Today's News

  • Finals this week

    Las Vegas Little League is holding championship tournaments for its Majors baseball and softball divisions through Friday evening at Keyes Park, off Mills Avenue.

    La Plaza Little League will also be holding Majors baseball and softball playoffs in the days ahead, while Minors and tee-ball division play continues for a couple of more weeks.

  • Vatos finish eighth in sevens nationals

    The New Mexico Highlands University rugby team finished eighth in this past weekend’s National Small College Rugby Organization national sevens championship tournament.

    The tourney took place Saturday and Sunday at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia, bringing top regional qualifiers from across the country.

    According to the organization, more than 240 men’s teams and approximately 110 women’s teams are affiliated with NSCRO.

  • Golf for a good cause

    Las Vegas-area golfers are invited to take part in several upcoming events, some of which will benefit various causes of interest to the community.

    • The third annual West Las Vegas Athletics Golf Fundraiser is coming up this Saturday, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Gene Torres Golf Course.
    Entry cost is $400 per team of four, $100 an individual, with proceeds going to the WLV athletic department.

    Details are available at the course and from West Las Vegas — Richard Tripp, 505-426-2517; or Kenny Lujan, 505-718-2277.

  • North-South this week in Albuquerque

    Rick Armijo will be coaching.

    And a couple of dozen others from the Las Vegas area will be playing.

    This weekend, the New Mexico High School Coaches Association will host its annual North-South All-Star Extravaganza in the greater Albuquerque area. Here are the details on game times and places.

    • Baseball: Class 1A-4A will play a three-game series (7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday) at Santa Ana Star Field (UNM).

  • NBA Finals: Warriors halfway to title

    By Janie McCauley
    The Associated Press

    OAKLAND, Calif.  — Stephen Curry and coach Steve Kerr’s Golden State Warriors have repeatedly said they want to build something special for the long haul, to compete for championships year after year.

    LeBron James considers his familiar NBA Finals opponent among the best teams ever.

  • Stanley Cup Finals: Caps one win away

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Evgeny Kuznetsov smiled about getting four assists. He tried not to smile too much at the thought of being one win away from the Stanley Cup.

    With Kuznetsov and goaltender Braden Holtby leading the way, the Washington Capitals are on the verge of capturing the first title in their 43rd season after routing the Vegas Golden Knights 6-2 on Monday night to take a commanding 3-1 series lead.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, June 6-9

    WEDNESDAY (June 6)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Iowa Cubs, 11:08 a.m., Des Moines, Iowa
    • Little League games, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League games: Bud Light vs. AVRH Scrubs, 6:30 p.m.; I'd Hit That vs. Bud Light, 7:30 p.m.; Ol’ Sons vs. Red Doggs, 8:40 p.m., Rodriguez Park


    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Iowa Cubs, 6:08 p.m., Des Moines, Iowa

  • Some rules for retirement

    Our area’s oldest and longest-term residents have earned our respect and our admiration.

    They have the life experience, often specific career-field skills and, often, a working knowledge of their community and its history. We appreciate their contributions and rely on their leadership and passing along lessons — both positive examples and stories of mistakes to avoid repeating.

  • West Schools submit $29m budget to state

    West Las Vegas Schools cut it close in terms of timing, but in terms of spending, there was some room to spare.

    On the heels of some years that involved drastic cuts, West Schools submitted a $29.5 million budget to the Public Education Department on May 31, just a few hours before its deadline.

  • Sullivan to plead in killing of Marquez

    A trial start date of Monday, June 11 had been set for Las Vegas man accused in a July 2016 homicide. 

    However, Daniel Sullivan is still scheduled to be in San Miguel District Court that day — but not for a murder trial.

    Sullivan, 28, is scheduled to enter into a plea agreement with the Fourth District Attorney's office on charges stemming from the July 2016 death of Steven Marquez in a South Pacific Street apartment.