The Daily Word in Lo Ultimo de Nuevo Mexico
Senator Tom Udall isn't running for governor of the land of enchantment.
State economists here have revised revenue expectations after data showed the state falling behind in employment, wages and economic growth.
According to 24/7 Wall St, we're one of the worst-run states in the nation called America.
Elected officials residing in a town in Northwest New Mexico want to keep their 10 Commandments monument.
The British tabloid press got a hold of a report from KRQE about a Las Cruces cop, aprés-shower nakedness and Domino's Pizza. Starkers?! Really.
In Alamogordo (which means fat cottonwood, btw) there's an exhibit of New Deal Art, courtesy of the National New Deal Preservation Association.
UNM President Bob Frank may be in trouble.
Safety concerns continue to trouble the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad.
UNM's Lobo football team is headed for post-season play for the second year in a row.
A human from Farmington caught a 25 inch brown trout using a size 24 black foam wing midge.
The Daily Word in the UNM Seal, the wind, nuclear waste, controlled explosions and a large rattle lure
The regents of the University of New Mexico have decided to begin the process of redesigning the school's official logo.
There will be much wind flowing through the state and into our lives today.
Officials from the United States Department of Energy are busy inspecting the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. They are doing this in order to determine if the nuclear waste storage facility is capable of resuming operations after a radiation leak in 2014 forced the facility's closure.
Senator Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) is the new vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
An armed student at New Mexico State University was shot in the leg by campus police after he refused to put his gun down.
Here's some information about the new federal regulations governing driver's license issuance and renewal in the land of enchantment, care of the Los Alamos Monitor.
The University of New Mexico Lobo football team hopes to continue its winning ways.
On Tuesday, Sandia Labs conducted a controlled explosive test at the Coyote Test Field south of town.
Duke City Fix blogger Scot Key examines pedestrian deaths in Burque, using bubbles as metaphors, Roman numerals as references and car culture as a culprit.
A dude from Burque with a healthy beard and a kind heart caught and released a 43-inch northern pike at Navajo Lake recently. He was using a large rattle lure.
The Daily Word in the Feds, football and propulsion systems that defy physics
Federal investigators are interested in goings-on within Governor Susana Martinez' administration.
South by Southwest, Austin's yearly alternative music event, is the best way to see a year's worth of live music in a long weekend. Hint: it's not too late to find a Southwest flight to Austin and the hotels haven't sold out, yet.
The Lobo Football squad held off a fourth quarter field goal attempt to beat Utah State 14-13 at University Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Wapo's teevee critic Hank Stuever laments the Donald's appearance on SNL.
The NM Environment Department will begin coordinating clean up efforts of a downtown Albuquerque toxic waste spill discovered in the 1990s.
NASA's Eagleworks Laboratories continues to test the controversial EmDrive.
Lobo Football Cannot Hold Lead in Season Opener
Are we in for another bumpy season?
When the University of New Mexico Lobos took the field for the first regular-season game on Saturday afternoon, things felt fine. The weather was good, the pre-season had gone well and second-year coach Bob Davie was looking to continue down the trail of improvement that he'd begun last year. For the first quarter—and most of the first half—things seemed like they'd stay pleasant. By the end of the game, though, the Lobos offense showed that it could not advance beyond an early spurt, and the defense proved porous the entire game long. The Lobos fell to the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners, 21-13.
The game started on a positive note, as SaQwan Edwards returned a fumble for a touchdown. Coach Davie, showing confidence in his team, went for two, but missed the conversion. A disappointment for the Cherry and Silver home crowd, certainly, but never a bad move at home, in the first game, after such an early touchdown. The first quarter ended with UNM up 6-0 and the second quarter proved more of the same; the Lobos scored quickly again on a perfect pass from second-year quarterback Cole Gautsche to a wide-open Marquis Bundy. UNM took the easy kick this time, and sat pretty on a 13-0 lead.
However, the Roadrunners began their comeback at the end of the second quarter, and the Lobos never scored again. The Lobos lost the game on every conceivable benchmark, possessing the ball for just under five minutes less than the Roadrunners, while throwing and running for fewer yards as well. As impressive as the game began, the Edwards touchdown came off the only turnover in the game. With the Roadrunners playing a protective game, UNM wasn't aggressive enough to cause any other opportunities. While Gautsche provided an impressive running game, tallying 118 yards, he only completed four of 12 passes, for 65 yards. In stark contrast UTSA's quarterback, Eric Soza, threw for 237 yards, completing 21 of 34 attempts. The Roadrunners ran for another 157, dominating a Lobos defense that seemed lost at times.
The Lobos have come a long way from going win-less through entire seasons, or winning a mere one game per. But the home opener proves that they still have a long way to go. Their next two games are at UTEP on September 7 and then at Pittsburgh on September 14, before getting a bye week and finally coming home. When the Lobos return to University Stadium, it will face a UNLV team that lost their first game as well (against the Minnesota Golden Gophers) and will have had three games in between. The game will be played on Saturday, September 28 at 6 MST.
The Daily Word in goodbye Elmo, goodbye energy dependence, goodbye Julena
Voice of Elmo exits Sesame Street amid sex scandal accusations.
Albuquerque woman accused of driving twice the speed limit and drinking beer while driving with two children in the car.
United States predicted to achieve energy independence by 2017.
Scientists at Duke say they’ve finally succeeded in building a perfect invisibility cloak.
Double shooting in southeast Albuquerque leaves one dead and another hospitalized.
Study suggests that flu and fever during pregnancy are linked to autism risk in children.
MmmMmm Fiber in your Pepsi.
MmmMmmMmm: Salmonella in your Nesquik.
What are the chances of Marijuana legalization in New Mexico?
Who knew drops of milk hitting coffee could be so darn beautiful?
Lobo men’s soccer team misses out on tournament championship title.
Twin baby boys bouncing and giggling and giggling and bouncing.
The Daily Word in early voting, found kitty, The Lone Ranger
Nearly half of eligible voters in Bernalillo County have already filled out ballots. Yay for crazy-easy early voting!
Ever heard of the Redskins rule? Apparently it means Romney is going to win.
Cat lost in family move from Oregon to Louisiana was found in Gallup.
NY-NJ area bracing for more bad weather.
John Cusack to produce and star in Rush Limbaugh film.
10-year-old Mescalero boy cast as Tonto in The Lone Ranger.
No more living in the woods in New Mexico.
IMDB's top 250 movies in 2.5 minutes (some language NSFW).
The perfect time for suffrage postcards.
Why it's important to resist celebrating Christmas too early in the year.
Another fake-o Bigfoot sighting.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are having a wee one.
The Daily Word in a Klingon wedding, Lance Armstrong, Sandia fire
Swedish couple makes history by partaking in what is believed to be the first Klingon-style wedding ceremony.
Chimney Fire in the Sandias is 25% contained.
Good news for Breaking Bad fans: AMC is back on Dish Network.
Lance Armstrong officially stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.
Lobos are 4 and 4 after a surprising loss to the Air Force Falcons.
We think Adele had a baby.
This über hipster put out an ad seeking a person in an owl costume to watch over her as she sleeps.
Beluga whale mimics human sound patterns.
Former Albuquerque city worker is accused of killing a state representative’s son.
Teen arrested for attempting to rob a Wal-Mart ... oh, and she brought her 6-year-old brother along too.
Ah, election tweets.
Honesty really is the best policy.
Lobo Football Wins Again
UNM overhauls Texas State 35-14
Last weekend, Lobo football defeated Texas State for their third victory of the year, matching the total wins of their last three seasons combined. When Bob Davie took over the cherry and silver head coaching duties, not even the most jaded Lobo fan could have imagined such a convincing change of course.
Infamous former head coach Mike Locksley evoked some ridicule with an early statement that the Lobos were going to need “... a third digit for the scoreboard ...” because they were going to be piling on the points under his leadership. So far this season, the Lobos are still nowhere near that level of ambitious boasting, but they are averaging more than 28 points a game, which far surpasses previous records. Consider that in 2011, the Lobos scored a meager 17 touchdowns over the entire season (and only 21 in each of the two before that).
Unlike the Lobos' first victory this season, their last two have come over respectable, even if not powerhouse, Division I schools. The win two weeks ago against instra-state rivalry NMSU was extremely important to most sports-loving New Mexicans. But the near-win last week against burly Boise State seemed to say even more. With these games adding to the Lobos' self-esteem and win total, things seem to be primed for a turnaround.
As exciting as the early season has been, don't declare the future a bed of roses just yet. Despite a Lobo triumph, the game against the Bobcats wasn't pretty. New Mexico managed only one completed pass in the entire game. Though rushing yards were ample, making up for the lack of a passing game, that won't be enough to assure wins in the future. The Lobos have now rushed for more than 400 yards in four separate games, but they'll need to balance out their attack in order to see victories over more quality opponents.
And the more quality opponents are on their way. All of the games from this point on are conference matches, and the Lobos currently sit at 7th in the Mountain West. Staring up at our opponents is not necessarily the way we want to start conference play but, fortunately, next week the Lobos face Hawaii (one of the three teams that hasn't won a game in our conference thus far).
If the winning ways can keep up, even just for next week, the Lobos can lay claim to something they haven't had in more than four years: a winning record halfway through the season.
The Daily Word in wedding fights, puking celebrities, rescued ducks
Romney and Obama are all tied up.
SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft launched successfully yesterday towards the ISS.
Lobo football caught another win over the weekend.
One dead and three arrested after a massive brawl between two wedding parties in Philly.
Felix Baumgartner’s supersonic free fall will go down tomorrow over Roswell, pending weather conditions.
Group of grown-up rescue ducks experience a pond for the first time, adorableness ensues.
Three teens who broke out of a juvenile corrections facility in Sandoval County are now back in custody.
Two pre-teen girls arrested after sneaking back into a school and spending the night there running through the halls, eating snacks, making prank phone calls and hacking into computers.
High School students in Illinois suspended for eating mints at school.
British teen has to have a large part of her stomach removed after indulging in a nitrogen-infused cocktail.
Mitt Romney does have fabulous hair.
The Daily Word in Lobo Football, Northern Ireland, Taos expansion
Lobo Football program scores a nice first-game win beating Southern University 66-21.
What’s up with no white after Labor Day?
Conflicts between Catholics and Protestants leaves at least 13 police injured in Northern Ireland.
Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Washinton Times, dies at 92.
Slo-mo water balloon bouncing is just perfect for a morning like this.
U. S. Forest Service approves Taos Ski Valley 's request to expand its expert terrain by 60 percent.
Start stockpiling those dry goods now: Why 2013 will be a year of global crisis.
National gas prices peak for Labor Day Weekend.
Officers in Hobbes say an inmate escaped his cell by breaking a window bar with a razor blade and a Popsicle stick but changed his mind once he got outside.
The Daily Word in Curiosity video footage, GOP debauchery, sleeping kitties
The previously Baptist-run Glorieta Conference Center near Santa Fe may be purchased by an organization whose leader is hailed by some as the "Second Coming Christ."
'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dies after jumping from a bridge in San Pedro.
GOP participate in a night of debauchery in Israel.
Video from space shows the final descent of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity.
There are appears to be some hope among the public in this year's Lobo football program.
Enthusiastic instructor teaches us how to properly eat a watermelon.
Facebook stock hits an all-time low.
How to make everything ok.
If you're on probation and feel like breaking into a home, you might want to first take care of that pesky GPS tracking bracelet.
Hangover Sports Roundup
UFC debut lasts 64 seconds, Pacman escapes Marquez, Lobo football finally gets hard earned victory
After all the controversy this past week, Saturday delivered an action-packed night of combat sports action. First up was the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s debut on regular TV, which featured a bout for the UFC Heavyweight Title. Along with the fight, hardcore MMA fans were curious about how FOX would introduce new viewers to the sport. For the most part, they delivered a professional broadcast, treating the fight as a legit sporting event instead of a punk rock show. Gone were the “gladiator intro” and generic rock music and in its place were highlights of both fighters and analysis from UFC personalities. As for the fight, reigning champion Cain Velasquez was rumored to be battling some nagging injuries headed into his bout with Junior Dos Santos. With Dos Santos’ KO of Velasquez taking only 64 seconds, it was hard to tell if injuries affected the former champ. Dos Santos has one-punch knockout power and can finish any heavyweight in mixed martial arts. The victory was impressive considering Dos Santos had a meniscus tear a week before and couldn't walk. Despite the short fight, fans should be happy with a knockout as a first impression to casual viewers rather than a boring five round decision. But FOX's choice to not air the Clay Guida / Ben Henderson fight was the obvious major misstep of the night. Henderson and Guida put on a fight-
Next up was the conclusion of the epic trilogy between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. Their first two matchups were controversial but thrilling fights that displayed what truly makes the sport of boxing special. After Pacquiao’s victory over Marquez in their second fight, Pacman's career skyrocketed into mainstream America while Marquez campaigned for another shot at Pacquiao. So after three years, Marquez got his wish and on Saturday took advantage of the opportunity. The first half of the fight was razor close with both fighters throwing punches with caution. But then Marquez started outboxing Pacquiao by landing crisp, hard punches. Pacquiao was shockingly tentative and couldn't let his hands go. With the momentum swinging to Marquez' favor, Pacquiao trainer Freddy Roach knew his fighter was behind and pushed Pacman to pick up the action. Pacquiao’s punch output increased and grew even stronger towards the end of the bout. When the fight concluded, most fans and experts had Marquez winning a close decision victory. But when the judges gave the result, one judge scored a draw, while the other two scored the fight for Pacquiao. Fans in the arena and Twitter users were outraged over the decision. Marquez clearly deserved the victory but in the judges’ perspective he didn't have a defining moment that made a case for him getting the win. As for Pacman, he escaped with the win and is unlikely to grant Marquez another fight and will now try to await a possible fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Despite the struggles of Lobo Football, it’s been a landmark year for Lobo sports. Both cross-country teams earned bids for the NCAA championships and the men’s soccer team has had a dream season going undefeated and winning the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation title. So on senior night, the football team finally enjoyed the taste of victory with their win over the UNLV Rebels . For the first time this season the Lobos kept a lead for the majority of the game. Their 14-7 lead disappeared early in the fourth quarter but Lobo senior Carmen Messina caused a fumble and the Lobos recovered. Then quarterback B.R. Holbrook drove the Lobos down the field setting up a Demarcus Rogers touchdown. The New Mexico defense held steady and got the 21-14 victory. Despite having only two games left in the season, getting its first win will improve the team's confidence and could lead to the Lobos ending the season on a high note.
The Daily Word 11.26.10: Charlie Sheen, nazi death camp, Andy Williams
Boys lost at sea for two months lived on seagull and coconuts.
United States has been in Afghanistan as long as Soviets.
Missing stripe on Jupiter comes back.
Porn actress delays lawsuit against Charlie Sheen. Charlie Sheen still suing her.
Really tall rhinoceros emerged following death of dinosaurs.
Woman who survived Nazi death camp to become busty horror star dies.
Santa Fe youth minister arrested for molesting kids.
Lobo football player arrested for bar brawl.
More than 600,000 people killed by second hand smoke every year.
Andy Williams still going strong in Branson.