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Today's News

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Staying true to football

    Would you believe after all these years of goofing off and playing around, I am still a tried and true football fan? And, yes, I am in a fantasy football league, and my partner, Kat and I plan to win big time this year. Yes, I have my favorite teams and favorite players, but what and who Kat and I pick and who we end up with are two different programs. So it goes in this fantasy world!

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 20, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! OVERDOSE DEATHS

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 20, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia: Sen. Lopez began push for consolidation

    It was January 1967, and the 60-day session of the New Mexico Legislature was under way. Former West Las Vegas mayor Junio Lopez, a Republican, was the new senator from Las Vegas, having adroitly won election in heavily Democratic San Miguel County by taking advantage of the internecine warfare then dividing local Democrats. (How Lopez achieved his victory is recounted in “Junio Lopez and the Alpha News,” Nuestra Historia, April 26, 2013.)

  • Editorial Roundup: Newspaper opinions from around the nation - Sept. 20, 2013

    The Austin American-Statesman on leaving science textbooks alone. (Sept. 16, 2013):
    Oh, brother.
    Once again, evolution is before the State Board of Education, which holds a public hearing this week on proposed new science textbooks. Religious and social conservatives have challenged the textbooks’ presentation of evolution and are demanding publishers give alternative views equal ink.

  • Cowboys to open home slate

    After opening with two road games, the New Mexico Highlands University football team makes its much-anticipated home debut Saturday afternoon against Fort Lewis College.

    Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Perkins Stadium.

    Coach Eric Young and his Cowboys are 1-1 after beating Eastern New Mexico 31-28 on Sept. 7 in Portales, then losing at Abilene Christian 52-28 last Saturday in Texas.

  • Quintana qualifies first leg for state golf tournament

    West Las Vegas girls’ golf standout Joedy Quintana has gotten back to work on the links this fall, and she’s already one step closer to making a return trip to the state tournament.

    Quintana, a junior, shot a 92 on Monday at the Los Alamos golf course, qualifying her first leg necessary to make the cut for state. Golfers are required to post three qualifying scores — three legs — to be eligible for state as individuals.

  • Youth Soccer - Sept. 20, 2013

    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League has kicked off its fall 2013 slate, which will run through Oct. 27.

    This past weekend saw a full slate of scheduled matches cancelled due to the storm.

    Approximately 300 youngsters age 4-12 are competing in 28 teams split among four age divisions. The LVYSL is run by volunteers, including a board led by presidents Shelby and Rachel Curtis.

    This year the league is carrying a World Cup theme, with teams named for various countries. The FIFA men’s World Cup takes place in 2014.

  • Cowgirl soccer silences Wolves

    Andrea Duke found the back of the net in the 70th minute Wednesday night, lifting New Mexico Highlands past Colorado State-Pueblo 1-0 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s soccer.

    The Cowgirls, who improved to 3-0-2, dominated the Perkins Stadium pitch much of the evening. They kept the action largely on the CSUP side with 26 shots, including 10 on goal.

    Crystal Schuder had four of those shots on goal; Duke had three.

    That pressure finally caught up to ThunderWolves goalkeeper Savannah Thompson, a preseason All-RMAC honoree.

  • Trujillo, West drop Prep; Bradley, RHS beat Capital

    Santa Fe Prep’s volleyball team had a good start to Tuesday night’s match at West Las Vegas.

    But the Lady Dons’ Celeste Trujillo had a better finish.

    Trujillo delivered five kills in the fourth set alone, leading West to a 3-1 triumph over the Blue Griffins.