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Today's News

  • Dear Teacher - July 16, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My child will be going into third grade next year. He hesitates a lot and reads slowly. The teacher says he is not as fluent a reader as he should be. I’d like to help him improve this skill during the summer, and he is willing to work with me. What should I be doing to help him become a more fluent reader? — For Fluency

  • Homecoming dates set

    Football season is still months away, isn’t it?

    Uh, no.

    The first day for allowable high school team practices falls on July 31 this year. Most other prep sports have their first official days on Aug. 7, as allowed by the New Mexico Activities Association.

    The first of the local teams to host a homecoming game will be West Las Vegas. The Dons take on Albuquerque Academy at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the Herrera Complex.

  • Topes double down in Vegas

    Jordan Patterson’s grand slam helped the Albuquerque Isotopes put up a five-run third inning en route to an 8-4 triumph over the Las Vegas 51s on Thursday night in the Nevada desert.

    Albuquerque started the post-All-Star break portion the right way, improving to 45-45 with seven weeks remaining in the regular season. The team was to complete a four-game road series in Las Vegas on Sunday evening, then host Tacoma from Monday through Thursday at Isotopes Park.

  • Out with the old
  • Go Fish - July 16, 2017

    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.

    Catches of the week
    Pecos River: David Davila of Hobbs caught a 24-inch blue catfish July 2. He was fishing the river between Artesia and Carlsbad and using night crawlers.

    Ute Lake: Kelly Maxwell of Bushland, Texas, caught a 5-pound largemouth bass July 2. She was using a pearl swim senko.

    Fishing report, July 11

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 16, 2017

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • State Little League tournaments, TBA
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    Softball
    • State Little League tournaments, TBA

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball

  • No criminal convictions in high-profile dog cases

    The pictures of “Hubble,” the emaciated bull terrier, remain in the minds of many. Hubble’s life story ranged from a loved furry family member to one whose body was littered with maggots and large cuts. He was extremely malnourished and ultimately perished days after being rescued in September 2015.

  • Permit request, refugee resolution addressed by commission

    Getting both state and local agencies to approve a business plan can be tough enough. Getting county approval without state approval can be even tougher.

    Christopher Trujillo, the owner of All-American Towing and a junkyard in the Bernal area, was issued a recent letter of denial in his application to get a permit from the New Mexico Department of Transportation.

  • Alleged drive-by shooting, DWI took place with kids in vehicle

    A man and a woman from Las Vegas are in jail after police say a man fired at a residence while a woman was inside.

    Additionally, the man was suspected of driving while intoxicated, with five children riding in their vehicle.

  • City council hears plans for water and waste improvements

    The City of Las Vegas staff and City Council want to address water and wastewater issues.

    The city is taking steps toward resolving those issues by installing new infrastructure over the coming months, and discussed those plans Wednesday night during a work session.

    Utilities Director Maria Gilvarry presented the Council a detailed plan of how to use multiple contractors to replace water and waste infrastructure.