Today's News

  • Flavored tobacco

    There has been a steady outcry against the sale of flavored tobacco products in recent months, and the backlash is well deserved.

    The 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act banned flavors in cigarettes because of the product’s appeal to youth.

    But the ban doesn’t currently apply to other flavored tobacco products, like cigars. The Food and Drug Administration, however, is proposing new rules that would give it authority over cigars, e-cigarettes and pipe tobacco.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 16, 2014
  • Another Perspective: Time to reform primaries

    By J. Edward Hollington

    On June 3, 2014, voters went to the polls to cast their ballot for nominees for the General Election — if, that is, they were registered as a Democrat or Republican.

  • Owens goes slasher on Fuego defense

    Gary Owens must be a Jason fan.

    The Las Vegas outfielder was wearing a batting helmet instead of a hockey mask, wielding a bat instead of a machete, but he starred on Friday the 13th in leading the Train Robbers to an 11-5 win at Santa Fe.

    Owens went 4 for 5 with one home run, two doubles and four runs batted in. He was one of four Train Robbers to hit a home run in the contest, which saw the visitors inch ever closer to the .500 mark with about a month left in the season.

  • Fiesta run is July 4

    A few changes are in store for this year’s Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run.

    The most notable is that the event will take place on a Friday morning, the Fourth of July itself, rather than on its usual Sunday morning. Organizers say the switch makes sense because of the way the Independence Day holiday falls on a Friday and the annual Fiestas de Las Vegas can wrap around the run.

    As in the past, there will be multiple races in which to participate.

  • Golf event to benefit HU

    NMHU Sports Information

    The third annual Fred Bleil Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament has been scheduled for June 28 at the Gene Torres Golf Course in Las Vegas.

    All proceeds from the event are to raise scholarship money for the New Mexico Highlands football team. It is also an outing to show appreciation to the many people who support Cowboys football throughout the year.

    The outing is to honor the memory of Fred Bleil, who was the head coach of the Cowboys football team from 1979 to 1982.

  • Kings crowned second time in three years

    By Larry Lage
    AP Sports Writer
    The West is best in the NHL — again.
    The Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in double overtime Friday night in Game 5, giving the Western Conference a third straight NHL champion, fourth in five years and sixth in nine years.
    In the regular season, the Eastern Conference has also been consistently overmatched.

  • U.S. soccer roster has plenty of German flavor

    By Ronald Blum
    AP Sports Writer
    SAO PAULO  — Timmy Chandler says the melting pot of the U.S. soccer team speaks the same language.
    “We understand everything good: English, German, Mexican, Chinese,” the defender explained.
    But, ja, German is a plus on this year’s American World Cup team.

  • Fans’ allegiance on their sleeves

    The Associated Press
    RIO DE JANEIRO  — OK, so we all know yellow and green is good at the World Cup in Brazil. Blue and white stripes? Whoa. Not so much.
    One brave cab driver was proudly sporting Argentina’s team shirt as he whizzed through the Saturday morning traffic in downtown Rio de Janeiro. On every side of him there were quizzical looks, normally followed by a hoot or a stern shout in response to the colors of Brazil’s fierce South American rival. Sometimes a wave of a hand. No, no, no!

  • Official not popular with Croatians after controversial game

    SALVADOR, Brazil — Croatian players just won’t forgive Japanese referee Yuichi Nishimura, who awarded Brazil a controversial penalty in the World Cup opener with the score 1-1.
    Now, they are taking a gibe at his English. Or rather, his alleged lack of knowledge of the language.
    “During the match I asked him something in English, he replied in Japanese,” Croatia defender Vedran Corluka said.