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Today's News

  • ‘Topes win 5th straight

    The Albuquerque Isotopes have won five in a row, including Saturday’s 6-1 triumph in the series opener at Oklahoma City.

    Alex Castellanos hit two solo home runs and finished 3 for 4 with two RBI.

    The ‘Topes did most of the damage in the third inning, scoring four runs to break a 1-1 tie. After Castellanos homered, Josh Fields went on to hit an RBI double and Tim Federowicz finished with a two-run double.

  • Cowgirls fall at ASC

    Highlands’ softball team lost both games of a Saturday doubleheader to start a four-game series at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo.  

    The Cowgirls came back from a 5-0 deficit, scoring four runs, before finally losing game one by the final score of 9-4.  

    In game two, the Grizzlies strung together three two-run innings late in the game to get the win by the final score of 7-1.  

    With the losses against the Grizzlies, the Cowgirls, led by head coach Shellie Broyles, fell to a 16-22 record in the RMAC and 24-28 in overall play.

  • Cowboys recover for day-two sweep of Rangers

    The New Mexico Highlands Cowboys (29-11, 22-9 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) used six pitchers to earn two wins (by scores of 5-1, 15-13) against RMAC foes Regis University (20-20, 15-16 RMAC) on Saturday at Brandt Park.

    Matt Gualco improved to 5-1 in his complete game in the first half of the doubleheader. Gualco’s outing included six strikeouts and two walks. Gualco also made an appearance in the second game as a pinch hitter against the submarine-style pitcher Hunter Aronson.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 23, 2012

    MONDAY
    Golf
    • Robertson at Capital CIty Invite, 9 a.m., Santa Fe
    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Robertson at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas vs. Raton, 3 p.m., WLV field
    Softball
    • LCC at Otero JC (DH), 1 p.m., La Junta, Colo.
    • Robertson at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas vs. Raton, 4 p.m., WLV field
    WEDNESDAY
    No local varsity events scheduled
    THURSDAY

  • Spencer Theatre to bring magic to Vegas

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    International Magicians of the Year-The Spencer’s Theatre is coming to the Meadow City with a show at 7 p.m. this Tuesday in Ilfeld Auditorium.

    Kevin and Cindy Spencer have been called modern-day Houdinis who leave their audiences spellbound with their unique blend of high-tech spectacle, drama and danger.

  • Que Pasa - April 20, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • “Alice in Wonderland” by American Family Theatre (children’s broadway musical), 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20 at Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. Tickets: General admission: $ 8, local students w/valid I.D.’s: $6, NMHU students w/valid I.D.’s and children (10 years and under): $5. Advance tickets, call 505-454-3238 or visit KEDP radio station, studio 103.

  • A huge turnaround

    In December of 2006, shortly after Jim Fries had been named a finalist for the Highlands presidency, he was asked how long he planned to stay if picked for the job.

    “’Til I wear out,” he responded half jokingly.

    His response may have been made in jest, but given the seemingly never-ending turmoil at the university at that point in its history, his joke hinted at the long road ahead for the embattled university.

  • Ex-con treasurer gives $45K to wife’s race

    CORRECTION: An Albuquerque Journal article appearing in the April 20 Optic about former state Treasurer Robert Vigil’s $45,000 donation in old campaign funds to the candidacy of his wife, Viola, contained an inaccuracy. The Roberta Vigil who is the treasurer of Viola Vigil’s campaign is the daughter of Viola and Robert Vigil. She isn’t the Roberta Vigil who is married to state Rep. Richard Vigil, D. Ribera.

  • Robert Vigil responds

    Former state treasurer Robert Vigil acknowledged that the Albuquerque Journal column reporting that he had contributed money to his wife Viola's treasurer campaign was accurate, but he said the newspaper sensationalized the story.

    “I did contribute that money to her campaign, which, as the article says, is perfectly legal. As far as the article, of course it's sensationalization of things... That's just part of selling newspapers,” Vigil said Wednesday.

  • Breaking Ground

    Area ranchers needing to have their cattle slaughtered and processed for meat can either do it themselves or else transport their animals to slaughter houses in Raton or Fort Sumner and hope the processing plants aren’t too busy.

    Timoteo Martinez and his family are hoping to change all that, and they’re betting the ranch on its success. They broke ground this week on a slaughterhouse on the old sale barn property off the frontage road, and they’re hoping to have their business up and running by August.