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Dustan Copeland graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelor's degree in Integrated Studies: English and Communications Emphases. His senior thesis, "Ayn Rand & The Conservative Media," was recognized as an "Outstanding Senior Thesis" in the Integrated Studies department at UVU. Prior to the New Mexico Tribune, Dustan Copeland contributed to various sports blogs and newspapers.

Governor Martinez honors World Series champions from New Mexico

November 10, 2017 10:52 am
Governor Martinez honors World Series champions from New Mexico

Governor Susana Martinez declared a New Mexico holiday of sorts was declared for November 9 in honor of World Series champions Alex Bregman and Ken Giles. Bregman and Giles both played key parts in the Houston Astros’ championship run in 2017. The two athletes grew up in Albuquerque. Bregman attended […]

UNM Women’s Basketball ranked 4th in preseason poll

November 2, 2017 6:43 pm
UNM Women’s Basketball ranked 4th in preseason poll

ALBUQUERQUE–The University of New Mexico’s women’s basketball team was ranked 4th in a Mountain West Conference preseason poll released Wednesday, with senior guard Cherise Beynon named as Preseason Player of the Year. Boise State was ranked 1st in the poll. Wyoming and Colorado State came in at 2nd and 3rd […]

Susana Martinez throws support behind Ed Gillespie after anti-immigrant ads air in Virginia

October 26, 2017 6:18 pm
Susana Martinez throws support behind Ed Gillespie after anti-immigrant ads air in Virginia

Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie enlisted the help of several Latino GOP members, including New Mexico’s Governor Susana Martinez, to support his candidacy in the wake of criticism from immigrant groups who have found Gillespie’s campaign ads as racist. The ads claim that current policies in Virginia protect Central […]

Solomon Kandie and Roxanne Wegman place 1st in Duke City Marathon

October 22, 2017 3:01 pm
Solomon Kandie accepts 1st place award

The Duke City Marathon was held in Albuquerque on Sunday morning, drawing in runners throughout the southwest United States to participate one of New Mexico’s signature racing events. Solomon Kandie, winner of the 2015 and 2016 Duke City Marathons, finished in 1st place with a time of 2:37:34. Julius Kosgei […]

UNM Lobos’ loss Friday night a moral victory

October 21, 2017 9:08 am
Colorado State tight end Dalton Fackrell (30) scores a touchdown past New Mexico safety Bijon Parker (4) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Albuquerque, N.M., Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

ALBUQUERQUE–Friday night’s 27-24 loss to Colorado State eliminated the University of New Mexico from Mountain West Conference championship contention. However, the fashion in which the Lobos took their loss should provide plenty of hope for the program. Following an embarrassing 38-0 shutout at Fresno State, many UNM fans expressed frustrations […]

Sandoval County Commissioners postpone approval of Oil and Gas Ordinance

October 19, 2017 7:27 pm
Sandoval County Commissioners postpone approval of Oil and Gas Ordinance

RIO RANCHO–The Sandoval County Board of Commissioners on Thursday evening postponed a request for a motion to adopt the ordinance and consequently angered about 100 citizens who arrived to protest future oil drilling in Sandoval County. District 3 Commissioner Don G. Chapman, a supporter of the ordinance, appeared frustrated as […]

UNM Men’s Basketball ranks 9th in Mountain West preseason rankings

October 18, 2017 1:16 am
UNM Men’s Basketball ranks 9th in Mountain West preseason rankings

A preseason poll released Wednesday morning has the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team ranked 9th in the Mountain West Conference, ahead of only San Jose State. The same poll places Nevada at the top of the conference, followed by San Diego State and Boise State. No Lobos were […]

UNM Lobos lost to Fresno State Bulldogs 38-0

October 15, 2017 10:22 am
Fresno State safety Mike Bell, right, nearly picks off a pass intended for New Mexico’s Chris Davis, Jr., left, in second half action Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Fresno. (Photo © E Zamora)

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA — The University of New Mexico football team lost a lopsided game at Fresno State on Saturday night by a score of 38-0, making it 23 years since the last time the Lobos won in Fresno, California. Fresno State Bulldogs quarterback Marcus McMaryion threw 3 touchdown passes and […]

New UNM basketball coach Paul Weir is shaking things up in Albuquerque

October 11, 2017 7:55 pm
New UNM basketball coach Paul Weir is shaking things up in Albuquerque

Not long ago, UNM basketball was a force to be reckoned with. The Lobos found themselves in the NCAA tournament several times in the last decade. Fans filled The Pit, regularly ranking in the top 25 in Division 1 basketball attendance. College basketball in Albuquerque did not disappoint and appeared […]

UNM offensive line receives mid-season Joe Moore Award honors

October 9, 2017 12:02 pm
UNM offensive line receives mid-season Joe Moore Award honors

The University of New Mexico’s offensive line received mid-season Joe Moore Award honors on Monday. According to the Joe Moore Award Facebook page, 21 teams received the mid-season recognition, including 16 of the Associated Press Top 25. Though currently unranked, the Lobos are 12th in the country in rushing yards […]