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Today's News

  • Poll: Heinrich, Wilson in lead

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — According to the results of a new poll, Democrat Martin Heinrich and former Republican Heather Wilson are the front-runners in the race to fill the U.S. Senate seat now held by retiring Democrat Jeff Bingaman.

    The poll conducted by a firm for the Albuquerque Journal shows that 51 percent of the people who were surveyed support Heinrich, a two-term congressman.

    Twenty-six percent backed Democratic State Auditor Hector Balderas, while 23 percent remain undecided.

  • ‘My Honest Ad’
  • Que Pasa - May 30, 2012

    TODAY HOY

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 30, 2012
  • Legislative selections

    Earlier this year, New Mexico’s legislative districts were redrawn, leaving two House and two Senate seats to include parts of San Miguel and Mora counties. And in all four districts there are Democratic Party contests, which will be decided next Tuesday. Following are our thoughts about each of these contests.

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  • Work of Art - Fjords, and Chevies too

    We’re booked. In late July it’ll be our turn to fly across the Atlantic to visit our son, Stanley Adam, wife Lizbeth, and daughters Ellen, 3, and June, 5 months old.

    It’s our exchange for their having flown here; they’re in Washington, D.C, visiting one of my nephews, and they were due in Albuquerque on Tuesday night, a few hours after the deadline for this column.

  • Cowgirls 7th in national meet

    PUEBLO, Colo. — New Mexico Highlands University’s women finished seventh overall at the 2012 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Colorado State University-Pueblo on Saturday.

    The Cowgirls secured their seventh place standing with 31 points overall, which is the most points NMHU has scored at the national championship meet.

    Eight of the 10 athletes that competed on the women’s side for the lone New Mexico school received All-American honors.

  • Alonzo’s time
  • NM boxing icon Tapia dead at 45

    AP and Optic staff reports

    ALBUQUERQUE — Johnny Tapia, the five-time boxing champion whose turbulent career was marked by cocaine addiction, alcohol, depression and run-ins with the law, was found dead Sunday at his Albuquerque home. He was 45.

    Authorities were called to the house at about 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, Albuquerque police spokesman Robert Gibbs said. The death didn’t appear to be suspicious, he said.

  • LV Elite excels in Albuquerque league

    Submitted to the Optic

    With the schedule winding down, the Las Vegas Elite traveling youth baseball squad has posted another strong finish.

    Wins in two of their last three games — played after this story went to press — would give the team a top-three finish in the Albuquerque USSSA league.

    Late last spring, the team finished in fifth place, the best any team in northern New Mexico has done in the league.

    “This past weekend (May 18-20) we had two big games,” said Nicholas Marrujo of the Elite.