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Today's News

  • Work of Art: A career-ending punch

    What do you suppose Ed, Art and Art Jr. did Monday night? One safe bet is that these Abreu family members gathered around a TV set to watch the national college championship football game between the Clemson Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

    And why any particular interest in this game? They watched because they enjoy high-quality football but mainly because Ed, who is the son of Edward Leland Abreu, was a starting player for the South Carolina team some 39 years ago, in the Gator Bowl.

  • Mills out at NMHU

    Time has officially run out for Jeff Mills’ construction project at the New Mexico Highlands University football program.

    Now, with a new interim coach in place, the school is looking to rebuild not only the team but its run-down field in the coming months.

    Mills was relieved of his duties as the Cowboys’ head coach in late December, according to sources close to the program.

    NMHU spokesman Sean Weaver on Monday confirmed Mills’ departure, though he did not elaborate on the circumstances because it is a personnel issue.

  • Pecos nails hat trick

    Make room for another trophy at Sanchez Gym.

    The Pecos Panthers earned a hat trick of northern New Mexico boys’ hoops tournaments this past Saturday by gashing Dulce 66-48 to win the Northern Rio Grande title.

    Carlos Cordova (18 points, eight rebounds, seven steals and five assists) led a strong finish for Pecos (12-1). Xavier Padilla (17 points, five boards, three steals) and Mario Archuleta (15 points, five boards) also had a big game in the final at Pojoaque Valley’s Ben Lujan Gymnasium.

  • Tigers roll Tide in epic sequel

    By Ralph D. Russo
    The Associated Press

    TAMPA, Fla. — College football’s first national championship rematch was even better than the original, with an incredible twist at the end.

    Deshaun Watson and Clemson dethroned the champs and became the first team to beat Nick Saban’s Alabama dynasty in a national title game, taking down the top-ranked Crimson Tide 35-31 Monday night in the College Football Playoff.

  • Padilla nets 23; Lady Dons throttle Hot Springs

    Jenika Padilla outscored the Hot Springs girls’ basketball team by herself on Saturday, 23 points to 12.

    And the West Las Vegas Lady Dons’ 56-12 road win pumped their record up to 9-3.

    West was to host Mora, winner of this past weekend’s Northern Rio Grande girls’ bracket, on Tuesday.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 11, 2017

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Mora, TBA, Mike Marr Gym

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys, girls at Hope Christian tournaments, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Pecos girls (A,B) vs. Monte del Sol, 6 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Eagle Ridge, 4 p.m., TBA

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs, 5 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Man shot on Interstate 25

    A couple driving south on Interstate 25 near Wagon Mound late last month were shot at by another motorist, and the bullet struck one of the vehicle’s occupants.

    The suspect later fired more shots at the victims’ vehicle in an apparent attempt to carjack them.

    The quick-thinking couple drove through the median and sped northbound on I-25 in an attempt to evade the person shooting at them.

    The suspect, 22-year-old Juan Macias, was apprehended by state police a short time later. The SUV Macias was driving had been reported stolen in Colorado.

  • Making progress - Rec center on track for May 5 finish

    In May 2014, a portion of the roof at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center blew off due to fierce winds. But the roof issue was just part of the problem. The structural integrity of the massive facility was at risk as several other significant problems hid between the walls.

    Due to a malfunctioning dehumidification system, which regulates temperature and controls the moisture in the air, the building’s metal frame, including the joists, girders and inside steel studs had rust damage and corrosion.

  • Motive in murder unclear

    Acquaintances of Ruth Rivera, the 52-year-old woman accused of murdering her father-in-law by repeatedly stabbing him in the face and chest, are expressing disbelief and shock.

    And the arrest warrant affidavit filed in San Miguel County Magistrate Court last week isn’t shedding much light on the alleged motive in the homicide.

    Arthur Rivera, 81, was found dead in the bathroom of his Ribera home on Dec. 28.

  • Weather - Jan. 8, 2017

    Sunday

    HIGH 51° / LOW 37°
    Sunny, with a high near 51. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Sunday night — mostly clear, with a low around 37.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:11 a.m. to 5:05 p.m.

    Monday

    HIGH 56° / LOW 39°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Monday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Breezy.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:11 a.m. to 5:06 p.m.

    Tuesday