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Today's News

  • Another Perspective: A prescription for success

    By Francine Jacobs, MD.

    As a physician, I know that when you have a cure for an ailment, you use it. You don’t waste time, because you know that delay only makes the condition worse. New Mexico has a problem. We’re at the bottom of nearly every indicator of child well-being. We know what works and we’re actually giving the right medicine to a few lucky kids. But most are not getting the cure, even though we know it works and we have the resources to get it to them.

  • District 4 Tourneys - Vegas teams win two more titles

    Already the big winner overall, Las Vegas Little League hauled off two more championship banners Wednesday as the District 4 Little League tournaments rolled on at a bustling Rodriguez Park.

    In the morning, Las Vegas held off La Plaza in a 3-2 nailbiter in the decisive third game of a best-of-three series with the 10-11 baseball title on the line.

  • Big ratings again for World Cup game

    By David Bauder
    AP Television Writer
    NEW YORK — An estimated 21.6 million people watched Belgium knock out the United States soccer team in the World Cup on U.S. television — an impressive total for a weekday afternoon that almost certainly undercounts how many people actually saw it.
    The Nielsen company said Wednesday that 16.5 million people watched the game on ESPN, with 5.1 million more seeing it on the Spanish-language Univision network. In addition, nearly 1.7 million people watched an online stream of the event, Nielsen said.

  • Highlands rodeo ends final year at nationals

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    CASPER, Wyo. — The New Mexico Highlands University rodeo team completed the 2013-2014 season at nationals June 21.
    The women’s team finished 14th in the nation with 130 points while the men’s team finished 48th with 45 points.

    The best finish of the championships came from senior Kindee Wilson, who finished seventh in goat tying with a 28 average.

  • Champions
  • U.S. soccer gets a reality check

    By Ronald Blum
    AP Sports Writer
    SAO PAULO — Turns out Jurgen Klinsmann was right: The United States isn’t ready to win the World Cup.
    The Americans were eliminated in the round of 16 for the second straight tournament. They’ve been ranked 13th or 14th every month since September, which means their exit was pretty much at the stage it’s expected to be.
    “Clearly it gives you the message you have a lot of work still ahead of you,” the U.S. coach said Wednesday, a day after the 2-1 loss to Belgium in extra time.

  • Isotopes add power hitter Peterson

    Albuquerque Isotopes and Optic staff reports
    Infielder and outfielder Brock Peterson joined the Albuquerque Isotopes following the first game of a doubleheader at El Paso this evening, and in a corresponding move, outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker was sent to Double-A Chattanooga.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 7, 2014

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Roswell Invaders, 6 p.m., Roswell
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Vegas Boyz vs. Yo Momma, 5:45 p.m.; Vegas Boyz vs. Balls Deep, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Complex
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Lady Jags vs. Ice Cold Pitches, 5:45 p.m.; Hooters vs. Bud, 7 p.m., NMHU Cowgirl Field

    Tuesday
    Baseball

  • UPDATED: Plane crashes at Las Vegas airport

    Las Vegas police have identified the people whose plane crashed at the Las Vegas Municipal Airport Wednesday evening as a family from Minnesota.

    "The plane was landing and something went amiss," Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said.

  • Drilling law moving forward

    After years of debate over the types of regulations that San Miguel County should implement on oil and gas drilling here, the county appears to be close to concluding the process.

    “We’re in the homestretch,” Commission Chairman Nicolas Leger said.

    At a special San Miguel County Commission meeting last Saturday, the Los Angeles planning and zoning attorney hired by the county to help draft the ordinance announced that the county is hoping to adopt a final version by November.