Today's News

  • Messi, Wambach honored

    The Associated Press

    ZURICH — Lionel Messi became the first four-time winner of the FIFA Player of the Year award after shattering the world record with 91 goals last year for Barcelona and Argentina.

    The 25-year-old won for the fourth straight time, beating Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta in voting announced Monday. His 91 goals topped Gerd Mueller’s mark of 85 for Bayern Munich and Germany in 1972.

  • Crimson Tide rolls toward BCS dynasty

    By Paul Newberry
    AP National Writer
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.  — The coach no longer wears houndstooth. The result is the same. Another Alabama dynasty.
    Quieting the Irish by the first play of the second quarter, Eddie Lacy, AJ McCarron and the No. 2 Crimson Tide rolled top-ranked Notre Dame 42-14 for the BCS championship Monday night, locking up a second straight national title and third in four years with another laugher of a title game.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 9, 2013

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    • Mora girls (A,B) vs. Taos, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Taos, 4 p.m., MMS
    • Mora Middle School boys at Peñasco, 4 p.m., Peñasco

    • NMHU women and men at Fort Lewis, 6 and 8 p.m., Durango, Colo.

  • $2.5M sought for Mora building

    With opening day of the Legislature about a week away, Mora County officials are once again gearing up to make their case for funding for the vacant and uncompleted courthouse complex.

    But this time, they’re hoping that the groundwork they’ve laid over the last several months will help convince lawmakers and the governor that they can finally turn things around and get the derailed Mora County Complex back on track.

    Paula Garcia, chairwoman of the Mora County Commission, said Thursday that the county is changing its approach somewhat.

  • Another leak
  • Luna college election set for March

    Four seats are up for grabs in the March 5 Luna Community College Board of Trustees election, and those thinking about running for the positions have less than a week to decide.

    Filing day for the positions is Jan. 16. Interested candidates must file with the San Miguel County Clerk’s Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in order for their names to appear on the ballot. The deadline for filing to run as a write-in candidate is 5 p.m. on Jan. 29.

  • Residence hall named for donors

    Three New Mexico Highlands University benefactors who dedicated their estates to providing scholarships to students in this area are being honored by the university.
    Highlands regents voted unanimously last month to name the new student residence hall after Ken and Sue Crimmin and Emiteria “Matie” Martinez Robinson Viles.

    The Crimmins set up an endowment at Highlands worth around $500,000 more than 25 years ago. More than 180 students have received scholarships to attend Highlands through the endowment.

  • FDA issues new food safety rules

    By Mary Clare Jalonick
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says its new guidelines would make the food Americans eat safer and help prevent the kinds of foodborne disease outbreaks that sicken or kill thousands of consumers each year.

  • 25 years of service
  • Looking Back - Jan. 7, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, Jan. 8 — With new postal rates in effect yesterday, there was a rush on one-cent stamps at the local post office. It now costs 5 cents to mail a letter, 8 cents for air mail letters, 4 cents for post cards and 6 cents for air mail post cards.