USDA to close 259 locations

Staff and wire reports DES MOINES, Iowa — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will close 259 domestic offices, labs and other facilities as part of an effort to save $150 million per year, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday. While the closures and other cost-cutting steps will affect the USDA headquarters in Washington and […]

Kibbe retires with title at Des Moines

By Jesse Wolfersberger ALBUQUERQUE — It took until the final seconds of the championship game, but the magic finally ran out for the Logan Longhorns. Down by two with 1.9 seconds left in the game, Des Moines tried to inbound the ball, but Logan guard Josh Franco stole it just inside half court and threw […]

Elida rallies to beat Des Moines

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Melrose Lady Buffaloes gave it a shot Tuesday against the top seed Tatum, but came up short. Now the Elida Lady Tigers will have a crack at the top seed in the Class 1A girls state basketball tournament. Tatum, which went unbeaten in winning the 1A volleyball championship in November, […]

Class 1A girls: Road goes through Des Moines

By Kevin Wilson In a literal sense, the road to the Class 1A girls state basketball tournament goes through Albuquerque, with games at Valley High, Rio Grande High, West Mesa High and The Pit. In a figurative sense, the road to the Class 1A title goes through Des Moines, as several teams are aiming to […]