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  • Weather - April 13, 2016


    HIGH 67° / LOW 40°

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    6:30 a.m. to 7:33 p.m.



  • A music melting pot
  • Que Pasa April 13, 2016

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    5:30 p.m.

  • Cowboys take 3 of 4 vs. Metro

    Breaking out the bats for a four-game home series with Metro State, New Mexico Highlands’ baseball team won three and came within a couple runs of sweeping the Roadrunners.

    Highlands’ 5-0 shutout in Saturday’s series opener snapped a losing skid that had reached 15 games. The Cowboys are 8-29 overall and 5-21 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference heading into a four-game set at Colorado Christian this weekend.

    Joseph Cilladi hit a two-RBI triple and scored twice in game one. Jesus Caporal and Jermey McCarty each had RBI singles.

  • Topes in Reno

    Las Vegas Optic

    An Albuquerque ninth-inning rally produced just one run Monday night, and the Isotopes (1-4) fell 4-3 at Reno in the first of a four-game set in Nevada.

    Reno scored all its runs in the first inning, then let stingy pitching and defense do the rest.

    Mike Tauchman drove in two runs in the top of the sixth to cut the lead in half. Then, in the ninth, a Chris Nelson single scored Jordan Patterson, who’d doubled to get on. But Aces reliever Silvino Bracho struck out Joey Wong for out No. 3.

  • Lady Cards smash Ruidoso

    Saturday’s doubleheader beating of Ruidoso was so efficient, the top-rated Robertson softball team didn’t have much opportunity to get a lot of hitting in.

    “We had 23 hits in two games,” noted head coach Michael Quintana, “one game with four at-bats and the second game only three times to bat.”

    Robertson won game one 17-2. Ashlea Lujan hit 2 for 2; Mikayla Roybal and Shanaya Pacheco both went 2 for 3.

  • RHS netters succeed in Las Cruces mission

    Another long drive south yielded more encouraging results for Robertson’s defending state champion tennis teams over the weekend.

    On Thursday, the RHS boys and girls defeated Mesilla Valley Christian 9-0 and 6-3, respectively, in Las Cruces.

    Then over the next two days, Robertson endured a gauntlet of matches in a 14-team tournament before emerging with a pair of team championships.

    In pool play, RHS beat Gadsden, Santa Teresa, Las Cruces High and Silver on both boys’ and girls’ sides.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 13, 2016

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:35 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    •Robertson JV vs. St. Michael’s (DH), 4 p.m., MMS Field
    •LCC at Adams State JV (DH), 3 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    •West Las Vegas JV vs. Robertson (DH), 3 p.m., TBA
    Track and field
    •Robertson hosts Meadow City Invitational, 3 p.m., Cardinal Stadium

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 1:05 p.m., Reno, Nev.

  • Dons 2nd in Moriarty

    J.J. Esquibel, Miguel Coca and Nicholas Gurule all won individual events to help West Las Vegas’ boys earn second place in this past weekend’s Moriarty Invitational.

    That comes less than a week after West captured the top prize in its home meet.

    The Dons, coached by James Esquibel, accumulated 59 team points, second only to host Moriarty (73). Robertson was 12th (9).

    Esquibel raced to victory in the mile, while Coca won in the 2-mile. Gurule was tops in the javelin.

  • Selling Las Vegas

    So damn authentic: We can prove it. The city of Las Vegas and the marketing and design firm it hired in December to help promote the area are banking that that message will strike gold with potential visitors to the Meadow City.