.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Another Perspective — Flood and drought; fire and rain

    Earlier this summer we were living in severe drought – running out of grass and hay for livestock, top soil blowing away in the wind, bare ground, dying trees, rampant wild fires, and a tiny trickle for a river.

    Now a few months later we have a whole new set of challenges — bridges damaged, roads caved in, homes flooded, debris spread all over, people stranded, electric and phone lines damaged, and deep erosive cuts in the land. We are all sharing this struggle with the increasingly extreme forces of nature.

  • Early finishes for Cards, Dons

    As expected, much-improved Fort Lewis was no pushover in Saturday’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football opener at Perkins Stadium.

    But Emmanuel Lewis threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions, staking New Mexico Highlands to a 31-20 win.

    The Cowboys are 2-1, while the Skyhawks slid to 1-2.

    FLC’s Dewaun Wesley ran for 112 yards and a touchdown. that led to a 7-7 tie late in the first quarter.

  • HU runners stampede in Texas

    Alonzo Chavez may be only a freshman for the New Mexico Highlands University cross country team, but he ran like a seasoned veteran Saturday morning.

    With a time of 26:05, Chavez won the men’s individual title at the Buffalo Stampede in Canyon, Texas, hosted by West Texas A&M. The former Mora Ranger outkicked Tye Doty of Tarleton State to win the 8-kilometer men’s race by nearly six seconds.

    Seven of the top 13 men wore NMHU purple and white, assuring the Cowboys of a meet championship even without No. 1 man Henrique Chavez, who sat out the race.

  • UCLA stays unbeaten vs. winless NMSU

    PASADENA, Calif. — Brett Hundley passed for 280 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 13 UCLA honored late receiver Nick Pasquale during its 59-13 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday night.

    Jordon James rushed for a career-best 164 yards and two scores as UCLA (3-0) routed the undermanned Aggies (0-4) in its first home game since Pasquale was hit by a car and killed two weeks ago.

  • Jones guts it out to retain UFC title

    TORONTO  — A bloody Jon Jones won a unanimous decision against hard-charging Alexander Gustafsson to retain his light-heavyweight title at UFC 165 on Saturday night.

    Jones (19-1) won with his closest margin with the judges scoring the five-round fight 48-47, 48-47 and 49-46.

    Gustafsson (15-2) gave a remarkable effort, getting the best of the early rounds before hanging on in the fourth and fifth.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 23, 2013

    Monday
    Football
    • Robertson (B) vs. West Las Vegas, 5 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Volleyball
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Mora, 4 p.m., MMS

    Tuesday
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at West Texas A&M, 7 p.m., Canyon, Texas
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. McCurdy, 5 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

    Wednesday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Thursday
    Football

  • Damage in the millions - Western part of county hit hardest

    The remnants of last week’s flooding were visible throughout the city and county this week: a battered truck sandwiched between a rushing river and a fallen tree near County Road A19A, south of San Pablo; a massive cottonwood fallen behind the Animal Care Clinic, exposed culverts and washed out bridges throughout the county.

  • City’s worst flood was in 1904

    It was a Thursday night in September and it had been raining incessantly for four straight days.

    Sleeping residents along the banks of the Gallinas were awakened by the roaring of the waters. With the Gallinas overspilling its banks, a frantic evacuation ensued.

    So began the worst recorded flood in Las Vegas history on the night of Sept. 29, 1904.

    Although the damage sustained during last Friday’s flood were nowhere near as bad as in 1904 — 109 years ago — the similarities are noteworthy.

  • Commission tweaks draft drilling law

    The draft ordinance that will govern oil and gas extraction in San Miguel County when enacted is getting another rewrite.

    During a conference call with Los Angeles-based consultant Robert Freilich on Tuesday afternoon, San Miguel County Commissioners weighed in on the stiff ordinance being proposed.

    Despite the tweaks requested, Commission Chairman Nicolas Leger praised the 111-page draft ordinance, calling it comprehensive and saying that it addresses what they requested.

    "We’re well on our way,” he said.

  • Luna sees decline in enrollment

    New freshmen enrollment is up at Luna Community College, but those gains weren’t enough to offset the loss of other students, according to figures released by the school this week.

    While new freshmen enrollment is up 8.4 percent this semester, the school’s total enrollment in both head count and credit hours is down.

    As of the 15th day of classes, there were 1,640 students attending Luna, according to a news release from the school.