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Today's News

  • U.S. team in the hunt

    By Ronald Blum
    The Associated Press

    MANAUS, Brazil — American players still were showering off the sweat from the steamy Amazon night when the first questions about a possible conspiracy were asked: Would the United States and Germany try to play to a tie Thursday that would guarantee World Cup advancement to both nations?

    Following Portugal’s 95th-minute goal in a 2-2 draw Sunday, the Americans and Germany both have four points.

    Portugal and Ghana have one apiece.

  • Little League in spotlight

    Finally, the District 4 Little League baseball and softball tournaments are back in the Meadow City.

    La Plaza Little League will serve as the host for the six-bracket event, which commences Saturday morning at Rodriguez Park off Grant Street. The tournaments run through Thursday, July 3, with winners advancing to state tourneys scattered around New Mexico.

    In both baseball and softball, three age divisions will be holding tournaments for District 4. They are 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12.

  • Isotopes’ Frias nets PCL honor

    By Lee VanHorn
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    Right-handed pitcher Carlos Frias earned Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week laurels for the week of June 16-22.
    He is the first Albuquerque Isotopes pitcher to earn the honor since 2011.

  • U.S. vs. Portugal a ratings hit

    By David Bauder
    AP Television Writer
    NEW YORK — The United States’ 2-2 World Cup draw with Portugal is almost certainly the most-viewed soccer match ever in the United States.
    The Nielsen company said Monday that the gripping game was seen by an average of 24.7 million viewers Sunday evening on ESPN and Univision. That matches it with the 24.7 million U.S. viewers who watched the 2010 World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 25, 2014

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Taos Blizzard, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Lady Hackers vs. Hooters, 5:45 p.m.; Compounders vs. Bud, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Complex

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton Osos, 6 p.m., Raton
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball

  • More funding for Bradner

    The state Water Trust Board has approved another $4 million for the city of Las Vegas’ Bradner Reservoir project, a move that leaves the city just $2 million shy of what it has previously said it needs to move forward on the project.

  • Exploring nature
  • East sodding project hits snag

    Baseball season has ended and football is on the horizon for Robertson High School, but the issue of substandard fields continues.

    During a board meeting on Thursday evening, the Las Vegas City Schools board declined to award the sodding of the high school baseball field to Parson’s Lawn and Landscaping in a split vote. Some parents have complained that the baseball field was unsafe this past season because it lacks sod.

  • Lost man rescued from wilderness

    A 68-year-old man who became separated from his hiking partners Wednesday afternoon in the Carson National Forest near Mora was rescued by New Mexico Search and Rescue the following day, according to the state Department of Public Safety.

    The man became separated from his party at about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday while on a day hike. New Mexico Search and Rescue was activated at 7:53 p.m., and area volunteers searched the area around where he was last seen all night.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - June 23, 2014

    The Associated Press

    State jobless rate drops
     New Mexico’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.5 percent in May, down from 6.8 percent the previous month and 6.9 percent a year ago.
    The state Workforce Solutions Department said Friday that the state’s economy lost 600 jobs over the year.
    Over the year, the sector with the largest job gain was financial activities and retail trade sectors. They each have added 2,200 jobs since May 2013.