Today's News

  • Phelps does it again

    By Arnie Stapleton
    AP Sports Writer

    RIO DE JANEIRO  — Michael Phelps and Simone Biles powered their way to more gold medals with rousing routs at the Rio Games on Thursday.

    Sauntering to the sounds of Latin music befitting the beaches and boulevards of Rio de Janeiro, Biles soared to the women’s all-around gymnastics title.

  • Topes sweep four from 51s

    Simon says “No.”

    Simon Castro, the Albuquerque Isotopes relief pitcher, came up with three huge outs to retire the side in order in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday night, preserving the Topes’ 8-7 win over Las Vegas.

    Since the All-Star break, Castro has allowed just one earned run for an earned-run average of 0.82, according to the Isotopes media relations crew.

    The win completed a four-game sweep of the visiting 51s and elevated Albuquerque’s record to 53-64.

  • Fulgenzis take tennis skills on the road

    Fulgenzi family members of three distinct age groups all competed in a national tennis tournament this past weekend in El Paso.

    And it’s just the start of a busy stretch that will see them travel to tourneys in Philadelphia and then to Europe in the weeks ahead.

    Warren Fulgenzi Sr., the head coach at Robertson and a former professional player, took sons Warren Jr. and Nico to El Paso. Warren Jr. recently graduated from RHS after adding another state singles title to his mantle. Nico is just 12 but already has ample experience in competitive tennis.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 14, 2016

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 1:35 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • NMHU women vs. Trinidad State (scrimmage), 2 p.m., Perkins Stadium

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 6:35 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • City league games TBA

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Oklahoma City Dodgers, 6:05 p.m., Oklahoma City
    • City league games TBA

  • Dam funding may be at risk

    The city of Las Vegas expended a great deal of its political capital in 2014 to secure a $10 million appropriation for the enlargement of Bradner Dam, but much of that funding could be in jeopardy, a city councilor warned Wednesday.

    City Councilor Barbara Casey, a former lawmaker herself, said she has spoken to legislators and legislative staff about the appropriation. She said she’s hearing that discussions are under way about the funding, and the risk that appropriations could get clawed back for water projects that aren’t moving forward is very real.

  • Family Day, Expo slated

    The summer break is coming to and end, but it won’t be without another fun-filled weekend. Festivities this weekend include the Heritage Week Family Day and the second annual Local Emergency Planning Committee Expo.

    The local Elks lodge, along with Fort Union National Monument, will co-host the Family Day, taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln Park.

    This free event will feature  fun and games, including a free raffle for children, free popcorn and snow cones, food, carnival games, free books and archery.

  • Walk-in clinic now available

    It’s been years since Las Vegas residents have had a walk-in clinic where they could be seen by medical personnel when they were sick enough to need attention but not so sick as to warrant an emergency department visit.

    That’s no longer the case. Alta Vista Regional Hospital has opened Las Vegas Walk-in Care, a facility that treats minor illnesses and injuries.

  • Gov orders agencies to reduce spending

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez directed most major state agencies on Tuesday to institute spending cuts in response to a sharp downturn in tax receipts and other state revenues tied to weak energy prices.

  • Officials fix campaign spending glitch

    The Associated Press
    New Mexico’s top elections officials say a glitch in the state’s electronic campaign finance reporting system has been fixed.

    Ken Ortiz with the secretary of state’s office said Thursday the vendor corrected the problem after it was brought to the agency’s attention the day before by one of the candidates running for secretary of state.

    Ortiz said the software was using the occupation of the individual or business listed in the expense report rather than the purpose of the expenditure.

  • Jail Log - Aug. 12, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Aug. 3 and Aug. 9:
    Phillip Lucero, 31, four-day commitment. San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Ralph Lovato, 22, failure to pay child support. San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Matthew Trujillo, 28, bench warrant: aggravated battery, negligent use of a deadly weapon, Mora
    Dolores Jacquez, 27, bench warrant: failure to appear, District Court/San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Kalvin Dimas, 21, bench warrant: expired registration, San Miguel Magistrate Court