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Today's News

  • Topes wrap up season with giveaways

    By Lee VanHorn
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    Fan Appreciation Weekend highlights the final homestand of the year for the Albuquerque Isotopes as they welcome the Las Vegas 51s (New York Mets affiliate) to Isotopes Park for a four-game, five-day series that wraps up Monday at Isotopes Park.

    Over $30,000 in prizes will be given away throughout the weekend.

  • Go Fish - Aug. 29

    Fishing report, Aug. 26
    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: No reports.
    Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 12 cfs. Trout fishing was good using Royal Wullfs, parachute Adams, stimulators, salmon eggs and worms. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair using Pistol Petes and Power Bait.

  • Crespin training a team effort

    Arturo Crespin’s return to the boxing ring has been a team effort, his longtime trainer and father Carlos Crespin says.

    While Crespin himself has again been in his son’s corner throughout, two other coaches — Charles Gallegos and David “Cobra” Martinez — have helped prepare the Las Vegas middleweight.

    “They have really been very helpful,” Crespin said.

    “El Toro” will box against Augustine Renteria in an eight-round middleweight contest that will serve as the co-main event

  • NFL contest invites local kids; Outlaws play on Saturday

    The popular NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition for youth is coming to Las Vegas.

    The NFL Punt Pass and Kick will be held at Cardinal Stadium at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. It’s a free event for boys and girls ages 6-15, said local organizer Carlos Perea.

    Winners qualify for regionals and a chance to perform in the event during a NFL game.

    Registration is available online at www.nflppk.com, Perea said.

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  • Youth cheer camp at West LV next week

    Local youngsters can get a chance to be guest cheerleaders at a Dons home football game by participating in a camp this coming week.

    The West Las Vegas Cheer Camp will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. this coming Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 2-3, at Armijo Elementary School.

    Participants in elementary school (from kindergarten to fifth grade) are invited. Cost is $30 per child and includes a camp T-shirt as well as instruction in cheers, jumps and stunts.

    The West Las Vegas cheerleaders will help provide instruction to the youngsters.

  • Wagon Mound: Bean Day sporting

    Wagon Mound will be a regional sports hub this weekend, as it usually is every Labor Day weekend.

    A rodeo and softball tournament will grace the village over the weekend during its annual Bean Day celebration. Amateur horseshoe enthusiasts can get in on the action with a tournament on Sunday, which will also feature mud bog races.

    Log on to beanday100.com for details.
     

  • NFL critics: Crack down on domestic violence

    By Teresa M. Walker
    AP Pro Football Writer

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test triggered a yearlong ban for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, costing him the 2014 season.

    Critics of the NFL’s arbitrary policy toward domestic violence point to the contrast between the punishments and say it’s time for the league to crack down on players who hurt women.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 29, 2014

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Portales, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas at Clayton, 7 p.m., Clayton
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas at Belen tournament, Belen

  • Family Partnership has new digs

    School has started for both local school districts, but for one local school, getting into a renovated building was a task in itself.

    In early August staff members of West Las Vegas Family Partnership were finally able to move into their renovated building after numerous delays in the project that was originally set to be finished in May.

    The delay prompted board member Henry Abeyta to publicly question whether future projects should be awarded to local contractor Franken Construction.

  • Scavenger hunt a fun experience

    Anyone who knows me well knows I’m far from a morning person. Getting up at 7 a.m. on a Sunday and out of the house would be out of the question normally. But Sunday, Jim Terr’s Las Vegas Treasure Hunt, not only got me up just after sunrise, but it got me out of the house before 8.

    My girlfriend, Shannon Trujillo, joined me on what I dubbed a good couple adventure. And adventure it was; we bonded as a couple, learned more about the history of Las Vegas, and just had a blast together.