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Today's News

  • One win away!

    SANTA FE — A trip to Washington state and the World Series of juniors softball is at stake Wednesday morning when Team New Mexico — a squad from Las Vegas — plays here in the Southwest Regional final.

    The Las Vegas team earned a spot in the championship game by running up a 3-0 record in the regional tournament, which began Saturday at Bicentennial Park in Santa Fe.

    The most recent victory — a 5-3 verdict against a group from Pueblo — came early Monday.

  • Deadlines extended for sign-up

    It’s not too late to register your youngsters for Las Vegas Young American Football League or Las Vegas Youth Soccer League.

    Although earlier registration deadlines passed this past week, both leagues are extending the sign-up period to allow more participants in.

    Las Vegas YAFL has moved its deadline to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, with all registration taking place at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Player evaluations will follow on Sunday, Aug. 24 (10 a.m. for junior division; 11:30 for senior division).

  • Isotopes snap skid

    The Albuquerque Isotopes ended a five-game winless streak —their longest of the summer — on Monday, with a 12-5 win over the visiting Tacoma Rainiers.

    They got help from the long ball — drilling four home runs to delight the Isotopes Park crowd.

    Tacoma had been responsible for the Isotopes’ last two defeats, a 5-2 tally on Saturday and an 8-5 result on Sunday.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 6, 2014

    Wednesday
    Softball
    • Las Vegas juniors (as Team New Mexico) in Southwest Regional final, 10 a.m., Santa Fe

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

    Sunday
    Baseball

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 6, 2014

    RHS, MMS cross country
    RHS and Memorial cross country practice will begin at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11.
    High school practice will be at RHS track. Middle school practice will be at the middle school track. Students  grades 9-12 are encouraged to come to the high school, and students grades 6-8 are encouraged to come to the middle school to join the cross country teams. Physicals need to be done ASAP.

    Memorial football

  • City files suit over water use

    Roughly three years after one member of the City Council raised concerns about the legitimacy of some of the water taps in the Gene “Geno” Maes subdivision near Zeamway and Airport Road, the city has taken the matter to court.

  • Touring historic homes
  • Monsoon rains taking toll on roads

    Las Vegas Optic

    Heavy monsoon rains throughout the month of July and into August have left San Miguel County road crews scrambling just to keep many roads passable, and the county is now considering whether to declare a disaster because of that road damage.

    “They’re doing an engineering assessment of about 10 roads,” said Dennis English, the emergency manager for San Miguel County and the City of Las Vegas.

  • Recent wet weather eases drought

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico’s drought isn’t over, but July’s wet weather has made “major league dents” in it, weather officials said.

    The National Weather Service said nearly a quarter of the state has shifted from severe drought to moderate drought and an additional 16 percent of the state has dropped to severe drought from extreme drought.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 4, 2014

    Cowboy concert and dance
    The Friends of the Las Vegas City Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection present a cowboy concert and dance and readings of cowboy poetry Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Plaza Hotel ballroom. There will be music, dancing, poetry reading and a cash bar. Admission is $10; children under 12 are admitted free.