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  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - June 10, 2016

    THUMBS UP! STILL NATIONAL CHAMPS!
    For the second year in a row, the New Mexico Highlands University Vatos have won the national championship in “sevens” rugby. The Vatos pulled off the victory in Philadelphia this past weekend, completing a sweep of the National Small College Rugby Organization’s national sevens bracket. What this team has been able to accomplish in the last few years has been amazing. We applaud the Vatos for their hard work and determination and for the positive publicity they have brought to Highlands University and Las Vegas.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 10, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Ali! — and Jack Johnson and Donald Trump

    As I think back on Mu-hammad Ali and his impact on American culture in the aftermath of his demise, I’m stuck by a couple of comparisons. Specifically, Jack Johnson and Donald Trump come to mind, and I’ll get to that in a few paragraphs.

    Ali transcended his professional boxing career by thrusting himself head-first into the struggles of his time. If you remember him in his prime, you know he was not only a great boxer, he was also a polarizing figure:

  • North-South fest begins

    All-star weekend is here — actually in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho — and a number of locals will be participating in at least one North-South competition.

    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association is staging most of the annual North-South games between Thursday and Saturday. According to the organization, some 349 all-star athletes — all selected from the just-graduated Class of ‘16 — will converge on the Albuquerque-Rio area. So will 20 head coaches, 50 assistants and 52 officials.

  • Cleveland looking to get even

    The Associated Press

    CLEVELAND — Crawling on the floor after a loose ball, LeBron James gathered himself and quickly got to his feet.

    He stood tall, and so did the Cavaliers.

    James had 32 points and 11 rebounds, Kyrie Irving added 30 points and Cleveland, pushed for 48 minutes by a delirious, championship-starved crowd, hammered the Golden State Warriors 120-90 in Game 3 on Wednesday night to pull within 2-1 in the NBA Finals.

  • Miller nixes $114M deal

    The Associated Press

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  — Super Bowl MVP Von Miller’s camp has rejected a contract proposal that would have made him the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

    The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of negotiations, said Miller’s representatives rejected a six-year, $114.5 million offer that included $39.8 million in guarantees in the first two years.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 10, 2016

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    Football

  • Victory: Varela, Martinez, Najar take Commission posts

    Two political newcomers walked away from Tuesday’s primary election with victories in their respective San Miguel County Commission races.

    In District 2, Janice Varela of Pecos defeated opponents Oliver Perea and Rosendo B. Sandoval. In District 4, Maria L. Martinez defeated former state representative Richard D. Vigil.

    Also claiming victory was former magistrate judge Chris A. Najar, who defeated former commissioner Kenneth C. Medina and Tobias Medina Jr. in the District 5 Commission race.

  • Clinton clinches nomination

    By Julie Pace and Lisa Lerer
    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Claiming her place in history, Hillary Clinton declared victory Tuesday night in her bruising battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the first woman to lead a major American political party and casting herself as the beneficiary of generations who fought for equality.

    Clinton won Democratic primaries in New Mexico, New Jersey and South Dakota, three of the six states voting Tuesday.

    The California primary remained too close to call.

  • Stefanics winning in Senate race

    Elizabeth “Liz” Stefanics was winning in the race for the District 39 Senate Seat with 32 of 41 precincts reporting.

    If she maintains her lead in the four-way battle for the Democratic nod, Stefanics will go on to face Republican incumbent Theodore Barela in November.

    Stefanics, a 65-year-old from Santa Fe, led the four-way contest with 38.5 percent of the vote. Mike Dale Anaya was second with 22.6 percent. Ambrose Castellano was third with 20.9 percent. Hugh Ley was fourth with  18 percent.