Today's News

  • Whole lot of ‘Nunsense’
  • Editorial Cartoon: July 27, 2016
  • Editorial:Battling addiction

    Editor’s note: This editorial is from the Minneapolis Star Tribune and was originally published on July 22.

    Cocaine. Heroin. Crack. Methamphetamine. Sadly, each of these dangerous, illegal drugs has fueled national epidemics of addiction and overdoses over the past half-century in the United States.

  • A work of Art:Plagiarism now a household word

    Oh, I pity today’s comma chasers. But first, let’s make one thing clear. The term comma chaser doesn’t refer solely to that tiny punctuation mark but is a generic term for editors and teachers, and even parents who take the time to look over their kids’ homework.

    And while on this subject, let me stress that every person who checks submitted work for spelling, punctuation (not just commas), apostrophes (especially) and content already has a place reserved in the Great Hereafter.

  • Bregman makes it to majors

    One of New Mexico’s own — Albuquerque native Alex Bregman — made his Major League Baseball debut Monday night with the Houston Astros.

    Houston was hosting the New York Yankees.

    Bregman, who started at third base, went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts as the Yankees won 2-1.

    In the sixth inning, he came close to making his first big-league hit a grand slam, but sent the ball to the warning track in right field, where it was caught for an out.

  • Zamora, Charley taste national spotlight


    Las Vegas Optic

    Team roping tandem Zant Zamora and Corey Charley finished 79th in their last go-round of the National High School Finals Rodeo on Saturday in Gillette, Wyo.

    Zamora, 17, will be a senior this fall at Robertson High School. His partner Charley is a 14-year-old from Albuquerque.

    Hundreds of competitors from across the U.S. took part in the team-roping event as well as others in the weeklong national competition.

  • Luna holding 3-on-3 hoops Aug. 20-21

    Las Vegas Optic

    Luna Community College is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to raise funds for the LCC Foundation and scholarships.

    The event, titled “Nets for Knowledge,” will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 20-21 at the old Safeway parking lot across from Charlie’s Bakery and Café and Dick’s on Douglas Avenue downtown.

    Deadline to register is Aug. 16. Registration is available at Charlie’s or online at www.netsforknowledge3v3.com.

  • Fresno burns Isotopes

    Chris Nelson’s two-run homer broke the ice and gave visiting Albuquerque a 2-0 lead in the top of the fifth inning Monday night.

    But it wasn’t enough to keep the Isotopes in front.

    The Fresno Grizzlies (54-46) surged ahead with a five-run sixth and went on to a 7-3 win in the finale of a four-game series at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, Calif.

    Albuquerque (44-58) settled for one win in the four-game set, its last trip to California this summer.

  • Mora All-Stars
  • Jordan calls for unity

    The Associated Press

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.  — Michael Jordan finally spoke out on Monday about racial tensions in America in hopes of easing conflicts between blacks and law enforcement.

    The NBA great and Charlotte Hornets owner announced he is giving $1 million to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and another $1 million to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The aim is to help build trust following several shootings around the country.