Today's News

  • Just a Thought - Rising above past wrongs

    By Rick Kraft

  • LV juniors lead pack of locals at state

    Las Vegas bats proved reliable as ever over the weekend, and the juniors softball team marched closer to defending its state championship in the 13-14 age division.

    Vegas, which also doubles as the successful travel team Xplosion, clobbered Zia Mile High 25-11 on Saturday morning in the state tournament opener at New Mexico Highlands University’s Cowgirl Field.

    The team then downed Southwest 16-2 to advance to the championship game against the winner of a playback bracket meeting between Southwest and Zia Mile High. LVLL led by 14-0 at one point.

  • LeBron returning to Cleveland

    By Tom Withers
    AP Sports Writer

    CLEVELAND — LeBron James returns older, more mature, a polished champion. He’s got a little less hair, and a ton more experience.

    Like anyone, he changed in four years.

  • Run Fourth

    Reina Paredes couldn’t get enough of the Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run.

    After the 13-year-old Rio Rancho resident posted the fastest time among female runners in the 5-kilometer run, she “cooled off” with a triumph in the 1-mile children’s run.

    Her choice of race attire, a Wonder Woman costume, seemed appropriate.

  • Osos’ start dooms LV

    A 6-0 head start for the Raton Osos was more than enough to give them the edge Saturday night over the Las Vegas Train Robbers in a 10-4 final tally.

    Las Vegas was to play its final home game Monday night not at Rodriguez Park but at Santa Rosa High School. Former Las Vegas city manager Tim Dodge, now back in Santa Rosa, told the Guadalupe County Communicator he’d helped bring the team to the Meadow City and now he helped secure the game for Santa Rosa.

  • RHS soccer kids’ camp starts Monday

    Robertson’s girls’ soccer team invites area youngsters to take part in a weeklong camp Monday through Friday at RHS field.

    Children age 5 to 12 are welcome to take part. Cost is $40 for the full 8 a.m. to noon camp. It’s $20 for the 8-10 a.m. camp for ages 5-6. Registration is 7:45 a.m. Monday, July 14.

    Each participant should bring a ball and drinking water.

    Proceeds benefit the RHS girls’ program.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 14, 2014

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Trinidad Triggers, 6 p.m., SANTA ROSA
    • New Mexico state juniors softball tournament games, noon, NMHU Cowgirl Field
    • New Mexico state 11-12 softball tournament games, 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 3 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League men’s games: Yo Momma vs. Vegas Boyz, 5:45 p.m.; Tecolote vs. Hackers, 7 p.m., city complex

  • Luna nursing on ‘life support’

    Officials at Luna Community College are taking steps to bolster the school’s nursing program after the state Board of Nursing determined that the program’s three nursing faculty members are spread too thin and that the program is on life support.

    Indeed, the Board of Nursing has downgraded Luna’s status from full board approval to two-year conditional approval, and it has ordered Luna to stop admitting new nursing students until the problems are addressed.

  • Message of hope - Survivor treks around globe

    Randolph Westphal defines survivor. The 55-year-old native of Germany has traveled the world, but earlier this week he made at brief stop in Las Vegas for a few days. His mission on his trips has been getting his message out on the war against cancer — on a bicycle with his two companion canines by his side.

  • SMCC eyes tax increase

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    San Miguel County commissioners at their July 9 meeting unanimously approved a resolution to increase gross receipts taxes to cover the increased cost of paying for indigent medical care.

    The resolution to adopt a 12th of one percent additional gross receipts tax would, if approved at a later meeting, add an additional 8 cents to a $100 purchase.

    The proposed tax would cover the county’s increased cost of paying for indigent health care since the state took over the process this year.