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Today's News

  • Nuestra Historia - Montezuma rises like a phoenix — twice

    The railroad was not deterred by the 1884 fire that completely destroyed the first Montezuma hotel, a three-story frame structure built in 1882. A new four-story stone and brick hotel was immediately erected on higher ground and completed in 1885.

  • State champ Cats in town

    Lovington and Robertson have played each other so semi-regularly over the last decade that they are almost friends on the football field.

    Almost.

    The defending Class 3A state champion Wildcats return to the Meadow City for a Friday night game at Cardinal Stadium. Kickoff is 7 p.m. for Robertson’s first home football game of the fall.

    Not surprisingly, Lovington entered the season as the No. 1 team in the polls, and that didn’t change going into week two of the schedule.

  • Scrubs on top
  • Cowboys visiting Hounds

    Ah, so we meet again.

    For the first time since Sept. 13, 2003, intrastate rivals New Mexico Highlands and Eastern New Mexico will play each other in football. The rivalry is renewed on Saturday night, with kickoff set for 7 p.m. at Greyhound Stadium, also known as Blackwater Draw, just north of Portales.

  • RHS boys soccer kicks off

    Coach Clarence Montoya and his Robertson boys’ soccer squad are feeling positive about this fall after some strong practices and a tough opener Tuesday at Roswell.

    “We lost some players (from last season), but we have our core group coming back,” Montoya said. “I think we’ve gotten better on defense, and our offense should be improved too.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports Sept. 2, 2011

    FRIDAY
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Lovington, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas vs. Española Valley, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Mora at Shiprock, 7 p.m., Shiprock
    • Wagon Mound-Roy-Mosquero at Dora, 3 p.m., Dora
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at OPSU tournament (University of the Southwest, 5 p.m.; Oklahoma Panhandle State, 7 p.m.), Goodwell, Okla.
    • West Las Vegas at Lovington, 4 p.m., Lovington

  • In Brief - Sports

    Bonds charges dropped

    SAN FRANCISCO — Federal prosecutors dropped all the remaining charges against Barry Bonds on Wednesday, days after a judge upheld the slugger’s conviction on an obstruction of justice count.

  • Program gets accreditation

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College Dental Assisting Program received national accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. It is the third Luna Community College Program to earn national accreditation or certification this summer.

  • Baldonado interns for state legislature

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University political science graduate Abenicio Baldonado is interning with the New Mexico Legislative Council Service. He is one of only two students chosen from six state universities for the competitive paid internship.

  • Highlands building wins gold

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University’s remodeled Felix Martinez building was certified as LEED Gold, a high-level measure of green building practices in areas like water conservation, energy efficiency, recycling construction debris, and using recycled materials for construction.

    LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The U.S. Green Building Council awards LEED certification to a building that qualifies based on data collected from a year of usage after it opens.