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Today's News

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - August 17, 2012

    THUMBS UP! CAUGHT. Two suspects who evaded law enforcement authorities in last week’s big drug bust have been captured. Ernestina Gallegos was caught Monday afternoon by U.S. Marshals, and Jose A. Herrera surrendered to the U.S. Marshal’s Office in Albuquerque on Tuesday morning, according to authorities.
    They were among 25 people indicted on federal drug charges last week, following a 10-month investigation.

  • Nuestra Historia - The judgeship since 1965

    For more than a half century between statehood and Judge Luis Armijo’s passing in 1965, only three men occupied the district court bench in Las Vegas — Judge Armijo himself claiming 34 of those years. Ten judges have served in the half century since.

  • Editorial Cartoons - August 17, 2012
  • Cowgirl spikers picked 12th in RMAC

    Expectations are being kept humble for the New Mexico Highlands University volleyball team, which begins its first season under new head coach Bryan Crawford.

    The Cowgirls were selected to finish 12th in the 14-team Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and last within their RMAC West Division in the 2012 RMAC Preseason Coaches Poll released on Tuesday.

  • Women’s golf event
  • Isotopes chew up Sky Sox

    Three Albuquerque batters collected three hits apiece and the Isotopes collectively pushed runs across in seven of the nine innings Wednesday night, grabbing an 11-5 road win over Colorado Springs.

    The Isotopes (72-53 through Wednesday) wrap up the four-game set with the Sky Sox on Friday before returning for a big home series with New Orleans, currently the ‘Topes’ closest challenger in the Pacific Coast League American Southern Division. The Zephyrs, who also won Wednesday, trail Albuquerque by just three games with 19 remaining.

  • NMAA director resigns position

    Submitted to the Optic

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Activities Association Executive Director Gary Tripp submitted a letter of resignation to the NMAA Board of Directors on Thursday, Aug. 9.  

    The board accepted his resignation during an emergency meeting held via teleconference Tuesday morning, and Tripp — a Meadow City native and graduate of West Las Vegas — will serve his last day as director on Friday.  

  • Eastdale: Series softball champs!

    Albuquerque’s Eastdale 11-12 girls became the first New Mexico team since 1984 to win a Little League World Series on Wednesday, defeating a Florida team 16-1 in Portland, Ore.

    Andrea Howard and Jessica McAlister were credited with three hits apiece.

    The game was televised live on ESPN2.

  • Seattle ace deals a perfect game

    The Associated Press

    SEATTLE  — His arms outstretched to the sky, about to be swallowed by anxious teammates who ignored him for most of nine innings, Felix Hernandez had finally done it.

    Ever since his major league debut as a baby-faced 19-year-old with wild curly hair and a hat that never sat straight, he had chased perfection.

    Now King Felix had his crowning achievement. No hits, no runs, nobody allowed on base.

  • Go Fish - August 17, 2012

    FISHING REPORT,
    AUG. 14
    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow for all species.
    Cimarron River: Trout fishing was fair to good using zebra midges, parachute adams, small woolly buggers, tricos, small gold Panther Martins, salmon eggs and worms. Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake as of Monday was 29 cfs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit lakes was slow to fair using salmon eggs.