Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 17, 2013
  • Work of Art — Zip-adee-do, Dad!

    “Nice going, Hemingway!” I thought to myself as this 230-pound body, tethered to a harness, sped down a slope called Inspiration Point, near Branson, Mo.

    Imagine a 75-year-old man fantasizing about running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, a subject Ernest Hemingway wrote about, or in the style of George Plimpton, imagining that an average writer would play quarterback for the Detroit Lions, the inspiration for “Paper Lion,” a book and movie about such an accomplishment.

  • Train Robbers escape Blizzard

    Ben Runyon got into a bases-loaded jam Monday night at Rodriguez Park.

    Then he got himself out of it.

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers reliever avoided disaster by throwing back-to-back strikeouts, stranding three Taos Blizzard baserunners and securing a 10-7 win.

    “Every win counts from here on out,” Las Vegas manager Casey Dill told his club afterward. “We need to play better than we did tonight. I want a championship.”


    TRAVIS RENWICK ... No. 20 ... Pitcher
    Birthdate: Aug. 17, 1991
    Hometown: Middletown, N.Y.
    Baseball hero: Randy Johnson
    Favorite baseball movie: “For Love of the Game”
    Funniest Train Robbers teammate: Ben Runyon
    Favorite 1960s song: “I Walk the Line,” J. Cash
    Favorite 1970s song: “No Woman No Cry,” B. Marley
    Favorite 1980s song: “Atlantic City,” B. Springsteen
    Favorite TV show: “Game of Thrones”
    Favorite Web site: The Chive


    EDISON ALVAREZ ... No. 24 ... Pitcher
    Birthdate: Aug. 4, 1988
    Hometown: Santiago, Dominican Republic
    Baseball hero: Pedro Martinez
    Favorite baseball movie: “42”
    Favorite non-baseball athletes: Kevin Durant, Al Horford
    Funniest Train Robbers teammate: Travis Renwick
    Favorite Pecos League away city: Alamogordo
    Biggest influence: “My momma”
    Favorite song: “Corazon Grande” by Dkano
    Favorite actress: Zoe Saldaña

  • Champions!
  • Isotopes returning Thursday

    The all-star break couldn’t come at a better time for the Albuquerque Isotopes.

    The Isotopes (56-42) are coming off the longest game in franchise history, a five-hour, 31-minute war of attrition Sunday night in Des Moines, Iowa. The ‘Topes went 18 innings to record a 5-1 win over the Iowa Cubs. They used 21 players, including 10 pitchers.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 17, 2013

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Taos Blizzard, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Yo Momma vs. Brew Crew, 6 p.m.,  Bombers vs. Tecolote, 7:15 p.m., Blaze vs. Bombers (makeup game), 8:30 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

  • BREAKING: Vigil found not guilty of 2007 homicides

    A San Miguel County jury found Eric Vigil not guilty this afternoon of murdering Damian Ortiz, 24, and Stephanie Dimas, 25.

    Vigil was also found not guilty of robbery, evidence tampering and two counts of conspiracy.

  • Murder trial heading to jury

    The prosecution and defense in the Eric Vigil murder trial agreed last week that the crimes were horrendous and brutal.
    On the night of Dec. 19 or the early morning hours of Dec. 20, 2007, Damian Ortiz, 24, was shot in the head four times, three times in the temple  at close range and once on the top of his head.

    His fiancee, Stephanie Dimas, 25, was also shot four times, twice in the face, once near her right ear and once in the back of her head.