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Today's News

  • We were carless and careless

    We Trujillos on Railroad Avenue (or as many of us residents called it, “Tough Street,”) may have been the last family in our neighborhood to own a car (I was tempted to write “planet” instead of “neighborhood.”)

    Naturally, I wondered why. After all, my Dad worked for a leading dealership in town, called Werley Auto, seller of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury.”

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, July 4, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

  • For the health of it

    Few sporting events bring quite the array of participants that the Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run boasts every summer.

    Sunday’s run was no different.

    The oldest of them — in their upper 70s and early 80s — inspired spectators and fellow competitors by making steady pace in their races.

    The youngest were in diapers, being pushed along in strollers, all wide-eyed at the spectacle around them.
    Most hailed from Las Vegas and the surrounding area, but a few came from faraway hometowns like New York City to participate.

  • El Paso hounds Topes third straight game

    Garrett Hampson’s score from third off a fielder’s choice reach by Drew Weeks gave Albuquerque a 1-0 lead early Monday night in El Paso.

    But that would be all the offense the visiting Isotopes (41-42) could muster in an eventual 6-1 defeat to the red-hot Chihuahuas (45-39), who’ve taken over first place in the division.

    Allen Craig’s two-RBI double in the third took the lead for El Paso, and Diego Goris scored on an error the next inning.

  • Warriors add Cousins to All-Star lineup

    By Janie McCauley
    The Associated Press

    OAKLAND, Calif. — As he has long desired, DeMarcus Cousins will finally get a chance to play for a winner once he’s healthy from a torn left Achilles tendon.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, July 4-8

    WEDNESDAY (July 4)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • No Las Vegas Adult League games due to Independence Day holiday

    THURSDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball

  • City Schools wraps up changes

    Las Vegas City Schools has gone through several changes this school year, and those changes are mostly completed, according to Superintendent Kelt Cooper.

  • Man charged with pointing gun at teens

    A Las Vegas man was recently arrested after police say three teen girls told them he pointed a handgun at them while intoxicated.

  • Sardinas Canyon fire update, June 30: Almost 2,000 acres burned near Taos

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Here are the latest statistics as of Saturday afternoon, June 30, on the Sardinas Canyon Fire, burning in the Carson National Forest, between Holman and Rancho de Taos.

    Mora, Chacon, Holman, Angel Fire, Black Lake, Taos, Peñasco, Ranchos De Taos, Talpa, Pot Creek, Tres Ritos, Valle Escondido, and Taos Canyon communities may be impacted by smoke because of prevailing winds.

  • A new bird in town

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Hundreds of local residents and travelers lined up to buy gas, food and other items Thursday in Las Vegas at a new address.

    The  Love’s Travel Stop, located on North Grand Avenue, near I-25, opened Thursday, and is now serving customers.

    A news release from Love’s Travel Stops says the location brings 40 new jobs to San Miguel County.