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Today's News

  • President Obama sets sights on speech

    By Jim Kuhnhenn
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will a deliver rare address to a joint session of Congress next week to introduce a long-awaited plan for jobs and economic growth, but not before being forced to yield in a test of wills with House Speaker John Boehner over not what he would say, but when he would say it.

    Obama agreed to schedule his address on Sept. 8 after Boehner balked at the president's request for a Sept. 7 speech.

  • The end of an era at Montezuma Post Office

    By Emily Withnall
    UWC-USA

    The heart of the small community of Montezuma, New Mexico stands at the intersection of Highway 65, leading up to Hermit’s Peak, and the road that dips down to the right and up to the campus of UWC-USA.

    A visitor arriving during the school-year is likely to see students walking across the foot bridge that leads to this center: the Montezuma post office.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 2, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization is sponsoring the 10th Annual Little Miss Las Vegas Pageant on Sunday, Oct. 2 at West Las Vegas High School. The competition is open to girls ages 6 to 12. Phases of competition are talent, casual wear, on-stage question and party/formal wear. Entry forms may be picked up at the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce or the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Entry deadline is Friday, Sept. 2. No entry fee required. For more information, call Philip Ortiz at 718-5656.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news`

    THUMBS UP! FOCUS ON THE GRAD RATE. According to a recent report, Highlands University’s graduation rate is dismal, so a recent $100,000 grant from the Hispanic Association of Colleges and University is a welcome contribution to efforts to improve on that. As part of the grant, Highlands will be paired with a mentoring school that has successful retention and graduation strategies in place for minority students. Let’s hope it’s effective at boosting Highlands’ rates.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 2, 2011
  • Nuestra Historia - Montezuma rises like a phoenix — twice

    The railroad was not deterred by the 1884 fire that completely destroyed the first Montezuma hotel, a three-story frame structure built in 1882. A new four-story stone and brick hotel was immediately erected on higher ground and completed in 1885.

  • State champ Cats in town

    Lovington and Robertson have played each other so semi-regularly over the last decade that they are almost friends on the football field.

    Almost.

    The defending Class 3A state champion Wildcats return to the Meadow City for a Friday night game at Cardinal Stadium. Kickoff is 7 p.m. for Robertson’s first home football game of the fall.

    Not surprisingly, Lovington entered the season as the No. 1 team in the polls, and that didn’t change going into week two of the schedule.

  • Scrubs on top
  • Cowboys visiting Hounds

    Ah, so we meet again.

    For the first time since Sept. 13, 2003, intrastate rivals New Mexico Highlands and Eastern New Mexico will play each other in football. The rivalry is renewed on Saturday night, with kickoff set for 7 p.m. at Greyhound Stadium, also known as Blackwater Draw, just north of Portales.

  • RHS boys soccer kicks off

    Coach Clarence Montoya and his Robertson boys’ soccer squad are feeling positive about this fall after some strong practices and a tough opener Tuesday at Roswell.

    “We lost some players (from last season), but we have our core group coming back,” Montoya said. “I think we’ve gotten better on defense, and our offense should be improved too.”