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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 17, 2017

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Memphis Redbirds, 10:05 a.m., Memphis, Tenn.
    • LVLL games, starting 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Tee-ball
    • LVLL games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Nashville Sounds, 5:35 p.m., Nashville
    • LVLL games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park

  • State track: Coca triumphs in 800

    ALBUQUERQUE -- West Las Vegas junior Miguel Coca outlived everyone over the last 200 meters to capture the state championship in the Class 4A boys 800-meter run on Saturday afternoon at UNM Track and Soccer Complex.

    Coca celebrated his first state title after having made some serious threats in previous tries, including cross country and track, most recently Friday's mile run, in which he placed second.

    Coca was to try for another medal in the 3,200 later Saturday.

  • Report: Comey refused pledge

    The Associated Press

    The New York Times reports that former FBI Director James Comey declined to pledge loyalty to President Donald Trump during a dinner the two men shared in January.

    The newspaper quotes two unnamed Comey associates who say they heard Comey’s account of the dinner.

    Comey instead promised Trump “honesty.” When Trump then pressed for “honest loyalty,” Comey told the president,

  • Borrachos patio plan in trouble

    The chance to sip on adult beverages under the stars is something Sara Jo Mathews would like to be able to offer her patrons at Borrachos, the popular Bridge Street bar.

    But her plan to add a patio seating area hit a snag this week when Las Vegas city officials said the addition would violate an existing city ordinance.

  • International flag day
  • New provost at Highlands

    By Sean Weaver
    Highlands University

    Ensuring the ongoing focus on mission-driven planning is one of the top priorities for Highlands University’s new provost.

    “Working with the Higher Learning Commission, the university’s accrediting agency, to shape Highlands’ future is the utmost of importance,” said Roxanne Gonzales, who became Highlands’ provost and vice president of academic affairs in April.

  • HU, Luna graduations held

    With New Mexico Highlands University expecting one of its most robust graduating classes in recent history, school officials are wondering how they’re going to replace the sheer number of students leaving the Las Vegas campus.

    Still, it’s a good problem to have, they insist.

    NMHU held its spring commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wilson Complex.

    Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales, a former Highlands regent, delivered the commencement address.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - I’m scared to death

    By Beth Urech

    I’m scared to death! Well, not literally. But panic-mode for sure. Maybe an anxiety attack lurking at the lectern. Why do we get stricken with fear when we are in the spotlight?

    Germans say “Lampenfieber.” A fever of the lights.”Miedo escénico” en español.

  • Perry backs nuclear power

    The Associated Press

    LOS ALAMOS — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Wednesday vowed to advocate for nuclear power as the nation looks for ways to fuel its economy and limit the effects of electricity generation on the environment.

    Perry made the comments during a visit to Los Alamos National Laboratory in northern New Mexico, where nuclear research has been among the main focuses since the lab’s founding years during World War II. Los Alamos played a key role in the top-secret Manhattan Project to develop the first atomic bomb.

  • SOS: No rush on climate change

    By Mark Thiessen
    The Associated Press
    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Arctic nations have renewed calls for the world to address climate warming, but U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States will not rush to make a decision on its policies.

    Tillerson spoke Thursday in Fairbanks, Alaska, at a meeting of the Arctic Council, an advisory group made up of the eight Arctic nations and indigenous groups.