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Today's News

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The transformation from desert to jungle

    Just a month ago there was no such thing as a troublesome weed on this ranch. I honestly thought any kind of plant from grass to any kind of weed was dry and dead. It is absolutely amazing just what rain can do.

    The transformation from desert to jungle has not gone unnoticed and some new and so much safer herbicides are being developed all of the time. Our most invasive weed is thistle, and there are more than one species growing here.

  • Rio Rancho couple claims $7.6 million lottery jackpot

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A Rio Rancho couple has claimed a $7.6 million Hot Lotto jackpot from the New Mexico Lottery.

    Doug Barnard and his wife Roberta came forward Tuesday with the winning ticket from last Saturday’s drawing.

    The odds of winning a Hot Lotto jackpot are 1 in 29 million.

    Doug Barnard says he began playing Hot Lotto for the first time about two weeks ago.

    He didn’t realize the quick-pick ticket had the winning numbers until he checked them on the lottery’s website Tuesday morning.

  • Official: Rural NM facing crisis

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — State officials have been fielding a steady stream of phone calls and emails from the managers of community drinking water systems around the state as drought refuses to give up its grip on New Mexico.
    The managers are looking to the state for help as they work to avert a crisis. Water levels are still dropping, aging infrastructure is being pushed to its limits and federal funding is growing more scarce.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Aug. 9, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Judge upholds sentence

    FARMINGTON — A judge in San Juan County has upheld the death sentence for one of only two New Mexico death row inmates, a Farmington man condemned to die for a killing that occurred before New Mexico generally abolished the death penalty in 2009.
    District Judge Karen Townsend on Wednesday denied a defense motion to overturn the death sentence of 39-year-old Robert Fry for the 2000 killing of 36-year-old Betty Lee.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 9, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! SHERIFF TAKES THE FIFTH

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 9, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia: Businessmen led East Las Vegas until merger

    The idea of merging East and West Las Vegas as one combined municipality did not begin (in contemporary history) until about 1965. Before that year, consolidation did not enter the social or political discourse of the day, as both towns simply trudged along separately — each almost oblivious of the other.

  • Bright on the diamond

    After playing 46 softball games and laboring through hundreds of hours of practice and logging hundreds of miles on the road this spring and summer, members of the Las Vegas Xplosion — also known as the Las Vegas Little League Juniors All-Stars — still aren’t ready for the offseason.

    “I asked them if they wanted to take the fall off, and they said, ‘Heck, no!,’” noted Michael Quintana, one of the team’s coaches.

    Success, it seems, does wonders to whet the appetite.

  • Prep practices announced

    Robertson High School volleyball is beginning official practice with two sessions on Monday, Aug. 12, at Mike Marr Gym. The sessions are from 7 to 8 a.m. and from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Contact head coach Judith Trujillo for more information.

    Memorial Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade volleyball practice will begin at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the school, Trujillo said.

  • NMHU volleyball hosts youth camp

    New Mexico Highlands’ volleyball coaching staff is inviting area volleyball players in grades 3-8 to a camp Monday and Tuesday at the Wilson Complex.

    Grades 3-5 ($15) will attend 9:30-11 a.m.; grades 6-8 ($25) attend 1-3 p.m. Check-in is a half hour before each session.

    Registration is available online at bryancrawfordvolleyballcamps.com.

    Call 454-3206 for more information.