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  • Looking Ahead - News - June 13, 2012

    Tux and Tails event is this Saturday

  • Weather - June 13, 2012

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 5-15 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 51. South wind 15-20 mph, becoming northwest 5-10 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming southwest 10-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 50.


  • Droughtful summer

    We’ve been lucky so far. A pair of lightning strikes near our primary water supply set off a couple of wildfires that were quickly and skillfully extinguished. Las Vegas avoided its worst-case scenario.

    So far. As some other raging New Mexico wildfires demonstrate, we’re a long way from being in the clear. It’s going to take great care and due diligence to successfully make it through the year.

    Troubles stemming from the drought are all around — in the wildfires, wildlife and in simple economic impact.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 13, 2012
  • Work of Art - How do we define ‘excessive’?

    When does a celebration become “excessive”? All of us who watch football have seen a number of flags tossed to penalize players or teams whose jubilation becomes disruptive.

    Defining “excessive” becomes a problem. Many dislike the look-at-me attitude of some players who, while on their way to a touchdown, begin their strut, an in-your-face gesture that fans and — especially — opposing teams loathe.

  • Kazingo, Prince honored for work in classroom

    Exemplifying the term “student athletes,” Nicaise Kazingo and Scottie Prince not only excelled in their studies, they also made a huge impact in strong seasons by their respective teams.

    Kazingo and Prince are New Mexico Highlands University’s choices for Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete Award for 2011-2012. The RMAC released its annual list of honorees — one male and one female for each of the league’s participating schools — on Monday.

  • Kings secure crown

    By Greg Beacham
    AP Sports Writer

    LOS ANGELES — Hooray for Hockeywood.

    The Los Angeles Kings’ 45-year quest for an NHL title ended Monday night with an early flurry of power-play goals, followed by two periods of unbearable anticipation — right up to the moment when Dustin Brown snatched the Stanley Cup from Commissioner Gary Bettman.

  • Little League - June 13, 2012
  • Hot start for ‘Topes vs. Express

    Feasting on Round Rock pitching by cranking out extra base hits, the Albuquerque Isotopes took a 12-5 win over the visiting Express on Monday night to open a three-game series.

    While none of the ‘Topes homered in the game, they combined for 17 hits, including five doubles and a triple.

    Albuquerque (37-28 as of Monday night) got off to a quick start, scoring five in the bottom of the first against Round Rock starter Zach Jackson.

  • LeBron vs. KD matchup highlights Finals

    By Brian Mahoney
    AP Basketball Writer

    OKLAHOMA CITY — LeBron James is quickly racking up MVP awards while Kevin Durant is collecting scoring titles at the same pace.

    Either could make a case as the best player in the NBA.

    Neither is interested in anything beyond team accomplishments.

    One of them is about to get the only crown he craves, their head-to-head duel the leading story line of the NBA finals that were to begin Tuesday night when Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder host James and the Miami Heat.