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Today's News

  • Mora to host 3-on-3 hoops

    Two of the Mora Valley’s greatest passions — the sport of basketball and the community’s annual fiesta celebration — will be a part of one big event later this month.

    The Mora Fiestas Basketball Jam, a 3-on-3 tournament, will be held July 22-23 in conjunction with the annual Mora Fiestas. Games will be situated at Montoya Gym and adjacent courts on the Mora High School campus.

    The tournament will serve as a benefit for the Mora Valley Youth Basketball Program, organizers say.

  • Isotopes herd 'Cats, 4-3

    Their bullpen hasn’t always been exemplary this summer, but on Thursday night, the Albuquerque Isotopes got three innings of shutout baseball to close out a 4-3 victory over visiting Sacramento.

    Austin House, Zac Rosscup and Carlos Estevez combined to limit the River Cats to three hits, no walks and no runs in the final 3 1/3 innings. Estevez picked up a save, holding up  Shane Carpenter’s 11-hit, three-run start for the pitching win. Carpenter is 5-6.

    Every Isotope score proved crucial in a nip-and-tuck clash.

  • Golf clinic
  • Go Fish - July 9, 2017

    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.

    Catches of the week
    Charette Lakes: Cody Jaramillo, 13, of Las Vegas, caught a 16-inch rainbow trout June 27. He was using a Pistol Pete.

    Pecos River: Hailey Cde Vaca 8, of Santa Fe, caught her limit of rainbow trout July 2. She was fishing just above the Mora Campground and using salmon eggs.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 9, 2017

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes on All-Star Break
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes on All-Star Break
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

  • Former Superintendent files suit

    The former superintendent of Wagon Mound schools has filed a lawsuit against the district asking an Albuquerque district court judge to deliver a verdict that a three-year contract given to her in January is valid and to issue a temporary restraining order to ensure the board cannot cancel the contract.

  • Special host family program aids World College students

    By Gwen Albers
    Special to the Las Vegas Optic

    When Emil Munksgaard Grosen left Denmark nearly a year ago to attend an international high school in New Mexico, he found himself 5,000 miles away from his family.

    A first-year student at the United World College in Montezuma, Grosen soon discovered a new “family” in Las Vegas’ Mary Shipper and her husband, Tom Trigg, one of 94 getaway families for the 235 UWC students from more than 70 countries.

  • Martinez: More than 1 million increase in annual N.M. visitors

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE  — About a million more trips were made to New Mexico in 2016 than the previous year, breaking another tourism record for the state, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday.

    Speaking to tourism officials in Albuquerque, the Republican governor said 34.4 million trips were taken in New Mexico last year and that surpassed the previous record set in 2015.

  • Hail to Mother Nature
  • Trump chides Russia, but doesn’t condemn election meddling

    By Darlene Superville and Ken Thomas
    The Associated Press

    WARSAW, Poland  — On the eve of his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to confront “new forms of aggression” targeting the West and called for Moscow to stop fomenting unrest around the world. Yet he pointedly stopped short of condemning Russia for meddling in the U.S. election.