Today's News

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, June 8, 2018

    Saturday, June 9
    The 14th Annual Luna Community College Car Show will include all makes and models of cars, trucks, motorcycles and bikes, original, classic and custom vehicles, music, food vendors and LCC informational booths. For more information, contact Anthony at 505-429-0425 or Dave at 505-718-9560.

    Saturday, June 9

    The Amor de La Tierra Garden Club will meet at 9 a.m. at Traveler’s Cafe on the Las Vegas Plaza. Contact Nina Marquez Johns, ninamjohns@gmail.com or 505-425-5239, for information.

  • Last day for Luna

    Luna Community College was still taking in new registrant for summer classes this week.

    The last day to register for the 2018  summer session is Friday.

    To view the summer schedule visit luna.edu or call 505-454-2500.

  • North-South fest features 29 locals

    For one last hurrah, some 28 Las Vegas-area athletes — and one coach — will suit up this weekend as North All-Stars.

    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association will host its annual North-South All-Star Extravaganza mainly on Friday and Saturday in the greater Albuquerque area.

    The NMHSCA, with input from coaches around the state, honors members of the senior class each school year with selection to the all-star lineups.

    A glance at the particulars follows.

  • Isotopes split first two in Iowa

    Victor Caratini’s line drive to left field brought in two Iowa Cub runs for a 4-3 walk-off win against visiting Albuquerque on Wednesday in Des Moines, Iowa.

    The Cubs had trailed 3-2 entering the bottom of the ninth inning. Caratini connected on a 1-2 count strike from Isotopes reliever D.J. Johnson (0-1), and both Mark Zagunis and Mike Freeman made it home.

    Iowa led 2-0 after scoring twice in the bottom of the first. Efren Navarro hit an RBI double to score Freeman, and then Caratini’s groundout enabled Taylor Davis to score.

  • Go Fish: Friday, June 8

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the week
    Conchas Lake: Joshua Sped, age 13, of Albuquerque, caught a 2-pound white bass May 28. He was using shrimp. Todd Castle of Albuquerque caught a 5-pound largemouth bass June 3. He was using a Texas rigged senko.

  • Little Leagues' title games this weekend

    Both of the Meadow City’s Little Leagues are hosting a round of championship games this weekend, as regular-season action in both leagues’ Majors baseball and softball divisions wrap up.

    Las Vegas Little League will have its softball tournament final at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Keyes Park, teams to be determined. Then the LVLL Majors baseball final will follow at 7:30 p.m.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, June 8-12

    FRIDAY (June 8)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Omaha Storm Chasers, 6:05 p.m., Omaha, Neb.
    • Little League games, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park


    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Omaha Storm Chasers, 6:05 p.m., Omaha, Neb.

    • La Plaza Little League games, 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Rodriguez Park


  • Highlands alumna receives ‘Teacher Who Inspires’ honor

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    A Highlands University alumna named for a 2018 “Teachers Who Inspire” award said success at teaching middle school math is about relationships, not just numbers.

    Melissa Romero, a seventh- and eighth-grade math teacher at El Camino Real Academy in Santa Fe Public Schools for the past four years, received the Partners in Education Foundation honor, and a $1,500 check, in May.

  • Morales, Colón win primaries; longtime lawmakers ousted

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Two incumbent New Mexico lawmakers have lost primary bids to Democratic challengers, including a Santa Fe-area representative who fought accusations of sexual harassment.

    Democratic voters on Tuesday nominated Andrea Romero of Santa Fe to replace Rep. Carl Trujillo in a race with no Republican challenger. Trujillo denies a former lobbyist's harassment allegations, which a panel of four lawmakers and an outside attorney are investigating.

  • Firefighters clear containment lines around Ute Park fire

    UTE PARK (AP) — Firefighters anticipating a return to dangerous weather conditions are clearing containment lines around a northern New Mexico wildfire that has burned 57.2 2 square miles of forest and threatened two rural communities.

    Cimarron residents were allowed Monday to return home but smaller Ute Park on the other side of the fire remains evacuated.

    A storm Sunday slowed the fire’s growth but the fire’s incident management team says fire activity is expected to increase this week due to a high pressure system building from the south.