Today's News

  • Dispatch New Mexico - Music ties cultures, regions together

    “There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.” — Pythagoras

    Math, it’s been said, is the language of the universe. But when it comes to the human experience, music is the tie that binds.

  • Isotopes split with 51s

    Albuquerque split the first two games of its road trip to Las Vegas, Nev., opening with a 6-2 win over the division-leading 51s on Thursday before falling 9-6 on Friday night at Cashman Field.

    Las Vegas (67-54 as of Saturday) leads the Pacific Coast League’s American Southern Division
    Albuquerque is 55-65.

    The series will conclude at 8:05 p.m. Monday. The Isotopes return to The Lab for an eight-game homestand beginning with a 6:35 start Tuesday night against Memphis.

  • Campbell: Fullback with Chiefs

    The dream continues for Jordan Campbell.

    The former New Mexico Highlands University football standout is pursuing a second chance of landing a spot in the National Football League this fall, even if it means switching positions.

    Campbell is getting repetitions as a fullback with the Kansas City Chiefs after signing a free agency deal with the organization in the offseason.

  • Tough to achieve dynasty in NFL

    By Howard Fendrich
    AP Pro Football Writer

    The NFL does what it can via the draft, salary cap, free agency and, coming soon, expanded playoffs to engineer a sense of parity, making each team and each fan base believe it has a chance to win on any given Sunday — and to reach any season’s Super Bowl.

    Those efforts might finally have brought about the death of dynasties: It’s been a decade since the New England Patriots won the 2003 and 2004 titles, the longest stretch without a repeat champion in nearly a half-century of Super Bowls.

  • Judge rules against NCAA in landmark case

    By Tim Dahlberg
    AP Sports Writer

    College football and basketball players could be in line for paydays worth thousands of dollars once they leave school after a landmark ruling Friday that may change the way the NCAA does business.

    A federal judge ruled that the NCAA can’t stop players from selling the rights to their names, images and likenesses, striking down NCAA regulations that prohibit them from getting anything other than scholarships and the cost of attendance at schools.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 11, 2014

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 11, 2014

    RHS, MMS cross country
    RHS and Memorial cross country practice will begin at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11.
    High school practice will be at RHS track. Middle school practice will be at the middle school track. Students  grades 9-12 are encouraged to come to the high school, and students grades 6-8 are encouraged to come to the middle school to join the cross country teams. Physicals need to be done ASAP.

    Memorial football

  • Another day, another blaze

    The Inn of Las Vegas — the once popular Las Vegas hotel that for years was the go-to venue for wedding receptions and other special occasions — was destroyed by fire Tuesday.

    It was the second fire in Las Vegas in four days. Early Saturday morning, someone doused the door at Municipal Court with gasoline and lit it on fire. Firefighters were able to extinguish that blaze before it did much damage.

  • Girls of summer - Dream season ends in regional final

    SANTA FE — Their bright, young eyes welled up with tears. Here and there in the dugout, girls sobbed.
    It wasn’t supposed to end this way.

    But one bad day was enough to bring an end to a summer’s worth of hard work and dreams of World Series glory.

    The Las Vegas juniors softball team — playing as Team New Mexico after cruising to a second straight state championship — lost twice to Team West Texas, a group out of Eagle Pass, Texas, in Wednesday’s Southwest Regional championship.

  • Rec Center roof damage extensive

    Three months after fierce winds ripped off a portion of the roof at the city’s Abe Montoya Recreation Center the damage has yet to be repaired, which means the popular swimming pool remains closed to the public.

    The months-long closure of the pool has created a domino effect, resulting in low traffic at the rec center on Sundays. That, in turn, prompted the recreation center to close its doors on Sundays, frustrating many of the people who visit the center on weekends for workouts.

    There’s good news and bad news for patrons of the recreation center.