-Martinez.

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  • Suspect faces 10 charges

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    A Las Vegas man was recently arrested and jailed on 10 charges after he ran from a traffic stop.

    Carlos Chavez, 36, of Las Vegas was taken into custody early on Saturday, June 10, after he was chased and arrested, according to a criminal complaint.

  • Residents return; fire danger persists

    The Associated Press
    SANDOVAL COUNTY —  Residents in northern New Mexico have returned to their homes and a highway that was forced to close through a popular mountain range is back open as firefighters mop up after one of the blazes currently burning in the state.

    Crews have contained about 80 percent of the fire that forced evacuations last week in the Jemez Mountains. Residents were allowed to return Sunday.

  • Police: Mother dies following shooting rampage in northern New Mexico

    The Associated Press
    ABIQUIU, N.M. — The mother of a man who went on a shooting rampage in New Mexico died several hours after being taken off life support, bringing the number of deaths to five, authorities said.

  • In Brief - News - June 21, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Former state sen. faces 22 new charges
    SANTA FE  — A grand jury has charged a former New Mexico state senator with perjury, fraud and embezzlement in connection with campaign finance activities and disclosure reports.

    Details of a grand jury indictment confirmed on Monday show that 22 new charges have been filed against former Sen. Phil Griego in state district court in Santa Fe.