Today's News

  • Heroes of adoption

    As November comes to a conclusion, so goes National Adoption Month, a time to highlight the need for children and youth in foster care to find permanent homes with loving adults. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, there are 107,000 young people in the U.S. waiting for such a home. A couple of weeks ago, however, there were six fewer kids in the system — thanks to the actions of a single man, an attorney in Farmington.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 30, 2011
  • Work of Art: ‘Your slip is showing’

    For years, Readers Digest carried a feature called “Pardon, Your Slip is Showing,” highlighting journalistic “slips” that appeared in the American press.

    When Las Vegas attempted a commercial airline and offered rides to families at a penny a pound, there were quite a few takers. But as interest dropped off, apparently the airline sponsored a promotion, which provided breakfast before each flight.

  • Cowboys chosen sixth; Harge has 60-29 record in three-plus seasons

    Joe Harge has done nothing but win since taking the helm of New Mexico Highlands University men’s basketball in 2008, and he’s looking to keep that going in 2011-12.

    His Cowboys went 19-8 overall and 15-7 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference last season, just missing a third consecutive 20-win mark. Harge inherited a program that had gone 1-25 in 2007-08, overhauled the roster and led Highlands to 20-8, 20-11 and 19-8 records over the last three seasons.

  • Cowgirls hoping for more upward mobility after nearing .500 mark

    If recent history is any indicator, Fort Lewis and Metro State figure to again battle it out for supremacy in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s basketball ranks, leaving everyone else to fight over third place.

    While it’s unclear whether her New Mexico Highlands team is ready to crash the party, coach Tiffany Darling may be feeling her squad is better than the 12th place prediction it received in a preseason poll.

  • Pinning predicament
  • Sighs of relief in NBA land

    By Tim Reynolds
    AP Sports Writer

    MIAMI — Surprise, relief, joy and even some caution.

    Such was the reaction of many NBA players and fans Saturday, amid news that the labor dispute which led to the cancellation of hundreds of games and threatened the entire season was nearing an end.

    No schedules are out, the collective bargaining agreement has not been drafted and formal votes on the deal remain unscheduled. Still, for the first time in months, optimism seemed to take the lead over pessimism on the NBA’s emotional scoreboard.

  • Suh’s reputation under fire

    The Associated Press

    DETROIT — Mean Joe Greene knows what it’s like to be regarded as a nasty player in the NFL.

    The Hall of Famer hopes Ndamukong Suh’s name doesn’t get stuck in the mud for the rest of his career.

    Suh snapped on Thanksgiving Day and stomped on Green Bay’s Evan Dietrich-Smith, adding fuel to the discussion of where the Detroit Lions defensive tackle ranks among the league's dirtiest players.

    San Francisco 49ers center Jonathan Goodwin said Suh is at the top of the list.

  • Third accuser targets Fine

    The Associated Press

    SYRACUSE, N.Y.  — Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim ran a closed practice Monday as sex abuse victims’ advocates questioned whether he should still coach following the firing of longtime assistant Bernie Fine, who has been accused of molestation by three men.

    As criticism swirled about Boeheim’s initial support of Fine and his verbal attacks on the accusers, the coach kept a low profile, seeking refuge in his office on the second floor of the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center.

  • Vegas woman places high in national fitness competition

    Stephanie Trujillo-Gonzales of Las Vegas earned a top 10 finish in the Ms. Bikini America’s Classic division and a 14th place in the fitness championship category on Nov. 19 in the Fitness America bodybuilding competition held in Las Vegas, Nev.

    Trujillo-Gonzales, 38, is a full-time registered nurse at Alta Vista Regional Hospital, a wife and mother of two. She attended West Las Vegas High and Luna Community College (then LVTI) before earning her bachelor of science in nursing from UNM in 2009.