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Today's News

  • Dear Teacher - July 23, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My kids are already getting bored with summer vacation, please send me some boredom busters. — Avoiding Boredom

    Answer: It doesn’t take too long for children to lament, “I’m bored.” Here are some ideas to put more fun into the long summer holidays and possibly more learning.

  • Long ball back in vogue

    ALBUQUERQUE — Three Isotopes hit home runs on Thursday, and the team scored six times in the bottom of the first inning to take a 6-1 lead, but that display of offensive firepower wasn’t enough to guarantee victory.

    The Tacoma Rainiers (48-50) eventually took the three-hour, nine-minute shootout 14-11, connecting for five home runs of their own and salvaging a win in a series they’d already lost.

  • NMHU soccer to host camp in Farmington

    New Mexico Highlands University women’s soccer program is hosting a camp for high school players on July 28-29, 2017 at Farmington High School.

    Campers will have two sessions a day. Sessions include technical work, tactical work, goalkeepers sessions, and Q&A. The cost to register is $70.

    For more information, see the NMHU athletics website, nmhucowboys.com and links on the women’s soccer page.

    The Cowgirls plan a scrimmage vs. Trinidad State on Aug. 13.

  • Go Fish - July 23, 2017

    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.

    Catches of the week
    Pecos River: Glenn Arnett of Albuquerque caught a 22-inch, 6.2-pound rainbow trout July 14. He was fishing above Terrero and using a Pecos Special.

    Fishing report, July 18
    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 23, 2017

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • State Little League tournaments, TBA
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Salt Lake City

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 6:35 p.m., Salt Lake City
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Omaha Storm Chasers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    WEDNESDAY

  • City council rejects its own refugee resolution

    After more than one hour of public input, the Las Vegas City Council took action on a so-called “sanctuary city” resolution during Wednesday’s regular monthly meeting.

    In its standing-room-only chamber at city hall, the council voted 3-1 to disapprove Resolution 17-27 — a non-binding declaration of support for resettlement of refugees, as part of a national effort to resettle the “most vulnerable” refugees.

  • Weather - July 21, 2017

    Friday

    HIGH 88°/ LOW 56°
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:01 a.m. to 8:13 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 83° / LOW 55°
    A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:02 a.m. to 8:12 p.m.

  • Que Pasa - July 21, 2017

    7.21.2017
    FRIDAY

    7:30 p.m.
    Carl Bernstein and Marilyn Priddy will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Palms Ballroom. They will be playing selections from their recently released CD, “Somewhere Under the Rainbow.” Admission is $8 per adults, children get free admission.

    7.22.2017
    SATURDAY

    8 p.m.

  • Getting in touch with nature
  • Green shoulders: NM 434 a mammoth project

    There are some awkward components to the widening New Mexico Highway 434.

    Between steep hills, sharp corners and a wide variety of ecosystems, plants and wildlife, the highway, especially between Guadalupita and the Black Lakes south of Angel Fire, require some difficult adjustments to improve roads — and some careful considerations.

    While a multi-year, multi-phase project along NM 434 is focused only on a small area in terms of location, it encompasses several worlds in the types of terrain and living beings in the area.