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Today's News

  • Work of Art - ‘Your computer’s toast’

    Deep in the recesses of my files rests a photo of ‘60s vintage showing a gentleman inside a lab that has a dismaying similarity to Frankenstein’s workshop. The man looks like a scientist surrounded by huge rolls of paper (remember the perforated paper we used to feed through printers?); there’s a TV set with a tube the size of the Llano Estacado (no flat screens in those days), and an array of blinking lights in a control panel that rivals the Starship Enterprise.

  • Lady Dons smother Ruidoso

    As West Las Vegas girls’ basketball program paid tribute to its parents on Monday night, the evening felt a lot like homecoming.

    The Lady Dons feasted on overmatched Ruidoso 70-39 to wrap up their home schedule.

    The non-district Lady Warriors hung around and stayed closer than expected before West hit the accelerator and pulled away down the stretch.

    WLV’s lead was a modest 17-10 after eight minutes.

  • Next stop: District
  • Germany’s Hoefl-Riesch defends title

    The Associated Press
    SOCHI, Russia — Different American, same result for Maria Hoefl-Riesch — another Olympic gold in the super-combined.

    Just as she did four years ago at the Vancouver Games, Hoefl-Riesch found herself trailing an American after the downhill leg before using her slalom skills to vault into first place and successfully defend her Olympic title in the dual-run event.

  • Slack leads NCAA II in 2 events

    NMHU Sports Information

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Highlands University junior Salcia Slack, who is already tops in the nation in the pentathlon, took over the NCAA Division II lead in the triple jump while senior Cici Cordova narrowly missed qualification in the pole vault to lead the Cowgirls in the final day of the 2014 New Mexico Collegiate Classic this past Saturday in Albuquerque.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 12, 2014

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Socorro, 4 p.m., Socorro
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) vs. Raton, 5:30 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Softball
    • LCC at Lamar (DH), 9 a.m., Lamar, Colo.
    Wrestling
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • West Las Vegas at Foothill, 3 p.m., Albuquerque

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • LCC at Western Oklahoma, noon, Altus, Okla.
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) at Raton, 5:30 p.m., Raton

  • Luna eases nepotism rules

    The Luna Community College Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday night to exempt themselves from the school’s nepotism policy, a move that opens the door for the hiring of any of their relatives.

  • H.U. community greets provost

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University campus community turned out to meet Teresita Aguilar, the university’s new provost and vice president of academic affairs, at a reception Feb. 6.

    The university’s Women Studies Program sponsored the reception for faculty, staff and students. Sociology professor Erika Derkus and history professor Kristie Ross co-direct the program.

  • State budget fails in House on tie vote

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A $6.2 billion budget proposal failed in the House on a tie vote Friday as Republicans and Democrats clashed over education spending and school-improvement initiatives advocated by GOP Gov. Susana Martinez.

    Republicans were joined by one Democrat — Rep. Sandra Jeff of Crownpoint — in opposing the measure.

  • Alleged DUI driver facing 3 felonies

    Las Vegas Optic

    A 30-year-old Las Vegas woman was arrested and charged last week with driving drunk and three counts of felony child abuse after she crashed her vehicle into the Highlands University golf course last Monday evening, according to court documents.

    Police say Krystle R. Alarcon had her three young children — ranging in age from 2 to 5 — in the vehicle with her at the time of the accident.

    The children were transported to the hospital by ambulance and all were medically cleared and released to a family member.