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Today's News

  • Feds deny project’s request

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A $350 million transmission project aimed at funneling renewable energy from eastern and central New Mexico to other Western markets could be in jeopardy due to a decision by federal regulators.

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied a request by New Mexico’s Renewable Energy Transmission Authority and others that sought a one-time change in the way requests for transmission access are processed so the Power Network Project could be expedited.

  • In Brief

    From The Associated Press

  • Police force has gone to the dog

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    VAUGHN — A drug-sniffing dog now is the only certified member of the police force in the small eastern New Mexico town of Vaughn.

    Police Chief Ernest “Chris” Armijo decided to step down Wednesday after news stories reported that he wasn’t allowed to carry a gun because of his criminal background.

    “He decided the attention was distracting,” said Dave Romero, an attorney for the town.

  • NMHU hosts faculty lecture series next week

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University presents a faculty lecture series on a wide variety of topics  Oct. 4-5 during homecoming week. The lectures are free and open to the public.

    The Oct. 4 lectures include:

    Belinda Laumbach, Ph.D., education professor, presents on “The Latest Middle School Drama: New Common Core State Standards and Research” at 10 a.m., Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave.

  • QuÉ Pasa - Sept. 28, 2012

    TODAYHOY
    • The Las Vegas Area Unit of the New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees is hosting this year’s state convention on Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29 in Las Vegas. The conference theme is “Celebrating with Las Vegas, the Jubilees of Education.” Sessions will be held at the Plaza Hotel and local educational retirees are invited to attend. For more information, contact Darleen Ortiz at 425-8315 or ortiz_darleen@yahoo.com or Rebecca Baca at 425-8550 or rebeccabaca8550@yahoo.com.

  • Runners to highlight weekend

    It’ll be a distance running festival on Saturday morning in Las Vegas, as athletes from area middle schools on up to the collegiate level will be doing their thing at New Mexico Highlands’ Gene Torres Golf Course to highlight another busy sports weekend.

    The NMHU XC Jam and the Meadow City Invitational will share the course beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday; the event is free and open to the public.

  • Wolves sweep Cowgirl spikers

    Thirteen was lucky for Morgan Wilkening and the rest of Colorado State-Pueblo’s volleyball team on Tuesday night.

    Wilkening tallied 13 kills and 13 digs — both team highs — to lead the ThunderWolves to a straight-sets win over New Mexico Highlands in the Wilson Complex.

    CSUP (11-4 overall, 2-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) was a model of offensive efficiency in the match, hitting at a .352 percentage and committing only eight attack errors in the sweep.

  • NFL, referees reach deal

    By Barry Wilner
    AP Pro Football Writer

    NEW YORK — So long, replacement refs. The NFL’s regular crews will be back on the field this week.

    After two days of marathon negotiations — and mounting frustration among coaches, players and fans — the NFL and the referees’ union announced at midnight Thursday that a tentative agreement had been reached to end a lockout that began in June.

  • Mid-school football
  • Cowboys get votes in national poll

    Las Vegas Optic

    New Mexico Highlands’ strong start to the football season has begun to draw some attention around the country.

    The Cowboys, who gave a tough game to NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision opponent Utah State two weeks ago before upsetting Colorado School of Mines this past Saturday, received four votes in the American Football Coaches Association poll this week.

    The AFCA Top 25 poll, released Monday, has the Cowboys unofficially ranked 38th in Division II, tied with Missouri S&T.