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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 13, 2014

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Penguin’s Hidden Talent” by Alex Latimer. Free and open to the public.

  • Thorough probe needed

    There’s no denying that the signs of abuse and neglect were there long before 9-year-old Omaree Varela of Albuquerque died, allegedly at the hands of his mother.

    The boy was kicked to death on Dec. 27, and police have arrested 38-year-old Synthia Varela-Casaus on a charge of child abuse resulting in death.

    The tragic death has raised questions about whether authorities — specifically police, the Albuquerque district attorney’s office and state Children, Youth and Families Department caseworkers — dropped the ball.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Jan. 13, 2014
  • Another Perspective - Capital outlay reforms needed

    New Mexico’s haphazard process of annually awarding hundreds of millions of dollars to state agencies, and to city, county and tribal governments, for special projects wastes tax dollars on projects that are not ready to be built, are not integrated into an overall plan, cannot be properly maintained or will not be managed by a financially responsible entity.

    The good news is that all of these problems can be fixed.

  • Foul-line disparity sinks Cowboys

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The Cowboys managed to hit only 59 percent of their free throws while the Skyhawks hit 89 percent from the charity stripe, and Highlands (8-6, 5-5 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) fell to Fort Lewis (9-3, 6-2 RMAC) Friday night at the Wilson Complex.

    (NMHU went on to earn a weekend split after beating Adams State 90-87 on Saturday night. See next issue for details.)

  • Defending state champion Lovington too much for WLV

    The champions have spoken.

    Lovington’s girls’ basketball team, the reigning state champion of Class 3A, delivered a harsh strike to the Meadow City over the weekend, sweeping West Las Vegas and Robertson in lopsided fashion.

    It began with Friday night’s 61-39 romp over the Lady Dons at Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • Early barrage of 3-pointers key as champs rock Robertson

    Are you satisfied with your long-distance plan?

    Lovington’s girls have a deal for you.

    The Lady Wildcats completed their two-step trip to northeastern New Mexico by dropping Robertson 74-41 on Saturday afternoon at Mike Marr Gym. They were unstoppable from long range, making 11 3-point baskets — eight in a runaway first half — to pull away for good.

    Jocelyn Jeffery led all scorers with 31 points for Lovington, now 12-3 overall.

  • Dons go 2-0 in Portales Shootout

    The sign on the gym door said “Shootout.”

    So the West Las Vegas Dons followed the directions.

    West beat host Portales 58-50 on Friday, then cruised past Santa Fe Indian 71-43 on Saturday. The Dons had previously beaten the Braves back in November.

    D.J. Bustos led West in scoring both games, hitting four 3-pointers and finishing with 17 points vs. Portales, then making three 3s on his way to 19 points vs. SFIS.

    Against the Rams, Andres Gallegos scored seven of his 12 in the fourth quarter, and Martin Castellano added 10.

  • Wrestlers 2-0 in duals

    NMHU Sports Information

    SANTA FE — Junior Tre Humphrey got his second pin in as many matches at 133 and two other Cowboys recorded major victories as New Mexico Highlands (2-0) defeated Embry-Riddle 29-12 Thursday night at Capital High School.

    Sophomore Erick Rangel (17-3) got the Cowboys off quick, scoring six points in the third period at125 after trailing 1-0.

  • Inside-outside balance keys Cowgirl victory

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The Cowgirls made some breathing room with inside players kicking it out for 3-pointers and the inside play of senior China Smith sealed a 74-63 win for New Mexico Highlands (7-6, 4-6 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) over Fort Lewis (7-5, 4-4 RMAC) in women’s basketball at the Wilson Complex Friday night.