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Today's News

  • Protecting our water

    We’re convinced that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, just isn’t feasible in San Miguel County. Water is a major component to this method of oil-and-gas drilling, and some undisclosed chemicals get mixed in to contaminate the water, so it ruins this most valuable of natural resources. For that reason alone, we can’t imagine the county commissioners passing a toothless ordinance to regulate this method of extraction, and we expect that they won’t.

  • Editor's Note - Truth takes a back seat

    Here we are, in the depths of the 2012 presidential election campaign, and cold, hard facts have taken a back  seat to political spin.
    Both campaigns, and their superPAC backers, have become quite agile in manipulating the truth. And while many media outlets are performing an admirable service by calling the campaigns out on their falsifications, the truth is still getting bested by the politicos.

  • Dons win first game of season

    Three Nathan Vigil touchdowns.
    Three safeties.
    And one happy West Las Vegas football team.
    That was what the final tally read on Saturday afternoon at Santa Fe Indian School, as the visiting Dons celebrated their first win of the season — and their first under first-year head coach Robert Alarcon.
    West’s 38-6 victory gives the team a 1-6 record as it reaches its bye week and a chance to heal some injuries and gear up for the heart of the District 2-3A schedule.

  • Redbirds open district slate by running over Elks

    A nasty-looking storm system brought lightning to the Las Vegas area Friday night.
    Robertson’s Dominic Lucero brought the thunder.
    Lucero gained 115 yards rushing in the first half alone and ended up unofficially near the 200-yard mark as the Cardinals won their homecoming game —and District 2-3A opener — over Pojoaque Valley by a 24-15 margin.
    Penalties kept Robertson from a more robust output, and at least two scores were negated by the yellow flags.

  • Cowboys’ air attack drops Grizzlies

    Highlands outscored host Adams State 24-10 in the second half to break away for a 34-20 win in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football on Saturday afternoon in Alamosa, Colo.
    The Cowboys (6-1, 5-0)mustered only 35 yards rushing but more than made up for it with another prolific passing day.
    Emmanuel Lewis completed 36 of 67 passes for 437 yards and three touchdowns with one interception to keep NMHU unbeaten in RMAC play and tied with Colorado State-Pueblo for first place.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 15, 2012

    Monday
    Football
    • Robertson JV at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton
    Volleyball
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Raton, 4 p.m., MMS gym

    Tuesday
    Volleyball
    • Pecos (A,B) at Monte del Sol, 5 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    Wednesday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Thursday
    Football

  • In Brief - Sports - Oct. 15, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    NHL talks could resume Tuesday

    Labor negotiations between the NHL and the locked-out players’ association may resume Tuesday after a four-day break.
    The location and the agenda have yet to be determined. The sides held two days of talks this week in New York without discussion of hockey-related revenue — the core economic issue that has prevented the NHL regular season from starting on time.

  • Weekend Roundup - Cowgirl skid hits nine matches

    A return to the Wilson Complex wasn’t enough to get the Highlands volleyball team off their current slide over the weekend. The Cowgirls lost to Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference foes Black Hills State (S.D.) and Chadron State (Neb.) on Friday and Saturday.
    NMHU is 6-15 overall and 2-9 in the conference.

  • Drilling takes center stage

    The difficult task of establishing regulations for the oil and gas industry in San Miguel County moved to the front burner this week as the County Commission began taking testimony on a draft ordinance that was developed by county staff.

  • Prices may rise - City school food change in works

    Roughly a month after parents and students at Las Vegas city schools went public with their disgust over the quality of food being served at schools, district officials say they are changing the way they do things.

    Menus have been changed, cooks have been sent to a class on food preparation and how to make food look appealing at Luna Community College, and the district is now serving fresh, regionally grown organic fruit to students at least once a week. The district is also considering increasing its meal prices so that it can improve the quality of its offerings.