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  • ‘Miss ya, Dennis Mitchell’

    He said “Pvt. Trujillo, everybody in this platoon is out of step but you.”

    As you parse this sentence, don’t even think of construing the drill sergeant’s criticism as a bushel of compliments.

    The sergeant who was so free with the comments, a man by the name of Brewster, actually was referring to someone else, another Trujillo. And besides, by that time I was no longer a private in the Gallup National Guard but what we called an Sp.3, a rank slightly higher than a measly private.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

  • Cowgirl tracksters in Charlotte for outdoor nationals

    The purple caps and gowns are back in storage, and the summer session at New Mexico Highlands is days away.

    But the NMHU women’s track and field team isn’t quite ready to call it a spring just yet.

    The Cowgirls and head coach Bob DeVries are on their way to Charlotte, N.C., for this weekend’s NCAA Division II outdoor nationals, hunting for medals and looking to expand upon more than four dozen All-American honors.

  • DeVries' success is no mystery

    In his 26th year as a head coach at New Mexico Highlands, Bob DeVries has become rather adept at scoring cross country and track and field meets on the fly, while they’re still under way.

    As he coached the Cowgirls in this month’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference outdoor championships in Golden, Colo., DeVries tallied the points his athletes earned in each event, marking their progress to what would be an eventual league title.He even likened the skill to counting cards in the casino, like “Rain Man.”

  • Isotopes inch closer to Bees

    A pair of sacrifice flies — one by Josh Fuentes, the other by Stephen Cardullo — lifted the Albuquerque Isotopes to a 6-4 win over Salt Lake on Monday in the opener of a four-game set at Isotopes Park.

    The win allowed Albuquerque (24-21) to chip into Salt Lake’s lead in the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific Southern Division to start a pivotal series at The Lab. The Bees (25-20) saw their edge reduced to one game.

  • Cavs draw even with Celtics; James nets 44

    By Tom Withers
    The Associated Press

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, May 23-26

    WEDNESDAY (May 23)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Little League games, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    Track and field

  • Highlands Regents approve new accounting policy

    At an April 27 meeting, the Highlands University Board of Regents approved a broad financial accounting policy for the university’s business office that the NMHU president said will have a positive impact on both micro and macro levels.

  • District hourly salary minimum boosted to $9

    Salaries were the main focus in budget talks by the Las Vegas City Schools Board of Education monthly meeting Thursday night, as they approved a $9-per-hour salary for all employees for 2018-19 school year.
    Except for five maintenance employees making $10, all others made $8 an hour.

  • Abq. man likely drowned at Conchas Lake

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor
    New Mexico State Police said this week a man is suspected of having drowned at Conchas Lake in eastern San Miguel County — although it could take some time before his body is found.