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Today's News

  • State volleyball pool play opens Thursday

    It’s state tournament time for high school volleyball teams across New Mexico, and the action begins with pool play on Thursday in Rio Rancho.

    West Las Vegas has earned the No. 5 overall seed in Class 3A and will play in a pool along with No. 4 Silver and No. 12 St. Michael’s. As with the other Class 3A pool competitions, the Lady Dons will start at 1 p.m. at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    Robertson enters the tourney as the No. 10 seed and will play in a pool against No. 2 Portales and No. 7 Sandia Prep.

  • Cowgirls’ Smith grabs a record 28 rebounds

    By Vincent Nolasco
    NMHU Sports Information

    HOBBS, N.M. — Behind a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference record-breaking performance by senior China Smith, the New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team opened its 2013-14 season with a 74-36 victory against the University of the Southwest on Saturday.

    Smith set an  RMAC individual game rebounding record by pulling down 28 rebounds, 14 on the offensive end. The previous record of 27 was held by Pam DeCosta from Mesa State since the 1984-85 season.

  • Cowboy hoopsters dominate in debut

    A balanced offensive effort was key as the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team won its season debut Monday night, downing Portland Bible College 91-71 at the Wilson Complex.

    Stargell Love led NMHU with 14 points and was one of five Cowboys to score in double figures.

    Love made seven of eight shots from the floor and added six assists, five rebounds and three steals to his stat line.
    Another NMHU veteran, Augustus French, posted a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Highlands frontcourt. He also blocked two shots.

  • Bucs winless no longer after edging Miami

    The Associated Press

    TAMPA, Fla.  — No lead had been safe for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season.

    So it was up to the defense to help them get their first win of the season.

    Rookie Mike Glennon threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to tackle Donald Penn and led a long fourth-quarter TD drive to put the Buccaneers ahead for good in a 22-19 victory over the embattled Miami Dolphins on Monday night.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 13, 2013

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • NMHU men vs. Portland Bible College, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    Wrestling
    • Memorial Middle School quadrangular (includes MMS, WLVMS, others), 3 p.m., MMS Gym

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., MMS
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. Santo Domingo, 4 p.m., Valley Gym
    Volleyball
    * Class 2A state tournament: pool play TBA, Rio Rancho
    * Class 3A state tournament: pool play TBA, Rio Rancho

  • Honoring Veterans - One World War II warrior’s story

    Horacio Martinez knows what it’s like to risk your own life for the good of your country. The Mora county native was 23 when he and his brother Nicolas volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Corps as World War II was raging.

    The sons of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alex L. Martinez of Mora both graduated from Mora High School and studied airplane mechanics at New Mexico Highlands University. They then headed to the West Coast for work.

    While in San Diego they worked at an airplane factory until the day after Horacio Martinez’s 21st birthday.

  • City officers upset over rate of pay

    The Las Vegas Police Officers Association is up in arms over the city of Las Vegas. The association and the city have been in negotiations for a new union contract and cannot come to an agreement.

    Speaking on behalf of the association, officer Chris Lopez said the only issue the union is pushing is a five percent increase in pay, or roughly 80 additional cents per hour for officers.

    In a written statement from Lopez, he said, “Both negotiations teams have met with a mediator and still did not come to an agreement.”

  • Udall takes on Rx drug abuse

    The Associated Press

    LOS LUNAS — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall says steps need to be taken in New Mexico and across the country to curb escalating problems stemming from the abuse and trafficking of prescription drugs.

    The New Mexico Democrat met Friday in Los Lunas with medical experts and law enforcement to discuss their current strategies and the challenges they still face in tackling the problems.

    Udall also unveiled legislation aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse and improving treatment options.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Nov. 11, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Gov pushes for more nurses
    PORTALES — Nurses practicing in New Mexico who want to continue their professional development would be eligible for financial assistance from the state under a proposal announced by Gov. Susana Martinez.
    Martinez detailed the proposal Friday during a visit to Eastern New Mexico University.
    By expanding the nursing loan-for-service program, she says the state’s health care workforce would be bolstered.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 11, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Veterans and guest breakfast, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 at the Elks Lodge on Collins Drive. For more information, call Elvie at 505-718-9345.
    • San Miguel County Offices will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, Nov. 12.
    • Grand opening of the Veterans Student Resource Center, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 at the LCC Student Services Building boardroom 101. Refreshments will be served.