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  • Backward N.M. might someday move forward

    It’s easy to talk about how backward New Mexico is. I’m not sure if out-of-staters do it, but we New Mexicans sure like to talk our state down. You know you do. I do too.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, Jan. 19, 2018

    Gov. Susana Martinez used part of her final address to the full legislature to say the new Democratic Senate whip had “demeaned” K-12 students by saying the students don’t have academic skills. Sen. Howie Morales criticized the Republican governor for apparently changing her stance on a voter-approved bail reform measure, and talked of a state that he described as better off once Martinez leaves office.
    Come on, guys. Enough about the failed policies of others. Get to the specifics of the solutions.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018.

  • Murder defendant back in jail

    After a judge to let her out on a bond in October, a defendant in a first-degree murder case is back in the San Miguel County Detention Center after violating the terms of her release.

  • West wrestlers earn split despite missing five

    Field enough of a team, and you give yourself a chance.

    That’s the lesson West Las Vegas’ wrestling program is learning this season.

    The Dons grapplers split a pair of duals on Wednesday evening, beating St. Michael’s and losing to triangular host Taos. They were missing wrestlers in five weight classes, meaning they gave up 30 points in forfeits in each dual.

  • East-West matchups on tap this weekend

    District games have arrived, and this weekend will feature a pair of East-West basketball matchups for local fans to enjoy.

    On Friday night, West Las Vegas hosts Robertson in boys’ hoops, beginning with the C-team game at 4 p.m. at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    It’ll be the second varsity meeting of the year for the crosstown rivals. West won a competitive battle 63-54 in the third round of the Sandia Prep tournament back on Dec. 9 in Albuquerque.

  • Hoops roundup: Lady Cards win big at St. Mike's

    Alianza Darley, Maria Barela, Angelica Montoya, Jazmyne Jenkins and Brianna Roybal all scored in Robertson’s 22-6 first quarter Wednesday at St. Mike’s.

    The Lady Cardinals never looked back, hammering their district foes in an eventual 62-17 road rout.
    Robertson — ranked in the top three of Class 4A in both major ratings — improved to 15-3 going into the weekend.

    Tessa Ortiz’s bucket pushed the RHS lead to the quarter-century mark at 35-10, and it was 35-12 at the half.

  • Rangers' tough slate helping build team

    There may be no shame in losing to Class 3A state champion Pecos, but that doesn’t mean it stings any less if you’re a basketball player from Mora, a community with its own storied hoops tradition, not to mention a lingering rivalry with the Panthers.

    So bouncing back from a loss to Pecos in the Northern Rio Grande finals was a must.

    The Rangers got that bounce-back game in a 76-61 victory over visiting Robertson on Jan. 10.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 19-22

    FRIDAY (Jan. 19)

    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) vs. Robertson, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym
    • Valley boys vs. El Dorado, 4 p.m., Valley gym
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at UNM, TBA, Albuquerque


    • NMHU women and men at Colorado Christian, 5 and 7 p.m., Lakewood, Colo.
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Thoreau, TBA, Marr Gym
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Marr Gym

  • Council approves refugee resolution

    After an off-and-on discussion that began more than six months ago, the Las Vegas City Council approved a resolution at Wednesday’s regular monthly meeting in support of the state's cities that can support refugees.

    By a unanimous 4-0 vote, the Council passed Resolution 18-04 by voting in favor of a consent agenda. A copy of the lengthy resolution, which calls for the city to symbolically support New Mexico cities that are better equipped to house refugees.