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Today's News

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! CARS BACK ON THE LOT. It’s good to see the old Enchantment car lot at Seventh and Mountain View being used again.

    Lithia has opened up a late-model used car sales operation at that location, as well as a full service department, with hopes it can establish a new-car dealership there within the year. Here’s hoping for great success.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 3, 2012
  • Lawmaker's Perspective: Time to be cautious

    New Mexico’s economy is improving, a little, and the result is that the state budget is growing, a little, for the first time in years. But this is not the time to go on a big spending spree.

  • Nuestra Historia - New Mexico trembled as territorial titans clashed

    Early territorial New Mexico saw the beginning of a collision which continues to this day, between a centuries-old social and cultural order, and the new American way. It would explode in an epic struggle between two priests, starting with the first elections for New Mexico’s territorial delegate to Congress.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Feb. 3, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Ex-director’s Jeep found
    ALBUQUERQUE — Sheriff’s deputies in northwest Arizona found a Jeep belonging to a woman who once ran the Farmington, N.M., tourism department and is suspected of embezzling thousands of dollars.

    KOB-TV reports the Mohave County, Ariz., Sheriff’s Office found a woman’s body nearby, but they do not know if it is Debbie Dusenbery.

    A relative reported Dusenbery missing last weekend.

  • License dispute on hold

    By Barry Massey
    Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A fight over whether to stop illegal immigrants from getting driver’s licenses in New Mexico is on hold temporarily while Democrats make a last-ditch effort to reach a compromise with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez who wants to scrap the license policy.

    The House Judiciary Committee decided not to take a final vote on the issue late Wednesday night after spending more than four hours debating the politically charged issue.

  • Engineers create ‘self-guided’ bullet

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Figuring out how to pack a processor and other electronics into a machine gun bullet has been a challenge for engineers at Sandia National Laboratories, so weapons experts say the miniature guidance system the lab has developed is a breakthrough.

    Three years in the making, the bullet prototype represents another step toward a next-generation battlefield that scientists and experts expect to be saturated with technology and information.

  • District hoops play under way

    A new season — District 2-3A — has begun for local high school basketball teams, and as of Wednesday night, Robertson and West Las Vegas are both undefeated in girls’ hoops, at least within the district schedule.

    That will change Friday night, however, as the Lady Cardinals host their crosstown rivals at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Dons fall in Los Alamos

    In a final tuneup before the onset of the district schedule, West Las Vegas pushed Class 4A Los Alamos on the road before fading in the second half of a 65-41 loss on Tuesday evening.

    The Dons, who were led by forward Joe Ortiz (11 points), trailed just 25-19 at the break.

    But the Hilltoppers pulled away in the third period and led by 20 going into the final frame.

    Coach Ernie Rodriguez now gets his Dons ready for district games (Thursday at Raton, after this issue went to press, then Saturday against Robertson at Gillie Lopez Gym.)

  • Cards down Trojans

    Neither Robertson nor Wagon Mound may have been especially happy about the final score of their boys’ basketball game Wednesday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    For the visiting Trojans, the 70-56 loss was one of the few they’ve tasted all season. For the Cardinals, it may have been a bit closer than they’d have liked.

    Still, Wednesday could be considered win-win for both.