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  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - April 14, 2017

    THUMBS DOWN! LET’S FIX THE ROADS
    For a number of years, motorists have needed to do some creative dodging of the several manholes on Hot Springs Boulevard, near the New Mexico Behavioral Health Center. Many people have been stopped (but not necessarily ticketed) by police, who observe motorists trying to dodge the manholes, whose position on the highway is not uniform. We urge authorities to make efforts to align these manholes to avoid drivers’ having to pay for expensive front-end alignments. Swerving to avoid auto damage should NOT be a ticketable offense.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 14, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Assessing the session and its aftermath

    Time to assess the damage. Well over 200 pieces of legislation were passed in this year’s session at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe, though more than half of the bills handed over to the governor were vetoed. One Albuquerque Journal report declared Susana Martinez’s 145 vetoes this time around “the high-water mark” during her six years so far as governor.

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  • Four from West in elite meet

    Four West Las Vegas track and field athletes will be among those competing in the state’s premier regular-season meet on Monday in Albuquerque.

    Miguel Coca, J.J. Esquibel, Moses Esquibel and Jenika Padilla have been selected to the invitation-only Marilyn Sepulveda Classic, hosted at UNM Track and Soccer Complex. Field events begin at 3 p.m. Monday, with races starting at 4.

    Coca, a junior, will run in the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter races.

    J.J. Esquibel, a junior, will compete in the 800-meter run.

  • WLV teams drop Taos

    Robbie Alarcon wasn’t taking any chances with the visiting Taos Tigers this past Tuesday at WLV Field.

    The Dons’ ace provided effective offense to help his own cause on the pitching mound in a 5-3 win. Alarcon hit 2 for 2 with one double and one walk, scoring one run and driving in another.

    As a pitcher, he racked up 11 strikeouts and allowed three runs — two earned — on five hits.

    Brandon Graston drove in two runs, with Marcus Lopez and James Archuleta getting one RBI apiece.

  • Isotopes’ late burst pays off

    By Andrew Cockrum
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    The Isotopes rallied from a four-run deficit Wednesday night behind a seven-run sixth inning to defeat the Reno Aces, 9-7, at Greater Nevada Field. Albuquerque (a division-leading 5-2) recorded 15 hits on the night, 12 of which came after the fifth inning.

    Noel Cuevas, Rafael Ynoa and Ryan Hanigan each collected three hits to lead the attack.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 14, 2017

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:35 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    • Luna Community College vs. El Paso Community College (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    • NMHU at Colorado-Colorado Springs (DH), noon, Colorado Springs
    Softball
    • Luna Community College vs. Clarendon (DH), noon, TBA
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo (DH), noon, Cowgirl Field
    Track and field  
    • NMHU women at Mount Sac Relays, TBA, Walnut, Calif.

    SATURDAY
    Baseball

  • U.S., Russia spar over Syria

    By Josh Lederman
    The Associated Press

    MOSCOW — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Moscow Tuesday with an ultimatum for Russia: Side with the U.S. and likeminded countries on Syria, or embrace Iran, militant group Hezbollah and embattled Syrian leader Bashar Assad.

    It wasn’t clear what the punishment would be for a Russian government that has used its military might to help Assad and his array of allies score a series of battlefield successes in their six-year war with Syrian opposition groups.

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