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  • Grizzlies clinch series win despite McMahon effort

    Well, Ryan McMahon was brilliant, going 4-for-4 with a home run.

    But Fresno continued to confound the visiting Albuquerque Isotopes this week, taking an 8-5 verdict Wednesday night for its third win in as many days in the series.

    Albuquerque (38-40) plays at Tacoma Friday through Monday, returning for Tuesday night’s Fourth of July game vs. Sacramento.

    McMahon’s single scored Rosell Herrera in the top of the first inning.

  • Hansen, Healy: Scholar athletes

    Volleyball standout Caroline Hansen and men’s basketball player James Healy have been honored as Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Scholar Athletes for the 2016-17 school year.

    Hansen graduated with a 4.0 grade point average in business administration and finance. She led the Cowgirls in kills with 302 this past fall. In her NMHU career, she logged 455 kills. This past year she averaged 3.22 points per set with an attack percentage of .203.

    Hansen is from Gramado, Brazil. Prior to joining the Cowgirls, she starred at Western Wyoming Community College.

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  • In Brief - Sports - June 30, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Umpire rescues woman on bridge
    PITTSBURGH — John Tumpane can’t explain why he approached the woman as she hopped over the railing of the Roberto Clemente Bridge.

    The woman told Tumpane she just wanted to get a better view of the Allegheny River below. The look on her face and the tone of her voice suggested otherwise to Tumpane, a major league baseball umpire in town to work the series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Tampa Bay Rays.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 30, 2017

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 2:35 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.

  • Luna officials bring in controversial figure as interim president

    NOTE: This story was updated Friday morning, June 30, to include an official statement from Luna Communuty College about Serna's hire as Interim President.

    A news release, dated June 29, confirms the Luna Community College Board of Trustees appointed Ricky Serna this week to be the Interim President while a national seach is conducted for a permanent president.

    Serna will assume the president's duties on Wednesday, July 5, for what will be up to an eight-month period. His compensation was not addressed in the news release.

  • Armijo Street property targeted

    City of Las Vegas officials are looking at cleaning up a nuisance property. Last week, the city council unanimously voted to “state the proceedings to clean up a property,” located at 1909 Armijo St. and belonging to Joe Mondragon of Cleveland.

    “I think mine is cleaner than most of them around there,” Mondragon said. He added that the property is rented, but that his tenant is currently in jail.

  • The main act - Little Joe y La Familia to headline Fiestas

    Get those dancing shoes ready — the biggest music event of the year is just a few days away. The 2017 Fourth of July Fiestas de Las Vegas start on Friday and last until Tuesday evening.

    Tuesday, five-time Grammy Award Winner Little Joe y La Familia will hit the stage to wrap-up this year’s Fiestas.

    “I have not been in Las Vegas, N.M., for a really long time,” Little Joe, whose formal name is Joe Maria DeLeon Hernandez, said in a telephone interview. “I am looking forward to returning.”

  • New state K-12 boss: modern approach needed

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE  — New Mexico is seeing higher graduation rates and more students are reading at grade level, thanks to reforms made over the past several years, but a top state education official says the demands of public education are evolving and schools need to be prepared.

    Christopher Ruszkowski took over as acting secretary of the Public Education Department this week. He replaces Hanna Skandera, who announced her resignation earlier this month.

  • In Brief - News - June 28, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Two plague cases confirmed
    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health on Monday confirmed two more human cases of plague.

    The recent cases involve a 52-year-old woman and a 62-year-old woman. The first case this year was reported in early June in a 63-year-old man.

    All three patients, who live in Santa Fe County, were hospitalized but there have been no deaths.

    State public health veterinarian Paul Ettestad said plague can be present in fleas that infest wild rodents in Santa Fe