Today's News

  • Que Pasa - July 17, 2013

    • Las Vegas Municipal Court will be closed from Wednesday, July 17 through July 19, court will reopen Monday, July 22. Court staff will be attending a judicial conference. If you have any questions, contact municipal court at 425-9403.


  • Right call by East board

    Congratulations to the Las Vegas City Schools Board of Education for its courageous decision to revert back to a five-day school week when classes begin in August.

    We had serious concerns about the four-day week from the beginning. Chief among them was our feeling that it’s just not possible to cram five days of instruction into a four-day week, no matter how dedicated teachers and students are.

    The teachers we have spoken with echoed that concern.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 17, 2013
  • Work of Art — Zip-adee-do, Dad!

    “Nice going, Hemingway!” I thought to myself as this 230-pound body, tethered to a harness, sped down a slope called Inspiration Point, near Branson, Mo.

    Imagine a 75-year-old man fantasizing about running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, a subject Ernest Hemingway wrote about, or in the style of George Plimpton, imagining that an average writer would play quarterback for the Detroit Lions, the inspiration for “Paper Lion,” a book and movie about such an accomplishment.

  • Train Robbers escape Blizzard

    Ben Runyon got into a bases-loaded jam Monday night at Rodriguez Park.

    Then he got himself out of it.

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers reliever avoided disaster by throwing back-to-back strikeouts, stranding three Taos Blizzard baserunners and securing a 10-7 win.

    “Every win counts from here on out,” Las Vegas manager Casey Dill told his club afterward. “We need to play better than we did tonight. I want a championship.”


    TRAVIS RENWICK ... No. 20 ... Pitcher
    Birthdate: Aug. 17, 1991
    Hometown: Middletown, N.Y.
    Baseball hero: Randy Johnson
    Favorite baseball movie: “For Love of the Game”
    Funniest Train Robbers teammate: Ben Runyon
    Favorite 1960s song: “I Walk the Line,” J. Cash
    Favorite 1970s song: “No Woman No Cry,” B. Marley
    Favorite 1980s song: “Atlantic City,” B. Springsteen
    Favorite TV show: “Game of Thrones”
    Favorite Web site: The Chive


    EDISON ALVAREZ ... No. 24 ... Pitcher
    Birthdate: Aug. 4, 1988
    Hometown: Santiago, Dominican Republic
    Baseball hero: Pedro Martinez
    Favorite baseball movie: “42”
    Favorite non-baseball athletes: Kevin Durant, Al Horford
    Funniest Train Robbers teammate: Travis Renwick
    Favorite Pecos League away city: Alamogordo
    Biggest influence: “My momma”
    Favorite song: “Corazon Grande” by Dkano
    Favorite actress: Zoe Saldaña

  • Champions!
  • Isotopes returning Thursday

    The all-star break couldn’t come at a better time for the Albuquerque Isotopes.

    The Isotopes (56-42) are coming off the longest game in franchise history, a five-hour, 31-minute war of attrition Sunday night in Des Moines, Iowa. The ‘Topes went 18 innings to record a 5-1 win over the Iowa Cubs. They used 21 players, including 10 pitchers.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 17, 2013

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Taos Blizzard, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Yo Momma vs. Brew Crew, 6 p.m.,  Bombers vs. Tecolote, 7:15 p.m., Blaze vs. Bombers (makeup game), 8:30 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street