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  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - July 14, 2017


  • Editorial Cartoon - July 14, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Rowling’s Harry Potter helped define a generation

    Every now and then, a book comes along that changes the world. And when it’s a fiction written for children and youth, it leaves a imprint of immeasurable importance.

    “To Kill a Mockingbird,” written by Harper Lee from the perspective of a child, influenced a young generation of baby boomers, but that influence might just pale in comparison to the impact that J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series had on the millennials of today.

  • Cuevas, McMahon take moment in spotlight

    Noel Cuevas didn’t get into the 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game until the sixth inning on Wednesday night in Tacoma, Wash.
    But Cuevas made an impact rather quickly, making the most of limited time on the diamond in the nationally televised contest.

    He connected on a chopper of a single up the middle, driving the baseball all the way to center field in his only at-bat.

  • Youth soccer sign-up open

    In order to accommodate more players and encourage early sign-ups, the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League opened its registration window a full month early this offseason.

    Registration for the 2017-18 year began June 1 and remains open until Aug. 6. Parents are encouraged to sign up online via lasvegasyouthsoccer.org. On-site registration assistance is also available at Desertgate Internet on Bridge Street.

    Only money orders will be accepted on site.

  • Heading to state
  • More UNM revelations surface

    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — University of New Mexico officials said Monday that $432,000 in skybox suite revenue from the university’s basketball arena has gone uncollected.

    Following the announcement, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas sent a letter to University of New Mexico Interim President Chaouki Abdallah on Tuesday, requesting records regarding the recent revelations of uncollected payments.

  • Area children prepare for Saturday’s show

    Roughly 60 children are in the middle of an intense week of rehearsals for their Saturday evening show as part of the annual visit from Missoula Children’s Theatre. This year’s production is “Aladdin,” which will hit the stage at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Ilfeld Auditorium.

    “It is hard, but fun,” said 14-year-old Evelyn Maestas during a rehearsal Monday, just hours after auditioning for a part in the production.

  • Police remained busy during Fiestas

    While there were not many disturbances among the crowd at Plaza Park during this year’s Fiestas de Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Police Department and other first responders remained fairly busy.

    According to LVPD Deputy Chief Ken  Jenkins, statistics show the department was active during the 129th annual celebration, which ran from June 30 to July 4.

    Jenkins said the street patrol had 320 calls for service, made 14 arrests, issued 26 traffic citations, responded to seven traffic accidents and issued three municipal citations during the five-day period.

  • Trump Jr. tweets email chain on Russia

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A music publicist who promised President Donald Trump’s eldest son damaging information on Hillary Clinton from the Russian government said he could send the information directly to Trump via his personal assistant.

    Donald Trump Jr. posted his emails with publicist Rob Goldstone on Twitter Tuesday. The emails with Goldstone show that Trump Jr. was told that the Russian government had information that could “incriminate” Clinton and her dealings with Russia.