Today's News

  • District 40: Paula Garcia falls to Sanchez in N.M. House race

    Paula Garcia of Mora was hoping to represent House District 40 in Santa Fe.

    Instead, that role appears it will go to Joseph Sanchez of Alcalde.

    With almost half of District 40's 34 precincts fully reporting in Tuesday's primary election for the Democratic nomination, Garcia had only earned slight more than half as many votes as Sanchez, trailing 2,406 to 1,338. Barney Tujillo of Chimayó, the other candidate, had about 1,000 votes.

  • San Miguel Couty: Garcia ousts Ulibarri as commissioner

    There were some surprises in early returns in San Miguel County races in Tuesday’s primary election.

    Incumbent Rock Ulibarri was ousted by challenger Harold Garcia on Tuesday as he tried to hang on to the San Miguel County Commission District 1 seat he won in 2014. Garcia earned 432 votes to Ulibarri’s 320 in unofficial totals. Marty Sweeney was third with 246 votes.

    Before any of the regular precinct returns or absentee ballots had been counted, Ulibarri held a 115-114 edge in unofficial early-voting results over Garcia, with Sweeney garnering 71.

  • Finals this week

    Las Vegas Little League is holding championship tournaments for its Majors baseball and softball divisions through Friday evening at Keyes Park, off Mills Avenue.

    La Plaza Little League will also be holding Majors baseball and softball playoffs in the days ahead, while Minors and tee-ball division play continues for a couple of more weeks.

  • Vatos finish eighth in sevens nationals

    The New Mexico Highlands University rugby team finished eighth in this past weekend’s National Small College Rugby Organization national sevens championship tournament.

    The tourney took place Saturday and Sunday at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia, bringing top regional qualifiers from across the country.

    According to the organization, more than 240 men’s teams and approximately 110 women’s teams are affiliated with NSCRO.

  • Golf for a good cause

    Las Vegas-area golfers are invited to take part in several upcoming events, some of which will benefit various causes of interest to the community.

    • The third annual West Las Vegas Athletics Golf Fundraiser is coming up this Saturday, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Gene Torres Golf Course.
    Entry cost is $400 per team of four, $100 an individual, with proceeds going to the WLV athletic department.

    Details are available at the course and from West Las Vegas — Richard Tripp, 505-426-2517; or Kenny Lujan, 505-718-2277.

  • North-South this week in Albuquerque

    Rick Armijo will be coaching.

    And a couple of dozen others from the Las Vegas area will be playing.

    This weekend, the New Mexico High School Coaches Association will host its annual North-South All-Star Extravaganza in the greater Albuquerque area. Here are the details on game times and places.

    • Baseball: Class 1A-4A will play a three-game series (7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday) at Santa Ana Star Field (UNM).

  • NBA Finals: Warriors halfway to title

    By Janie McCauley
    The Associated Press

    OAKLAND, Calif.  — Stephen Curry and coach Steve Kerr’s Golden State Warriors have repeatedly said they want to build something special for the long haul, to compete for championships year after year.

    LeBron James considers his familiar NBA Finals opponent among the best teams ever.

  • Stanley Cup Finals: Caps one win away

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Evgeny Kuznetsov smiled about getting four assists. He tried not to smile too much at the thought of being one win away from the Stanley Cup.

    With Kuznetsov and goaltender Braden Holtby leading the way, the Washington Capitals are on the verge of capturing the first title in their 43rd season after routing the Vegas Golden Knights 6-2 on Monday night to take a commanding 3-1 series lead.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, June 6-9

    WEDNESDAY (June 6)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Iowa Cubs, 11:08 a.m., Des Moines, Iowa
    • Little League games, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League games: Bud Light vs. AVRH Scrubs, 6:30 p.m.; I'd Hit That vs. Bud Light, 7:30 p.m.; Ol’ Sons vs. Red Doggs, 8:40 p.m., Rodriguez Park


    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Iowa Cubs, 6:08 p.m., Des Moines, Iowa

  • Some rules for retirement

    Our area’s oldest and longest-term residents have earned our respect and our admiration.

    They have the life experience, often specific career-field skills and, often, a working knowledge of their community and its history. We appreciate their contributions and rely on their leadership and passing along lessons — both positive examples and stories of mistakes to avoid repeating.