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Today's News

  • U.S. soccer gets a reality check

    By Ronald Blum
    AP Sports Writer
    SAO PAULO — Turns out Jurgen Klinsmann was right: The United States isn’t ready to win the World Cup.
    The Americans were eliminated in the round of 16 for the second straight tournament. They’ve been ranked 13th or 14th every month since September, which means their exit was pretty much at the stage it’s expected to be.
    “Clearly it gives you the message you have a lot of work still ahead of you,” the U.S. coach said Wednesday, a day after the 2-1 loss to Belgium in extra time.

  • Isotopes add power hitter Peterson

    Albuquerque Isotopes and Optic staff reports
    Infielder and outfielder Brock Peterson joined the Albuquerque Isotopes following the first game of a doubleheader at El Paso this evening, and in a corresponding move, outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker was sent to Double-A Chattanooga.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 7, 2014

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Roswell Invaders, 6 p.m., Roswell
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Vegas Boyz vs. Yo Momma, 5:45 p.m.; Vegas Boyz vs. Balls Deep, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Complex
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Lady Jags vs. Ice Cold Pitches, 5:45 p.m.; Hooters vs. Bud, 7 p.m., NMHU Cowgirl Field

    Tuesday
    Baseball

  • UPDATED: Plane crashes at Las Vegas airport

    Las Vegas police have identified the people whose plane crashed at the Las Vegas Municipal Airport Wednesday evening as a family from Minnesota.

    "The plane was landing and something went amiss," Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said.

  • Drilling law moving forward

    After years of debate over the types of regulations that San Miguel County should implement on oil and gas drilling here, the county appears to be close to concluding the process.

    “We’re in the homestretch,” Commission Chairman Nicolas Leger said.

    At a special San Miguel County Commission meeting last Saturday, the Los Angeles planning and zoning attorney hired by the county to help draft the ordinance announced that the county is hoping to adopt a final version by November.

  • Fiesta Royalty - Queen will be crowned tonight

    Later this evening either Sonia Castillo or Rebecca Trujillo will be crowned this year’s Fiesta Queen.

    The coronation takes place following the fiesta mass, which begins at 5 p.m. today (Friday) at Immaculate Conception Church. After the mass the newly crowned reina along with her princesa will make their way to Plaza Park. Joining them will be members of the fiesta oversight committee, and fiesta royalty from Santa Fe, Taos and Española. Later that evening, the Fiesta Queen’s dinner and dance will take place at El Rialto.

  • Banner stirs controversy
  • Fire danger sparks firework concerns

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    The fire season has been relatively mild across the West this year, but officials in New Mexico are doing what they can to rein in the use of fireworks given the dry conditions and high fire danger plaguing both states.

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has been pushing hard for cities and counties to restrict the use of fireworks with local ordinances.

  • Looking Back - July 4, 2014

    In 1964

    Monday, July 6 — Although there were a few familiar Democratic faces missing, more than 500 party faithful crowded into University Hall Thursday night to listen to Gov. Jack Campbell pay tribute to Apolonio Duran, chairman of the San Miguel County Democratic Central Committee, and to outline the accomplishments of the party, in the nation and state, during the past two years. There have been local efforts to unseat Duran as chairman.
     

  • Looking ahead - News - July 4, 2014

    Fiesta parade is Saturday

    The annual fiesta parade will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Second Street and Mills Avenue. From there, the parade will go west on Baca Avenue, south on Sixth Street, west on Douglas Avenue, north on 12th Street and west on Bridget Street. It will end on the Plaza.