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  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 18, 2018

    Rain, blessed rain! It helps things grow and prosper, but one of the side-effects of excessive moisture has to do with the mayhem that results to paved surfaces. The recent weeks of rain and hail have wreaked havoc.

    Probably the most impacted area was where Cinder Road and Palo Verde meet, near Memorial Middle School. Indy 500 veteran and New Mexico native Al Unser himself would be unable to navigate the massive potholes.

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  • Dispatch New Mexico - The lives and legacies of our surviving governors

    Call this one of those where-are-they-now pieces, this one on former New Mexico governors. We still have five of them running around, you know.

    I saw former Gov. Bill Richardson the other day on television for the first time in a while, lending a reasonable voice to the insanity that is enveloping the showdown between North Korea and the United States.

    Rhetorically, it’s difficult to discern who’s crazier, Kim Jong-un or Donald Trump, but thankfully there are still voices of diplomacy still out there.

  • Dons on the rise

    Sept. 17, 2016, quickly turned into a party for young John Balizan and the West Las Vegas Dons.

    Balizan, pressed into solo starting duty as the Dons’ quarterback after an injury to the older Robbie Alarcon, found himself alone at the controls.

    He didn’t shy away from the pressure. He thrived on it.

    Balizan completed 11-of-16 passes for 254 yards, including an 81-yard bomb to fellow freshman Estevan Gonzales. That strike was one of three touchdown throws for Balizan as West went on to a 56-23 victory at Albuquerque Academy.

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  • Doggone it! Losses to El Paso Chihuahuas have Isotopes mired in three-way dogfight


    The dog days of summer have taken a sudden bite out of the Albuquerque Isotopes.

    The El Paso Chihuahuas hopped momentarily ahead of the Topes in the Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern standings on Wednesday, winning their second head-to-head meeting in as many nights with a 2-1 score.

  • Early ticket sale for West grid opener

    Advance ticket sales have been announced for the West Las Vegas football team’s season and home opener vs. Moriarty.

    Tickets will be sold from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24 and Friday, Aug. 25, at the Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Tickets are $5 for adults; $3 for students and senior citizens.

    The Dons-Pintos game is set for a 7 p.m. kickoff on Friday, Aug. 25, at the Herrera Complex.

    Due to ongoing construction of the new football bleachers, West Las Vegas will be using the east side bleachers for fans of both teams.

  • Deadline nears for golf fiesta

    The deadline to submit entries for the Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association upcoming Fiesta de Golf is Aug. 23.

    The ABCD scrambles format tournament will be held at Gene Torres Golf Course on Wednesday, Aug. 30. Registration starts at 8 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Breakfast, goodie bags, door prizes, lunch and a silent auction as well as carts and 18-hole greens fee, longest drive, team and closest to the pin prizes are all included for a $60 fee.  

  • Details fill in for big fight

    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor got their wish to fight in smaller gloves, but not before being chastised by a Nevada boxing official for using the issue to hype their fight later this month.

    Nevada boxing regulators on Wednesday gave the two fighters an exemption to a rule requiring 10-ounce gloves for fights at 154 pounds, approving 8-ounce gloves for the Aug. 26 bout. Representatives of both fighters appeared before the Nevada State Athletic Commission to request the waiver.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 18, 2017

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    • City league games, 6:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento River Cats, 8:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.
    • Las Vegas Outlaws 9-10 vs. Aurora (Colo.) Cougars, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento River Cats, 6:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.