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Today's News

  • Go Fish - Oct. 24

    Fishing report, Oct. 21

    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. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    CATCH OF THE WEEK: At Red River, Oct. 18, Josh Anspach-Hanson of Albuquerque caught and released a 23-inch rainbow trout and two others over 20 inches. He was using prince nymphs and poundmeisters.

  • Royals get even in intense Game 2

    The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Kansas City Royals streamed from their dugout, the San Francisco Giants from their own. And for a tense moment in the sixth inning Wednesday night, Kauffman Stadium was consumed by chaos.

    The one thing that was clear? The World Series suddenly had some life.

  • NMHU soccer to host No. 8 Metro

    The No. 8 ranked program in NCAA Division II women’s soccer will be in town Sunday, looking to derail a hot New Mexico Highlands team as the postseason draws close.

    NMHU (8-3-3 overall, 5-2-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) hosts Metro State for a 1 p.m. kickoff at Perkins Stadium.

    The Cowgirls, coached by Justin Wagar, have not lost in the month of October, winning four matches and earning draws in two other contests, including a scoreless tie vs. then-No. 4 ranked Colorado School of Mines on Oct. 3.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Oct. 24, 2014

    Friday
    Football
    • West Las Vegas at Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Jacona
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Colorado Mesa, 4 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.

    Saturday
    Cross country
    • West Las Vegas at Eldorado, 8 a.m., Albuquerque
    Football
    • NMHU at Adams State, noon, Alamosa, Colo.
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. Santa Fe Prep, 4 p.m., TBA
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Adams State, 7 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.

  • FYI - Sports - Oct. 24

    Badminton players wanted
    Are you interested in learning or playing badminton?  New badminton players are invited to come to the Abe Montoya Rec Center every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. to learn and play badminton. No experience in badminton necessary.
     

  • BREAKING: Montoya convicted

    UPDATE: A San Miguel County Jury convicted Joseph "Wicked" Montoya of second-degree murder and other charges in the May 18, 2013 slaying of Angel Arroyo. In convicting Montoya of second-degree murder jurors opted not to convict him of the more serious charge of first-degree murder. For more on the verdict pick up a copy of Friday's Optic.

  • Final debate for Martinez, King

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE— Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and Democratic hopeful Attorney General Gary King stuck to their talking points Sunday evening, offering no surprises about where they stood on the key issues facing New Mexico while they traded jabs during their final televised debate.

    Martinez referred to King as a politician who has supported tax hikes in the past and would likely do so again. He said she wasn’t being truthful with New Mexicans and hasn’t done enough to turn the state around.

  • Early voting
  • Warden given new contract

    The man who has overseen the San Miguel County Detention center for the last decade will remain in that role another two years under the terms of a contract approved unanimously by the Commission last week.

    Warden Patrick Snedeker’s new contract comes with an annual salary of $75,943, which is a 6 percent increase from the salary listed in the contract the Commission approved for him in 2012.

    Several commissioners praised Snedeker for his management of the jail, saying that the way he operates the facility reduces the county’s liability.

  • Imus’ Ribera-area ranch up for sale

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A northern New Mexico cattle ranch belonging to radio personality Don Imus is on the market for $32 million.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the 2,400-acre ranch near the small community of Ribera and about 45 miles east of Santa Fe has been used to benefit children afflicted by cancer.

    The 74-year-old Imus says he is selling the property to support charitable foundations with the sale proceeds.

    He says he hopes to sell the ranch to a group interested in continuing the goal of benefiting kids.