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Today's News

  • Full Nelson
  • ‘Final Five’ grabs gold

    By Will Graves
    AP Sports Writer

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Martha Karolyi leaned forward, her hands clutching the railing in front of her seat. Knuckles white. Head tilted. Body tense.

    It didn’t matter that the U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team had already sewn up the team gold by the time three-time world champion Simone Biles saluted the floor exercise judges during the final event on Tuesday night.

  • Go Fish - Aug. 12, 2016

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Fishing report, August 9
    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow.

  • Aussies push Americans to wire

    By Brian Mahoney
    AP Sports Writer

    RIO DE JANEIRO  — The blowouts are over. The Olympics are under way.

    After nothing but pushovers this summer, the U.S. men’s basketball team faced someone who pushed back.

    “This is the real world now and that’s good for us,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said.

    Finally tested, Carmelo Anthony and Kyrie Irving had the answers.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 12, 2016

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 7:05 p.m., Colorado Springs

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 7:05 p.m., Colorado Springs

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 1:35 p.m., Colorado Springs
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Trinidad State (scrimmage), 2 p.m., Perkins Stadium

    MONDAY
    Baseball

  • Engaging the senses — ‘Rising Star,’ HU Media Arts department multisensory exhibit reception set for Friday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A multisensory museum exhibit that gives tribute to a Native American poet, musician and activist can be experienced by everyone — including those with disabilities — thanks to Highlands University media arts students.

    The reception for the exhibit Rising Star: A Tribute to John Trudell is Aug. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 166 Bridge St. The exhibit is open Aug. 8 through 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.

  • Cop shoots carjacking suspect

    A man wanted in connection with a carjacking near San Felipe Casino was shot by a state police officer in San Miguel County following a chase on Interstate 25.

    The suspect, 52-year-old William Wilson, suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was taken into custody, state police said in a news release. He is facing multiple charges related to both the carjacking and for trying to flee the police officer.

  • Will Trump energize the Latino vote?

    Editor’s note: This story is part of Divided America, AP’s ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in American society.

    By Sergio Bustos and Nicholas Riccardi
    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev.  — It’s a persistent paradox in American politics: Many Hispanic families have an immense personal stake in what happens on Election Day, but despite population numbers that should mean political power, Hispanics often can’t vote, aren’t registered to vote, or simply choose to sit out.

  • It’s time for 43rd annual county fair

    The moment has arrived for plenty of youngsters. It is county fair time, meaning all the hard work, time and dedication with their livestock will soon be judged.

    The 43rd annual San Miguel/Mora County Fair opens today with a queen’s contest at 9 a.m. and all indoor exhibits accepted from 2 to 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds located off State Road 65 north of Las Vegas going toward Montezuma. The fair runs until Saturday evening.

  • In Brief - News - Aug. 10, 2016

    The Associated Press
    Thousands of refunds stalled
    The New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department says it has temporarily halted around 74,000 personal income tax refunds this year.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports officials say the move is aimed at fighting tax fraud due to identity theft.
    That decision has stalled more than one out of 10 claimed refunds by New Mexico tax filers.