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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 23, 2014
  • Just a Thought - May the winds be always at your back

    By Rick Kraft

  • Train Robbers dip to fourth

    Dropping their second game in as many nights to begin a series at White Sands in Alamogordo, the Las Vegas Train Robbers sank to fourth place in the Pecos League Northern Division on Friday.

    It was the fourth consecutive loss for the Train Robbers and their sixth in seven games.

    Las Vegas is 12-22 under first-year manager D.J. Stinsman.

    White Sands is the last-place team in the Southern but actually owns a better record (15-21) than all but the top two clubs in the North (Santa Fe and Trinidad).

  • Isotopes on tour in Midwest

    Albuquerque’s road swing in the Midwest has brought mixed results thus far, with two wins, one loss and one losing effort interrupted by bad weather.

  • Winging it
  • Teams from Americas surprising foes in Cup

    By John Leicester
    AP Sports Writer
    RIO DE JANEIRO — The World Cup of surprises is turning into a sweet samba party for teams from the Americas.
    Having already stunned one former world champion, little Costa Rica shocked another on Friday and sent a third one home. Then the French exploded with five goals against their Swiss neighbors. In the evening game, Ecuador downed Honduras 2-1.

  • Security beefed up in Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO  — Six hundred additional military police was to be assigned to Sunday’s World Cup match at Rio’s Maracana stadium between Belgium and Russia after almost 100 un-ticketed Chilean fans rampaged through the stadium’s media center before the last game.
    Colonel Jose Luis Castro, head of military police for Rio de Janeiro state, said Friday the reinforcements would be used to beef up the 2,500 military police that had already been assigned to the game.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 23, 2014

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Iowa Cubs, 11:05 a.m., Des Moines, Iowa
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Yo Momma vs. Hackers, 5:45 p.m.; Balls Deep vs. Tecolote, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Complex
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Bud vs. Lady Hackers, 5:45 p.m.; Ice Cold Pitches vs. Lady Jags, 7 p.m., NMHU field

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton Osos, 6 p.m., Raton

  • Man facing murder charge

    A 39-year-old man is dead and another man is facing a murder charge following a stabbing early Tuesday morning on the 2400 block of Dahlia Street, near Mills.

    David Jude Lucero, also 39, is being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center in lieu of a $250,000 cash bond. He has been charged with one count of second-degree murder.

    The victim, Raymond A. Chavez, died at the scene.

  • Making the Grade - Teacher creates math whizzes

    Most of us can remember a teacher who inspired us during our school years. For some Memorial Middle School students, that teacher just may be Jeffery Houdek.

    Houdek goes out of his way to get his students excited about math, and his efforts are paying dividends in the form of high scores his students received on state end-of-course exams.

    Math is a subject that many despise. Imagine teaching Algebra to teens who often question why they need to learn about the Pythagorean Theorem or quadratic equations.