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Today's News

  • Hounds muzzled

    David Bustillos broke loose for six hits, four runs and three runs batted in Tuesday as host New Mexico Highlands bombarded Eastern New Mexico 21-0 at Brandt Park.

    The Cowboys (18-5), who outhit the Greyhounds 29-4, scored four runs in each of the first three innings.

    Steven Becerra (1-1) earned his first win of the season after allowing one hit in his four innings of work, and the Cowboy bullpen kept the shutout intact.

  • Andrade is All-American

    For 30 years, no one could touch Mark Cassidy’s school record of 484 points scored in a single season for Highlands men’s basketball against Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opponents.

    Then came Roman Andrade’s breakout season of 2009-10.

    Andrade, a 6-2 senior guard, scored 506 points in 22 games vs. RMAC foes — an average of 22.6 a game — that includes 19 regular-season contests plus three in the RMAC Shootout.

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  • ONLINE STORY: Local woman dies in crash; other driver believed to have been drinking

    A Las Vegas resident died in a car accident late Tuesday night when a wrong-way driver struck her car, state police said.

    Mariah J. Arguello, 18, a 2009 West Las Vegas High School graduate, was killed shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Interstate 25 near San Juan. She was apparently driving back to Las Vegas.

    The other driver, Cecilio Jaramillo, 28, of Santa Fe, was traveling south, but then crossed into the northbound lanes, hitting Arguello's Suziki car head on, police said.

  • County employees get pay hikes

    Many government agencies are cutting the number of their employees and furloughing the ones who are left.

    But San Miguel County Commission last week approved a 3 percent salary increase for those who didn’t receive a pay hike earlier this fiscal year.

    County Commission Chairman David Salazar said the increase was to the credit of county staff. And he said officials in different departments have been doing a good job in raising revenue to make the raise possible.

  • Senior Profile: Recalled to life?

    Imagine a person who combines the full spectrum of reality and communing with nature with deep convictions of spirituality — a transcendentalist, perhaps — of the 21st century.

    Janice “Jan” Arrott, the embodiment of this combination, was born in October 1932 in Worthington, Minn. She never knew her father, Arthur James, who died two months before Jan was born.

  • Graham delivers again

    New Mexico Highlands University track and field standout Angella Graham is now the most highly decorated athlete in the school’s history with the NCAA Division II.

    Graham earned two more All-American honors at the NCAA National Indoor championships March 12-13 at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Graham now has a total of five NCAA All-American awards to her credit, making her the most highly decorated Highlands athlete since NMHU joined the NCAA in 1991.

  • Vegas woman gets full sentence

    Bernadette Sanchez, the Las Vegas woman convicted of killing a man last year, has received the maximum sentence.

    Late last year, a jury found Sanchez, 37, guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the April 2009 death of Timoteo M. Jaramillo, 36.

    At a hearing Monday, Sanchez was sentenced to seven and a half years for voluntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence.

  • Work of Art: Small teams slugged it out

    Eighty teams competed in the just-concluded New Mexico high school basketball tournaments for boys and girls. Eighty teams.

    Let’s do the math: There are five classes, AAAAA for the behemoth schools, down to class A, for those quintets whose players need to lead cheers, collect tickets and man the concession stand when they’re not on the hardwood.

  • Pro boxing card set for April 24

    Four Meadow City fighters will be featured in a professional boxing event coming to town in April.

    “Boxeo en Las Vegas” has been announced for the evening of Saturday, April 24, at West Las Vegas’ Gillie Lopez Gymnasium.

    The card is the first of Crespin’s Promotions, a newly minted operation of local businessman and boxing trainer Carlos Crespin.

    It’s the first pro boxing event in town since Lenny Fresquez brought Holly Holm and Terri Blair to headline a card in August at New Mexico Highlands University’s Wilson Complex.