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Today's News

  • Help make history again

    Four years ago, at this pre-election moment and in this exact space, we spoke in awe of the presidential election year that was about to conclude. Indeed, 2008 was a year in which the first viable female candidate for president was narrowly bested by the first African-American candidate with a chance to win, while on the other side of the political fence we witnessed the rebirth of a politician whose candidacy had months earlier been declared dead. Then there were the issues — an incredibly unpopular war in Iraq and an economy in peril. We were indeed on the cusp of history.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 5, 2012
  • Editor's Note - A regional alliance

    It seems the idea of a broader, regional approach to water issues in northeastern New Mexico gained some traction last week with a regional water symposium at Luna Community College. There’s another meeting being planned in an attempt to turn the talk into action.

  • No. 1 Wolves hold off NMHU

    The No. 1 ranked team in NCAA Division II football, Colorado State-Pueblo survived a stiff challenge from New Mexico Highlands, winning 31-17 Saturday before a packed Thunderbowl in Pueblo, Colo.

    CSUP (10-0, 8-0) clinched at least a share of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference title with the win. The only thing that would prevent the ThunderWolves from winning it outright would be an unlikely loss at Western State (1-8) coupled with a Chadron State win this coming weekend, the last of the regular season.

    NMHU is 7-3 and 6-2.

  • Up that hill - Lady Cards race to district title; state meet looms

    Different course.

    Same brutal hill.

    Rodriguez Park served as the picturesque backdrop for Saturday morning’s District 2-3A cross country championships, but with the brutal hill better known as The Eliminator mocking them, the runners were taking on — not taking in — the scenery.

    Some fared better than others in doing so. Robertson’s girls, getting a strong push from dueling leaders Erica Herrera and Karlene Montaño, raced to a team title.

  • Cowboys to visit Lobos Monday

    NMHU men’s basketball will get a little statewide exposure Monday as head coach Joe Harge’s Cowboys take on the University of New Mexico Lobos in The Pit.

    An exhibition game that serves as the final tune-up before the regular season for both sides, Monday’s contest tips off at 7 p.m.

    Tickets ($17 and up) are available at the UNM box office.

  • Elkettes sweep Robertson

    Robertson may have lost in straight sets to district champion Pojoaque Valley Thursday night, but RHS coach Judith Trujillo said the Elkettes knew they’d been in a battle.

    Game scores were 25-15, 25-20, 25-15.

    “My girls played like a team,” Trujillo said. “We may not have won tonight, but they gave Pojoaque a heck of a game. Pojoaque had to work for their points tonight.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 5, 2012

    Monday
    Basketball
    • NMHU men at University of New Mexico, 7 p.m., University Arena, Albuquerque
    Volleyball
    • District 4-2A tournament begins, teams, times and sites TBA

    Tuesday
    Volleyball
    • District 4-2A tournament, teams, times and sites TBA

    Wednesday
    Volleyball
    • District 4-2A tournament, teams, times and sites TBA

    Thursday
    Soccer

  • Redbirds grab district football title

    It had the makings of a blowout but never quite got there.

    No matter; the Robertson Cardinals are District 2-3A football champions after Friday night’s 18-7 win at Taos, the No. 7 team in Class 3A.

    Robertson (5-4 overall, 3-0 district) closes the regular season this Friday at West Las Vegas.

  • Ulibarri’s career day not enough for Dons

    “Forget it, Jake. It’s Tiger Town.”

    Jake Ulibarri rushed for nearly 300 yards and scored four times Friday night in one of the finest individual efforts in West Las Vegas football history.

    But it wasn’t quite enough to win the game in regulation, and the host Raton Tigers trumped West in overtime, 34-28.

    After the Tigers kept Ulibarri from getting any closer than their 3-yard line in the Dons’ opening possession of overtime, they backed West to the original line of scrimmage on fourth down.