Today's News

  • Winging it
  • Teams from Americas surprising foes in Cup

    By John Leicester
    AP Sports Writer
    RIO DE JANEIRO — The World Cup of surprises is turning into a sweet samba party for teams from the Americas.
    Having already stunned one former world champion, little Costa Rica shocked another on Friday and sent a third one home. Then the French exploded with five goals against their Swiss neighbors. In the evening game, Ecuador downed Honduras 2-1.

  • Security beefed up in Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO  — Six hundred additional military police was to be assigned to Sunday’s World Cup match at Rio’s Maracana stadium between Belgium and Russia after almost 100 un-ticketed Chilean fans rampaged through the stadium’s media center before the last game.
    Colonel Jose Luis Castro, head of military police for Rio de Janeiro state, said Friday the reinforcements would be used to beef up the 2,500 military police that had already been assigned to the game.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 23, 2014

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Iowa Cubs, 11:05 a.m., Des Moines, Iowa
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Yo Momma vs. Hackers, 5:45 p.m.; Balls Deep vs. Tecolote, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Complex
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Bud vs. Lady Hackers, 5:45 p.m.; Ice Cold Pitches vs. Lady Jags, 7 p.m., NMHU field

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton Osos, 6 p.m., Raton

  • Man facing murder charge

    A 39-year-old man is dead and another man is facing a murder charge following a stabbing early Tuesday morning on the 2400 block of Dahlia Street, near Mills.

    David Jude Lucero, also 39, is being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center in lieu of a $250,000 cash bond. He has been charged with one count of second-degree murder.

    The victim, Raymond A. Chavez, died at the scene.

  • Making the Grade - Teacher creates math whizzes

    Most of us can remember a teacher who inspired us during our school years. For some Memorial Middle School students, that teacher just may be Jeffery Houdek.

    Houdek goes out of his way to get his students excited about math, and his efforts are paying dividends in the form of high scores his students received on state end-of-course exams.

    Math is a subject that many despise. Imagine teaching Algebra to teens who often question why they need to learn about the Pythagorean Theorem or quadratic equations.

  • Despite snags, city won’t give up grant

    Some last-minute maneuvering appears to have resuscitated a $120,000 state grant that the city of Las Vegas was on the verge of having to give up.  

    Six months ago, the city of Las Vegas issued a news release boasting about a six-figure grant it had been awarded by the state Youth Conservation Corps to pay for work on the Riverwalk.

    Best of all, most of that money was to go toward salaries for 23 youths and three supervisors to do the work.

  • Las Vegas police promote several

    The Las Vegas Police Department has been undergoing some changes in recent weeks.

    Commander Mack Allingham, one of the top-ranking officers in the department, will be retiring on June 27. Allingham began his career with the LVPD in September 1993 and was appointed to one of four commander positions in 2011.
    Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said Allingham is retiring after many years of honorable service to the department.

    “We’re sad to see him go but happy for him,” Montaño said.

  • Looking Back - June 20, 2014

    In 1964

    Thursday, June 18 — The West Las Vegas Board of Education meeting Friday afternoon unanimously voted to remove from the West Las Vegas School salary schedule the deduction for teachers who do not live in the West as Vegas School district. It will not matter, as far as salary is concerned, whether the West Las Vegas teachers live in the district in which they are teaching or out of it. Members of the WLV board are Feliciano Armijo, Tony Montoya, Raymond Tafoya and Donald A. Martinez, with Ray Leger the superintendent.

  • Looking ahead - News - June 20, 2014

    Summer Solstice Spiritual Service

    The Summer Solstice Spiritual Service will include a ceremony for the Renewal of Body, Mind and Spirit, 6:45 a.m. Saturday, June 21. A potluck will follow at 8 a.m. Call Peter or Jody Stege at 454-0003 or 603-0581 for information.