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Today's News

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Did a fruitcake collide with a satellite?

    My days spent way out in our mountains are never the same. One thing leads to another, and the story pops into my head. I discovered the so necessary candied fruits for fruitcakes are now for sale in our grocery stores. No, I don’t make fruitcakes any more, but I do enjoy eating same. Then I read in the newspaper that a Russian satellite is breaking apart and will soon drop on our good earth, in pieces, no less. Apparently it did no damage when it landed.

  • Cards tackle No. 1 Horsemen again

    Last time Robertson and St. Michael’s met on a football field, the day was beautiful and the game was ugly.

    They play again Saturday afternoon at Brother Abdon Field, and the Cardinal faithful are hoping the reverse will be true this time around.

    Robertson (6-5) certainly turned things around from an earlier defeat last Friday night, when the team routed Portales 36-0 at Blackwater Draw. The Rams had won 14-6 in the season opener back in late August.

  • Hargrave wins title in Greeley

    Led by Easton Hargrave’s championship performance in the 174-pound weight class, New Mexico Highlands University wrestlers collected 10 top-six finishes this past weekend at the Old Chicago Open.

    The tournament was hosted by the University of Northern Colorado this past Saturday in Greeley, Colo.

    Highlands head coach Doug Moses took a robust squad of 26 wrestlers to compete in the Old Chicago Open, and the Cowboys led the tournament with 15 pinfalls.

  • Go Fish - Nov. 22, 2013

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    FISHING REPORT, Nov. 19
    Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.
    Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake on Monday was 6.6 cfs. Keep this water on your list for spring fishing. Low water conditions this time of year make for some tough fishing.

  • Cowboys head to Spokane, nationals

    Henrique Chavez has one more college race left in him, and he’s intent on making it count.

    The Mora area native and New Mexico Highlands senior is leading the Cowboy cross country team in Saturday’s NCAA Division II national championships in Spokane, Wash.

    Chavez placed 18th in the NCAA South Central Regional on Nov. 9 in Canyon, Texas, earning All-Region honors.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 22, 2013

    Friday
    Basketball
    • Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Pojoaque tourney, TBA, Pojoaque

    Saturday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) at Wingate, 1 p.m., Wingate
    • Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Pojoaque tourney, TBA, Pojoaque
    Cross country
    • NCAA Division II national championships, 11 a.m., Spokane, Wash.
    Football
    • Class 3A state playoff quarterfinals: Robertson at St. Michael’s, 1:30 p.m., Santa Fe
    Wrestling

  • City gas rates going up

    City natural gas customers are being told to expect higher gas charges beginning this month.

    The issue took center stage during Monday evening’s City Council meeting.

    “The rates are going up due to what’s beyond our control,” City Utilities Director Ken Garcia said, explaining that the city’s supplier, Zia Natural Gas Company, is raising its gas rates.

  • A history of being neighborly - Museum unveils new exhibit

    The city of Las Vegas Museum has revealed a new exhibit entitled, “For The Benefit of All: Healing, Helping and Learning.”

    The permanent exhibit outlines the history of Las Vegas residents coming together to help each other, whether it is through volunteerism, with medical issues or education. The new exhibit took about two years to complete and opened last month at the city museum on Grand Avenue.

    Kristin Hsueh, city museum administrator and educator, said the exhibit highlights the history of Las Vegas in terms of helping each other out.

  • Man charged in drive-by shooting

    A verbal altercation between a motorist and three individuals on foot  led to a drive-by shooting late Monday night.

    No one was injured in the incident, which played out just after 11 p.m. on the 900 block of Prince Street. A Las Vegas police officer responding to a shots- fired call pulled over the suspect, who, according to court documents, later admitted to firing two shots into the air.

  • NMSU to help with lottery scholarships

    LAS CRUCES — Officials at New Mexico State University are bracing for changes that may come next spring as uncertainties remain about how much tuition lottery scholarships will cover.

    NMSU announced this week that it is prepared to cover up to 60 percent of spring tuition if state lawmakers fail to fund a shortfall when the legislative session begins in January.

    Bernadette Montoya, NMSU’s vice president for student affairs and enrollment, said the university wanted to ensure the uncertainty wouldn’t be a barrier to enrollment next semester.