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Today's News

  • Tucson tops ‘Topes

    With the potential tying run on deck, Tucson relief pitcher Nick Vincent forced Matt Angle to ground into a double play, then struck out Elian Herrera to secure a wild 14-11 victory over the host Albuquerque Isotopes on Monday night.

    Tucson rallied from a 10-2 hole to overtake the Isotopes, and the Padres did it in a couple of big innings.

  • FYI - Sports - August 8, 2012

    Las Vegas’  Young American Football League will hold a coaches’ meeting for all new and returning YAFL coaches at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

    First day of official practice for most fall high school sports programs in New Mexico was Monday, Aug. 6. Check with school coaches or athletic directors for more information.

  • U.S. women nip Canada in OT

    By Joseph White
    AP Sports Writer

    MANCHESTER, England  — On the verge of missing the gold-medal game for the first time, the U.S. women’s soccer team caught a break when the referee made a call rarely seen in the sport.

    Then the Americans put together a final winning surge, inspired by the familiar — a pep talk from co-captain Abby Wambach.

  • Wedding Bells
  • Que Pasa - August 8, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “What To Do If An Elephant Stands On Your Foot” by Michelle Robinson.Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Droughts and denials

    It may not be in dictionaries yet, but there’s a word combination being used these days to explain an increasingly common weather condition — “flash drought.” It’s being used by the media and climatologists alike to describe the current drought hitting the Midwest in particular, because this dry spell arrived in a matter of weeks and quickly destroyed an otherwise promising growing season.

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 8, 2012
  • Work of Art - Can you find another?

    Teaching an honors course in Cuba, N.M., I had the pleasure of being surrounded by some extraordinarily perceptive students. There’s no particular reason why Cuba, of all places, would have had such a bumper crop of bright students; it must have just happened.

  • Makwa demands retraction

    An attorney representing the construction company that had been overseeing the building of the New Mexico Highlands University student center until regents fired it is demanding that a regent retract statements he made about the company.

    Ross Crown, the attorney representing Makwa Builders LLC, sent a letter to Highlands attorneys late last month containing the demands and putting the university on notice that Makwa may pursue legal remedies if its demands aren’t met.

  • Preparing for a crisis - County stages mock disaster

    By Brett J. Phelps
    Las Vegas Optic

    On Interstate 25 north of Las Vegas a semi-truck carrying hazardous household chemicals crashes into a school bus full of teenagers returning from a summer basketball camp.