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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - August 27, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Committee for Clean Water, Air and Earth meeting starts at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27 at the fellowship hall of the Presbyterian Church (across the street from the main post office). The meeting will be to work on a ban of oil and gas fracking in San Miguel County. Short presentations on community unity, cultural survival and democracy and the need for a community rights ordinance. For more information, call Cordia or Dianne at 426-1468

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES

  • Drilling and fracking

    It’s significant when a top official in state government comes to town to sing the praises of the oil and gas industry. Jon Barela, state Economic Development secretary in Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration, was unequivocal in his support for the industry and his belief that it would help San Miguel County and its economy.

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 27, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Listing our water needs

    Two weeks ago in this space, I told you about a couple of watershed tours I took with several others. The New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute organized a tour of the Gallinas Canyon watershed, where Las Vegas gets nearly all its water, and a second-day excursion to Raton, where we toured that city’s watershed, which burned a year ago.

  • ‘Topes star De Jesus dealt in trade

    Albuquerque Isotopes and
    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The L.A. Dodgers’ short-term gain also meant at least a short-term loss for its Triple-A affiliate Albuquerque Isotopes.

  • Luna at the links
  • Scrimmage night
  • Mora spikers open with Dulce sweep

    The Mora volleyball team swept visiting Dulce on Saturday in the opener for both teams.

    The Rangerettes started strong with a 25-11 win in the first set, then hung in for 25-18 and 25-22 decisions in the next two games in front of a partisan crowd at Montoya Gym.

    Destiny Pacheco recorded 10 kills and 10 service points to lead a balanced Mora attack. Chantel Rivera also hit 10 kills, while Aubrey Rubin notched five. D.J. Chavez tallied a team-high 14 points to go with seven digs. And Getty Rivera added eight points.

  • Dodgers stock up for stretch run

    By Jimmy Golen
    AP Sports Writer

    BOSTON — The Los Angeles Dodgers are stocking up for the stretch run with some new, expensive players who couldn’t help the Boston Red Sox make it to the postseason this year or last.

    The Dodgers acquired first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and injured outfielder Carl Crawford from Boston on Saturday, hoping to boost their playoff hopes by taking on the underperforming and high-priced stars who failed to thrive in a fractious Red Sox clubhouse.

  • Armstrong: ‘Nobody needs to cry for me’

    The Associated Press

    ASPEN, Colo. — Lance Armstrong was feeling just fine even after being beaten by a lanky teenager in a grueling 36-mile mountain bike race.
    Better than fine, even. He’s more at ease now than he has been in a decade.

    In his first interview since the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency disciplined Armstrong with a lifetime ban from professional cycling and vacated his seven Tour de France titles, he said, “Nobody needs to cry for me. I’m going to be great.”