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Today's News

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, April 8, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, April 8, 2018.

  • Cancion del Mariachi: Isotopes adopt alter ego

    As part of an effort throughout affiliated minor-league baseball to recognize the heritage of its Hispanic fan base, the Albuquerque Isotopes have adopted the Mariachis de Nuevo Mejico as their alter ego.

    The Isotopes will don the alternate Mariachis uniforms for four home games this season: Saturday, May 5; Tuesday, June 26; Friday, July 20; and Sunday, Aug. 19. The organization plans to have mariachi-themed promotions on those dates, with the possibility of actual mariachi groups performing at The Lab.

  • Batter up! Isotopes focus on individual improvement

    Whether it’s helping Albuquerque win baseball games or helping themselves reach the promised land of Major League Baseball, Isotopes players seem to be in agreement on what’s most important in those quests.

    “Consistency is the key,” said Austin House, a relief pitcher who is an alumnus of both Albuquerque’s La Cueva High and the University of New Mexico. “Going about your business every day like a professional. You’ve got to be a consistent player.”

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 8-10

    SUNDAY (April 8)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 1:05 p.m., Salt Lake City
    • NMHU at CSU-Pueblo, noon, Pueblo, Colo.
    Soccer
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 1:30 and 3 p.m., UWC campus, Montezuma
    Softball
    • NMHU at Fort Lewis (DH), 11 a.m., Durango, Colo.

    MONDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 12:05 p.m., Salt Lake City

  • Middle ground

    All is in ready mode — thriving, growing and vibrant — in the 60-foot greenhouse located since 2005 at the closed Memorial Middle School building.

    There are rows of strawberry and raspberry plants; amaryllis and pink and red geraniums show off their bold colors among the sea of green. The green cabbage thrusts its big leaves out from its pot, and grafted apples await transplanting. Even the worms in the three big bins continue munching biodegradable material into nutrient-rich fertilizer. 

  • Voters warm to idea of paying lawmakers

    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE  — Voters in New Mexico may be warming to the idea of professionalizing the nation’s only unsalaried Legislature.

    A poll commissioned by the watchdog group Common Cause found that just over half of registered voters statewide support paying state lawmakers a yearly salary so that they can focus more on public service and less other employment.

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, April 6, 2018

    Friday-Saturday, April 6-7
    The AAUW Annual Spring Used Book Sale will be held at Sala de Madrid on the Highlands University campus at Eighth and University. The sale is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Proceeds support scholarships for Highlands women and AAUW-sponsored educational programs.

    Friday, April 6

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, April 6, 2018

    THUMBS DOWN: SLOW DOWN FOR PILGRIMAGE
    Folks who’ve lived in New Mexico their entire lives know there are pilgrimages in the spring. Whether it’s the walk to Chimayo or one of the more local pilgrimages, even the drivers who know the least about the specific tradition know there are walkers by the side of local roads during Holy Week, and that these walkers require driving slower and more caution than usual.

  • Confessions of a neurotic media consumer

    I’ve been about three months without television and it’s made my life quieter. Couple that with the fact that I hardly ever get on Facebook anymore and I’m a veritable hermit.

    Sorry, friends, but I got tired of social media years ago. I keep a presence out there, and I check to see what’s up with friends from time to time, but I don’t really contribute to the social media conversation out there anymore.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, April 6, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, April 6, 2018.