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Today's News

  • Run the Caldera is this weekend

    Just three weeks after one of the most punishing footraces in the southwest comes another punishing race.
    The Run The Caldera 10K is scheduled for Saturday while the marathon and half-marathons will be run Sunday. All the races start and end at the Banco Bonito Staging Area.
    Saturday’s 10K starts at 9 a.m. The marathon goes off at 7:30 a.m. Sunday and the half-marathon gets going at 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
    This is just the second year of the Run the Caldera’s 10K. The marathon and half-marathon will be in their seventh year.
    The races all feature elevations over 8,000 feet and the marathon features more than 2,100 feet of elevation change throughout.

  • Romero is dual winner Tuesday

    On a tough-to-predict course, Alexander Romero nipped Nikol Strother for the best prediction in this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race was Tuesday. The race was held on the New Pipeline Gutbuster course in Quemazon. In all, 24 runners and walkers took part.
    Romero, who was a dual winner this week, was off by 28 seconds from his predicted finish time Tuesday. Strother had the next-best prediction with a 31-second error and Amy Regan had a 32-second error.
    The fastest runner on the 1-mile course was Melinda Burnside, who finished in 9:48. Zachary Medin finished the course in 10:22.
    On the 3.2-mile course, Romero had the fastest finish (26:01). Regan finished in 29:28.

  • Fishing Report 06-08-12

    Catches of the Week

     

    Send Catch of the Week stories fishforfun2@hotmail.com. Include name, date, and location, type of fish, length and weight if possible and bait, lure or fly used.

     

    Bluewater Lake: June 2, Dalton King of Aztec caught a 43-inch tiger musky. He was using a custom-dyed skinny dipper. June 3, Rodney Gonzales of Grants caught a 31-inch, 14-pound catfish. June 3, Doug Manley of Albuquerque caught a 45-inch tiger musky. He was using a Dynamic FX Fury.

    Caballo Lake: June 2, Korin Ortiz of El Paso caught a 24-inch, 5-pound walleye. Korin was trolling a white jig-nightcrawler combination.

  • I'll Have Another scratched from Belmont Stakes--Video

    NEW YORK (AP) — I'll Have Another's bid for a Triple Crown ended with the shocking news that the colt was out of the Belmont Stakes because of a swollen left front tendon.

    According to Dennis O'Neill, brother of trainer Doug O'Neill, the horse galloped Friday morning and after a veterinary scan, the tendon seemed "kind of tender."

  • Obamacare rate hikes to hit UNM students

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico students will likely see a rise in the cost of school-sponsored health insurance.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports a regents finance committee approved a 22 percent increase in insurance costs Thursday.

    The proposal would raise premiums from $300 to nearly $1,700 annually starting next year.

    About 2,000 students, including student employees such as graduate assistants, are covered by the school insurance program.

  • Severe Storms Strike Mountain States
  • Today in History for June 8th
  • DA to take prostitution ring case to grand jury

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors said Thursday that they were preparing to go before a grand jury in the case of a former University of New Mexico president accused of helping run an online prostitution ring.

    Kayla Anderson, a spokeswoman for District Attorney Kari Brandenburg, said they anticipated going before jurors "very soon" but declined to elaborate.

    Charges were initially dismissed after police arrested F. Chris Garcia, 71, and professor David Flory, who teaches physics at a private New Jersey school, in June 2011.

  • 40 Years After the 'Napalm Girl' Photo

    AP 'napalm girl' photo from Vietnam War turns 40. In the picture, the girl will always be 9 years old and wailing "Too hot! Too hot!" as she runs down the road away from her burning Vietnamese village.

  • Summer Family Evenings at PEEC presents: Owls

    Join Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Santa Fe Raptor Center for an evening of owls at 6:30 p.m. June 12 at PEEC, 3540 Orange St.
    Participants will view live owls, learn owl calls and take a walk to listen for owls on the trail.  The event is free to PEEC members and $5 per family for non-members. No registration is required.
    Laura Swartz from the Santa Fe Raptor Center will bring a Barn Owl, Saw-Whet Owl, and a Great Horned Owl to PEEC.  She’ll share information about the owls — how they came to be educational birds and what their lives would be like if they lived in the wild.