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Today's News

  • Lobo women’s soccer issues apology

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE  — The University of New Mexico women’s soccer team has apologized for a hazing case that sent two players to the hospital for excessive alcohol intoxication.

    The team said Monday in a statement that players are sorry for disappointing the school and the city of Albuquerque, and will try to use the embarrassment as a learning opportunity.

  • Fantasy games drawing scrutiny

    The Associated Press

    Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 27, 2014

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Oklahoma City RedHawks, 6:05 p.m., Oklahoma City, Okla.
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys vs. Clovis, 3 p.m., RHS field

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Portales, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium

  • Lujan picked for East board

    The Las Vegas City Schools board has a new member.

    The board voted Thursday evening to appoint Leroy Lujan to the post left vacant by the resignation of board member Ernesto Salazar. Salazar resigned from the board in late July, saying he has a job in another city and a family member who is ill.

    Lujan was one of seven candidates to apply for the position, although one of the seven applicants withdrew prior to the board vote.

  • Fun at the Faire
  • Rec center moves up on priority list

    The Las Vegas City Council, by a 3-0 vote on Wednesday, gave its approval to moving the swimming pool reroof and repair project for the Abe Montoya Recreation Center up to No. 2 on its list of priorities.

    The project has been on the city’s priority list for years, though it hasn’t ranked very high in the past. Last year, for example, it was ranked No. 26.

  • Potholes problem for city, county

    Las Vegas Optic

    Heavy rainstorms throughout the summer have left city and county road crews scrambling to fix all of the potholes that have popped up.

    “We realize we have a problem with our streets,” Mayor Alfonso Ortiz acknowledged at Wednesday’s Council meeting. He said part of the issue is that the city is having problems accessing materials needed to fix the potholes.

  • Suit seeks to halt deportations

    By Russell Contreras
    and Alicia A. Caldwell
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A coalition of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the quick deportation of Central American women and children, saying immigrants at a New Mexico detention center don’t have proper access to lawyers and are being forced to clean restrooms and retell stories of violence and rape in front of children.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Aug. 25, 2014

    The Associated Press
    Gov candidates agree to debates

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and Democratic challenger Gary King have agreed to televised gubernatorial debates in October, including one by a Spanish-language TV station.
    Martinez campaign spokesman Chris Sanchez and King campaign manager Keith Breitbach confirmed Thursday the candidates will participate in debates Oct. 6 by Univision affiliate KLUZ-TV and Oct. 19 by KOAT-TV and the Albuquerque Journal.

  • Sunrise ... Sunset - Aug. 25, 2014

    6:28 a.m. to 7:37 p.m.