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Today's News

  • Constitutional amendments

    Next Tuesday (and this week, as early voting continues through Friday), New Mexico voters will decide on five proposed amendments to the state constitution. Three deal with the state Public Regulation Commission, a powerful state agency in need of some changes, while the other two amendments relate to the state’s system of justice.

    Here’s our recommendation on each of them:

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 31, 2011
  • Work of Art - Sons weren’t one bit scared

    On a particularly scary Halloween night, I darkened our living room and turned on a radio to prepare to be scared out of my wits. Of course, my two older sons, 7 and 10 at the time, were part of the mix, as was the then-1-year-old, Ben, even if he couldn’t yet follow the plot.

    Let me explain:

  • State: Lady Cards earn No. 4 seed

    The Robertson girls’ soccer team will be staying home when the first round of the state soccer tournaments takes place this weekend.
    But it’s good news.

  • NMHU men move to 2-0 in preseason

    Defense set up offense aplenty on Sunday as the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team throttled Virginia-Lynchburg 97-63 before a sparse but spirited crowd at the Wilson Complex.

    The Cowboys repeatedly used heads-up defense to force turnovers and score in transition, contributing to a 52 percent field goal accuracy in the team’s second win of the preseason.

    Erick Vega paced the scoring output with 19 points. Roland Fitch again had a double-double with 15 points and 10 boards, and Stuart Sullivan sank five threes to finish with 15 points.

  • Last XC tuneup in Santa Rosa

    Cross country season is nearing the home stretch — with district and state meets taking place over the next two weekends — and local runners got one last tuneup this past Thursday in Santa Rosa.

    Mora’s Alonzo Chavez raced to victory in the boys’ varsity division — his sixth win in eight meets.

    Mora placed second with 65 team points behind Pecos’ 43 in the boys’ race.

  • Last XC tuneup in Santa Rosa

    Cross country season is nearing the home stretch — with district and state meets taking place over the next two weekends — and local runners got one last tuneup this past Thursday in Santa Rosa.

    Mora’s Alonzo Chavez raced to victory in the boys’ varsity division — his sixth win in eight meets.

    Mora placed second with 65 team points behind Pecos’ 43 in the boys’ race.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 31, 2012

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women at Utah Valley State, 7:05 p.m., Orem, Utah
    Soccer
    • RMAC tournament begins, teams, pairings, times and sites TBA

    Thursday
    Volleyball
    • Mora (A,B) vs. Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Pecos (A,B) at Santa Fe Prep, 5 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women at Utah State, 7 p.m., Logan, Utah
    Cross country

  • Candidates set to make history

    By Russell Contreras

    Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — It is lunch hour at Barelas Coffee House, in the heart of one of Albuquerque’s oldest Latino neighborhoods.

    Democratic House candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham weaves her way among the tables, searching for votes as waiters shuffle bowls of red chile and plates of enchiladas.

  • Ghoulish fun