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Today's News

  • Censorship attempts must end

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The (Munster, Indiana) Times and was originally published on June 15.

    In the United States, as well as many foreign nations, freedom of the press is under attack.

  • A work of Art: A fine Dad’s Day tribute

    This unsolicited Father’s Day missive from my Denmark son, Stan Adam, might well be called “Work of Art’s Son.” I love the message and am printing it here in the hopes that readers will discover that some of its spirit will trigger memories of their own route to maturity:

  • At long last, a title for Cleveland

    By Tom Withers
    AP Sports Writer

    CLEVELAND — LeBron James stepped off the plane and into a blizzard of red-and-gold confetti before hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy. It gleamed in the bright summer sun, a symbol of hope and history.

    As promised, James brought home a championship, the one on hold the past 52 years.

    “This is for you, Cleveland,” James shouted into a microphone.

  • District tourneys open Sat. in Raton

    Las Vegas Optic

    District 4 Little League All-Star teams from Las Vegas and La Plaza will join counterparts from across northeastern New Mexico for tournaments starting this coming weekend in Raton.

    Opening ceremony is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Raton’s Little League complex.

    In 9-10 baseball, both local leagues will be represented, along with Raton, Santa Rosa, Springer and Taos.

    In 10-11 baseball, it’ll be La Plaza, LVLL, Raton and Taos.

  • Aces deck Isotopes

    Albuquerque squandered a 3-0 head start Monday afternoon, losing to Reno when Mike Freeman’s run off a Jack Reinheimer double in the top of the seventh broke a tie and held up as the game winner.

    It was the fourth defeat in as many games against the Aces, who dealt the Isotopes a rare home sweep.
    The Isotopes are playing at Fresno through Friday, then returning to The Lab on Saturday.

  • Baylor called haven for sex predators in latest lawsuit

    By Jim Vertuno
    The Associated Press

    AUSTIN, Texas — A federal lawsuit filed Monday against Baylor University accuses the nation’s largest Baptist school of creating a “hunting ground for sexual predators.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 22, 2016

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •District 4 Little League Tournaments, games TBA, Raton
    Softball

  • Grizzlies fall to top-ranked foe

    Las Vegas Optic

    Driving toward a league championship in their second season, the Las Vegas Grizzlies ran out of answers this past Sunday.
    The Duke City Marshals, the No. 1 seed in the semipro New Mexico Independent Football League, controlled their home playoff game in a 32-14 victory at Van Buren Middle School.

    That brought an end to Las Vegas’ sophomore campaign after the squad had achieved an 8-4 overall record.

  • Manager’s partner lands sweet job

    The longtime girlfriend of San Miguel County Manager Les Montoya was transferred earlier this year to a newly created job making nearly $9,800 more than the job description calls for.

    The position Stephanie Leger was moved to in February was neither posted nor advertised, and Leger doesn’t meet the education or work experience requirements listed in the job description.

  • Signing Off

    By Gwen Albers
    For The Optic

    Cathy Kahn’s daily routine starts with making coffee and tuning into disc jockey Martha Johnsen’s 6 a.m. KFUN radio program.

    Kahn’s not sure what future mornings at her Romeroville home will hold now that Johnsen, who joined the Las Vegas station 41 years ago, is retiring.

    “This is kind of like a death in a way,” a choked-up Kahn said Thursday. “Suddenly someone you’re used to every day will be gone. It’ll be sad without her.”