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Today's News

  • LV mariachis to play at Topes game

    Mariachi Cardenal, the Las Vegas City Schools’ student mariachi group, will be among the scheduled performers for an Albuquerque Isotopes home game on Tuesday evening.

    For the second time this season, the Isotopes will take up their Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico alter ego as part of a Minor League Baseball promotion honoring Hispanic heritage. In this case, the Isotopes AKA Mariachis will be hosting the Sacramento River Cats for a 6:35 p.m. game at Isotopes Park.

  • Set pieces looming large at World Cup

    By Rob Harris
    The Associated Press
    VOLGOGRAD, Russia — The possession football championed by coaches like Pep Guardiola is supposed to produce aesthetically-pleasing goals. Against strong defenses and world-class goalkeepers, sometimes you need to go back to basics.
    This World Cup has started with a spate of goals off of set pieces and penalty kicks, as many teams have struggled to score in the run of play.
    Inevitably, superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been part of the story, on opposite sides.

  • City continues ‘Stage 0’ water restrictions

    The City of Las Vegas is continuing to impose “Stage Zero” water restrictions until further notice.

    Here are some of the provisions:

    • Even-numbered addresses can water outdoors on even numbered calendar days.

    • Odd-numbered addresses can water outdoors on odd numbered calendar days.

    • Irrigation is allowed only from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. or 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    •  Sprinklers shall be shut off during rainy and windy events.

  • One week to Fiestas

    For the 130th time, Fiestas de Las Vegas is about to draw families, dancers, music lovers and visitors from around the region to the Las Vegas Plaza.
    Beginning with La Reina Procession and Mass at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 29, and ending with fireworks at Gene Torres Golf Course on July 4, Fiestas will stretch over parts of six days this year.

  • Heading to the beach on Dad's day

    Fathers Day weekend turned out to be a popular time to visit Storrie Lake State Park.

    Temperate weather, a slight breeze and a host of enjoyment-seeking residents made Storrie Lake a popular spot Sunday, Father’s Day, as a host of people took their campers, jet skis, tents, rubberized canoes, fishing rods and picnic lunches to enjoy themselves at the lake, three miles north of town.

    By noon, most of the preferred camping spots had been filled.

  • Professor from NMHU to be keynote speaker at European event

    A New Mexico Highlands history professor will deliver the keynote address at an international medieval history conference in Prague, Czech Republic, that focuses on literacy during the later Middle Ages.

    Steven Williams, an internationally known scholar of medieval intellectual history, will speak at Charles University’s Centre for Medieval Studies at the conference, “Books of Knowledge and Their Reception,” Oct. 18–20.

  • Human rights and principled Americans

    DENVER, Colo. — Every now and then, I serve as chauffer for my good friend and former wife, Junko. She hates to drive but, from time to time, needs to take a road trip for one reason or another, and since I enjoy road trips and live nearby, I do the driving.

    Last week she needed to go to the Japanese Consulate in Denver to renew her passport, so I drove her up from New Mexico. It took her only a few minutes to take care of business, leaving us with a day to kill in the heart of the city.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, June 22, 2018

    THUMBS UP: THE DOCTOR IS IN

    We’re happy Tracy Wilkerson, D.O., has decided to see patients in Las Vegas. The growth of our medical community, both in terms of specialists and internal medicine / general practice doctors and nurse practitioners, at San Miguel or Mora facilities, is a big key to population growth.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, June 22, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, June 22, 2018.

  • District tourneys come to La Plaza

    Beginning Saturday morning and continuing through Thursday evening, the District 4 Little League championships will take center stage in the Meadow City.

    La Plaza Little League is hosting tournaments in all divisions for the district at its Rodriguez Park fields on the west side of the city.

    The complex is best accessed by taking New Mexico Avenue to Grant Street, then heading uphill to the west.

    In addition to host La Plaza and Las Vegas, leagues to be represented by all-star teams include Mora, Taos, Raton, Springer and Santa Rosa.