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Today's News

  • Grizzlies spoil Isotopes' bid for history

    Through eight innings Saturday night, the Albuquerque Isotopes’ pitching staff had a no-hitter going, and it would have been the first in team history.

    In fact, the Isotopes had only allowed one Fresno baserunner get as a far as second base despite yielding seven walks to that point.

    But Garrett Stubbs, apparently not a fan of history, ripped a ruinous double off Albuquerque closer Scott McGough to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the baseball into the outfield, where Raimel Tapia scooped it up to hold Stubbs on second.

  • Golf course opens new eatery

    By Margaret McKinney, NMHU University Relations

    The Roadrunner Bar and Grill is now open to golfers and the community at the New Mexico Highlands Gene Torres Golf Course.

    The grill is serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week at 1 Country Club Drive in Las Vegas.

  • Kelly rises, Lynch falls in Denver QB battle

    By Arnie Stapleton
    The Associated Press

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Paxton Lynch inched closer to full-blown bust status Monday when he was demoted to third string after Chad Kelly’s solid debut in the Denver Broncos’ exhibition opener.

    “Chad’s played well. He played well in the scrimmage. He played well Saturday night. So he deserves the chance to be the 2 right now,” coach Vance Joseph said.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Aug. 15-19

    WEDNESDAY (Aug. 15)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League games: Lady Jags vs. Scrubs-Tea Time winner, 6:30 p.m.; Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento River Cats, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    FRIDAY

  • City proposing to transfer HUD program to Raton

    After more than a decade of back-and-forth between the City of Las Vegas and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s New Mexico State Office appears to be headed toward an end to the relationship.

    Two items are on the agenda for Wednesday's 5:30 p.m. Housing Authority Board meeting related to drafting resolutions to turn authority over to the City of Raton.

  • Daughter of LV couple heading for arts school

    Carly Trujillo took a Park & Ride bus from Las Vegas to Santa Fe for the first two years of high school.

    Maybe that’s why the college freshman-to-be seems undaunted when it comes to attending school in Chicago.

  • Hearing officer rules against SMC Detention Center union president

    A San Miguel County Detention Center employee is involved in a case that could set a precedent regarding hourly wages. 
    A Public Employees Labor Relations Board hearing was held July 6 to determine which wage Tony Vigil, the president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3013 union at the jail, should be paid. 

  • Man, woman arrested in shooting

    A Las Vegas man and woman were recently arrested on multiple charges after police say he shot a man in the leg during a late-night dispute over a cell phone.

    Aaron Benavidez, 28, was arrested for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and other charges, while Amanda E. Coca, 26, was booked on conspiracy to commit aggravated battery. 

    The incident that led to the arrests allegedly happened June 23 at about 2:35 a.m. Las Vegas Police were called to a home in the 2000 block of Salazar Street by James Greenwald, who told dispatch he had been shot.

  • Luna being sued by former Santa Rosa director

    A former Luna Community College site leader is suing the school for lost wages and benefits, using the term "nepotism" frequently in a suit filed in Fourth District Court that cites whistleblower violations and breach of contract.

  • Drones: What are the rules?

    In only a few years, drones have become very popular with hobbyists. These small, pilotless aircraft have become more affordable, and the ease of operation makes them easy to fly.

    Because of this, some perceive drones merely as toys and often don’t consider the laws and regulations governing their use.

    The term “drones” is better known than the term “unmanned aerial vehicles,” or UAVs, even if drones are also known as the term for a class of military weapons.