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  • Unbearable - Missing three key players, No. 1 Cardinals rally but fall to Hatch

    Murphy’s Law 1, Cardinals 0.

    Robertson’s reign in Class 4A football is over, thanks to the Hatch Valley Bears and a perfect storm of bad breaks — some self-inflicted — over the last couple of weeks.

    The eighth-seeded Bears upset the No. 1 ranked and defending state champion Cardinals 20-16 on Saturday at Cardinal Stadium, shaking up the playoff bracket.

    The absence of three key RHS players had a significant impact.

  • Montoya signs with UNC

    A chance to learn from a national championship caliber coach was all the push Rico Montoya needed to sign with the University of Northern Colorado.

    The Robertson senior, who will pursue his fifth state wrestling title this winter, made his college choice official this past week by signing a national letter of intent.

    “UNC wasn’t really on my radar until I saw that Troy Nickerson was going to be coaching there,” Montoya said.

  • Slavin leads Cowboys in league honors

    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands football boasted 11 players on the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Teams, and senior Tyler Slavin was named Offensive Player of the Year.

    Seniors Patrick Carney and Jared Koster were named were named First Team All-Conference punter and inside linebacker, respectively.

  • NMHU runners shut out at regionals

    New Mexico Highlands’ cross country season came to an end Saturday in Denver, with the men finishing 10th and the women 18th in the NCAA Division II South Central regionals.

    Only the top six teams and the top three individual runners from non-qualifying schools make the cut for nationals.

    Highlands’ Raymond Tanui just missed individual qualification as the sixth-fastest runner from a non–qualifying school. He earned All-Region honors by finishing among the top 25 men overall.

  • City fills key director post

    The City Council signed off Wednesday on the appointment of Lindsey K. Valdez as the new community development director, but one councilor abstained from the vote, citing litigation that is under way.

    Acting City Manager Elmer Martinez appointed Valdez — a former city employee — to the post after she emerged as the top candidate in the selection process.

    “It’s an important position for the city,” Martinez said.

  • Letters of gratitude
  • Pedestrian struck by car on Grand

    A pedestrian suffered  a leg injury after being struck by a vehicle on Grand Avenue and Baca at about 8 p.m. Wednesday.
    Las Vegas police Deputy Chief Eugene Garcia identified the pedestrian as 59-year-old Juan Esquibel.

    Garcia said Esquibel appeared to be intoxicated when he was stuck by a silver Sonata. The deputy chief said he didn’t know what Esquibel was doing when he was struck by the car.

  • Official’s raise draws concerns

    San Miguel County’s chief deputy assessor was given a $2,000 salary increase just three months before she is set to take over as the assessor, and that had some county commissioners raising questions at their meeting last week.

    Outgoing Assessor Elaine Estrada requested the raise for Chief Deputy Assessor Patricia Gallegos, who will be taking over as the new county assessor effective Jan. 1. The pay hike takes Gallegos’ chiefdeputy salary to $43,627. The raise was effective on Sept. 27, which means Gallegos will only see about $500 of the increase.

  • Official: Florida State gunman was alumnus

    By Gary Fineout and Brendan Farrington
    The Associated Press

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  — A Florida State University alumnus and attorney shot three people at the school’s library early Thursday before being killed by police, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

    The official said the shooter was Myron May, who also graduated from Texas Tech University’s law school. The official requested anonymity because he was not authorized to release the name.

  • Jail Log - Nov. 21, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 10 and Nov. 16:

    Olivia Montano, 27, failure to comply with conditions of probation, bench warrant, SM District
    Anthony Tafoya, 28, battery on household member, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Jesus Granado, 31, aggravated DWI
    Benito Martinez III, 25, criminal damage to property, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful carrying of a firearm, bench warrant,  SM Magistrate