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Today's News

  • Dog days of summer: Isotopes slumping

    Albuquerque’s play has gone south.

    The division-leading El Paso Chihuahuas have come north.

    It was a bad juxtaposition on Monday, as the Chihuahuas prevailed 6-3 in the opener of an important head-to-head series at Isotopes Park.

  • La Plaza 9-11 girls state runners-up

    Good decisions at the plate and Denika Montoya’s pitching arm enabled La Plaza 9-11 softball team to make it all the way to the state championship game over the weekend.

    But those factors weren’t enough to overcome powerful Silver City, which won 17-0 in Sunday’s final.

    La Plaza 9-11 finished as state runners-up.

    The team — which accounted for 31 of a combined 50-run deluge in the District 4 title game against Las Vegas — kept its offense clicking with wins over Belen (17-2) and Pojoaque (13-7) on Saturday.

  • Little hype for women at Cup

    By Anne M. Peterson
    The Associated Press

    MOSCOW — The “next” World Cup got plenty of hype in Russia. A massive cube was alight with video images of “Qatar 2022” in Gorky Park, while the ground floor of the high-end shopping mall at Red Square was devoted to displays touting the event.

    But apart from a social media campaign, there was little attention on the (actual) next senior World Cup: the women’s tournament next year in France.

    That was surprising.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, July 18-22

    WEDNESDAY (July 18)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. El Paso Chihuahuas, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball 
    • Las Vegas Adult League games: Lady Jags vs. I’d Hit That, 6:30 p.m.; Tea Time vs. AVRH Scrubs, 7:30 p.m.; Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. El Paso Chihuahuas, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball

  • Power restored to 2,000 customers in Las Vegas

    After a major summer storm hit the Mora and San Miguel county areas late Sunday afternoon, PNM's online outage map showed at least 2,250 Las Vegas residents were without electricity.

    Power was restored to most homes in the affected area by 9:45 p.m. The outage began at about 7:45 p.m. 

    The PNM outage map can be viewed here:  bit.ly/1s3Ddyp

  • County, acequias, Strickling done presenting case to OSE

    All the hearing arguments are done; now it's time for the waiting game.

    San Miguel County Attorney Dave Romero, along with other attorneys  and individuals in or affected by the Pecos River watershed, made a case over the past few months with the Office of the State Engineer in a protest of proposed additional water use. 

  • More 'John Does' file Archdiocese suits

    Two more Albuquerque men are suing the Archdiocese of Santa Fe for childhood sexual abuse that they suffered at the hands of two parish priests.

    Father Roger Martinez and Father Robert Smith are named in the suits, filed in Second District Court in Albuquerque in late June. The plaintiffs are referred to as John Doe 87 and John Doe 88, respectively.

    As with the previous 86 plaintiffs, Nos. 87 and 88 are suing the Archdiocese for unspecified sums that include punitive damages. Both were abused in the late 1970s.

  • Precious resources

    By Gwen Albers, Las Vegas Optic

    A decision during Thursday’s West Las Vegas School Board meeting to explore buying a vacant property next to Tony Serna Jr. Elementary School prompted a discussion of the district’s property inventory.

    In other matters, the board discussed leasing its water rights to the City of Las Vegas due to current water laws that require owners to use their water rights or lose them.

  • Pearce pledges not to raise taxes

    By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press

    SANTA FE  — The Republican candidate for governor of New Mexico has signed a pledge to oppose any tax increases if elected, even as the state struggles to shore up its credit rating and address public pension liabilities.

    Congressman and gubernatorial contender Steve Pearce confirmed this week his commitment to conservative activist Grover Norquist’s famous pledge against any net tax increases if elected governor.

  • In New Mexico, ‘praying for rain’ won’t be enough

    By Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s supply of groundwater should be reserved for periods of drought, communities should have sharing agreements in place when supplies are short and alternatives such as desalination should be explored regardless of the cost.
    The recommendations are part of the state’s draft water plan released late Monday by New Mexico’s top water managers.