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Today's News

  • Good dads and reciprocal blessings

    SANTA ROSA — Call me a fortunate son. I had a very good father.

    Despite his busy life, he was fully engaged in mine. He supported me when I was down and swelled with pride when I got up. He was a role model who stood on principles and faith, and he knew how to laugh at life while still caring about everybody who crossed his path.

  • Learn hoops from Vera Jo

    Local basketball players from second graders to seniors in high school will have the chance to learn from one of Las Vegas’ all-time greats when VJ’s Elite Basketball Camp comes to town.

    Vera Jo Bustos is bringing her camp to her hometown for a second straight year Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1, at Robertson’s Mike Marr Gym.

    The camp is open to both boys and girls entering grades two through 12 this coming school year. The cost per camper is $50; sign up through vjselite.com.

  • Topes shut out by Memphis

    For the second straight game, the Albuquerque offense couldn’t find its way onto the scoreboard.

    The Isotopes lost 11-0 to Memphis on Wednesday night in the opening game of a seven-day homestand at Isotopes Park.

    Albuquerque dipped below .500 to 32-33, falling a half game behind El Paso and six and a half behind division-leading Salt Lake. Those teams won Wednesday, both by one-run margins.

  • Go Fish: Friday, June 15

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catch of the week
    Monastery Lake: Dominic Landavazo, age 8, of Albuquerque, caught a rainbow trout estimated to be 15 to 16 inches in length June 3. He was using salmon peach PowerBait.

  • Germany looks for rare repeat

    By Ronald Blum, The Associated Press
    MOSCOW — After raising the World Cup eight miles from Copacabana Beach four years ago, Germany hopes to lift the trophy four miles from the Kremlin on July 15 and become the first repeat champion in more than a half-century.

  • North America to host Cup in 2026

    The Associated Press

    MOSCOW — North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted Wednesday for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament.

    The soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994 after gaining 134 votes, while Morocco got 65 at the FIFA Congress in Moscow, where the 2018 tournaments was to start on Thursday.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, June 15-19

    FRIDAY (June 15)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Little League games, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park

    SATURDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Nashville Sounds, 6:35 p.m.,
    Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    SUNDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Nashville Sounds, 6:05 p.m.,
    Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    MONDAY

  • County approves opioid education program

    The San Miguel County Commission has discussed several aspects of opioid abuse and prevention in the past couple of years. Tuesday, at its regular monthly meeting, the Commission voted to spend funds to help combat the problem.

  • Mayor: director positions could be filled next week

    Wednesday evening, Las Vegas' City Council approved some needed infrastructure items to be added to the consent agenda for next week's monthly council meeting. However, it was a brief discussion at the end of Wednesday's work session that covered a topic on the minds of many city residents.

  • Shiny for summer

    Luna Community College’s 14th Annual Car Show, held Saturday on the LCC campus, brought hundreds of visitors to the Las Vegas area.

    Some showgoers, such as Chantel Sedillo, who was looking over this 1969 Camaro, owned by David Archuleta, were able to take advantage of the warm, sunny weather and examine vehicles from many eras.

    Some cars were driven in to the campus on their own, while others — especially mint-condition show cars — were brought to Luna in special trailers.