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Today's News

  • Vatos double up on UNM

    Submitted to the Las Vegas Optic

    In a close game of southwestern college rugby heavyweights, the NMHU Vatos bested the well- coached UNM Lobos 20-10 in Perkins Stadium this past Saturday.

    “UNM had beaten NMSU and New Mexico Tech earlier this month suggesting, indirectly, that NMHU was the current de facto leader among state universities,” said Vatos coach Dick Greene.

  • Just passing through
  • Pac-12 opts against expansion; Big 12 safe

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Twelve is enough for the Pac-12, putting the Big 12 in position to survive yet again.

    The Pac-12 presidents and chancellors voted late Tuesday night not to expand again. Commissioner Larry Scott says “after careful review we have determined that it is in the best interests of our member institutions, student-athletes and fans to remain a 12-team conference.”

  • Go Fish - Sept. 23, 2011

    FISHING REPORT, SEPT. 20

    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is 0.57 cfs. Fishing is fair for trout. Better fishing reported in the beaver ponds downstream from the camp areas. The creek was stocked last week with 760 triploid rainbow trout and the pond with another 570.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 23, 2011

    FRIDAY
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Capital (homecoming), 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas vs. Pojoaque, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Mora at Capitan, 7 p.m., Capitan
    • Wagon Mound-Roy-Mosquero vs. Vaughn, 7 p.m., TBA
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • Robertson at Sandia Prep tournament, Albuquerque

    SATURDAY
    Cross country

  • FYI - Sports - Sept. 23, 2011

    Three-on-three basketball tournament to benefit the Pecos/DC Civic Youth Group will be held Oct. 1-2 at the Pecos gym. Divisions from third grade to adults over 40. Youth entry fee $50 per team if paid before Sept. 23; $75 thereafter. Adult fee is $75 a team before Sept. 23; $100 thereafter. To obtain registration form and further information, call Evelyn Hurtado, 470-2980, or Rhonda Sanchez, 231-0201.

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  • Freed prisoners trek home

    By Brian Murphy and Saeed Al-Nahdy
    The Associated Press

    MUSCAT, Oman — After more than two years in Iranian custody, two Americans convicted as spies took their first steps toward home Wednesday as they bounded down the steps of a private jet and into the arms of family for a joyful reunion in the Gulf State of Oman.

    The families called this “the best day of our lives” and President Barack Obama said their release was “wonderful news.”

  • In Brief - News - Sept. 23, 2011

    From The Associated Press
     

    House kills funding bill

    WASHINGTON  — In a rebuke to GOP leaders, the House on Wednesday rejected a measure providing $3.7 billion for disaster relief as part of a bill to keep the government running through mid-November.

    The surprise 230-195 defeat came at the hands of Democrats and tea party Republicans.

  • Holiday spending expected to increase

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Retailers just got an early Christmas gift: Americans are expected to spend more than they did last year during the holidays.

    Retail sales in November and December are expected to be up 3 percent during what is traditionally the biggest shopping period of the year, research firm ShopperTrak said Tuesday.

  • McHugh, 88-year-old priest, still serving

    At the age of 88, the Rev. John McHugh continues to serve as a priest at St.Gertrude’s Church in Mora and the outlying mission churches. He served as a priest at different places for a combined 58 years.

    Born in Tulsa, Okla., on Aug. 9, 1923, McHugh moved to Oklahoma City with his family when he was 5. He had one sister, Mary Lee. They attended school at Lady of Perpetual Help in Oklahoma City. He attended St.Gregory’s High School in Shawnee, Okla., and then spent a year studying at Oklahoma University.