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Today's News

  • No. 1 SFIS deals Lady Dons a Pit stop

    Before Tuesday night’s quarterfinal matchup with West Las Vegas, Cindy Roybal said she couldn’t see anyone beating her Santa Fe Indian School Lady Braves except themselves.

    Roybal’s prediction held true against the Lady Dons, as the No. 1 seed SFIS girls rolled their former district rivals 71-45 in the Class 3A girls’ state tournament at The Pit in Albuquerque.

  • Socorro comes back to beat Robertson again

    Prior to Wednesday, Robertson hadn’t lost a boys’ basketball game since Socorro stole a 49-48 nailbiter way back on Jan. 8 at Mike Marr Gym.

    The Warriors made sure the sequel — a Wednesday evening quarterfinal in the Class 3A boys’ state tournament — was every bit as painful for the boys in red and white, who finished 21-7.

    It was a bit of deja vu. Robertson controlled most of the game only to relinquish that control late, battle to regain the lead but ultimately taste defeat, 54-51.

  • Rattlers upset Mora Rangers; Wagon Mound last area team standing

    A ferocious second-half rally wasn’t enough to rescue the Mora Rangers on Wednesday, and as a result, the seventh-seeded Tucumcari Rattlers made it to the Class 2A boys’ Final Four instead.

    Tucumcari dictated the tempo and helped clog the usually high-octane Mora offense.

    The Rattlers scored the game’s first eight points and led 12-1 after the first eight minutes.

  • Cards top Braves in shootout

    Senior first baseman Peter Campos was the start and the finish of a critical double play Tuesday afternoon as Robertson baseball made a successful home debut in beating Santa Fe Indian 15-13 at Rodriguez Park.

    Campos’ play cut short a Braves rally in the top of the sixth inning. SFIS had scored twice to get within 12-11 and had two runners on board when Campos fielded a ground ball, whipped it to short and got it back in time to beat the batter.

  • Mora County Notebook: Students compete in Spanish Spelling Bee

    Mora  Middle School recently held the district Spanish spelling bee with 35 students taking part. There were more who signed up but because of illness were not able to take part in the activity.

    The young people had been given a list to study and worked to do their best in the spelling bee.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: My late brother, Bill, the jokester attorney

    I know sweet brother Bill’s ghost is prowling around, prompting his new-fangled ideas to anyone who will listen. I suspect he has been visiting with “J.T” who recently wrote to the “Speak Up” column in the Albuquerque Journal.

    The gist of this letter rang a bell with me and I quote, “If the governor ends ‘social promotion’ in New Mexico schools, where will we find replacements for politicians, attorney’s and judges?” Food for thought for some of us I’d say!

  • State cites LV transfer station

    The state Environment Department sprang a pop inspection on the city’s solid waste facility on Airport Road earlier this year, and the facility’s lackluster performance has Las Vegas officials working to address the handful of violations found.

  • Molten Metal

    Dozens of spectators took in the spectacular site of 2,200-degree metal heated for a performance casting demonstration on Thursday evening.

    The molten metal created dramatic effects of fire and movement. The demonstration was part of New Mexico Highlands University’s Iron Tribe, a biannual event featuring the work of U.S. and international iron artists in an exhibit in the university’s Burris Hall Gallery.

    The event, which has gained widespread reputation, was started by fine arts professor David Lobdell.

  • Child abuse charges filed in DWI case

    A Holman woman was arrested and booked into the San Miguel County jail Friday after she was caught drinking and driving with two young children in her vehicle, court documents state.

    The arrest marked the third time Patricia Tafoya, 33, has been charged with drinking and driving. State police found an open bottle of beer on the driver’s side floorboard of the black Ford pickup she was driving. The children in the vehicle were ages 2 and 4, according to the statement of probable cause filed by patrolman Ronald Duran.

  • Gold chosen to lead West board

    A large crowd of family and friends attended Monday’s West Las Vegas school board meeting to watch Gary Gold and newly elected board members Henry Abeyta and Marvin Martinez take their ceremonial oaths of office.

    After members were sworn in, the board reorganized its leadership, electing Gold as the new chairman, David Romero the new board vice president and Christine Ludi secretary.