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Today's News

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Prayers for moisture were answered

    Yes, it was “water, water everywhere, and nary a drop to drink” as we say goodbye to September. Prayers surely were answered here in our mountains and we watched, with lots of other folks, as drops soon and suddenly became inches of rain.

    I love walking through our nearby forest; it is such a thrill to see our stately pines absolutely soaked; their bark is a glowing dark brown now and hopefully the visiting bark beetles will finally meet their match. Yes, if you want to see a very sick and dying forest, just drive down Mountain View Drive.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 27, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! DRUG DEALER GOT WHAT HE DESERVED
    Anselmo “Chemo” Ortiz, 22, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for dealing crack cocaine and distributing prescription narcotics. Drug dealers prey on the vulnerable in our community, getting them hooked and then profiting off of their misery. As such, they deserve no mercy when they go before a judge for sentencing, and we’re glad that this guy is going away for a long time.

    THUMBS UP! PROMOTING LAS VEGAS  

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 27, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia: Encinias, Martinez & King nixed consolidation

    In March 1967, when the House of Representatives voted on Sen. Junio Lopez’ bill to consolidate East and West Las Vegas, the lower chamber deadlocked 34 to 34, and Speaker of the House Bruce King would break the tie.

    Already considering a run for governor, King wanted to ruffle as few feathers as possible in Las Vegas, and his tie-breaking vote was against consolidation. (Three years later, King was elected New Mexico’s 23rd governor, defeating then Albuquerque City Commission Chairman Pete Domenici.)

  • Editorial Roundup: Newspaper opinions from around the nation - Sept. 27, 2013

    Lansing State Journal on learning from Detroit’s mistakes (Sept. 18):
    Months into Detroit’s bankruptcy, leaders of other Michigan cities have had time to contemplate the stunning implications for their own communities.
    Surely no other city could fall as spectacularly as Detroit has done. As the state’s largest city, the size and scope of Detroit’s finances dwarf those of others, so it’s likely no other Michigan city will face an $8 billion deficit.

  • NMHU runners No. 11 in nation

    Coming off a win at the West Texas A&M Buffalo Stampede, the New Mexico Highlands University men’s cross country team held on to the No. 11 ranking in the nation in the USTFCCCA poll released Tuesday.

    Buena Vista native Alonzo Chavez won his first collegiate race and led the Cowboy runners to victory this past Saturday in Canyon, Texas.

  • Birds hope for homecoming respite

    Robertson head football coach Leroy Gonzalez has stuck with a familiar refrain the past several seasons — play a bunch of tough schools early to get his team battle-tested in time for the District 2-3A portion of the schedule.

    It’s a formula that has worked in terms of district competitiveness, although the rigorous early slate tends to take a toll.

  • Highlands teams fall to national powers

    Nobody could much argue about strength of schedule for New Mexico Highlands opponents this past week.

    The NMHU women’s soccer and volleyball teams both faced nationally ranked teams in recent days, with both meetings resulting in defeat.

    For Cowgirl soccer, Wednesday night’s 2-1 loss at Fort Lewis in Durango, Colo., was the squad’s first blemish of the fall schedule.

    Fort Lewis came into the match ranked No. 5 in the NCAA Division II.  

  • Twin wins
  • Go Fish - Sept. 27, 2013

    FREE FISHING: Saturday, Sept. 28, is Free Fishing Day in New Mexico. Anglers of all ages — residents and nonresidents — can fish without a license. All other rules apply.
    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,
    Sept. 24