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  • Weather - Dec. 11, 2013

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 29. Light and variable wind becoming south 5-10 mph in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 20. Southwest wind around 10 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. West wind around 10 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. A slight chance of rain showers before 11 p.m., then a slight chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.

  • FYI - Dec. 11, 2013

    The swimming pool at the Abelino Montoya Recreation Center will be closed until further notice due to a mechanical failure. Technicians are working to fix the problem, said Loretta Abreu Martin, the director of the recreation center.

  • Comeback Cardinals

    Congratulations to the Robertson High School Cardinal football team and coach Leroy Gonzalez for an amazing end to what started off as a difficult season.

    The team began the season as an underdog, suffering a bruising 50-0 loss to St. Mike’s, and losses to Portales and Taos. Indeed, the Cards entered the playoffs with a No. 9 seed and a 5-5 record.

    In short, Robertson wasn’t expected to get very far in the playoffs, and it certainly wasn’t predicted to walk away with the Class 3A state championship.

  • Where’s the tree?

    It’s two weeks before Christmas and there’s still no tree at the old Safeway parking lot. What gives?

    In years past, the city had the tree up before Thanksgiving. This year the city appears to be in no hurry to put it up, and that’s disappointing because the tree had become a tradition and something many of us look forward to.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 11, 2013
  • Work of Art — Sleeping through English class

    Pop Quiz: Who can name all 10 reindeer? Yes, 10 of them. I’m sure most people will come up with Dasher and Dancer, Hansel and Gretel, Comet and Cupid, Sleepy and Bashful, but there is a tenth whose name will appear at the end.

  • What cold?
  • Lucero in hunt for national title

    Las Vegas-area native Martin Lucero and partner Colby Lovell have found themselves sitting in 11th place overall among team roping duos in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

    The National Finals Rodeo runs through Dec. 14 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev. In team roping, 15 teams are vying for a championship and prize money through 10 go-rounds of competition.

    Lucero, a heeler, and Lovell, a header, posted a time of 9.9 in the fourth round of the competition Sunday, while the top time was a 4.2.

  • No. 19 Gonzaga pulls away from NMSU

    By Nicholas K. Geranios
    The Associated Press

    SPOKANE, Wash.  — New Mexico State did a good job defending No. 19 Gonzaga and only trailed by one point at halftime.

    Then the Zags found their shooting touch in the second half and continued a strong rebounding effort to defeat New Mexico State 80-68.

    “I’m proud of the way my guys played,” New Mexico State coach Marvin Menzies said. “We had a game plan that gave us a chance to win the game.”

  • HU wrestlers rack up more top-4 finishes

    By Vincent Nolasco
    NMHU Sports Information

    HAYS, Kan. — The New Mexico Highlands University wrestling team garnered a pair of top-four finishes in the competitive Bob Smith Open at Fort Hays State University on Saturday.

    Erick Rangel led the Cowboy charge as he finished the day on the mat with an overall record of 5-1 to finish third at 125 pounds. Assisting the Cowboy charge at 184 pounds was Igor Gomzin, finishing the day on the mat with an overall record of 3-2 to take fourth place.