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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Trapped in Abu Dhabi

    SANTA FE — “Be careful what you wish.” It’s a popular warning these days because one never knows the form in which one’s wish might come true.

    When we planned a cruise through the Middle East many months ago, friends and loved ones cautioned us to be mindful of the dangers before we made a final decision. Some even pled with us not to go.

    My usual response was that it might be exciting to be captured and held hostage for awhile. Think of the book I could write.

  • LETTER: Giving credit where it is due

    Thank you for your article about the Viles Foundation Inc.’s 50th anniversary luncheon. The history that you included is very important. The foundation has strived to serve the San Miguel and Mora County communities in a manner the Matie R. Viles would have been proud.

  • NMHU runner headed back to nationals

    Laurent Ngirakamaro is heading back to nationals again. Alas, his New Mexico Highlands University cross country teammates will not be, although they didn't miss qualification by much.

    Ngirakamaro covered the Kearney, Neb., course in 31:25.2, the sixth-best time in Saturday's NCAA Division II North Central Regional. The Highlands senior helped the Cowboys to a seventh-place team finish.

  • Union questions local hospital

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital is quietly laying off members of a union and encouraging new employees not to join, a union leader says.

    Meanwhile, the hospital says it is pursuing its rights by seeking a court review of last year’s election. Officials said Alta Vista has no plans to negotiate pending the outcome of the review.

    Louie Rael, a registered nurse and a spokesman for the union, said that in the last couple of weeks, Alta Vista has let go six people — all of whom are union members.

  • LV boxer Crespin to fight Nov. 28; Archuleta also returns to ring

    Las Vegas boxer Arturo Crespin will compete in his second professional bout as part of an upcoming card at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    Crespin, 18, is scheduled to fight Daniel Gonzales, 30, of Albuquerque, his father and longtime trainer Carlos Crespin said this week. Both are light middleweights (152 lbs.).

    The “Black Friday” card is a promotion of Top Rank and Juan Romero. First bell time is 2 p.m. Nov. 28.

  • WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Cobre eliminates RHS gridders; NMHU hoops debut a winner; Cowboy heavies reach finals

    Cobre put a quick end to the Robertson football season Saturday afternoon in Bayard, moving the ball efficiently and exploiting several Cardinal turnovers to take a 37-10 win.

    The Indians (9-2 overall) move on to the Class 3A state quarterfinals, specifically an unenviable matchup with third-seeded Portales this coming weekend. Cobre is the No. 6 seed in the bracket.

    For the Cardinals (2-9), Saturday’s game kept alive the program’s streak of postseason appearances but brought a close to what has been a difficult season on multiple levels.

  • Cowboy big men lead wrestlers' Wyoming effort

    By Dave Kavanaugh

    No big deal for the big guys.

    New Mexico Highlands heavyweight wrestlers Jesse Boggs and Louis Thornton stormed through their brackets in this past Saturday’s Wyoming Cowboy Open, each reaching the finals before falling in close matches.

  • TWICE SHY: Lady Cards finish with another red trophy

    ALBUQUERQUE — For the first three days of the state volleyball tournament, Robertson looked like an express train, gaining power with every increasingly impressive victory.

    Then on Saturday, the train ran out of steam.

    Ruidoso, the No. 1 ranked team in Class 3A, was the locomotive of choice, winning the state championship with a three-game sweep of the Lady Cardinals.

  • LETTER: Mil gracias

    Open letter to the County Commission:

    Just recently, the San Miguel County Public Works Department, along with my company, completed a job in San Ignacio, which included road repair involving the placement of culverts and base material. In order to get the most of out of most of the limited funds for the project, County Manager Les W. Montoya and Public Works Supervisor Harold Garcia agreed to use county employees to place the base material and culverts while my company would supply the base material.

  • LETTER: City doesn’t seem to care

    In regards to the Optic’s editorial of Nov. 18 on the Milliken water wells, it would seem to be our best bet now to avoid further water rationing.

    I agree that all possibilities — the hydro dam, the dam to capture all Las Vegas run-off, the pipeline from North Dakota should be explored, but the Milliken ranch wells seems to be the best bet to  stave off  water rationing right now.

    The city can lease one or more of the wells conditionally that it would not have a negative effect on the neighbors.