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  • Weather - May 15, 2013

    Isolated showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 10 percent chance of showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. East wind 10-15 mph, becoming west 5-10 mph in the evening.

    Sunny, with a high near 82. Breezy. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 49. Breezy.


  • Seeing the dividends

    Most lawns around town are either yellow, or else the grass is completely gone. Our dreary yards are a testament to the severe drought this area has suffered over the last several years.

    The city has been in Stage IV water restrictions for more than two years, meaning that use of potable water to irrigate lawns and outdoor plants is prohibited. Those restrictions have paid off. According to the city, we currently use 1.4 million gallons of water a day, about a million gallons less than we were using in 2011.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 15, 2013
  • Work of Art — Who’s responsible for alphabet?

    Thumbing through the pages of a website called The Straight Dope, I came across a question that is totally relevant during May, the month of graduations.

    Someone on the website asked, “Why is the alphabet in alphabetical order?” The reader adds, “Who decided A was the first letter, B was the second, and so on?”

  • Primos

    A year ago, they were rivals, wearing different colors, battling it out for a district championship.

    This spring, they are the most successful doubles partnership in New Mexico high school tennis.

    Cousins David Romero and Amadeo Lopez mowed through the opposition in the Class 1A-3A boys’ doubles bracket over the weekend in Albuquerque to add a state championship to the district title they’d won a week earlier in Taos.

  • All-RMAC baseball: Six from NMHU

    Six New Mexico Highlands University baseball players were selected to the All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference teams this year.  

    The Cowboys, led by head coach Steve Jones, finished the season with a 29-24 record. As a No. 3 seed in the 2013 RMAC Tournament, they went 1-2, losing to eventual runner-up and national powerhouse Colorado Mesa in an elimination game Saturday.

  • State golf: Quintana on edge of top 10

    Several of the usual suspects were chipping about on the upper half of the leaderboard as day one of the Class 1A-3A state golf tournaments drew to a close Monday evening at New Mexico Tech in Socorro.

    Kristen Cline of hometown school Socorro High held a one-stroke lead atop the girls’ standings with a first-round 75.

    Nipping at her heels were Sandia Prep’s Klara Castillo and Socorro teammate Shania Berger, tied for second with a 76, and Socorro’s Mia Salome, fourth with a 78.

  • Amezaga boosts ‘Topes past 51s

    Solid pitching, including three shutout innings by the bullpen, aided Albuquerque in a 5-2 win Monday night at Las Vegas, Nev.

    The victory allowed the Isotopes to climb back to .500 at 19-19 overall. The Isotopes and 51s were to play once more Tuesday.

    A four-run outburst by the Isotopes in the top of the seventh inning went unanswered and swung control to the visiting team. Alfredo Amezaga drove in three runs with a double to left field.

  • Little League - May 15, 2013

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park.

    Wednesday games: Cardinals vs. Red Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Mariners vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m.
    Friday games: Red Sox vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Reds vs. Cardinals, 7:30 p.m.

    Wednesday games: Thunder vs. Rivercats, 6:15 p.m.; Owlz vs. Paw Sox, 7:45 p.m.
    Thursday games: Sandgnats vs. Bats, 6:15 p.m.; Red Wings vs. Threshers, 7:45 p.m.


  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 17, 2013

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Roswell, 7 p.m., Roswell
    • Class 2A state tournament quarterfinal: Pecos vs. Cobre, 1 p.m., Cleveland High, Rio Rancho
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    • Class 2A state tournament quarterfinals: Mora vs. Estancia, 10 a.m., Rio Rancho field 3; Pecos vs. Cobre, noon, Rio Rancho field 4
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games