Today's News

  • Trustees vote to appoint committee

    The search for a new president of Luna Community College is under way.

    On Tuesday, the college’s board of trustees unanimously voted to appoint a committee to review and screen the applicants. The board is expected to name committee members during an Aug. 8 meeting.

    The committee will include community members the college’s regional area, Santa Rosa, Mora, and Springer. Members will also be from regional school districts and staff and faculty from the college.

    College trustees expect to have the permanent president in place by February.

  • Fire near Pecos was started by lightning

    A fire, ignited by a lightning strike Tuesday, remained small, but is being monitored closely by fire crews in the Pecos Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest, according to a release from the U.S. Forest Service.

    The fire began about six miles northeast of the village of Pecos near Cow Creek.

    The fire is in the burn scar from the 2000 Viveash Fire and is burning through slash and dead and down timber.

  • San Miguel, other N.M. counties to benefit from PILT

    WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S.  Sen. Tom Udall and Rep. Martin Heinrich recently announced that counties across New Mexico are receiving more than $38.5 million through the 2017 Payment in Lieu of Taxes program.

    Funding for this year’s PILT program was provided in the bipartisan budget agreement to fund the government through September as part of the Interior Department’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - July 21, 2017

    The Associated Press
    McCain has brain tumor
    Arizona Sen. John McCain says he’s grateful for the outpouring of support after his brain cancer diagnosis. He’s promising to be back soon.

    In a tweet Thursday, McCain says: “I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support — unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I’ll be back soon, so stand-by!”

  • Carpenter crafts a win

    Ryan Carpenter nailed down a victory in a good defensive matchup Wednesday night, and host Albuquerque improved to 50-47 by beating Tacoma 3-1.

    An announced crowd of 9,821 watched as Carpenter (7-6) held the Rainiers to one run on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts over seven innings. Relief pitchers Carlos Estevez and Zac Rosscup combined to allow just one base runner after that, with Rosscup recording his second save of the season.

  • La Plaza juniors aim for glory in Carlsbad

    Three wins away.

    La Plaza Little League can bring home the state championship in juniors (13-14) baseball with three victories this coming weekend at the Bob Forrest Sports Complex in Carlsbad.

    It’s already been a memorable season for the west-side juniors. La Plaza won the District 4 championship three weeks ago with a 9-1 victory over Las Vegas Little League in the final. La Plaza had to beat its crosstown rival as well as tournament host Santa Rosa — the only other team in the district bracket.

  • Moberg golf tourney is Aug. 5

    Registration is ongoing for the second Rey Moberg Memorial Golf Tournament, which is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 5, at Pendaries Golf Course in Rociada.

    The tournament, which will have a four-man scramble format, will have on-site registration and check-in at 8 a.m. that day, followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

    The cost to enter the tourney is $400 per team or $100 per player, with proceeds going toward the Rey Moberg Scholarship Fund. Donations are also being accepted.

  • Mud run in Mora for Fiestas

    If you’re not afraid to get your hands — or other parts — dirty, you can help Mora raise money for its athletic programs.

    A benefit mud run will be held at 11 a.m. this coming Saturday, July 22, at the Mora High School campus. The run has been scheduled to immediately follow the parade of the Mora Fiestas.

    The cost to participate is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

    “Come get dirty, have fun and help out,” said organizer Aaron Gallegos.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 21, 2017

    • State Little League tournaments: La Plaza juniors vs. Roadrunner, 6 p.m., Carlsbad
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 6:35 p.m., Salt Lake City
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    • State Little League tournaments, TBA
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 6:35 p.m., Salt Lake City

    • State Little League tournaments, TBA

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 21, 2017