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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 12, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Gary Johnson’s presidential bid gaining momentum

    Gary Johnson’s 15 minutes of fame has finally arrived.

    The former New Mexico governor and current Libertarian Party candidate for president is getting some attention by the national media as an alternative to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Polls are showing, and have been for some time now, that the majority of Americans don’t like Clinton or Trump, and Johnson’s subtle but important rise in the polls suggests that he, more so than Green Party candidate Jill Stein, is a legitimate third choice.

  • Help sought in banner project

    If you know a little something (or maybe more than that) about Robertson High School’s athletic history, your input may prove valuable.

    Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, director of co-curricular activities for the Las Vegas City Schools, is revamping the banner display at Mike Marr Gym, and he’s looking for the public’s assistance in ensuring an accurate and complete representation of Cardinal and Lady Cardinal teams recognized.

    Fulgenzi said the idea to fix and replace the existing set of banners came this past year as he surveyed the gymnasium.

  • Full Nelson
  • ‘Final Five’ grabs gold

    By Will Graves
    AP Sports Writer

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Martha Karolyi leaned forward, her hands clutching the railing in front of her seat. Knuckles white. Head tilted. Body tense.

    It didn’t matter that the U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team had already sewn up the team gold by the time three-time world champion Simone Biles saluted the floor exercise judges during the final event on Tuesday night.

  • Go Fish - Aug. 12, 2016

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Fishing report, August 9
    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow.

  • Aussies push Americans to wire

    By Brian Mahoney
    AP Sports Writer

    RIO DE JANEIRO  — The blowouts are over. The Olympics are under way.

    After nothing but pushovers this summer, the U.S. men’s basketball team faced someone who pushed back.

    “This is the real world now and that’s good for us,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said.

    Finally tested, Carmelo Anthony and Kyrie Irving had the answers.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 12, 2016

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 7:05 p.m., Colorado Springs

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 7:05 p.m., Colorado Springs

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 1:35 p.m., Colorado Springs
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Trinidad State (scrimmage), 2 p.m., Perkins Stadium

    MONDAY
    Baseball

  • Engaging the senses — ‘Rising Star,’ HU Media Arts department multisensory exhibit reception set for Friday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A multisensory museum exhibit that gives tribute to a Native American poet, musician and activist can be experienced by everyone — including those with disabilities — thanks to Highlands University media arts students.

    The reception for the exhibit Rising Star: A Tribute to John Trudell is Aug. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 166 Bridge St. The exhibit is open Aug. 8 through 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.

  • Cop shoots carjacking suspect

    A man wanted in connection with a carjacking near San Felipe Casino was shot by a state police officer in San Miguel County following a chase on Interstate 25.

    The suspect, 52-year-old William Wilson, suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was taken into custody, state police said in a news release. He is facing multiple charges related to both the carjacking and for trying to flee the police officer.