Today's News

  • The 12th man: Preseason edition
  • RHS girls’ defense solid in opener

    In keeping with recent tradition, new Robertson girls’ soccer coach Ian Williamson used an early match with Class 5A Clovis, one of the sturdier programs in the state’s largest classification, as a barometer for the Lady Cardinals’ strength.

    “I’m not disappointed with our score,” Williamson said after the Lady Cards lost 1-0 at Clovis on Saturday afternoon.

  • Four ‘Topes all-league honorees

    Four Albuquerque baseball players — the most of any club in the league — have been selected to the All-Pacific Coast League Team for 2012.

    Ace pitcher John Ely, reliever Josh Wall and position players Jerry Sands and Tim Federowicz were named to the squad, which was announced Monday.

    PCL managers decide on the All-PCL team, along with the league’s MVP, Pitcher of the Year and Manager of the Year — awards expected later in the week.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - August 29, 2012

    • NMHU women vs. St. Edward’s, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • West Las Vegas (A,B) at Peñasco, 5 p.m., Peñasco

    Cross country
    • NMHU at Lobo Invite, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Pecos at Lobo Invite, 5 p.m., Albuquerque
    • Robertson vs. Portales, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas at Socorro, 7 p.m., Socorro

  • $1.2M phone system forgotten

    The West Las Vegas School District in 2009 spent $1.2 million for a new telephone system and to have it installed, but it never received what it paid for.

    And school district officials didn’t even realize it until recently. It actually took a consultant to figure out that the system the district paid for was never installed.

  • The gift of music - New program aids East musicians

    Las Vegas City Schools has launched a program aimed at helping students experience the world of music.

    The SMILE program — which stands for student musical instrument loan exchange — was initiated this year to provide students with musical instruments to use during their school years.

  • Aragon elected chief judge

    Six years after becoming a district judge Abigail Aragon is taking over as chief judge of the 4th Judicial District.

    Aragon begins her three-year term today, outgoing Chief Judge Matthew Sandoval announced last week. Sandoval said he, Aragon and Judge Eugenio Mathis had previously reached a consensus that the chief judge post would be rotated.

    “I personally think she’s going to be a good chief judge,” Sandoval said.

  • Graduation at risk for many students

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — More than 40 percent of New Mexico’s high school seniors still need to pass the state’s exit exam if they are to earn their diplomas without jumping through additional hoops.

    About 10,000 students statewide failed the test when they took it as juniors, a number The Albuquerque Journal reports amounts to a 43 percent failure rate. They’ll have a second chance to take the assessment exam in October.

  • Mora fallout
  • Armstrong’s small step a giant leap for humanity

    By Seth Borenstein
    AP Science Writer

    WASHINGTON — When man first harnessed fire, no one recorded it. When the Wright Brothers showed man could fly, only a handful of people witnessed it. But when Neil Armstrong took that first small step on the moon in July 1969, an entire globe watched in grainy black-and-white from a quarter million miles away

    We saw it. We were part of it. He took that “giant leap for mankind” for us.