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Today's News

  • RHS girls floor Bernalillo

    Six Lady Cardinals scored over the final eight minutes Thursday, part of a 16-9 fourth quarter that wrapped up Robertson’s 55-42 home win over Bernalillo.

    The score was just 39-33 going into the quarter, but Abbey Bradley got a hoop and Heather Aragon nailed a three-pointer before Chaylene Sena made two foul shots to balloon the Lady Card lead to 13 points.

    Bernalillo spotted the first four points but made a game of it up until the final period.

  • No. 25 Skyhawks fly past Cowboys

    DURANGO, Colo. — The NMHU men’s basketball team fell to the NCAA Division II 25th ranked Fort Lewis College 81-60 on Friday night.  

    NMHU and coach Joe Harge fell to 5-8 overall and 3-6 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.

    The Cowboys jumped out to a three-point lead at 5-2 and were able to keep in front for several minutes. But the Skyhawks (10-1, 7-1) regained the momentum and quickly turned the game in their favor, going up 10-9 with 15:18 left in the first half.

  • Turnovers hurt as Cowgirls lose sixth in a row

    DURANGO, Colo. — Watching its losing skid hit six, the NMHU women’s basketball team struggled on the road in a 78-58 setback Friday at Fort Lewis.

    Highlands, led by coach Tiffany Darling, fell to a 3-6 record in the RMAC and 3-10 in overall play. FLC is 6-6, 5-3.

    Twenty-seven turnovers hampered the Cowgirl effort.

    The Cowgirls took the initial 4-0 lead, but the Skyhawks quickly regrouped and began to take control of the game.  Fort Lewis went on a 7-0 run and looked to have found a good rhythm early.

  • NMHU wrestling off to strong start

    Poor driving conditions due to snow and ice were blamed for the postponement of Friday night’s scheduled dual meet between host New Mexico Highlands and Adams State.

    The Grizzlies are ranked No. 16 in NCAA Division II college wrestling, according to the latest poll.

    No make-up date had been named as of press time.

    Highlands was scheduled to compete against Air Force on Sunday in Colorado Springs. That dual was to take place after this issue went to press.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 14, 2013

    Monday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) vs. Moriarty, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Mora Middle School boys vs. Memorial, 4 p.m., Mora

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. Hope Christian, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., MMS
    • Mora Middle School boys vs. Questa, 4 p.m., Mora

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., WLV

  • Officers prepare for worst

    The Dec. 14 Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut has reignited fears locally and throughout the country about how safe students are in their schools.

    The tragedy is a reminder of how quickly an active shooter can wreak havoc on a community and has left many wondering whether law enforcement agencies and schools are prepared to handle a similar situation should it happen here. Killed in the Connecticut school shooting incident were 26 individuals, 20 of them first grade students.

  • Girl killed in 4-wheeler accident

    A young girl died Wednesday evening when a four-wheeler and a truck collided in Romeroville.

    State police didn’t immediately release the name of the girl who died, but multiple postings on the social media website Facebook identified the girl who died as Destiny Courtney Encinias.

    State Police Lt. Robert McDonald would only say that the girl who died was from Romeroville.

    He said she died when the four-wheeler ATV she was riding on collided with a 1990 Dodge pickup on the I-25 frontage road in Romeroville, just south of Las Vegas.

  • Music for the world - Ortiz enjoying success in Italy

    Mario Ortiz has made a name for himself thousands of miles from his hometown.

    The former area resident is now living in Milan, Italy, and pursuing a singing career. And he already has developed a strong fan base.

    Ortiz grew up listening to rancheras at the family home in San Miguel near Villanueva, but it wasn’t until he moved away that he began thinking about a career in music.

  • Mora manager reinstated

    MORA — Mora County Manager Thomas Sanchez’s time on administrative leave didn’t last long.

    The Mora County Commission voted Tuesday morning to rescind its Jan. 4 action placing Sanchez on leave. Tuesday’s reversal came after a 40-minute closed session in the commission’s regular meeting at the Mora school district administration building.

    The commission had originally listed “appointment of interim county manager” as an action item on Tuesday’s agenda but tabled that item early in the meeting.

  • Hitting the big screen - Acclaimed film ‘Bless Me, Ultima’ to show at Ilfeld

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University will present the acclaimed film, “Bless Me, Ultima,” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18 and Saturday, Jan. 19, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20 in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    The PG-13 film will not be released nationally until Feb. 22.

    General admission tickets are $5. Tickets for children and students with ID are $3. There is also a free showing only for students, at 1 p.m. Jan. 18. Students must show valid ID.