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  • Looking Ahead - News - August 8, 2012

    Fort Union candlelight tours this Saturday

    Fort Union National Monument National Park Service annual candlelight tours will be held this Saturday. Tours are free and will run 35 to 40 minutes, starting at 7:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m., 8:40 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:20 p.m., 9:40 p.m. and 10 p.m. Photography is allowed only during the 7:45 p.m. tour. Reservations are required. Call 425-8025.

  • Weather - August 8, 2012

    Wednesday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. North wind 5-10 mph.

    Thursday

  • Cowboys picked 6th in RMAC poll

    It was a rude awakening in 2011.

    Jordan Campbell caught the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference by surprise, wreaking all kinds of havoc on opposing offenses last fall, his first season as a linebacker for New Mexico Highlands University.

    This year, the surprise element is gone. The RMAC knows and respects what Campbell can do on a football field.

  • Happy campers
  • Tucson tops ‘Topes

    With the potential tying run on deck, Tucson relief pitcher Nick Vincent forced Matt Angle to ground into a double play, then struck out Elian Herrera to secure a wild 14-11 victory over the host Albuquerque Isotopes on Monday night.

    Tucson rallied from a 10-2 hole to overtake the Isotopes, and the Padres did it in a couple of big innings.

  • FYI - Sports - August 8, 2012

    Las Vegas’  Young American Football League will hold a coaches’ meeting for all new and returning YAFL coaches at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

    First day of official practice for most fall high school sports programs in New Mexico was Monday, Aug. 6. Check with school coaches or athletic directors for more information.

  • U.S. women nip Canada in OT

    By Joseph White
    AP Sports Writer

    MANCHESTER, England  — On the verge of missing the gold-medal game for the first time, the U.S. women’s soccer team caught a break when the referee made a call rarely seen in the sport.

    Then the Americans put together a final winning surge, inspired by the familiar — a pep talk from co-captain Abby Wambach.

  • Wedding Bells
  • Que Pasa - August 8, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “What To Do If An Elephant Stands On Your Foot” by Michelle Robinson.Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Droughts and denials

    It may not be in dictionaries yet, but there’s a word combination being used these days to explain an increasingly common weather condition — “flash drought.” It’s being used by the media and climatologists alike to describe the current drought hitting the Midwest in particular, because this dry spell arrived in a matter of weeks and quickly destroyed an otherwise promising growing season.