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Today's News

  • Another Perspective — Behavioral Health Institute: A key to better mental health care

    The New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute is a key provider of mental health services and long-term care statewide, serving as the foundation for any plan to improve those services. It also serves as a vital component of the regional economy of northeastern New Mexico.

  • Cowgirls shoot past Metro

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands University women’s basketball team (5-5, 2-5 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) built a 10-point lead in the second half and junior Jenny Johnson made a lay-up with six seconds remaining as the Cowgirls upended Metro State (3-7, 2-4 RMAC) 72-70 Friday at the Wilson Complex.

  • Cards hold on, drop Warriors

    Brandon Maes’ return to the lineup gave the Robertson boys’ basketball team a boost Saturday night, and it came in handy as the Cardinals carved out a 49-44 win over Socorro at Mike Marr Gym.

    Maes scored 13 points, including six in the second quarter, when the Cardinals wrested control from the Warriors.
    Socorro came out firing freely from the perimeter, and initially that approach worked well.

  • Toppers outmuscle West girls

    Reyna Trujillo scored 10 of her team-high 13 points in the first half but couldn’t get West Las Vegas past Class 4A Los Alamos on Friday evening.

    The visiting Hilltoppers (6-6) outgunned West 18-10 in the fourth quarter to win 55-39.

    Getting assists from Celeste Trujillo and Jaylen Gutierrez, Trujillo led the Lady Dons to leads of 4-1 and 6-3. But Los Alamos began to beat West to the rebound and closed the quarter on a 10-2 run.

  • Colts rally from 28 down vs. Chiefs

    The Associated Press

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts had all the Luck — at least once the second half started.

    Andrew Luck threw three touchdown passes after halftime, including a 64-yarder to a wide-open T.Y. Hilton for the go-ahead score with 4:22 left, leading the Colts from a four-TD deficit to an improbable 45-44 comeback victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in a wild-card game Saturday.

  • Last BCS title game tonight

    The Associated Press

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.  — There will be a funeral amid the celebration after the BCS championship game on Monday night.

    No. 1 Florida State or No. 2 Auburn will be the last team to hoist the $30,000 Waterford crystal football that goes to college football’s champion and has become emblematic of the Bowl Championship Series. Then the BCS will be buried in the Rose Bowl after 16 years of revolutionizing the sport — and frustrating so many of its fans and participants.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 6, 2014

    Monday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Moriarty, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Raton, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Mora, 4 p.m., Mora
    • Valley Middle School boys vs. Santo Domingo, 4 p.m., Valley gym

    Wednesday
    Basketball

  • Plunging into 2014 - Polar brrrrr plunge

    Some call it crazy, some call it exhilarating, but it is a longtime New Year’s Day tradition that many enjoy either from the shore or in ice cold water.

    This year was no different. The 18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge took place at high noon Wednesday at Storrie Lake State Park with many  first time plungers and several plunge regulars. The event is organized by retired magistrate judge Philip Romero and local jeweler Tito Chavez.

  • Local man accused of embezzlement

    A 39-year-old Las Vegas man spent the holidays behind bars after he was charged with embezzlement.

    Harry Voss, who, according to court documents, resides on Topaz Lane, was arrested by state police on Dec. 7 after his former employer called authorities. Voss remained locked up at the San Miguel County Detention Center as of Thursday morning. His bond was set at $10,000 cash.

  • State lags in population growth

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Census estimates indicate New Mexico gained just 1,747 people in the 12 months ended in July, putting the state among the bottom for population growth.

    The new estimates put New Mexico’s estimated population at 2,085,287, an increase of just .08 percent, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

    Meanwhile, the neighboring states of Utah, Texas, Colorado and Arizona had population growth rates averaging 1.4 percent.

    The Census Bureau makes its estimates based on migration patterns, births and deaths.