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  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - March 23, 2012

    THUMBS UP! BACK TO MAKING FILMS. After a revamping of the city’s film ordinance, which regulates what filmmakers can and can’t do in Las Vegas, crews are back in town. Over the past few days crews have been busy transforming Bridge Street façades for a CBS pilot about Ralph Lamb, a larger-than-life Las Vegas, Nev., sheriff from the 1960s and ‘70s. Shooting is planned for April 3-4 and, meanwhile, some good old-fashion money is being spent here in the original Vegas.

  • Nuestra Historia - Founders met to draft state’s constitution

    It had been 60 long years since New Mexico became an American territory, following four years of U.S. military occupation after Kearny’s invasion in 1846. On June 20, 1910, at 1:40 p.m., with the stroke of his pen, President Taft enabled New Mexico to become the 47th American state.

  • Cowboys ranked 18th in nation

    They’re 18, and they like it.

    The New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys climbed from the edge of the top 25 to the No. 18 spot in this week’s National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association rankings for NCAA Division II this week.

    The latest poll was released Tuesday by the NCBWA.

    Highlands is 18-3 overall — one of its strongest starts in program history — and is just coming off a four-game sweep of Colorado Christian over the weekend and a 7-5 decision against Eastern New Mexico on Tuesday.

  • Mohr honored by league

    After going 10 for 12 against Colorado Christian, Highlands’ Clay Mohr has been selected as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

    Mohr finished his week with a .750 batting average (12 of 16) with nine runs scored, nine RBI, four doubles and a triple. Mohr added two sacrifice hits and went 5 for 6 on stolen bases.

    Mohr has enjoyed great success against CCU in his two seasons with the Pokes.

  • Riders take 2 of 3 vs. Trinidad State

    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College Rough Riders are not only battling teams, they are taking the season series from them.

    Over the weekend, the Rough Riders won two of three over Trinidad State Junior College and are now 12-19 on the year.

    The Rough Riders have won four out of six games with Trinidad State on the year.

  • Coaches get boot for roles in bounties

    By Howard Fendrich
    AP Pro Football Writer
    Meting out unprecedented punishment for a crush-for-cash bounty system that targeted key opposing players, the NFL suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton without pay for next season and indefinitely banned the team’s former defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams.

  • Go Fish - March 23, 2012

    FISHING REPORT,
    MARCH 20
    This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    CATCHES OF THE WEEK:
     
    Navajo Lake: March 14, Spencer Schreiber of Duranglers caught and released a 41-inch, 21-pound northern pike. He was using a big fly.

  • Sweet 16 loaded with big-league schools

    By John Marshall
    AP Basketball Writer

    Now it’s time for the big dogs to take over the NCAA tournament.

    Fourteen of the 16 teams remaining in the bracket are from major conferences, leaving scrappy Ohio and Xavier as the only mid-majors with a shot at following up on what Butler and Virginia Commonwealth did a year ago.

    Good news, even for you underdog fans, is that the resumes of the 14 big-school programs include 93 Final Four appearances and 33 national titles.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 23, 2012

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at Phoenix College (DH), noon, Phoenix
    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo, 3 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • Robertson-West Las Vegas Round Robin (also features Tucumcari, Portales), TBA, MMS and WLV fields
    Softball
    • LCC vs. West Texas (DH), 1 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • West Las Vegas at St. Michael’s Invitational, TBA, Santa Fe
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Carlsbad Invite, 7:30 a.m., Carlsbad

  • Mora County Notebook: Residents receive Medals of Valor

    The Mora County Commission meeting last Tuesday was the scene of a special presentation of Medals of Valor and good citizenship, given by Lucas Duran and a representative from the Ledoux, Monte Aplanado, El Carmen Fire Department. Those receiving the awards were: Cindy Aragon, Angelica Aragon, Marcos Mondragon and Alonzo Aragon.