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Today's News

  • In Brief - News - Nov. 4, 2011

    The Associated Press

    Projects to be part of initiative
    ALBUQUERQUE — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says two projects in New Mexico will be included in a 50-state report outlining proposals for reconnecting Americans to the great outdoors.

    The projects include the creation of an urban national wildlife refuge on Albuquerque's southern edge at the site of the old Price's Dairy and construction of a pedestrian bridge at the Aztec Ruins National Monument in northwestern New Mexico.

  • Gun cartel attorney choice unsettled

    The Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES — A federal judge is considering whether to allow a high-profile Albuquerque attorney to represent all four members of a Deming family accused of selling guns to Mexican cartel members.

    The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that U.S. District Court Judge Robert Brack declined to make a decision on the request Wednesday in federal court in Las Cruces but repeatedly cautioned that potential conflicts of interest could hamper attorney Sam Bregman’s defense of the family.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    Thumbs up! SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS. Refinancing a bank loan to buy additional property can be a good deal, but in the case of the Highlands University Foundation, it was even better because it freed up more than $120,000 a year in student scholarship money. The foundation bought 1.25 acres of prime real estate next to its Rio Rancho campus, and in doing so, struck a favorable financing deal with the Bank of Las Vegas.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Nov. 4, 2011
  • Tiny, Joe, the monkey and the moon

    It was 1976, and Joseph M. Montoya was seeking his third term to the U.S. Senate. The quintessential politician, Montoya was becoming a powerful senator, and had served on the select Senate Watergate Committee which investigated the Nixon White House. (President Richard M. Nixon  resigned from office Aug. 9, 1974, the only president in history to do so.)  

  • HU soccer season ends in Durango

    While the New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team had a short run in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament — losing 3-1 to host Fort Lewis on Wednesday in the opening round — the Cowgirls did get richly rewarded for their play this season.

    Julissa Rodriguez earned RMAC Player of the Year honors for the second consecutive season, the league announced this week, and she was one of three Cowgirls to be recognized on all-RMAC teams.

  • Muscling up

    Throwing a lot of heavy weights around is nothing new to Ralph Archuleta.

    The 29-year-old West Las Vegas grad has been lifting for years, often while hanging around gyms with the likes of uncle Tommy and older brothers Adam and Frankie — who made his name as a professional boxer.

    Four years ago, he even ventured into competitive powerlifting, winning an event in Rio Rancho and earning a nationals qualifier. But he passed on the opportunity to go to the next level.

    “Just work,” he said of opting out. “Too busy.”

  • Vegas Bowl Saturday

    In Saturday’s Vegas Bowl, the Robertson Cardinals will be looking to beef up their resume in time for Sunday’s state playoff seeding. The West Las Vegas Dons will be playing for pride, trying to end on an upbeat note.

    No matter what, the annual East-West game always means something.

    Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Cardinal Stadium. Because of parking issues at RHS, a shuttle service is being offered from other school sites to and from the stadium.

  • Ready for state
  • Zia spikers nip NMHU in five

    Twice Wednesday night, the Highlands volleyball team had match point against Eastern New Mexico only to watch opportunity disappear.

    Eastern (6-22) won 25-17, 25-22, 24-26, 22-25, 20-18 at Greyhound Arena in Portales. NMHU fell to 11-17 after the non-league match.

    Highlands led 13-9 in the fifth set following a 6-0 run that included kills by Ashley Nugent, Dominique Benton, Kelsey Groff and Brooke Tuttle.