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Today's News

  • Dispatch New Mexico - Looking for the good in New Mexico’s reputation

    It can get downright depressing when comparing New Mexico to other states, at least when it comes to economics, education, crime and other indicators of prosperity and progress.

    U.S. News and World Report ranks us 47th, 48th and 49th, respectively in those categories, which makes it difficult to take pride in this “land of entrapment,” as I’ve heard New Mexicans call it more than once.

  • Homers not enough for Topes

    The Albuquerque Isotopes combined for three home runs Wednesday night — tying a season high — but couldn’t hang on, falling 6-5 to the visiting El Paso Chihuahuas.

    The defeat dipped Albuquerque below the .500 mark again at 29-30 — three and a half games behind Salt Lake for first place in the Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern.

    El Paso (28-32), the division’s third-place team, earned at least a split of the four-game series, which was to wrap up with a Thursday matinee at Isotopes Park.

  • One last dance - North-South games this weekend

    It’s been a whirlwind of a month for Jaci Fulgenzi.

    Fulgenzi, 18, graduated from Robertson this past weekend.  She has unofficially committed to New Mexico Military Institute to play college tennis, continuing a career that has produced a state doubles title (with sister Jenese), two runner-up doubles finishes and four consecutive state team championships.

    And this week she is in Albuquerque as the school’s lone representative in the North-South tennis all-star matches.

  • Postseason perfection - Golden State on verge of sweep; Durant trey is key

    By Tom Withers
    The Associated Press

    CLEVELAND — Kevin Durant released his deep shot, the one he always makes in his dreams.

    As the ball hung in the air, his plan to win a championship, Golden State’s grip on the series, Cleveland’s last-gasp attempt to defend its title, all of it was on the line.

    Perfect.

  • ‘Skillz and Drillz’
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 9, 2017

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Salt Lake City
    • Class 1A-4A North-South all-star games, 7 p.m., Rio Rancho
    • LVLL championship games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Basketball
    • Class 1A-2A North-South girls’ all-star game, 6 p.m., Cibola High, Albuquerque
    Football
    • Class 3A-4A North-South all-star game, 7 p.m., Nusenda Community Stadium, Albuquerque
    Softball

  • Do you still need a New Mexico Real ID?

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic, Editor

    When Iline Ireland first made a trip to the Las Vegas office of New Mexico’s Motor Vehicle Division, she wasn’t sure if she had all the right documentation to get a new “Real ID.”

    After more visits with the MVD and multiple phone calls to out-of-state offices, Ireland is a few steps closer to getting her Real ID. However, the time and other resources needed to accomplish these steps has been a large challenge.

  • Union files suit against Mora Schools

    The saga continues between Mora Independent Schools and the school’s teachers union. The issue is the reinstatement of three terminated employees, Edwina Romero, Paulyette Perea and Lisa Yescas. Former superintendent LeeAnn Salazar-Montoya fired the three from their positions within the school district last summer.

    In late August, the American Federation of Teachers New Mexico, seeking the reinstatement of the educators, filed a grievance against the district claiming the three were wrongfully terminated.

  • Charles Trujillo due in court again on Friday

    Former Mora schools superintendent Charles Trujillo is heading back to court on Friday for a preliminary hearing with Magistrate Judge Christopher Anthony Baca. Friday’s court hearing is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at the San Miguel Magistrate Court on Seventh Street in Las Vegas.

    Trujillo is facing a slew of fraud and forgery charges for using fake credentials to obtain state educator licenses and high-paying administrative positions with the Mora and Pecos school districts.

  • A cleaner river