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  • Free fishing day set for Saturday
    SANTA FE – Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day and to celebrate, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is offering free fishing in the state. Residents and non-residents of all ages can fish without a license at public waters in New Mexico.  “We want to encourage New Mexicans to get out with their families and enjoy their wildlife resources, and celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day on free fishing day is a great way to do that,” Department Fisheries Chief Mike Sloane said. Game and Fish and New Mexico State Parks are also partnering to provide a day of family fun at Fenton Lake State Park. Department staff will be on hand to give expert instruction and hands-on training in outdoor skills such as fishing and archery. First-time anglers are encouraged to come learn a new skill. Activities at Fenton Lake will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and will include free archery and fishing instruction, aquatics education and more. The state park charges a $5 per vehicle day-use fee. Walk-in entry is free. Fenton Lake State Park is owned by the State Game Commission and managed by New Mexico State Parks. For more information about National Hunting and Fishing Day activities at Fenton Lake State Park, call 575-829-3630. Bull elk found dead, poaching is suspected
  • UNM to honor former stars Mathis, Longley
    ALBUQUERQUE — Former University of New Mexico standout athletes Luc Longley and Terance Mathis will be inducted into the 2013 Hall of Honor at the school in a ceremony Nov. 15. Mathis, a star wide receiver for the Lobo football team who had a solid NFL career, and Longley, who won three NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls after his career at UNM, are among seven honorees in 2013. The Hall of Honor recognizes those around Lobo athletics that have made significant contributions.
  • Aggies set to tangle with Bruins Saturday
    The New Mexico State University Aggie football team isn’t making things easy for itself in seeking its first win of 2013. The Aggies will be on the road in Southern California to take on the UCLA Bruins Saturday. The Bruins (2-0) are ranked in the top 15 in both the Associated Press and national coaches poll. UCLA topped Nebraska in Lincoln last week 41-21 after falling behind by three scores early. NMSU has been outscored in its three games by a combined 142-49.
  • Friday's NM prep football scores
    PREP FOOTBALL Albuquerque Academy 12, Bernalillo 7 Artesia 20, Valencia 14 Atrisco Heritage 46, Centennial High School 7 Aztec 56, Raton 7 Belen 27, Moriarty 21, OT Bloomfield 25, Grants 17 Capitan 7, Fort Sumner 6 Cleveland 48, Onate 0 Cobre 41, Socorro 12 Deming 42, Santa Fe 0 Durango, Colo. 35, Piedra Vista 3 EP Eastwood, Texas 43, Gadsden 7 EP Jefferson, Texas 37, Chaparral 3 Escalante 32, Jal 28 Farmington 47, Miyamura 14 Foothill 24, Tatum 6 Fort Defiance Window Rock, Ariz. 44, Thoreau 6 Gateway Christian 52, Springer 0 Hagerman 20, Dexter 14 Hatch Valley 27, Texico 21, OT Hobbs 49, Roswell 35 Hondo 56, Floyd 0 Kayenta Monument Valley, Ariz. 71, Shiprock 40 La Cueva 55, Highland 0 Lake Arthur 63, Reserve 0 Lordsburg 54, Zuni 0 Los Alamos 8, St. Pius 10 Los Lunas 50, Del Norte 0 Manzano 14, Clovis 13 Mayfield 43, Carlsbad 21 Melrose 54, Mountainair 0 Navajo Prep 53, Crownpoint 0 Pojoaque 27, Espanola Valley 0
  • Sports Briefs 09-12-13
    Jaguar boys soccer, football forced to forfeit wins The Capital Jaguars boys soccer team was forced to vacate its four season-opening soccer wins after it was determined the team had used ineligible players. The forfeitures, of wins over Taos, St. Michael’s, Santa Fe Prep and Valencia, come just days after the Jaguars were forced to forfeit a football win over Socorro when it was likewise determined an ineligible player entered the game. Since the forfeitures, Capital’s boys soccer team has gone on to win games over Del Norte and Moriarty, both Class 4A schools. The Jaguar football team, which was idle last week, is scheduled to face Valley tonight. Loving High cancels 2013 varsity football season
  • NM Game and Fish Valles Caldera plan
    The Valles Caldera National Preserve is a 89,000 acre ranch located in east central Jemez Mountains. The property was owned by the Dunnigan family from Abilene Texas until 2000 when it was sold to the Federal Government. Under private ownership the ranch generated significant income from three main sources; timber harvest, livestock grazing, and elk hunting. The ranch was basically run by 3-4 full time employees and various seasonal help. The timber, cattle grazing, and elk hunting operations were, for the most part, contracted or leased out to private sector interests. Upon transfer to federal ownership in 2000, under the concept that the property be managed as an experiment in federal land management, including self sufficiency at some point, the Preserve now has twenty-eight full time staff, numerous seasonal employees, and is costing the federal government over $3 million per year to operate. Included with this document is the 2012 "State of the Preserve" report which is a comprehensive and detailed report on Preserve operations since its purchase. According to Dennis Trujillo, Executive Director of the Preserve, the enabling legislation that established the Preserve contains two important thresholds. The first is the requirement that the
  • State Roundup: NM Prep football scores
    PREP FOOTBALL Atrisco Heritage 56, Gallup 6 Belen 56, Del Norte 30 Capitan 28, Jal 20 Carrizozo 56, Logan 42 Clayton 40, Hooker, Okla. 6 Cleveland 28, EP Chapin, Texas 14 Cobre 59, Anthony, Texas 8 Del Rio, Texas 17, Carlsbad 7 Deming 52, Hot Springs 0 Dexter 37, Tularosa 0 Dora 66, Reserve 14 Durango, Colo. 42, Kirtland Central 7 EP Irvin, Texas 21, Chaparral 0 EP Socorro, Texas 26, Onate 20 Escalante 70, Dulce 0 Farmington 41, Los Alamos 6 Foothill 61, Alamo-Navajo 0 Gateway Christian 50, Mountainair 0 Goddard 41, Aztec 7 Hagerman 51, Loving 0 Hatch Valley 42, Estancia 20 Hobbs 35, Artesia 12 Hondo 58, San Jon 18 Lake Arthur 59, EP Faith Christian, Texas 0 Las Cruces 38, Eldorado 8 Lordsburg 14, Academia Juarez, Mexico 0 Los Lunas 42, Alamogordo 7 Mayfield 44, EP Franklin, Texas 42 Melrose 54, Menaul 0 Moriarty 42, Miyamura 10 Navajo Prep 50, Wingate 0
  • UTEP an unknown quantity for Lobos
    In the UTEP football film rooms, there is a good chance that the pick of the week is a documentary on the study of Lobos from New Mexico. In the film rooms at New Mexico, the Lobos might be studying the same film because the era of Sean Kugler football at UTEP has no documented history. It doesn’t begin until the Lobos and the Miners kick off in the Sun Bowl at 6 p.m. Saturday. In a way, this gives the Miners an edge. Sure, they haven’t had a game to figure out the good and the bad in their team and iron out some wrinkles. However, they can take a hard look at the Lobos they plan to beat in Kugler’s debut. And thanks to the Roadrunners from San Antonio, they have some solid data from which to work. They can zoom in on what UTSA did to stuff the Lobos’ inside running game.  They have a short series to give them a bit on insight on what to do with Clayton Mitchem, who should replace sophomore Cole Gautsche in the huddle. Gautsche is expected to sit out this game while recovering from concussion symptoms. But what do the Lobos know about Kugler’s Miners? Has he changed the UTEP attack since leaving the NFL and dropping down to Miner ball?
  • Isotopes close out their season with a win
    The Albuquerque Isotopes closed out their 2013 season with a victory Monday afternoon, although just three weeks ago a playoff berth seemed within reach. The Isotopes topped the New Orleans Zephyrs 4-3 Monday to finish off 2013. Matt Magill went 5-2/3 innings to earn the win, while Javy Guerra bent but didn’t break in the ninth inning for the save. Albuquerque closes out the season with a record of 76-68 and won its last two on the road against the Zephyrs (72-72). The Zephyrs wound up in last place in the PCL American Southern division. Center fielder Matt Angle hit a two-run home run off New Orleans starter Elih Villanueva (2-3) in the third inning and catcher Damaso Espino singled in what would be the game-winner in the top of the ninth, bringing Justin Sellers around to score. The Isotopes collected 11 hits off four New Orleans pitchers. Magill (6-2) gave up 6 hits and struck out three on his way to the win. Guerra, who finishes the season with 12 saves, gave up the only other New Orleans hit of the game, a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth to Kyle Skipworth, which cut the Isotopes edge to one run. Albuquerque was at or near the lead in the division for much of the second half of the season, but got cold at just about the worst time it could’ve picked.
  • Seniors men's results from LA, Black Mesa
    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments at Los Alamos Golf Course and Black Mesa Golf Course: Los Alamos Golf Course Championship flight First low gross: Rob Schneider, Santa Fe, 75. Second low gross: Ron Trujillo, Las Vegas, 78. First low net: John Stam, Los Alamos, 68. First flight First low gross: David Broyles, Alamosa, Colo., 80. Second low gross: Bob Quick, Los Alamos, 82. First low net: Ken Koch, Los Alamos, 70. Second flight First low gross: Herman Gallegos, Pecos, 83. Second low gross: Spike Jones, Los Alamos, 85. First low net: Bill Weast, Albuquerque, 67. Third flight First low gross: Leonard Chavez, Santa Fe, 87. Second low gross: John Hains, Los Alamos, 87. First low net: Maguin Urioste, Las Vegas, 68. Fourth flight First low gross: Neil Thompson, Los Alamos, 82. Second low gross: Eppie Trujillo, Los Alamos, 90. First low net: Vidal Varela, Las Vegas, 66. Closest to the pin No. 15: Luke Ney, Los Alamos. No. 17: Spike Jones, Los Alamos. Black Mesa Golf Course Championship flight