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Today's News

  • Broncos coach back to work in Denver

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos coach John Fox returned to work Monday, four weeks after open-heart surgery, his newfound energy matching his renowned enthusiasm.

  • RMAC hoops schedule to begin

    Las Vegas Optic and NMHU reports

    With competition again expected to be stacked atop the standings of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men’s and women’s basketball divisions, New Mexico Highlands’ teams are hoping to start quietly and finish by making some serious noise.

    The RMAC schedule opens this weekend, with Highlands visiting Colorado Christian on Friday night in Lakewood, Colo.

    The Cowboys and Cowgirls then visit Colorado School of Mines on Saturday in Golden.

  • Highlands athletes honored for academics

    It was a winning season on the pitch and in the classroom for New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer this past fall.

    The National Soccer Coaches Association of America on Nov. 21 announced NMHU as one of the national honorees of the 2012-2013 Team Academic Award on Nov. 21.  

    To qualify for the award, teams must have a 3.0 grade point average or higher, the Cowgirls earned a 3.26 GPA. This is the fourth straight year that the team has finished with above a 3.0 team GPA.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 4

    Wednesday
    Wrestling
    • West Las Vegas Middle School hosts WLV Jamboree (includes WLVMS, MMS, others), 3 p.m.

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • RHS Jamboree (featuring Robertson, West Las Vegas B,C boys), TBA
    • Memorial Middle School girls at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., WLV

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Colorado Christian, 6 and 8 p.m., Lakewood, Colo.

  • Council OKs polling changes

    Voters casting ballots for the March 4 municipal election will be able to vote at the polling place of their choice after the City Council unanimously approved a switch to convenience centers.

  • Volunteer help for pets
  • Lawmakers often become lobbyists

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Kent Cravens is among the more than two dozen former state legislators who have made the switch to lobbying.

    The Albuquerque Republican resigned from his Senate seat in 2011 to take a government relations job with the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association. While he was no industry expert, his experience with the legislative process and his connections were considered an asset.

  • Mora named as art, culture district

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Mora is one of three new arts and culture districts in New Mexico.

    Mora, along with Gallup and Artesia were selected by the New Mexico Arts Commission after a competitive application and review process. They mark the first arts and culture district programs authorized by the commission since 2009.

  • State infant mortality rate on the rise

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico health officials are worried about an increase in the state’s infant mortality rate.

    The state Department of Health announced this week that the death rate among infants one year or younger increased from 5.2 infant deaths per one thousand live births in 2011 to 6.9 in 2012. This marks the first time since 1994 that the state rate has exceeded the national rate, which was 6.0 infant deaths per 1,000 births in 2011.

  • In Brief - Dec. 2, 2013

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A federal magistrate has issued a temporary stay in a court case seeking to blocking Texas investors from ousting cabin owners from a northern New Mexico property long used as a conference center.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the magistrate issued the stay during proceedings in a lawsuit filed by one of the cabin owners, Little Rock, Ark., business consultant Kirk Tompkins’ suit.