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  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017



    Wednesday, Nov. 29

  • Noticias, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

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  • Just how cold was it?

    Work of Art

    How many times have you played a leading role in a real-life winter pageant?

    You need to gas up your car on a December night, to have it ready for a trip to warmer climes, like Albuquerque, and rather than waiting till morning, you head out to a station at night.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.

  • With Bill, try facts — not myths

    By Joe Conason.

    Suddenly, it has become fashionable again in liberal circles to flay Bill Clinton for his sexual misconduct, whether real, alleged or imagined. Amid the national frenzy swirling around the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Roy Moore, prominent journalists and politicians are competing to display their dudgeon over the former president and things he is said to have done long ago.

  • Gonzalez sets wins record as Cards oust 2016 champs

    Few situations would have marked the occasion any better.

    To beat defending state champion Portales, one of Robertson’s most persistent postseason rivals, for the win that put him at the top of the all-time list for RHS football coaching career victories? And to do it in the state semifinals, thereby punching a ticket to the Class 4A championship game for the third year in a row?

  • Cowboys take on Cowboys

    Division II New Mexico Highlands got within single digits of Division I Wyoming several times over the course of their men’s basketball exhibition Sunday in Laramie, Wyo.

    But the Mountain West contenders, now 5-1, held on for an 83-70 win.

    Deion Bauman scored a team-high 16 points off the bench for NMHU (5-2), while Nmamdi Okoro netted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Jacob Holland chipped in 13, D.J. Bustos and Mike Nwabuzor eight apiece.

  • A measure of revenge: Lady Cards upset state champ Shiprock

    Through a quirk of scheduling, the Robertson girls’ basketball team got to play defending state champion Shiprock — the team that ended the Lady Cardinals’ state tournament run this past March — in the season opener Saturday

    This time, the game belonged to Robertson.

  • Cardinals rally past Portales, reach title game

    For the third consecutive season, the Robertson football team will play for a state championship.

    The third-seeded Cardinals rallied to beat defending 4A champion Portales 20-14 on Saturday at Cardinal Stadium.

    Portales overcame a 12-0 deficit and led 14-12 with 7:23 left in the third quarter.

    The Rams had a chance for a go-ahead score from inside the RHS 5 with nine minutes left, but a Wildcat-style direct snap to the running back was foiled, and Robertson took possession.

  • For those who bark and meow

    Angela Stell, the founder and director of the nonprofit helper organization NMDOG and a passionate supporter of animal welfare, paraded a dog around the ARTBark Animal Welfare Coalition annual fundraiser in the ballroom of Highlands’ Kennedy Hall last weekend.

    The dog, a female Bull Terrier named “Honor,” well-mannered and happy to be petted, is reminiscent of a canine counterpart, “Hubble,” a victim of severe abuse in Las Vegas. Hubble died in 2015.