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Today's News

  • Thomas back in Denver

    The Associated Press
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  — Peyton Manning’s top target is back. In the building, at least.

    Demaryius Thomas returned from bereavement leave Monday, but his flight from Georgia didn’t get back in time for him to participate in a spirited practice at Dove Valley that featured three scuffles.

    Thomas missed the first five days of training camp for the AFC champs following the death last week of his grandmother.

  • In the Long Run, Part 2
  • Scott to coach Lakers?

    The Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they’re apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.

    Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday that no deal has been reached.

    Scott, who won three NBA titles as a shooting guard for the Lakers, told KCBS-TV he will take over the club, which hasn’t had a coach since Mike D’Antoni resigned April 30.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 30, 2014

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento RiverCats, 1:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento RiverCats, 8:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento RiverCats, 8:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.

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

  • Applicants sought for East post

    Las Vegas City Schools board member Ernesto Salazar’s seat on the board will be vacant starting Friday, and on that day, applications for the position will become available.

    Earlier this month, Salazar announced that he was resigning from the board, citing job relocation and health issues plaguing his father. He did not recommend anyone to fill his seat.

  • Having a blast
  • Auditor: No federal review of alleged fraud

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A federal Medicaid agency isn’t planning to review a decision by Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration last year to freeze payments to mental health providers because of alleged fraud, mismanagement and overbillings, State Auditor Hector Balderas said Thursday.

    In a letter to a legislative panel, Balderas said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services informed him in March it decided not to review state findings of “credible allegations of fraud” against more than a dozen providers.

  • Changes coming to teacher evals

    The Associated Press

    Several changes will be made to New Mexico’s teacher evaluation system, which has hit several snags since its launch, the state’s top education official said Friday.

    Education Secretary Hanna Skandera said the changes will address the reporting of incorrect data and grant more flexibility to schools, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

  • Board told premium subsidies unaffected by ruling

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexicans will continue to qualify for subsidies if they buy medical insurance from a government online marketplace, a state insurance exchange official said Friday.

    Conflicting federal court rulings have raised questions about the availability of subsidies when enrollment opens later this year.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - July 28, 2014

    The Associated Press

    Forest travel plan upheld

    Conservation groups say a federal court has upheld a travel management plan for the Santa Fe National Forest that limits access for recreational use.
    The U.S. District Court in Albuquerque ruled Friday that a statewide off-highway vehicle user group that sued the forest over the plan did not have a persuasive enough argument.
    The New Mexico Off Highway Vehicle Alliance filed its lawsuit in 2012 after a forest supervisor signed off on the plan.