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Today's News

  • Library receives grant to help preserve collections

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Donnelly Library was awarded a $6,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to help preserve the library’s extensive historical records and fine arts collection.

    It is the first NEH grant in Donnelly Library’s history.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 16, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Land of Lost Things (El Pais de las Cosas Perdidas)” by Dina Bursztyn. Free and open to the public.
    • The Motor Vehicle Department in Las Vegas will be opening at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • End ‘silent’ filibustering

    New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall has been making some national news lately, and for a good cause. He’s helping lead an effort to change the rules regarding filibusters.

    Yes, it’s simply a procedural matter, but it has become a very big deal in the Senate.

  • Work of Art - Did Musburger go too far?

    Men need to be extra careful in how they regard women, even when the woman being described got where she was by being, well, attractive.

    Let me explain:

    The recent Bowl Championship game between the universities of Alabama and Notre Dame flopped. As it had been decades since the Fighting Irish had risen to No. 1, I thought — finally — this is their year. The trouble is, Notre Dame never showed up.

    Even the presence of stellar linebacker, Manti Te’o, a 6-2, 255-pound senior for the Irish, was virtually unnoticed. Let’s not forget that he was a Heisman Trophy finalist.

  • Another loss to another top club

    For the second night in a row, the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team played at a Top 25 opponent.

    For the second night in a row, the Cowboys didn’t have enough to pull off the upset.
    Adams State (11-1, 9-0), the No. 18 club in NCAA Division II according to a National Association of Basketball Coaches poll, held on for a 92-77 win.

    Highlands slipped to 5-9 overall and 3-7 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • Mixed results in Moriarty

    Placing second within its own pool and then losing to Albuquerque Manzano in a competitive third-place battle, the Robertson wrestling team finished fourth in this past weekend’s Moriarty Duals, a 10-team event.

    Both Robertson and West Las Vegas did have some individual successes on the mat as the final month of the regular season begins.

    “We wrestled pretty good overall,” said RHS head coach Richard Martinez, “but we lost some matches that we should not have lost. We continue to get better each week, but we are not where we need to be yet.”

  • Short-handed Cowgirls forced to play catch-up

    ALAMOSA, Colo. — Highlands’ women’s basketball team wrapped up a tough RMAC road trip with a 77-70 loss to the Grizzlies of Adams State on Saturday.

    The Cowgirls, led by head coach Tiffany Darling, fell to a 3-7 record in the RMAC and 3-11 in overall play.

    The game at Plachy Hall followed a familiar pattern, as the injury-ravaged Cowgirls gave up an early lead and played from behind for the majority of the game.

    Adams State took control of the contest five minutes into the first half and ran out to an 11-point lead (19-8) with 11:11 left in the half.

  • Source: Armstrong to admit doping

    The Associated Press

    AUSTIN, Texas — Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong made the confession that he used performance-enhancing substances to Oprah Winfrey during an interview taped Monday, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the interview is to be broadcast Thursday on Winfrey’s network.

  • Cards play in St. Mike’s tournament; WLV teams at Hope Christian event

    All three Robertson boys’ basketball teams will be competing in this week’s St. Michael’s Horsemen Invitational in Santa Fe.

    Four schools will be represented in the round-robin, three-day tournament that begins Thursday afternoon at Perez-Shelley Gym and the adjacent St. Mike’s Tipton auxiliary gym.

    VARSITY
    Host St. Mike’s plays Bloomfield in the opener at 1:45 p.m. Thursday. Robertson will take on Silver at 7.

    The Cardinals meet Bloomfield 5:30 p.m. Friday, a game that’s followed by St. Mike’s-Silver at 7.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 16, 2013

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., WLV

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Horseman Classic, opponents and times TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas boys and girls at Hope Christian tournament, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Mora Middle School boys vs. Peñasco, 5 p.m., Mora
    • Pecos Middle School boys vs. Memorial, 4:30 p.m., Pecos
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Grand Canyon, 7 p.m., Phoenix

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Chadron State, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Mora girls (A,B) vs. Robertson, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym