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Today's News

  • Isotopes beat Rainiers behind Bettis' strong outing

    A two-run home run from Kyle Parker in the first inning gave the Albuquerque Isotopes (9-5) all the wiggle room they needed Wednesday night at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Wash., as right-hander Chad Bettis led the Isotopes to a 5-3 victory against the Tacoma Rainiers (4-10).

    DECIDING MOMENT: Six of the Isotopes nine wins this season have come when Albuquerque scores first, and that was the winning formula once again Wednesday night. After a leadoff walk to Brandon Barnes, Parker survived a nine-pitch at-bat and smashed a 3-2 pitch over the left field wall to give the 'Topes an early 2-0 advantage in the first inning. Tacoma answered with a run in the second, but Albuquerque added a pair of runs in the third courtesy of a Dustin Garneau double and another run in the fourth thanks to a Barnes solo shot.

    YOU BETTIS BELIEVE IT: Right-hander Chad Bettis earned his third start for the Isotopes and turned in a stellar performance. After allowing a solo home run in the second, Bettis settled in for four consecutive scoreless frames, surrendering only a single hit during that span. He finished the game with 7.0 innings pitched, three hits, two runs (both earned), two walks and four strikeouts. Bettis picked up his second win of the season.

  • Harriman joins UNM's basketball staff

    University of New Mexico head men’s basketball coach Craig Neal has named Chris Harriman associate head coach. He joins the Lobos after spending the previous three seasons as an assistant coach with the Nebraska Cornhuskers under Tim Miles. Harriman has also been a part of coaching staffs at Saint Louis and Nova Southeastern prior to his time at Nebraska.
    “It’s a great day for our program and for me to be able to introduce Chris as our new associate head coach,” head coach Craig Neal said. “He fits really well into what we do as a program and as a staff here at New Mexico. I wanted to find the right guy to be my right-hand man, and I have found him. He’s been around great basketball minds in Coach Majerus and Coach Miles. I am very excited to welcome Chris and his family to our program.”
    The Sydney, Australia native helped guide the Cornhuskers’ Terran Petteway, Shavon Shields and Dylan Talley into All-Big Ten selections in his three seasons in Lincoln. Petteway led the conference in scoring in 2013-14 and became the first Cornhusker to earn a league scoring title in six decades. NU also made the NCAA Tournament that same season for the first time in 15 years.

  • LA rugby ready for final game before state

    The Los Alamos Nukes rugby team will host its final regular season game Friday at Sullivan Field at 6:30 p.m.
    The Nukes will take Albuquerque’s Jr. Varks, which is mostly comprised of players from Atrisco Herritage.
    “They’re a big, powerful team,” coach Demetrio Cardiel said. “I expect a really good game.”
    After the game, Los Alamos will compete in the state tournament. All 16 teams are invited to the state tournament, but the top-eight teams will play in one bracket and the bottom eight teams will compete in a separate bracket.
    Cardiel said he expects his team to be in the top bracket. The Nukes are currently 3-1 overall.
    The Nukes won their last game, 38-19, against Oñate on April 18. Joey Sorenson led the team’s offense, scoring four tries in the game. James O’Brien and Mateo Cardiel each scored one try in the game. Cardiel also went 5-for-6 on two-point conversions.
    On April 11, Los Alamos lost its only contest of the year, 34-24, against El Paso.
    “They were a really big team,” coach Cardiel said. “I was really proud of (my team). We weren’t even supposed to compete with them.”
    Cardiel scored three tries in the game and was 5-for-5 on conversions. Derek Selvage also scored a pair of tries.

  • Woodroffe finishes just two seconds off prediction

    Jesse Woodroffe had the top prediction in this week’s pace race, which was held on North Mesa by the rodeo arena. Woodroffe was only two seconds off his predicted time.
    Lauraine Maness was next with a three-second differential while Jessica Baumgaertel was just four seconds off her predicted time.
    Cecilia Rivenburgh and Ted Romero both missed by seven seconds.
    In the one-mile course, Reid Rivenburgh finished first in 9 minutes, 56 seconds.
    Sue Elkins was the fastest female, finishing in 12:51.
    In the three-mile distance, Romero finished first in 20:33. Nikol Strother won the female category with a time of 21:43.
    Next Tuesday’s race will take place on American Spring’s road, which is 1.5 miles from the back gate at the junction of State Route No. 4 and N.M. 501. (West Jemez Road) up in the Jemez.
    The race will start at 6 p.m. One and three mile courses will be available.
     

  • Los Alamos wins important softball game in Albuquerque

    Los Alamos’ softball team had a must-win game against a fellow Class 5A squad, Albuquerque Academy, on Wednesday.
    The ’Toppers jumped on the Chargers early, however, and continued scoring runs in bunches to run away with the game, 18-1.
    “The win was important,” Los Alamos manager Roger Anaya said. “We’re trying to get into position to make the (state) tournament so it’s important to get these wins versus 5A schools.”
    In Maxprep’s latest rankings, the Hilltoppers sit in Class 5A’s No. 16 spot — just inside the playoff bubble. The Chargers were ranked No. 20, so a loss to Albuquerque Academy would have hurt Los Alamos’ playoff hopes.
    “We were happy to come down here and get a win,” Anaya said.
    Los Alamos grabbed the momentum right away in the first inning. The team’s leadoff hitter, Shelby Chavez, got a base hit to start the game. Makaela Jones then reached on a bunt single. With the two runners on base, Hannah Mojica went deep, smacking a three-run home run to put the Hilltoppers up 3-0.
    Los Alamos added five more runs in the second inning, then its pitcher, Madeline Lockhart, got a huge out in the bottom half of the inning.

  • Santa Fe to gear up for Bike & Brew

    Outside Magazine and Cycle Santa Fe are gearing up for the second annual Outside Bike & Brew Festival in Santa Fe, to be held May 13-17.
    A new lineup of bikes, beers and bands will celebrate the tourist seeking active cultural experiences. The lifestyle festival will blend a wide variety of road cycling, mountain biking and leisure rides with nightly craft beer events, films and activities for all ages.
    “Year two of Bike & Brew has doubled in size,” said Christopher Goblet, event director and Cycle Santa Fe executive director. “We underestimated the turnout in our first year, so we have added twice the number of rides, beer gardens and concerts to accommodate a larger audience. Naturally, we ordered twice the amount of beer as well to be sure we keep up with demand.”

  • ‘Breaking Bad’ villain to play infamous kidnapper

    Raymond Cruz is known in movies and TV as playing tough, hardened roles. From vicious drug dealer, Tuco Salamanca on AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” to dominating detective Julio Sanchez on “Major Crimes” and “The Closer.”
    His latest role is no exception. Cruz has literally transformed himself into the infamous kidnapper Ariel Castro in “Cleveland Abduction.”
    Cruz’s true personality is a total opposite of the tough, ruthless characters he plays on television. The real Cruz is known for being very mild-mannered. “Tuco” is such a memorable character on “Breaking Bad” that it is hard to believe Cruz only appeared in four episodes. He reprised the role, which has been become a fan favorite, for the prequel “Better Call Saul” in two episodes so far. There is no word from the show’s producers or Cruz that Tuco will return. “Better Call Saul” aired its first season finale on April 6. Cruz claimed he would like to reprise the role of Tuco once again, but only time will tell. Both shows are filmed in Albuquerque.

  • From coal town to artist town

    Looking for something to do in May? Help Madrid, N.M. celebrate its 42nd anniversary of the resettlement that brought the little town from coal town to “not being a ghost town anymore.”
    Madrid is 30 minutes south of Santa Fe on N.M. 14. In 1973, when the Johnsons arrived, rented a ghost building from the mine owners, and opened a gallery it had been a ghost town for 20 years. Many other independent folks came along, rented and some also started businesses.
    Now, there are over 35 wonderful shops and galleries, filled with fine art, fine fiber art, rugs, blown glass, whimsical gifts, photography, pottery, Native American art, real estate, sculpture, most importantly shop and gallery owners are eager to say hello.
    In Madrid, visitors get to meet artists face to face.
    Parking is available at the north and south end of town. Be sure and give yourself lots of time in Madrid.
    Most shops and galleries open about 10 a.m. and close anywhere from 5-6 p.m.
    Restaurants in town
    Java Junction for that caffeine fix opens at 10 a.m.
    Mineshaft Tavern opens at 11:30 a.m. Vistors can come in for some burgers, plus lots of entertainment and the museum.
    Mama Lisa’s Ghost Town Kitchen, opens at 11 a.m. with some homemade food

  • New exhibit at O'Keeffe Museum opens May 8

    “Line, Color, Composition” opens May 8 at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe.
    To understand the richness of O’Keeffe’s artistic practice, the exhibition reveals her disciplined drawing technique, dramatic color palette and innovative sense for composition through paintings and drawings that span her career.
    “The exhibition showcases O’Keeffe’s process, from conceptualization to the finished canvas, revealing how she achieved such remarkable clarity in her work,” said Cody Hartley, director of Curatorial Affairs at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. “Repeatedly, we see an artist pushing boundaries, in some cases quite literally with lines and forms racing off the canvas, yet always maintaining a sense of harmony and balance.”
    The presentation offers fresh insight to the importance of line in her work — from preliminary sketches and drawings to the fluid, seemingly effortless outlines that define regions of her canvas and divide her compositions into dynamic zones of color, be it the curve of a flower petal, the horizon of a landscape, or the contour of an abstract form. A brilliant colorist, O’Keeffe created strong, vibrant works with colors that glow with energy and vitality. Holding all of this together is an innate and innovative sense for composition.

  • YMCA hosts talent show

    The Family YMCA is hosting a Variety Talent Showcase at 6:30 p.m. Friday at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 112 East Road.
    The performances will feature musicians, a “Monty Python & The Holy Grail” skit, a singer, classical ballet on point, a contemporary dance performance, modern belly dance and Indian folk dancers.
    The showcase is a fundraiser for the Y’s annual campaign that provides scholarships each year. Tickets are $5 per person for ages 13 and older at the door, with youth ages 12 and under free.