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Today's News

  • A loss of innocence

    Like most New Mexicans, we were heartbroken on Wednesday when we heard that a 10-year-old girl had been raped and murdered in Northwest Albuquerque and that the child’s mother, the mother’s boyfriend and another woman had been arrested.

    Then the horrific details of the crime began to emerge, and the full magnitude of the evil that was visited on little Victoria Martens left us stunned.

    The Albuquerque Journal detailed the horror in its Friday edition, citing police affidavits as its source:

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 28, 2016
  • Another Perspective: No more babies born in Vegas

    A very small infant in her mother’s arms was getting one of her first looks at the world in Traveler’s Coffee Café in Las Vegas.

    I couldn’t help but goo and coo at her. I began a conversation with the young couple. Where was the little one born?

    What are women doing in regard to the Alta Vista Regional Hospital Maternity Ward closure? That question has been on my mind since the hospital’s CEO, Mr. Chris Wolf, announced in March that due to “market conditions” he was forced to close the OB-GYN unit at Alta Vista.

  • Just a Thought: You just need to grin and bear it

    By Rick Kraft

    I have walked a bear down the streets of Atlanta. I stood by and watched a live bear tackle a Clemson Tiger mascot, laying him out flat on his back and then crawling on top of him. I watched a bear dragging a mini trampoline run onto the football field at West Point while a play was occurring on the field.

  • Lawmakers’ Perspective - A world-class education requires a world-class teaching force

    By Sens. Bill Soules, Las Cruces; Carlos Cisneros, Taos; Linda Lopez, Albuquerque; Majority Whip Michael Padilla, Albuquerque; and Reps. Patricia Roybal-Caballero, Albuquerque; and Christine Trujillo, Albuquerque

  • Beasties back - RHS girls shut out Lady Braves 10-0; Atencio nets three

    It took all of 30 seconds Thursday afternoon for the Beastie Girls to strike.

    Victoria Valdez, one of just a couple seniors on Robertson’s girls’ varsity soccer team, got the ball shortly after kickoff and drove 30 yards for a rapid-fire goal against Santa Fe Indian School.

    It was just the start, not only to a 10-0 shutout but to a season that the team hopes will end deep into the state tournament in November.

    Sierra Atencio netted a hat trick with three goals in the game, and Valdez and Maricela Montoya scored two apiece.

  • Mora rallies back against Lady Dons

    When these two teams were last in action, it was on the floor of the Santa Ana Star Center, deep in separate state volleyball tournaments.

    On Thursday, Mora and West Las Vegas served up a contest worthy of that big stage.

    The Rangerettes (1-0) rallied from a two-games-to-none deficit with three straight sets to prevail 3-2 over the visiting Lady Dons at Montoya Gym.

    West showed poise in holding on to tight wins in the first two sets, 25-22 and 26-24.

    Facing a sweep on its home floor, Mora came right back, taking game three 25-18.

  • Dream on - 1992 U.S. hoops team was one of a kind

    The greatest basketball team ever assembled still has no match.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 28, 2016

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. El Paso Chihuahuas, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Salt Lake City, Utah
    Football
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Salt Lake City, Utah
    Football
    • Robertson JV at Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Jacona
    Soccer

  • Palabras Pinturescas: All’s right with the world when green chile arrives

    All is right in my small world, and in my kitchen when the new crop of New Mexico green chile arrives in our local stores.

    Yes, the chile roasters have been parked by the store entrances for a while now, and there is no better smell, aroma anywhere to match this very special perfume.

    It takes an old fashioned wood cookstove to properly roast green chile, in my book. My wonderful neighbors and my mother always did it the same way.