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Today's News

  • NMHU hoops: Men rallies past Wolves

    Highlands scored the game’s final six points to climb out of an 81-77 hole and steal an 83-81 victory against Colorado State-Pueblo on Tuesday night at the Wilson Complex.

    Will Newman’s two foul shots had given the visiting ThunderWolves a four-point lead with 47 seconds remaining.

    But Mike Nwabuzor, continuing his recent run of clutch basketball, drilled a 3-pointer to get the Cowboys within one.

    Then the Cowboys forced a turnover by Newman, and Nwabuzor scored the go-ahead bucket.

  • NMHU women's track: Cowgirls take on big schools

    NMHU Sports Information

    Texas, LSU, Alabama and USC.

    No, not an early prediction for next year’s BCS playoffs — just a few of the teams the NMHU women’s track team has competed against over the past three weeks.

    Throw in the University of New Mexico, Texas Tech, Utah State, Arizona, Colorado State and a handful of other Division I programs, and it becomes clear the Cowgirls are competing with some of the best in the nation with strong individual performances this indoor season.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Feb. 9-11

    FRIDAY (Feb. 9)
    Baseball

    • Luna at Eastern New Mexico (DH), 3 p.m., Portales
    • NMHU at West Texas A&M, 5 p.m., Canyon, Texas
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym (RESCHEDULED for Monday, Feb. 12)
    • Mora Middle School at Peñasco, 4 p.m., Peñasco
    Softball
    • Luna at Midland (DH), TBA, Midland, Texas
    Track and field

  • You better recognize

    Whether he’s playing with a band or going solo, Daniel Lee Gallegos has made his mark with music.

    Though the Las Vegas resident began releasing music in 1988, and has continued performing at weddings, fiestas, bailles and social gatherings, his reputation seems to have reached another level, evidenced by a recent award.

    It came by way of the 27th Annual Hispano Music Awards, which named his instrumental solo, “Polka de Vino,” Instrumental Song of the Year. The ceremony took place Jan. 13 at Ohkay Casino in Ohkay Owingeh.

  • UWC talents on display

    Theresa Wesner/ For the Optic

    International musicians and other performers put their talents on display Saturday in Montezuma as part of the United World College-USA’s annual conference.

    Some of the performers were Benjamin Varah, Peka Mueller, Bella Lasrsen and Kalin Kirilov.
     

  • Legislature: Regent reform proposal stalls

    By Andrew Oxford, Santa Fe New Mexican

    SANTA FE — A state Senate committee on Monday blocked a proposed constitutional amendment that backers argued would have helped depoliticize the often partisan process of selecting regents for the boards of New Mexico’s public universities.

  • Campaign season going

    Democratic candidate for governor Jeff Apodaca, wearing a vest, stopped in both Mora and San Miguel counties Sunday to meet with delegates and others as part of his campaign.

    Apodaca took questions on a number of topics while at Hatcha’s in Mora, ranging from education, where he hopes to raise the minimum starting New Mexico teacher’s salary to well above $40,000 per year, to small business regulations, where he feels there is not enough state-level investment.

    Tuesday was the final day for 2018 statewide office candidates to turn in petitions. 

  • Legislature In Brief from Monday, Feb. 5, 2018

    Here's the Santa Fe New Mexican's Legislature notes from Monday, Feb. 5, 2018:

    PAC man: The political action committee for the House Democrats is walking back a fundraising email sent over the weekend, smack dab in the middle of what is known as the “prohibited period” -- the time around each session when legislators are barred from soliciting campaign donations.

    The email from the New Mexico House Democratic Campaign Committee touted the caucus’ work at the 30-day session’s halfway point.

  • New Mexico in Brief, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

    The Associated Press

    Lawmakers: No  new money for APD

    ALBUQUERQUE  — Two key New Mexico Democratic lawmakers are pouring cold water on Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller’s plea for state help to hire 400 officers.
    KOB-TV reports Sen. John Arthur Smith and Rep. Patty Lundstrom say the new mayor shouldn’t expect any new appropriations to fulfill a campaign promise to increase police staffing.

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

    Thursday, Feb. 8

    The monthly board meeting of the El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association will be held at 7 p.m., 49 Mira Sol, Ojitos Frios Ranches subdivision. The public is welcome to attend. The agenda will be posted 72 hours in advance on www.elcreston.org.