June 7, 2013 |
Flamenco dancers and aficionados will gather in New Mexico for the 26th Annual Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque , which begins Monday and continues until June 16. The festival, one of the longest-running events in Albuquerque, is considered one of the most important flamenco events outside Spain. It will offer more than 30 workshops and performances featuring artists such as Karime Amaya , Israel Galván , Marco Flores and Ivan Vargas . The weeklong festival is presented by the National Institute of Flamenco and will be at the National Hispanic Cultural Center on the University of New Mexico's Albuquerque campus.
June 5, 2013 |
America's top endurance mountain bike riders and enthusiasts will descend June 15-16 on Gallup , N.M., for USA Cycling 's 24-Hour Mountain Bike National Championships . The event will be held in the Zuni Mountains in conjunction with Zia Rides ' 24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest . The 24-hour mountain biking is exactly what it sounds like: Cyclists try to best one another by riding laps around a race course for 24 hours....
June 1, 2013 |
New Mexico fire crews are battling a pair of wildfires that have burned thousands of acres and prompted the evacuations of homes and campgrounds. More than 5,300 acres have burned in a canyon in Santa Fe National Forest off Interstate 25, about 25 miles southeast of the capital city. Dense smoke is expected to descend on Pecos Valley residents at night as temperatures drop. About 140 summer homes in the area were evacuated, in addition to numerous trailheads and campgrounds, officials said.
May 31, 2013 |
The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum will begin offering a " Behind the Scenes Tour ” of the artist's home and studio in Abiquiu, N.M., giving vistors a rare glimpse into her private world. The weekly tour begins June 12. O'Keeffe bought the 5,000-square-foot Spanish Colonial-era compound in 1945 from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. She then spent the next few years restoring the structure with her friend Maria Chabot. O'Keeffe moved to New Mexico permanently in 1949 after the death of her husband.
May 30, 2013 |
Fullerton Regional When: Friday through Monday. Where: Goodwin Field, Cal State Fullerton. Time: 4 and 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday; 8 p.m. Monday (if necessary). Friday's games: New Mexico (37-20) vs. Arizona State (35-20-1), 4 p.m.; Cal State Fullerton (48-8) vs. Columbia (27-19), 8 p.m., ESPNU. FYI: Fullerton, which has won four national titles, has a 2.56 team earned-run average, sixth-best in the nation. ... Arizona State pitcher Ryan Kellogg (11-0, 3.26 ERA)
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May 28, 2013 |
OCATE, N.M. - Sitting in the tidy living room of the home they built themselves, Sandra and Roger Alcon inventory what they see as the bounty of their lives: freedom, family, community, land, animals … and water. "We've lived off the land for five generations," said Roger Alcon, 63, looking out on a northern New Mexico landscape of high mesas, ponderosa pines and black Angus cattle. "We have what we need. We've been very happy, living in peace. " Wells are the Alcons' only source of water.
May 17, 2013 |
UCLA basketball Coach Steve Alford and the University of New Mexico have reached an agreement on a buyout, New Mexico officials announced. New Mexico will receive a "net benefit of $625,000 buyout," according to a statement released by university officials. There were still “some final details to resolve.” UCLA released a statement that Alford has offered to pay $300,000, and he had "previously agreed to forego certain bonuses" that were owed him. Alford jumped to UCLA on March 30, 10 days after agreeing to a 10-year contract extension with New Mexico.
May 3, 2013 |
The battle over the opening of the nation's first domestic horse slaughterhouse since a government ban six years ago has ramped up as a company in Roswell, N.M., moves closer to reinstituting the practice. Activists throughout the West say they are preparing for a public-relations battle if the owners of Valley Meat Co. receive a federal permit to begin killing horses. “This is going to happen and we need to stop it for so many reasons -- moral, healthwise, economic, the whole ball of wax,” animal advocate Yvette Dobbie told the Los Angeles Times.
May 1, 2013 |
UCLA basketball Coach Steve Alford is still trying to disentangle himself from the University of New Mexico. New Mexico says Alford owes the university $1 million, which was the buyout amount in a contract extension that was to take effect April 1, two days after UCLA hired him. Alford, in a letter to the school, has offered $200,000 under the terms of his previous contract. Alford was required to give 30 days' notice, so New Mexico officials believe he is therefore bound by the terms of what would have been his new contract.
April 30, 2013 |
New Mexico officials think UCLA Coach Steve Alford is one in a million. Alford, on the other hand, feels he is worth only $200,000. Alford has told New Mexico officials he will not pay the $1-million buyout they were demanding, the Albuquerque Journal reported Tuesday . He said he owes the school only $200,000. Alford agreed this year to a 10-year contract extension with New Mexico, then bolted to be UCLA's coach two days before the contract extension kicked in. The new contract included a $1-million buyout provision, which New Mexico officials believe is in effect even though the contract hadn't kicked in. New Mexico officials contend that both contracts required a 30-day notice for termination, which would take Alford into the new contract.