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Today's News

  • Tampa grabs 2-1 edge

    The Associated Press

    CHICAGO — Victor Hedman is throwing a party at the Stanley Cup Final, and the Tampa Bay Lightning are having a great time so far.

    Hedman had two assists while hounding Chicago’s elite group of forwards, and the Lightning beat the Blackhawks 3-2 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

  • U.S. opens with win

    The Associated Press

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba — For her second goal of the night against Australia, U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe channeled Lionel Messi.

    Rapinoe dribbled the ball before her long, low shot breezed past diving Matildas keeper Melissa Barbieri.

    “I was doing my best Messi impression,” Rapinoe laughed, before adding: “A much slower version.”

  • FYI - Sports - June 10

    RHS to host tennis camp for kids
    The state champion Robertson tennis program invites children age 5-10 to learn skills in a camp June 16 through July 16. The camp will run from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting June 16. Cost is $45 cash or check, $50 credit card. The fee covers 15 hours of instruction, a camp T-shirt and an end-of-session barbecue.
    Call coaches Warren Fulgenzi, 660-0191, or Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, 429-7235, for more information.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 10, 2015

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at White Sands Pupfish, 6:30 p.m., Alamogordo

  • Gov pledges $1M for tracks

    Gov. Susana Martinez is pledging $1 million to improve part of the track utilized by the Southwest Chief, a state Department of Transportation official informed Mayor Alfonso Ortiz on Thursday.

  • Milestone reached - 12 city housing units refurbished

    The City of Las Vegas Housing Authority has completely remodeled 12 of its rental units and is hoping to have eligible low-income families in them by the end of the month.

    Five of the rehabbed units are on Yucca, three are on Cholla and the remaining four are on Sandoval.

    The city held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the redone units on Thursday morning. Among those in attendance were federal and state housing officials. They joined Mayor Alfonso Ortiz, City Manager Elmer Martinez and Las Vegas Housing Director Pamela Marrujo for the ribbon cutting.

  • Fake $20 bills circulating in Las Vegas

    Fake $20 bills have been making their way around Las Vegas in recent days, and that has prompted the city of Las Vegas Police Department to issue a warning to local businesses and members of the public.

    “We’re advising local businesses to keep an eye out,” Chief Juan Montaño said.

    “People should be careful.”

    The counterfeit bills are copied on plain paper, and the color looks very close to the real thing. But the fake bills do not have the watermark security features that real bills have.

  • Special session set for today

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    After weeks of uncertainty and complaints from businesses, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez late Friday officially called a special session on a $295 million public works package and other proposals that died on the Legislature’s last day.

    Martinez sent out a proclamation that calls for lawmakers to report to Santa Fe at noon Monday in an attempt to pass a capital outlay bill.

  • Man with 6 DWIs can get license restored

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    An Albuquerque man convicted six times for drunken driving can have his driver’s license restored despite small traces of alcohol found in a court-ordered device that prevents him from starting his car until he blows into it, an appellate court has ruled.

  • In Brief - News - June 8, 2015

    The Associated Press

    Ski resorts see attendance bump  

    New Mexico’s ski resorts have seen a significant jump in the number of visitors in recent seasons, a state industry group said Friday.
    Ski New Mexico said it found a nearly 20 percent increase in skiers across the state’s 11 ski areas during the 2013-14 season. The nonprofit trade organization also said resorts gained 176,000 more visits during this past season with a $98 million boost in economic activity, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.