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  • Walkers pledge to end DWI problem

    Buffalo Thunder Resort will host a walk to benefit high school students at Pojoaque for their 2nd annual after prom fundraising event.
    For just $10 for adults and $5 for youth, the Walk to Stop DUI is a 5K, noncompetitive walk geared toward businesses and their employees, family members and individuals to raise funds through pledges. Walkers collect pledges from family, friends, and co-workers and all monies raised support the Santa Fe County DWI Program’s mission to stop Underage Drinking and Driving Under the Influence of drugs and alcohol. This event is sponsored by the Santa Fe County DWI Program and Santa Fe County Public Safety Division (Sheriff’s Office, Fire Dept. and Dept. of Corrections).
    This walk begins at the Buffalo Thunder Resort on Saturday. Registration is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.
    “The money raised will go towards the purchase of doors prizes such as laptop computers, flat screen TVs, Nooks, gas cards, digital cameras,” said Victoria De Vargas, a coordinator for the event.
    They also hope to raise enough to provide students with complimentary photos and frames for each participant and to purchase breakfast burritos for the Post Prom Party for Pojoaque High School. For more information, check their website at santafecountynm.gov under hot topics or call 995-6529. 

  • April events at Pajarito Environmental Educational Center

    For more information or to register for an event, visit Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
    Friday
    First Friday Forts. Come to PEEC and get building! Join other kids and parents who like fort building to construct, play, and hang out. Also, check out the mud pie kitchen! 3:30–5 p.m. Free.

    Underground of Enchantment Exhibit Opening. The 3D photo exhibit and movie features one of the most beautiful caves in the world- Lechuguilla Cave in Carlsbad Caverns NP. Opening reception at Mesa Public Library 4-5:30 p.m. and at PEEC 5-6:30 p.m. Contact PEEC or MPL for more information.

  • Neal promoted to head coach of UNM

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico didn’t have to look far to find its next head coach.
    Craig Neal, who spent the past six seasons as the team’s top assistant, was hired Tuesday to replace Steve Alford.
    Athletic director Paul Krebs made the announcement in a one-word tweet: “Noodles,” a reference to Neal’s nickname. The university confirmed that Neal would be introduced as UNM’s 20th head basketball coach during a news conference Wednesday.
    As assistant head coach under Alford, Neal helped the Lobos win back-to-back Mountain West Conference titles and reach three NCAA tournaments.
    Players and fans had voiced their support for Neal as the top choice after Alford revealed last weekend that he was leaving for UCLA. Emotions were raw the last few days, but Krebs’ announcement helped dissolve some of the uncertainty and disappointment that was sparked by Alford’s departure.
    While Krebs was guarded about the future of the head coaching spot on Saturday, he said during a news conference that Neal was a candidate and would provide continuity and stability for the program.

  • LA girls tennis team goes 3-1 at tourney

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team finished in second place behind the Farmington Scorpions at last weekend’s Taos Invitational tournament.
    Los Alamos was second in the five-team tournament, hosted by former district rival Taos Saturday. Los Alamos finished ahead of Santa Fe Prep, Taos’ Tigers and Española Valley.
    As they have been doing much of the season, the Hilltoppers liberally shifted around their lineup throughout the tournament, using four different players in the No. 1 singles slot. Three of the four players, Laura Whicker, Sidra Hsieh-Ratliff and Madeline Margevicius, posted straight-set victories at No. 1.
    In the tournament, Los Alamos finished 4-1, losing only to three-time defending champion Farmington. Farmington and Los Alamos split the singles matches and won the No. 2 doubles match with Colleen Fitzsimmons/Susanna Lucido defeating Riley Coleman/Sydney Schumacher 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), but Los Alamos fell in the other two doubles contests, giving the Scorpions a 5-4 victory.
    Farmington waltzed to its three consecutive Class 4A titles but the Scorpions and the Hilltoppers have been involved in close contests this season.
    Against Farmington, Hsieh-Ratliff, an eighth grader, came back from an opening set loss to defeat sophomore Liza Briody-Pavlik 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to keep the match close.

  • Isotopes open 2013 season Thursday

    ALBUQUERQUE – In previous seasons, the Albuquerque Isotopes have been all about power.

    The Isotopes, the Triple-A franchise of the Los Angeles Dodgers, have long been built to slug it out with the high-scoring teams of the Pacific Coast League.

    This season, however, the Isotopes may have to find other ways to win.

    Albuquerque will open its 11th season at home Thursday night when it takes on the Iowa Cubs. Game time is 6:35 p.m.

    The Isotopes will host the Cubs for four games, followed by a four-game set against Omaha to start the 2013 season.

    It’s a new-look Isotopes this season and third-year skipper Lorenzo Bundy is hoping to improve on a playoff berth and opening-round loss to Omaha in the 2012 postseason.

    But gone from that team are two of its biggest performers off last season, slugger Jerry Sands and hurler John Ely, the PCL Pitcher of the Year.

    The star of this team is Dee Gordon, although for how long Gordon will be with the Isotopes is a matter of some conjecture.

    Gordon, a shortstop, appeared in 87 games with the Dodgers, hitting .228 during that time. Going into 2013, it was unknown whether Gordon would return to the Isotopes, where he’s played off-and-on since 2011.

  • Rutgers Fires Basketball Coach After Video
  • Young woman injured in car accident

    An 18-year-old woman was driving down North Road Wednesday morning when the windows in her Nissan Sentra reportedly fogged up, causing her to veer into a parked Chevrolet truck. She was transported to the hospital for injuries. No other information was made available regarding the extent of injuries or her condition.

  • UNM taps Neal to replace Alford

     

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico didn't have to look far to find its next head coach.

    Craig Neal, who spent the past six seasons as the team's top assistant, was hired Tuesday to replace Steve Alford.

    Athletic director Paul Krebs made the announcement in a one-word tweet: "Noodles," a reference to Neal's nickname. The university confirmed that Neal would be introduced as UNM's 20th head basketball coach during a news conference Wednesday.

    As assistant head coach under Alford, Neal helped the Lobos win back-to-back Mountain West Conference titles and reach three NCAA tournaments.

    Players and fans had voiced their support for Neal as the top choice after Alford revealed last weekend that he was leaving for UCLA. Emotions were raw the last few days, but Krebs' announcement helped dissolve some of the uncertainty and disappointment that was sparked by Alford's departure.

    While Krebs was guarded about the future of the head coaching spot on Saturday, he said during a news conference that Neal was a candidate and would provide continuity and stability for the program.

  • Today in History April 3
  • Craig Neal hired as head coach at New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico didn't have to look far to find its next head coach.

    Craig Neal, who spent the past six seasons as the team's top assistant, was hired Tuesday to replace Steve Alford.

    Athletic director Paul Krebs made the announcement in a one-word tweet: "Noodles," a reference to Neal's nickname. The university confirmed that Neal would be introduced as UNM's 20th head basketball coach during a news conference Wednesday.

    As assistant head coach under Alford, Neal helped the Lobos win back-to-back Mountain West Conference titles and reach three NCAA tournaments.

    Players and fans had voiced their support for Neal as the top choice after Alford revealed last weekend that he was leaving for UCLA. Emotions were raw the last few days, but Krebs' announcement helped dissolve some of the uncertainty and disappointment that was sparked by Alford's departure.

    While Krebs was guarded about the future of the head coaching spot on Saturday, he said during a news conference that Neal was a candidate and would provide continuity and stability for the program.