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  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 19, 2016


  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 19, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Reading, writing and unconventional development

    Since the start of a new school year brings new adventures in education, and since reading and writing are essential to a good education, and since there’s a fair number people who have trouble with reading and writing, I offer up a case study — myself.

  • American hurdlers sweep

    The Associated Press

    RIO DE JANEIRO  — American Brianna Rollins started out fast and never looked back.

    Rollins led the U.S. sweep of the 100-meter hurdles at the Rio Games on Wednesday night, winning with 12.48 seconds.

    Though Rollins was unreachable, it came down to hundredths of seconds for the other two medals.

    Nia Ali had silver with 12.59 and Kristi Castlin had 12.61 for bronze.

  • Under the radar - NMHU picked eighth in RMAC football poll; Wolves remain favorite

    Jeff Mills and his Highlands Cowboys continue to operate largely under the radar as they build the football program.

    In a preseason coaches’ poll held in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Kickoff event earlier this month, NMHU was predicted to finish eighth among 11 league teams.

    That figure includes a pair of RMAC newcomers. South Dakota School of Mines will be playing its first season as a full member in the conference. Dixie State is joining the RMAC this fall as an associate member for the sport of football.

  • Late homer downs Isotopes on road

    Corey Brown’s two-run homer to right field sliced across the Oklahoma City sky Wednesday night, lifting his team past Albuquerque 3-2.

    That spoiled an otherwise stellar evening for the Isotopes’ pitching staff. Starter German Marquez held the Dodgers to one home run, one additional hit and three walks with six strikeouts through six complete innings. Then reliever Shane Carle fanned four and gave up just one hit and two walks in the next two frames.

  • Go Fish - Aug. 19, 2016

    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.

    Catch of the week
    Pecos River: Joshua Valdez, 9, of Santa Fe caught an 18-inch rainbow trout Aug. 7. He was fishing in the Terrero area and using worms.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 19, 2016

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Oklahoma City Dodgers, 6:05 p.m., Oklahoma City
    • City league games, including men’s division title game, 7 p.m., Rodriguez complex

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque


  • ‘A low blow’ to veterans

    A San Miguel County van used to transport veterans to and from medical appointments at the VA Hospital in Albuquerque is out of commission after a thief or thieves made off with parts from the van and ripped out wires over the weekend.

    San Miguel County Manager Les Montoya said the county has been forced to suspend the veterans transportation program until it can file an insurance claim and repair the damage that was done.

  • Thrills at Expo, Family Fun Day