Today's News

  • Work of Art - Let’s hear it for sobriety

    The plan was to make this my last column. Yes, the idea was to end on this topic, ideally with Column No. 1000, which would have been during the first few months of 2022. Figure, 52 columns a year (I’ve never missed a week!); today’s column is around No. 540, so we’re more than halfway there.

  • Highlands qualifies in javelin, 100, 400 relay

    ALBUQUERQUE — Efforts from Sheneika Rochester, Michelle Traynham and the 400-meter relay team highlighted a strong team performance by the New Mexico Highlands Unversity women’s track and field squad at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational Saturday in Albuquerque.

  • Tough week for Riders

    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College softball team lost three of four games to Odessa College. The Lady Rough Riders took a 9-6 win in the second game on Friday.

    They lost game one 7-1, game three 13-7 and game four 6-1. They host Howard College on Friday and Saturday in scheduled doubleheaders.

    The Rough Rider baseball team lost four games to New Mexico Junior College on the road. The Rough Riders lost 6-5, 10-6, 7-3 and 9-8. They host Western Texas College on Friday and Saturday.

  • 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

    • 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

    • Las Vegas Little League games: Threshers vs. Bats, 6:15 p.m., Owlz vs. Thunder, 7:45 p.m.; Keyes Park
    • 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.