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Today's News

  • Insights into history

    When this column reviewed the new majority status among New Mexico Hispanics of those tracing their heritage to Mexico, historian Thomas Chávez provided some insightful comments. See www.capitolreportnm.blogspot.com.
    Chávez’ 2006 history of the state, “New Mexico: Past and Future,” had somehow escaped my “New Mexico” shelf.
    “New Mexico: Past and Future” earns a place on your state literature shelf, if only for the 13-page bibliography with a page listing novels and another for children’s books.
    As history, though, Chávez’s tale more than earns its way. His writing is straightforward. He just tells the tale.

  • Membership offers connections, fulfillment

    Serving on the board of a nonprofit organization can be professionally and personally satisfying, or it can be an exercise in boredom and frustration. Getting the most from board membership requires a good fit between individual and organization, and that requires some research.
    Pros and Cons

  • Deming is big winner in 4A

    The Deming Wildcats won both ends of the Class 4A golf championship tournament Tuesday.
    The Wildcat girls shot nearly identical scores both Monday and Tuesday to finish with 709 total shots, 27 shots better than runner-up Albuquerque Academy. The Wildcat boys nipped the St. Pius X Sartans by six strokes, earning a team total of 633.
    This year’s 4A tournament was played at New Mexico Tech in Socorro.
    Goddard finished third in girls team play and Artesia was third for the boys.
    Taylar Jaramillo of Belen won the girls individual title by a five-stroke margin (153) while Deryk Perales of Deming took the boys title by just two strokes.

  • Topes Notes 05-09-12

    Isotopes continue their hot streak with win at Tacoma

  • Sports Update 05-09-12

    Athletic night set for May 22

    The Los Alamos High School athletic department will host its eighth grade athletic night May 22 at the Duane Smith Auditorium. The presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m.
    The presentation is for any students entering the ninth grade for the 2012-13 academic year who are interested in taking part in athletics. Coaches from both boys and girls athletic programs will be available during the presentation.
    For more information, call the LAHS athletic department at 663-2531.

  • Toppers will be tested in 2nd round

    If the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team wants to advance further into the Class 4A playoffs, it will have to do something it failed to do during the regular season, namely, beat Los Lunas.
    The Hilltoppers (20-7) will take on Los Lunas’ Tigers Thursday in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs. They will meet at 8 a.m. at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho.
    Los Alamos earned its first postseason win since 2009 last weekend by knocking off the St. Pius X Sartans. Now, it must find a way to top the Tigers (24-2), the No. 3 overall seed.

  • VIDEO: Farmers Markets Get Money to Take Food Stamps

    Fewer than a quarter of the nation's roughly 7,100 farmers markets are set up to use the Electronic Benefit Transfer system. New grants will bring another 4,000 of those outlets on line with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

  • VIDEO: Today in History for Wednesday, May 9th
  • VIDEO: Officials: Would-be Bomber an Informant for CIA

    U.S. and Yemeni officials say the would-be bomber at the heart of an al-Qaida bomb plot was actually an informant. He was working for the CIA and Saudi Arabian intelligence when he was given the bomb.

  • Raw Video: Camera Captures Dramatic Hit-and-Run

    A surveillance video captured a driver striking a pedestrian and sending him flipping through the air. Police caught the driver within minutes. Incredibly, the victim wasn't seriously hurt.