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Today's News

  • Dons football team pushing forward

    There was a time in the fall of 2014 when the West Las Vegas football team found itself trailing Pojoaque Valley on the road, 21-0.

    “There would’ve been times (in years prior) when they would’ve given up at that point,” said WLV head coach Adrian Gonzales. “They would’ve thought ‘We can’t come back.’”

    Not this time.

    The Dons dug deep and rallied, somehow making a game of it before falling by just two points, 21-19, to the favored Elks.

  • Hold on, cowboy
  • Isotopes saluting fans this week at The Lab

    With the summer fading and another season of Pacific Coast League baseball waning, the Albuquerque Isotopes organization is inviting fans to one last hurrah.

    As the Isotopes conclude their final home- stand this week, the team and its sponsors are treating spectators to several promotional giveaways  and a couple of their popular fireworks shows.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 26, 2015

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. University of the Southwest, 1 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball
    • Mora Middle School vs. Questa, 4 p.m., Mora

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Monte del Sol, 3 and 5 p.m., RHS field

    Volleyball

  • Making a comeback - City police once again using Tasers

    Five years after then-Las Vegas police chief Gary Gold suspended the use of Tasers amid mounting criticism about their use, the devices have made a comeback to the Las Vegas Police Department.

    With the help of District Attorney Richard Flores’ office, the Las Vegas Police Department has launched a pilot program, purchasing four bright yellow Tasers. The Tasers, which are electroshock weapons, have been handed out to a lieutenant and three sergeants who supervise street officers.

  • Asbestos work planned at Municipal Court

    The city of Las Vegas has hired a contractor to conduct asbestos remediation work at Municipal Court, which is housed in a city building at 727 Grand Ave., that is also home to the city museum.

    City Manager Elmer Martinez said work would begin once the state issues a permit for the project. Once the permit is issued and the work begins, the project will likely take two or two-and-a-half weeks to complete.

  • Talk on small town economies is Tuesday

    By Sharon Vander Meer
    EDC

    Can small towns be cool? That’s the topic of a presentation by David Ivan, Ph.D., director of Michigan State University Extension, in Lansing, Mich. The “Economic Development in Small Rural Communities” forum will take place on Tuesday in the Plaza Hotel events room beginning at 11:45 a.m. Ivan is the keynote speaker. Also on the program is Terry Brunner, state director of USDA Rural Development, who will talk about economic sustainability from a New Mexico rural development perspective.

  • HU student helps develop LANL exhibit

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The science behind Arctic climate change will be more approachable at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Bradbury Science Museum, thanks to videos produced by a Highlands University media arts student.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 24, 2015

    In 1965
    Wednesday, Aug. 25 — Freshman applications for admission to Highlands University have reached an all-time high, according to James E. Connor, comptroller at HU. Eighteen percent of the applicants were denied admission to Highlands because they could not meet the high admission standards. More than 930 applications have been received. States other than New Mexico (211), with the highest number of applicants are: New York, 24; New Jersey, 18; California, 17; Illinois, 16; Texas, 12; and Hawaii, 10.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 24, 2015

    Magistrate Court to close
    Magistrate Court will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 26 through Friday, Aug. 28 as staff is attending the Magistrate Court Conference. Magistrate court will be open on Monday, Aug. 24 and Tuesday, Aug. 25 but will not have judges available on Tuesday, Aug. 25 as judges will be at the conference starting on Tuesday. Regular hours resume on Monday, Aug. 31.