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Today's News

  • Cowgirls have played three top RMAC teams

    Erica Hicks broke a late tie with a buzzer-beating three-pointer to lift Colorado State-Pueblo past NMHU 86-83 on Saturday evening.

    One night after losing to Colorado-Colorado Springs by four, the Cowgirls lost to Pueblo by three.

    NMHU is now 3-7 overall and 3-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, having lost three straight league games — against the top three clubs in the league — after a 3-0 start to the RMAC schedule.

    Alyssa Lopez was the night’s leading scorer with 27 points, five assists, six rebounds and three steals.

  • Bowl Special - Some hits, mostly misses

    By Paul Newberry
    AP National Writer

    This college football bowl season is like a brand of Chex Mix that comes with a bunch of nuts you don’t really care to eat.

    Sure, there’s a handful of enticing matchups that are worthy of your time for three or so hours. But by the time you’re done picking through to the good ones, you realize there’s not much left.

    Well, there are other things to do this holiday season.

    Like, go ice skating.

    Or, check out all the pretty lights.

  • Offseason dues
  • Final D-II football poll out

    Previously ranked 17th in the nation, Valdosta State (Ga.)  surprised No. 2 Winston-Salem State (N.C.) 35-7 in the NCAA Division II national football  championship game.

    That propelled the Blazers to a unanimous No. 1 ranking in the final American Football Coaches Association poll of the season despite a 12-2 overall record.

    A couple of New Mexico Highlands’ Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference rivals remained in the AFCA Top 25 after representing the league in the national playoffs.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 19, 2012

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Mora Middle School girls vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., Mora

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Mora boys (A,B) at Springer, 4 p.m., Springer
    • Mora girls (A,B) at Springer, 4 p.m., Springer
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    Friday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Portales, 5 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

  • Santa Rosa downs Mora

    Host Santa Rosa defeated Mora in boys’ basketball action Monday night, 72-57.

    The Rangers (4-2) will look to regroup with a game in Springer on Thursday afternoon; junior varsity tip-off is 4 p.m. Mora and head coach James Branch will host the Tri-City Tournament next week, Dec. 27-29, at Montoya Gym.

    The Lions (2-2) were to play at Pecos on Tuesday at Sanchez Gym.

  • Horrific impetus

    In the wake of the terrifying massacre in Newtown, Conn., where 20 little children and six educators were killed by a lone gunman, the nation has started up yet another debate over guns. Only this time, President Obama is weighing in.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 19, 2012
  • Work of Art - A fresh, new topic

    Months back in this space I mentioned some of the extremely specific topics I’ve covered since this column began in 2003.

    Would you believe one of the columns analyzed the word “up,” and how it can be used in many contexts, as in finish up, grow up, wise up, etc., without necessarily having anything to do with direction.

    Another column discussed the way people end their sentences with “so ...,” and, you know, another like parsed the overuse of “like” and “ya know.”     

  • Kids present during shooting

    Two children were inside the Calle Contenta residence when a woman was shot in the face last week, and one of them was lying in a bassinet directly behind the woman who was shot, recently filed court documents reveal.

    That has the 23-year-old Las Vegas man who told police the gun went off accidentally while he was playing with it in hot water.