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Today's News

  • Stu Clark opens today

    Unlike some recent editions, this year’s 58th annual Stu Clark Tournament figures to have ideal weather for a strong turnout at the Wilson Complex.

    No major snow is in the forecast this week, meaning roads should be clear, making for easy travel to and from the event. And the nippy temperatures simply make the warm Highlands gym all the more inviting.

    Still, one of the Stu Clark Tournament’s most distinguished and loyal fans won’t be in attendance.

  • Brees breaks Marino mark for season passing yards

    By Brett Martel
    AP Sports Writer

    NEW ORLEANS — Quite a night for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints — a record and a rout.

    Brees set the NFL record for yards passing in a season, breaking a mark that Dan Marino had held for nearly three decades, and New Orleans clinched the NFC South title with a 45-16 victory over the Falcons.

    Brees threw for 307 yards and four touchdowns, the last a 9-yard strike to Darren Sproles that set the record with 2:51 to go.

  • NFL 2011: Good, bad and ugly

    By Barry Wilner
    AP Pro Football Writer

    With one week to go in the post-lockout season, it’s not too early to look at the success stories and utter failures of the NFL.

    Celebrations are warranted in Houston, Detroit and San Francisco. In Denver and Cincinnati, too — even if their teams don’t make the playoffs.

  • MMS girls wrap successful fall

    Submited to the Optic

    The Memorial Middle School seventh grade girls’ basketball team completed its season with a couple of road wins at Raton and Mora.

    Defense and balanced scoring have been the Lady Cardinals’ trademark all season and this last weekend was no exception. The seventh graders defeated the Lady Tigers 47 to 4.

  • Looking Ahead - Dec. 28, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU men vs. Northern New Mexico, 9 p.m., TBA
    • Stu Clark Tournament: Moriarty vs. Silver, 1 p.m., Capital vs. St. Pius X, 3 p.m., Bernalillo vs. West Las Vegas, 6 p.m., Portales vs. Robertson, 8 p.m.; Wilson Complex
    • Robertson girls at Goddard tournament, TBA, Roswell

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    • Stu Clark Tournament: consolation bracket play, teams TBA, 1 and 3 p.m.; semifinals, teams TBA, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • A Sara Harris Christmas

    If you think you go all out on your holiday decorating chances are you haven’t seen Sara Harris’ house during the Christmas season.

    The Victorian home on Fifth Street she and her husband, Jay, live in is transformed into a virtual Christmas wonderland this time of year, complete with Santas, villages, angels, an heirloom nativity scene and more than a dozen meticulously decorated trees, each one with its own theme.

  • Revered mayor’s charity soldiers on

    For a brief moment after the unexpected death of Henry O. Sanchez in September, Macario Gonzales and several others wondered whether the charity the former mayor started would continue.

    The charity, called Love Thy Neighbor, helps people who are struggling heat their homes during the winter by giving them wood and money to pay their bills.

  • Hanukkah goblins make Vegas debut

    In keeping with the season, the  Las Vegas Jewish Community, Inc. provided the community with a delightful rendition of Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, a play by Mary Byers, based on the story by Eric Kimmel. The presentation  was held at the Newman Center Thursday.
    The tale is based on the exploits of Hershel of Ostropol, a Jewish ethnic hero of the prankster mode who lived in what is today the Ukraine during the late 18th century.

  • An early Xmas gift: Congress OKs tax cuts

    By Andrew Taylor
    The Associated Press

  • FYI - News - Dec. 25, 2011

    The San Miguel County Safe-Ride-Home Service is extending its hours. Additional days of operation will include Dec. 26 through Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. New Year’s Eve hours will be 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Services are provided from any liquor establishment to your home. Call 505-429-0336.