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Today's News

  • Continue the moratorium

    We’re not sure the county had much of a choice but to suspend the Oil and Gas Task Force, since the group has hit an impasse in its efforts to produce an ordinance to regulate drilling. But we are certain that the future course of action will be critical to the health and well-being of San Miguel County’s citizenry.

    To that end, we urge county officials to commit to something they’ve already indicated they’ll do: Extend the moratorium on drilling until a regulating ordinance has been thoroughly and publicly scrutinized and passed into law.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 19, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Musical inheritance

    “There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.”
    — Pythagoras, 5th century B.C.

    Several years ago, I made it my mission to give my daughters an appreciation for the music of my generation. After all, that’s something we did right.

  • NMHU names new volleyball coach

    Bryan Crawford has been hired as the head volleyball coach at New Mexico Highlands University, Athletic Director Ed Manzanares announced this past week.

    Crawford, 32, replaces Jim Deisler, who resigned from his position as volleyball coach to take a post as NMHU’s assistant athletic director for NCAA compliance and Title IX earlier this month.

  • Honoring ‘Coach’
  • No. 25 Cowboys dominate Cougars

    Now ranked 25th in the nation, the New Mexico Highlands University baseball team made a bid for upper mobility in the NCAA Division II poll with a four-game sweep of Colorado Christian on Friday and Saturday at Brandt Park.

    The Cowboys (17-3 overall and 11-1 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) blitzed the Cougars in game one 20-0, overtaking them 7-3 in Friday’s game two.

  • Local sluggers put in tourney time

    No spring break hijinks or slacking for local prep baseball and softball teams, who logged hours competing in tournaments across New Mexico over the weekend.

    Cardinals
    Robertson capped a three-day tourney at St. Michael’s in Santa Fe with a 15-2 victory Saturday over the Capital Jaguars.

    “Bats came alive today,” said first-year RHS coach Tony Renon.

    Mike Salazar led that barrage, going 3 for 3 at the plate. Another hero Saturday was Miclo Allen, who threw a one-hitter to lead the Cardinals to a win.

  • Albuquerque Isotopes 2012

    2012 Albuquerque Isotopes Schedule

    Thursday, April 5: Isotopes at Omaha, 6:05 p.m.
    Friday, April 6: Isotopes at Omaha, 6:05 p.m.
    Saturday, April 7: Isotopes at Omaha, 6:05 p.m.
    Sunday, April 8: Isotopes at Omaha, 1:05 p.m.
    Monday, April 9: Isotopes at Iowa, 5:35 p.m.
    Tuesday, April 10: Isotopes at Iowa, 11:05 a.m.
    Wednesday, April 11: Isotopes at Iowa, 5:35 p.m.
    Thursday, April 12: Isotopes at Iowa, 11:05 a.m.
    Friday, April 13: Isotopes vs. Omaha, 7:05 p.m.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 19, 2012

    MONDAY
    Golf
    • Robertson at Seery Invite, 9 a.m., Socorro
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico, noon, Brandt Park
    Golf
    • Robertson at Seery Invite, 9 a.m., Socorro
    Softball
    • Robertson vs. Española Valley, 3 p.m., RHS field
    • West Las Vegas vs.Hope Christian, 3 p.m., WLV field

  • Guilty plea in fatal DWI case

    The man who authorities say was drunk when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges related to the deaths of his five passengers.

    Mario Trujillo, 55, faces a sentence ranging from 12 to 25 years under the terms of the plea agreement, though he will get credit for the time he has already spent behind bars. The sentencing hearing has been tentatively set for June 5.

    District Attorney Richard Flores said his office will ask Judge Eugenio Mathis to impose the maximum sentence under the agreement.