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Today's News

  • Downing 74 hot dogs

    How can they do it? How can any person wolf down 74 wieners in the Coney Island competition held each year in the Brooklyn borough of New York

    I ask that question because even the thought of gorging oneself — with wieners or anything else — makes me queasy.

    For the uninitiated, let me explain that there are such hot-dog-eating contests in many places around the country. The best known is at Coney Island.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

  • Luna keeps its accreditation

    Luna Community College received the news from the Higher Learning Commission on Monday — but there is still a lot of work ahead.

    Luna is keeping its accreditation from the HLC.

    In a letter received by the College late Monday afternoon, the Higher Learning Commission announced it is ending the show-cause order it issued to Luna last November and is placing the college on accreditation probation.

  • Three up, three down for Topes

    Albuquerque limped into the Triple-A All-Star Break having lost three straight games to visiting Tacoma – the latest an 8-6 setback Sunday evening.

  • La Plaza sluggers sweep state Senior division

     La Plaza’s Senior division baseball and softball teams are state champions.

    With three wins in as many days, La Plaza Little League's Senior softball All-Stars captured a state championship on Sunday in Los Alamos.

    After getting past Dine Nation out of Gallup and then Pojoaque, La Plaza had to outlast a solid Silver City outfit 13-11 in the championship game.

    The squad will now become Team New Mexico as it prepares for the regional tournament beginning July 21 in Vidalia, Louisiana.

  • Lady Dons turn to former standout for coaching post

    Miranda Martinez, who once was West Las Vegas’ point guard, has returned to her alma mater as head coach of the girls’ basketball program.

    Martinez accepted the position late this past week, she confirmed on Friday.

  • La Plaza softball team wins state title

    With three wins in as many days, La Plaza Little League's Senior softball All-Stars captured a state championship on Sunday in Los Alamos.

    La Plaza had to outlast a solid Silver City outfit 13-11 in the championship game.

    The squad will now become Team New Mexico as it prepares for the regional tournament beginning July 21 in Louisiana.

    The Meadow City had a strong showing overall this past weekend as the state brackets began to play out across New Mexico.

  • Sidransky set to stand trial in August

    A woman whose education license was scrutinized as a result of investigations stemming from Charles Trujillo's arrest has had her trial pushed back to August.

    If no plea agreement has been reached by Aug. 14, Vanessa Sidransky will stand trial in San Miguel District Court on charges of forgery and conspiracy to commit forgery. She was charged in January by the Fourth Judicial District Attorney's office, which said she knowingly obtained a falsified K-12 education license. 

  • Police: Man fired gun near females at Storrie Lake

    A Rio Rancho man is due in San Miguel Magistrate Court Aug. 9 for a preliminary examination on several charges, stemming from what police said was a shooting and other incidents that occurred at Storrie Lake State Park.

  • Mora superintendent corrects information on various topics