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Today's News

  • District tennis on tap
  • HU rodeo: Five nationals qualifiers

    Sending athletes to the College National Finals Rodeo is nothing new to the New Mexico Highlands University rodeo program.

    But it was a sweet feeling nonetheless this past weekend, when five Highlands athletes in six events qualified for the CNFR based on performances in the Grand Canyon Regional.

    Brady Dinwoodie and Tate Thybo punched their tickets to nationals by rising to regional championships in saddle bronc riding and bullriding, respectively, over the weekend in Las Cruces.

  • Potential buyers line up

    By Greg Beacham
    The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES — If Donald Sterling is compelled to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the list of potential buyers has more stars than their roster.
    Oprah Winfrey is contemplating a bid. Sean Combs is a Knicks fan, but he wants in.
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants the whole team. Matt Damon wants a tiny piece.

  • Albuquerque Sol soccer 2014 schedule

    Saturday, May 3: At Las Vegas, 8:30 p.m.
    Friday, May 9: At Colorado, 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, May 10: At Colorado, 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, May 24: Midland-Odessa, 7:30 p.m.
    Thursday, May 29: At Midland-Odessa, 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, May 31: At Laredo, 7:15 p.m.
    Friday, June 6: Tucson, 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, June 7: Tucson, 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, June 13: Colorado, 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, June 14: Colorado, 7:30 p.m.
    Thursday, June 19: Laredo, 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, June 21: friendly TBA, 7:30 p.m.

  • Go Fish - May 2

    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, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the week
    Pecos River: April 22, Daniel Lucero, Jr., age 3, of Belen caught a 19.5-inch and a 19.75-inch rainbow trout. It was a joint effort with dad Daniel Lucero. They were using worms and corn.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 2, 2014

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • LCC vs. New Mexico Military (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Metro State (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    Tennis
    • District 2-3A tournament, 9 a.m., Taos
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Don Kirby Tailwind Open, Albuquerque
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Socorro, 3 p.m., Socorro

  • Romero: City crew at fault

    City Attorney Dave Romero says a city crew was at fault for his April 10 accident because workers left a manhole in the middle of the street open and unattended and did nothing to warn motorists about the hazard.

  • Three-day run for play - ‘Sad Room’ to debut here Friday

    Another original play by area and native playwright will hit the stage in a few days. Patricia Crespin’s “The Sad Room” will be shown as part of Wize Latina Productions starting with a show at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Sala de Madrid on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University.

    Two other shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, all at Sala de Madrid.

    Ticket’s for “The Sad Room” are $10 general admission, $8 seniors and $5 for students.

  • LV hosting history conference

    History buffs from around the state will be in Las Vegas from Thursday through Saturday for the 2014 New Mexico History Conference.

    “Some of them are historians. Some are wannabe historians. Some are just people who are interested in some of the history in different parts of the state,” said Rudy Laumbach, president of the local Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation, which is helping to coordinate the conference.

    “It gives us an opportunity to showcase what we have in Las Vegas,” he said.

  • Ex-state education official indicted

    The Associated Press

    A former New Mexico Public Education Department official has been indicted in what federal authorities call a bribery scheme involving two Illinois education-company executives.

    An indictment filed last week in U.S. District Court in northern Illinois alleges Arturo Martinez took bribes from 58-year-old Jowhar Soultanali and his son, 34-year-old Kabir Kassam, as part of a $33 million fraud racket.