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Today's News

  • Beckham: MLS Cup match will be his last in L.A.

    By Greg Beacham
    AP Sports Writer

    LOS ANGELES — David Beckham will play his final game for the Los Angeles Galaxy in the MLS Cup next month.

    Beckham and the Galaxy announced the English midfielder’s decision Monday, a day after the defending MLS champions advanced to their second straight league final.

    Los Angeles faces Houston for the MLS title on Dec. 1.

    The 37-year-old Beckham isn’t retiring, but the superstar he gave no hint of his next move.

  • Snell, Williams deliver in clutch

    The Associated Press

    ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Tony Snell hit a 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left, giving New Mexico a 70-69, come-from-behind victory over George Mason in the Paradise Jam on Sunday.

    George Mason went ahead, 69-64, on a pair of free throws with 17.7 seconds left. But Kendall Williams hit a 3-pointer with 11.9 seconds remaining, and then stole the inbounds pass. The ball wound up in the hands of Snell, who made the game-winner from the left wing. It marked the Lobos’ only lead of the second half.

  • State football playoff quarterfinals this weekend

    The Santa Rosa Lions begin their march to what they hope will be a repeat championship this weekend as the state football playoffs reach quarterfinals in Class 2A, 3A, 4A and 5A.

    Santa Rosa, the No. 1 seed in Class 2A, hosts No. 9 Lordsburg at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Lordsburg beat Laguna-Acoma 21-8 in the first round last week while the Lions had a bye. Saturday’s winner moves on to play the winner between No. 4 Hatch Valley and No. 5 Tucumcari.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 21, 2012

    Wednesday
    No varsity sporting events scheduled in town

    Thursday
    No varsity sporting events scheduled in town

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women at Texas A&M-Kingsville, 11 a.m., Kingsville, Texas
    • Robertson boys at Bernalillo Invite, TBA, Bernalillo
    Football
    • Class 3A state quarterfinals: Robertson at Ruidoso, 7 p.m., Ruidoso (NOTE CHANGE)

    Saturday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women at Texas A&M-International, 11:30 a.m., Kingsville, Texas

  • Seasoning a soup with nutritional yeast

    By J.M. Hirsch
    AP Food Editor

    It’s awfully hard to get excited about a food called “nutritional yeast flakes.” It sounds like something you either need a prescription to get. Or a prescription to get rid of. Even worse, it resembles yellow flaked fish food. But trust me, this is an ingredient worth looking beyond its name and appearance.

  • Learning to love bison meat

    By J.M. Hirsch
    AP Food Editor

    Nothing says “Yum!” like a bit of nomenclatural confusion... Especially with a side of near extinction.

    But that’s what you get once you venture down the culinary path with bison, an alternative red meat that is showing up at more and more grocers  nationwide. And these massive shaggy creatures are such a delicious — and good for us — meat, it’s worth sorting it all out.

  • No iPad, but plenty of pot

    City police officers investigating a burglary last week stumbled upon a large amount of marijuana and ended up arresting two men on felony drug charges.

    The next day, according to police, friends of the men arrested confronted the people who reported the burglary to authorities, calling one of them a rat and assaulting him. Those men are now in hot water themselves, facing felony charges.

  • Search warrants sealed

    State police investigators working the case of a missing Las Vegas woman said Friday that they have spent countless hours on the matter, and they confirmed that they have executed search warrants.

    “Interviews have been conducted and more interviews are pending,” the investigators said in an email sent through Lt. Robert McDonald, the statewide spokesman for state police.

  • Luring tourists - Sign a hit, except for location

    Most agree that the large new sign off the Interstate 25 University exit is beautiful, its shiny stainless steel lettering popping against the rustic Corten steel background.

    The sign directs motorists to the city’s historic Plaza, to Highlands University and to downtown.

    But is it in the right place?

    Mayor Alfonso Ortiz and City Councilors Tonita Gurule-Giron and David Romero say absolutely not.

  • City gas customers to pay less this winter

    Finally, some good news for city utility customers.

    The city of Las Vegas has announced that its natural gas customers can expect to see lower bills this winter due to lower market prices and decreases in unaccounted for gas related to its leak detection and repair program. The city estimates that the savings will be about $6.80 a month or $82 a year for it average residential customers and $30.78 a month or $369 a year for the average commercial customers.