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Today's News

  • No. 5 Colorado Mesa outlasts Cowgirls

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The Cowgirls overcame an 11-point deficit early to take a four-point lead at halftime, but it was not enough as New Mexico Highlands University (4-3, 1-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) fell short against No. 5 Colorado Mesa, 81-70, in women’s basketball Saturday night at the John A. Wilson Complex.

  • Familiar faces - Lady Dons rally past Lady Cardinals to take fifth place in Capital City Invite

    SANTA FE — The season’s first girls’ basketball meeting between Robertson and West Las Vegas came early — an impromptu face-off in the fifth-place game of this past weekend’s Capital City Invitational.

    West Las Vegas (5-2) rallied from a 25-24 halftime deficit to beat Robertson 70-51 in the consolation final Saturday at Toby Roybal Gymnasium on the campus of Santa Fe High.

  • Montoya wins individual title at CHS

    SANTA FE — Wrestling season is officially under way for the Meadow City, with local middle schoolers several events in and their high school counterparts having debuted this past Saturday at the 25th Jaguar Invitational at Capital High’s Ortiz Gymnasium in Santa Fe.

    Defending state champion Richard “Rico” Montoya led the charge for Robertson, winning his division at 132 pounds.

    Montoya beat Michael Hernandez of Deming in the final and helped the Cardinals to a ninth place finish despite their having only five wrestlers in the tournament.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 18

    Wednesday
    No local varsity events scheduled

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) vs. Clayton, 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Bernalillo
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Colorado-Colorado Springs, 5 and 7 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Española Valley, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

  • Mora sheriff calls it quits

    Mora County Sheriff Thomas Garza resigned Thursday as part of a plea agreement that resolves the felony charges he had been facing.

    For Garza, the plea agreement marks the end of his law enforcement career because the agreement also requires him to surrender his certification as a sworn law enforcement officer.

    But in exchange, Garza is all but guaranteed no jail time and even received a deferred sentence, which means that if he stays out of trouble the conviction won’t remain on his record.

  • City cops nab man on 9th DWI

    An Albuquerque man was arrested in Las Vegas on his ninth DWI late last month after he swerved and nearly hit a city police officer.

    Ray P. Brito, 39, of the 700 block of Candelaria NW, was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on Nov. 29. He remained jailed at the facility on Friday. Brito has been charged with DWI, seventh or subsequent offense, a third-degree felony. He is also facing misdemeanor counts of careless driving and driving on a suspended or revoked license.

  • Veterans Stand Down - A helping hand for vets

    The camaraderie was apparent in Friday and Saturday’s Las Vegas Veterans Stand Down at the Abelino Montoya Recreation Center. Veterans, family members of veterans and numerous volunteers gathered to distribute clothing and other goods to homeless veterans and their families. A couple hundred people attended the event coordinated by veteran organizations and the local Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter.

  • Suit: Officer fired for blowing whistle

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A former New Mexico Department of Public Safety officer says he was fired after informing his supervisor that a fellow officer was having sex with prostitutes, according to a lawsuit filed in state district court.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Dec. 16, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Water study criticized

    The state of New Mexico is reviving its effort to calculate the gaps between its finite water supplies and the needs of a growing population so that it can help prioritize state projects and policies to deal with the gaps.
    But the Albuquerque Journal reports that critics believe that the state’s top-down approach in its water planning is bypassing the voices of local water users.

  • Teacher disciplined for Santa remark

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    A New Mexico high school teacher has been disciplined after a parent says the man told his black son that Santa Claus is white.

    Officials at the school in Rio Rancho, about 15 miles north of Albuquerque, said Saturday that the teacher recently was disciplined for his comments to the student, but they declined to say how.

    The move came after students at Cleveland High School were told they could come to class dressed as Santa, an elf or a reindeer.