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Today's News

  • Bazuin, Ward go yard vs. Rangers

    A late-inning surge gave New Mexico Highlands a 12-6 victory at Regis in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball on Sunday afternoon in Denver.

    Mike Bazuin and Derek Ward hit home runs and Jarred Middleton capped a fine weekend by going 3 for 4 at the plate for NMHU (19-15 overall, 15-9 RMAC).

    Sunday’s win gave Highlands a three-games-to-one series victory over the host Rangers (17-9, 12-8). The team hosts Colorado Christian this coming weekend at Brandt Park. The Cougars are 4-27, 2-20.

  • Albuquerque ISOTOPES 2013 schedule

    Thursday, April 4: Iowa, 6:35 p.m.
    Friday, April 5: Iowa, 2:05 p.m.
    Saturday, April 6: Iowa, 7:05 p.m.
    Sunday, April 7: Iowa, 1:35 p.m.
    Monday, April 8: Omaha, 6:35 p.m.
    Tuesday, April 9: Omaha, 6:35 p.m.
    Wednesday, April 10: Omaha, 6:35 p.m.
    Thursday, April 11: Omaha, 12:05 p.m.
    Friday, April 12: At Iowa
    Saturday, April 13: At Iowa
    Sunday, April 14: At Iowa
    Monday, April 15: At Iowa
    Tuesday, April 16: At Omaha
    Wednesday, April 17: At Omaha
    Thursday, April 18: At Omaha

  • Louisville edges Michigan for NCAA title

    By The Associated Press

    ATLANTA — Rick Pitino capped the greatest week of his life with the prize he wanted most of all.

    Luke Hancock produced another huge game off the bench, scoring 22 points, and Pitino became the first coach to win national titles at two schools when relentless Louisville rallied from another 12-point deficit to beat Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA championship game Monday night.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 10, 2013

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Las Vegas Little League games: Orioles vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m., Reds vs. Red Sox, 7:30 p.m.; Rivercats vs. Threshers, 6:15 p.m., Sandgnats vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m.; Keyes Park

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games: Threshers vs. Bats, 6:15 p.m., Owlz vs. Thunder, 7:45 p.m.; Keyes Park
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Portales (DH), 3:30 p.m., WLV field

  • Cops: DWI crash kills 2

    Two West Las Vegas Middle School students lost their lives and six other people were injured in a single-vehicle rollover early Saturday morning near Tecolote that authorities say was alcohol related.

    Kayla Martinez, 14, and Aleandra Sanchez, 12, were confirmed dead at the scene of the accident, state police confirmed Saturday.

    Martinez was an eighth-grade student at the middle school, while Sanchez was in seventh grade. State police say alcohol, speed and reckless driving were contributing factors to the crash that claimed the two young lives.

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  • Chemical spills into reservoir

    The city and its contractors were scrambling late last week after a drilling subcontractor working at Bradner Dam ruptured a hydraulic line, spilling an estimated five to 10 gallons of hydraulic fluid into the reservoir.

    City officials stress that there is no threat to the drinking water, despite text messages being sent out from anonymous individuals indicating otherwise.

  • Highlands funded for wildlife study

    By Margaret McKinney
    Las Vegas Optic
    New Mexico Highlands University was awarded a $10,000 grant to research the impact of restoration activities at the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge and elsewhere in New Mexico have had on native wildlife.  
    The environmental protection, conservation and restoration division of CITGO, a petroleum company, awarded the research grant to Highlands. Biology professor Jésus Rivas is the principal investigator.

  • Gov signs $5.9B state budget

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s state workers and educators are in line for their first across-the-board pay increase in four years under a nearly $5.9 billion state budget signed into law Friday by Gov. Susana Martinez.
    The governor used her line-item veto powers to trim $1.7 million from next year’s spending in the budget, but she left intact provisions that allocate about $33 million for 1 percent salary increases for public employees, including school workers, in the fiscal year that starts July 1.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - April 8, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Hours extended for unemployed
    Jobless New Mexicans now have more options for when they log into the state’s new unemployment insurance claims system.
    Labor officials announced this week that the system will be accessible Sunday through Friday from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. for about 23,000 claimants and 45,000 employers across the state.