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Today's News

  • Grapplers get one last tune-up

    By Dave Kavanaugh

    Las Vegas Optic

    With more than 1,200 matches over the two-day event, there was plenty of mat time for all participants in this past weekend’s Cardinal Classic, which served as a final tune-up before district and state tournaments.

    Defending Class 1A-4A state champion Robertson and first-year head coach James Martinez were missing a couple of key grapplers but managed a top-five finish in the team standings.

  • Looking Ahead-Sports Feb. 5, 2016

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    •NMHU vs. Fort Hays State, 1 p.m., Brandt Park
    Basketball
    •NMHU women and men vs. Westminster, 5 and 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    •Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    •Mora boys (A,B) and girls (A,B) vs. Escalante, 4 p.m., Montoya Gym
    •Memorial, West Las Vegas, Mora Middle School boys at Taos tournament, TBA, Taos
    •Valley Middle School boys at Pecos, 4 p.m., Pecos
    Softball

  • Highlands recruiter arrested

    A Highlands University employee on a recruiting trip to Albuquerque was arrested and charged with two felonies on Thursday after he allegedly stole a woman’s purse and was later found with cocaine, marijuana and prescription pills, according to a criminal complaint filed in Metro Court in Albuquerque on Thursday.

    Martin Lucero, 42, of the 2500 block of Eighth Street, was on a student recruiting trip and was driving a Highlands Ford Escape at the time of his arrest.

  • Organic chemistry student accepted to 7 doctoral programs

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    An organic chemistry senior at Highlands University has his pick of seven top doctoral programs around the country.

    In December, Melecio Perea’s letters of acceptance started rolling in from Ph.D. programs at Yale, UC-Berkeley, UT-Austin, UCLA, Northwestern University, Colorado State University and Indiana University.

  • Clinton takes Iowa

    By Kathleen Hennessey and Kathleen Ronayne

    The Associated Press

    NEWBURY, N.H.  — Presidential contenders on Tuesday turned their airplanes and their hopes to the next arena in the fight for the nominations, a state that will test Ted Cruz’s broader appeal and give Hillary Clinton a chance to reinvigorate her battered campaign in the Granite State.

  • Senate attempts to slow down bills

    The Associated Press

    Republican-backed bills that sailed through New Mexico’s GOP-led House are facing a bumpier ride in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

    Last week, Senate Democrats announced they have assigned bills related to REAL ID, strengthening three strike laws and closing child pornography loopholes to three committees, meaning they will have to survive three separate votes before making it to the chamber’s floor with less than three weeks left in the 30-day Legislative session.

  • Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 3, 2015
  • Editorial: Vindication for Planned Parenthood

    Editor’s note: The following Houston Chronicle editorial was originally published on Jan. 27:

  • A work of Art: Becoming so Americanized

    American pop culture apparently redounds throughout the world. And just when I begin to feel sorry for some non-Americans, as they seem to struggle with American English, I get a surprise.

    In our travels across the Atlantic, we’ve observed how remarkably similar things really are. At a McDonalds restaurant in Basel, Switzerland, we sat near crowds of teens swallowing Big Macs while texting and listening to popular American music. The only difference seemed to be that the default additive to a Swiss order of fries is mayo instead of catsup.

  • Looking Back Feb. 3, 2015

    Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1966 — The community of Mora has undertaken a drive to establish a public library. At a meeting of the Mora Library Committee last week it was decided to kick off a book and donation campaign immediately in order to establish the much needed facility as soon as possible. The first contributor in Mora to the library fund was the Joe Martinez family. They donated 40 books on merchandising dating back to the 1800s.