Today's News

  • Go Fish: Friday, June 8

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the week
    Conchas Lake: Joshua Sped, age 13, of Albuquerque, caught a 2-pound white bass May 28. He was using shrimp. Todd Castle of Albuquerque caught a 5-pound largemouth bass June 3. He was using a Texas rigged senko.

  • Little Leagues' title games this weekend

    Both of the Meadow City’s Little Leagues are hosting a round of championship games this weekend, as regular-season action in both leagues’ Majors baseball and softball divisions wrap up.

    Las Vegas Little League will have its softball tournament final at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Keyes Park, teams to be determined. Then the LVLL Majors baseball final will follow at 7:30 p.m.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, June 8-12

    FRIDAY (June 8)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Omaha Storm Chasers, 6:05 p.m., Omaha, Neb.
    • Little League games, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park


    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Omaha Storm Chasers, 6:05 p.m., Omaha, Neb.

    • La Plaza Little League games, 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Rodriguez Park


  • Highlands alumna receives ‘Teacher Who Inspires’ honor

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    A Highlands University alumna named for a 2018 “Teachers Who Inspire” award said success at teaching middle school math is about relationships, not just numbers.

    Melissa Romero, a seventh- and eighth-grade math teacher at El Camino Real Academy in Santa Fe Public Schools for the past four years, received the Partners in Education Foundation honor, and a $1,500 check, in May.

  • Morales, Colón win primaries; longtime lawmakers ousted

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Two incumbent New Mexico lawmakers have lost primary bids to Democratic challengers, including a Santa Fe-area representative who fought accusations of sexual harassment.

    Democratic voters on Tuesday nominated Andrea Romero of Santa Fe to replace Rep. Carl Trujillo in a race with no Republican challenger. Trujillo denies a former lobbyist's harassment allegations, which a panel of four lawmakers and an outside attorney are investigating.

  • Firefighters clear containment lines around Ute Park fire

    UTE PARK (AP) — Firefighters anticipating a return to dangerous weather conditions are clearing containment lines around a northern New Mexico wildfire that has burned 57.2 2 square miles of forest and threatened two rural communities.

    Cimarron residents were allowed Monday to return home but smaller Ute Park on the other side of the fire remains evacuated.

    A storm Sunday slowed the fire’s growth but the fire’s incident management team says fire activity is expected to increase this week due to a high pressure system building from the south.

  • Lujan Grisham wins Democratic primary for governor

    By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press

    SANTA FE  — New Mexico Democrats chose three-term Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham as their gubernatorial nominee in hopes of reclaiming the state’s top office after two terms of Republican control.

    U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce ran unopposed for the Republican nomination and moved on to November’s general election. Republican Gov. Susana Martinez cannot run for a consecutive third term.

  • Ditching with impunity

    Maybe it’s my longing for moisture amid dire drought conditions for the long term. Maybe it’s simply that the smattering of tiny raindrops a few days ago made me yearn for the rainier seasons.

    But here it is: June, and that makes me wonder why Mother Nature failed to bring February bowers, April showers or May flowers.
    Even the March winds, virtually guaranteed each year,  let us down.

    We can store much of the recent moisture in a thimble. I admit, however, that Sunday’s rainfall was welcome.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, June 6, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

  • Mora County: George Trujillo, incumbent sheriff out

    A couple of new faces will be among Mora County leaders next year, as a pair of officials were ousted in Tuesday's Democratic nomination primary in unofficial results.

    In Commission District 2, George A. Trujillo lost his seat to Frank Maestas, who beat him by a 785-679 count. Randall J. Regensberg was third in the race, which had no Republicans on the other side of the primary, with 192 votes.