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Today's News

  • State meet begins Friday at UNM

    An event-by-event preview for this weekend’s Class 4A state track and field championships, to be held at UNM Track and Soccer Complex in Albuquerque. Admission is $8 general, $5 students.

    GIRLS’ 200-METER DASH (Prelims 5 p.m. Friday; finals 4:06 p.m. Saturday): Lauren Chafins of St. Michael’s has the fastest time in the state with a 26.68. Robertson’s Savannah Sena posted a 27.18 on April 13 at the Meadow City Invite; that’s the 12th fastest to date.

  • Go Fish May 13, 2016

    FISHING REPORT,  MAY 10
    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ.

    Catch of the week: Storrie Lake, Daniel Chavez of Las Vegas, N.M., caught a 31.5-inch, 17.5-pound channel catfish May 6. He was using liver.

  • BREAKING: Robertson teams eliminated

    The Pecos Panthers will play for a Class 3A state baseball championship at noon Friday at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque. 

    But Robertson softball and baseball teams are left wondering what might have been after being eliminated from their respective brackets on Thursday in Rio Rancho. 

  • BREAKING: Lady Cards suffer first loss

    After falling 10-7 to Silver on Thursday, the No. 1 Robertson softball team is looking to regroup and reach Friday's Class 4A state championship game. 

    The Lady Cardinals await the winner of the consolation semifinal between No. 3 Hope Christian and No. 8 Kirtland Central, who play at 3 p.m. Thursday.

    Robertson plays the Hope-Kirtland winner at 5 at Rio Rancho Softball Complex. A win in that game advances the Lady Cardinals to the title game at noon on Friday at Lobo Field in Albuquerque. A loss means elimination. 

  • BREAKING: Robertson softball one win away from title game

    The Robertson softball team is one win away from the Class 4A state championship game. 

    A No. 1 seed in the bracket, the Lady Cardinals earned a spot in the semifinals with two double-digit wins Wednesday at the Rio Rancho Softball Complex. 

    First came a 13-3 win over No. 8 seed Kirtland Central. Ashlea Lujan hit two home runs to help lead the Lady Cardinals to a mercy-rule victory.

  • NM predicts shrinking Medicaid shortfall

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico officials are predicting they can shrink a state budget shortfall for Medicaid health care to $24 million if proposals go forward to reduce reimbursement rates to hospitals and physicians along with other accounting measures.

    The Human Services Department on Monday released detailed financial projections for its evolving plan to deal with an initial $85 million shortfall in the state’s obligations toward Medicaid through June 2017.

  • Locals take state titles

    The Pecos Panthers are 2016 Class 3A state track and field champions.

    And it wasn’t that close.

    Pecos amassed 64 team points, besting second-place Estancia (47). Dexter, Capitan, Santa Rosa and Native American Community Academy rounded out the top six.

    The Panthers racked up big points in their bread and butter — distance running events — but added several strong finishes elsewhere.

    Pecos senior Ryan Sandoval won the 800-meter run in 1:59.62; junior Isaac C de Baca was fifth to also earn points.

  • State to end ban on criticizing tests

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    The New Mexico Public Education Department said Monday that it will remove a rule that prohibits state teachers from making disparaging remarks about standardized tests.

    Robert McEntryre, a spokesman for the department, confirmed that officials are working on getting rid of the Gov. Bill Richardson-era regulation and that the department has never used it against any teacher.

  • Media arts students showcase work

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University media arts Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates will present their BFA projects in the Spring Exhibit at 5:30 p.m. today (Wednesday).

    The public exhibit features projects with animation and video, graphic design, installation art, multimedia, interactivity, photography and websites. The exhibit is in the Media Arts East and West Building at 901 University Ave.

  • In Brief May 11, 2016

    The Associated Press

    Instructional time lost in NM

    SANTA FE — A survey of available instruction time at public schools in New Mexico has found that almost a third of the hours are lost to a combination of standardized assessments, test preparation, re-teaching distracted students, absences and disciplinary actions.