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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 21, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Climate change realities and Donald Trump’s denial

    President Donald Trump and his minions can stick their head in the sand if they want to, but the realities of climate change will continue nevertheless. Ask any scientist with any credibility at all.

  • Ulibarri, Duran dual threats on diamond

    Strengthening a hold on second place in District 2-4A softball, West Las Vegas took care of Pojoaque Valley 18-5 in a road game.

    WLV sophomore Andrea Ulibarri hit her first career home run and then did it again, and Elena Archuleta hit a home run and a double to highlight a stellar offensive performance for the visitors. Marquisa Montoya and Jennifer Sanchez were credited with driving in runs for the Lady Dons, who improved to 13-8 overall and 6-3 in district.

    Ulibarri also recorded the pitching victory, going the distance for Tuesday’s win.

  • Dons win Meadow City meet

    Miguel Coca’s sweep of the distance running events keyed a rousing team victory for West Las Vegas’ boys in this past week’s Meadow City Invitational.

    Coca won in the 800-meter run as well as the mile and 2-mile races, part of an afternoon in which the Dons won seven individual events. As a team, West’s boys amassed 127.5 points, easily outpointing runner-up Santa Rosa (79).

  • Isotopes’ skid hits six games

    Zack Godley was almost unhittable Wednesday, striking out seven and giving up just one single in seven innings of work.

    As a result, Godley and the Reno Aces took a 5-1 win over Albuquerque, sending the Isotopes to their sixth consecutive defeat.

    The Isotopes, who’d won six of their first eight games, fell to 6-8 heading into Thursday. The team completes the Reno series Friday night, then hosts Tacoma for a four-game set beginning Saturday night.

  • In Brief - Sports - April 21, 2017

    Staff and wire reports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 21, 2017

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Luna Community College vs. New Mexico Junior College (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    • LVLL games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, Rodriguez Park
    Golf
    • West Las Vegas at Tucumcari, 9 a.m., Tucumcari
    Softball
    • Luna Community College vs. El Paso Community College (DH), noon, TBA
    Tennis  
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at pre-district, TBA, Taos

    SATURDAY

  • State sued over teacher leave

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A lawsuit has been filed alleging New Mexico has a policy of penalizing public school teachers in their evaluations if they take more than six days of sick time over the course of the school year, even if their contracts allow for more.

    The lawsuit was filed March 30 on behalf of Logan Municipal Schools teacher Angela Medrow and seeks class-action status, The Albuquerque Journal reported.

    It names the New Mexico Public Education Department and Department Secretary Hanna Skandera as defendants.

  • Easter eggs galore
  • Apodaca sentenced for fatal crash

    Tobe J. Apodaca, a 24-year-old Las Vegas man, will spend up to 10 years in prison for the DWI crash that killed his then-girlfriend, Monique Martinez, last June.

    In February, Apodaca had pleaded guilty to several charges ­— including vehicular homicide, driving while intoxicated and reckless driving — stemming from the crash, which took place in the early morning hours of June 6, 2016.