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Today's News

  • Nuestra Historia - Las Vegas’ Mexican-born governor

    The recent flap over a state legislator referring to Gov. Susana Martinez as the “Mexican on the fourth floor,” prompts this topical column, in advance of its intended publication. (A version of this article was planned for a later Nuestra Historia series.)

  • New concussion protocol for NFL

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — The NFL is changing how it handles concussion examinations after Browns quarterback Colt McCoy went back into a Dec. 8 game without being tested for one.

  • Rodgers: AP’s Male Athlete of 2011

    By Chris Jenkins
    AP Sports Writer

    GREEN BAY, Wis.  — When Aaron Rodgers needs to rekindle the feelings that drove his rise from a junior college quarterback to Super Bowl MVP, he doesn’t have to look too far.

    Rodgers held on to the many rejection letters he received from marquee college programs as he was coming out of high school. Even today, he leaves a few of them sitting out at his house.

  • Abreu, Arguello, Bustos: All-state

    Dalan Abreu — like most of his Robertson football teammates — learned how to labor as a two-way player, getting little rest because his playmaking ability was employed on both offense and defense.

    Abreu’s work on the gridiron paid off by helping the Cardinals win the District 2-3A title and get back to the state playoffs. It also earned him dual all-state recognition from the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

  • Stu Clark’s final day to feature HU hoops bonus

    The Stu Clark Tournament, which tips off this coming Wednesday at the Wilson Complex, will have a modified schedule to incorporate a special New Mexico Highlands University hoops doubleheader on Friday.

    In the opening session of the annual boys’ high school basketball holiday tourney, Moriarty plays Silver at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Then Capital takes on St. Pius X at 3 p.m. The Wednesday evening session sees Bernalillo square off against West Las Vegas at 6, followed by Portales vs. Robertson at 8.

  • Ben Lujan Tournament
  • Mayweather KO’d by 90-day jail term

    By Ken Ritter
    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a perfect 42-0 in the ring and has dodged significant jail time several times in domestic violence cases in Las Vegas and Michigan.

    But his courtroom streak came to an end Wednesday when a Las Vegas judge sentenced him to 90 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to a reduced battery domestic violence charge and no contest to two harassment charges.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 23, 2011

    FRIDAY
    Wrestling
    • West Las Vegas hosts WLV Quadrangular, noon, West Las Vegas Middle School Gymnasium

    SATURDAY
    No varsity events scheduled

    SUNDAY
    No varsity events scheduled

    MONDAY
    No varsity events scheduled

    TUESDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls at Goddard tournament, TBA, Roswell

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU men vs. Northern New Mexico, 9 p.m., TBA

  • Mora County Notebook: Fire department donates food baskets

    The members of the LeDoux Volunteer Fire Department and residents of Le Doux, Monte Aplanado and El Carmen communities worked together to collect more than $300 and prepared eight Christmas baskets for the community members who are needy. Russell’s Discount Foods also donated money toward the food baskets.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Dec. 23, 2011

    Community Calendar
    Monday
    TBA — Tri City Basketball tournament in Santa Rosa – varsity
    Tuesday
    Tri City Tournament continues in Santa Rosa
    Wednesday
    11 a.m. — Echo food distribution at Helping Hands Inc.
    Tri City tournament concludes
    Thursday
    4 p.m. — Mora Middle School Ranger basketball at Springer, away