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Today's News

  • Don’t lower standards

    A state representative from Albuquerque has pre-filed a bill that would make it easier for high school students to graduate from high school, a move that we believe undermines attempts to reform our state’s struggling education system.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 15, 2014
  • Work of Art - And what’s so funny?

    What’s so funny? John Adams, a long-time member of the Highlands University English Department, often asked me that between classes at Mortimer Hall.

    Unlike several other members of the Humanities faculty of yesteryear, Adams was an 8-to-5-er. If not in class, he was in his office. Therefore, he heard every giggle and chuckle that emanated from my journalism and speech classes down the hall.

  • Bears down - Highlands hoopsters sweep Grizzlies to conclude productive homestand

    Stargell Love came up with a huge steal and then swished two free throws to seal a 90-87 win for New Mexico Highlands over visiting Adams State on Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

    The Cowboys improved to 8-6 overall and 5-5 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. ASC fell to 7-5 and 4-5, respectively.

    Highlands’ win is a critical one because the Cowboys and Grizzlies are both in the middle of the pack in the RMAC standings and will be making a push for the playoffs in the next month.

  • Grapplers fare well in Moriarty

    Rico Montoya and Amos Rivera conquered five opponents apiece and earned all-tournament honors for Robertson in the Moriarty Duals on Saturday.

    Montoya (132 lbs.) and Rivera (195) were selected all-tourney by a coaches’ vote based on record, pins and overall performance.

    Robertson also got a strong weekend from Joseph Paul Griego (4-1 record at 138 lbs.), Kenny Yara (4-1 at 220), and Malachi Segura (2-2 at 185).

  • Ronaldo rejoices

    The Associated Press

    ZURICH — Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t hide how much it meant to him, finally being voted the world’s best soccer player again.

    Having spent four years in the shadow of his great rival Lionel Messi, Ronaldo broke down in tears after being elected the Ballon d’Or winner for 2013 on Monday — a rare display of emotion that showed just how important it was for the Portugal winger to get his hands on the trophy again.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 15, 2013

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys and girls at Hope Christian tournament, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    • Valley Middle School boys vs. Tierra Encantada, 4 p.m., Valley gym
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Chadron State, 7 p.m., Chadron, Neb.

    Friday
    Basketball

  • East board discusses finances

    The Las Vegas City Schools district has struggled with its budget for years, but on Thursday Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez informed the board that her administration is already getting the budget planning process in place for the upcoming school year.

    McNellis-Martinez told the board the district’s financials appear to be in good shape, although problems with the late audits still linger.

  • Jockeying for position
  • Council to consider new schedule

    The City Council will take up its annual open meetings resolution this Wednesday, and among the changes being considered is pushing the council’s work sessions from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.

    Among the other items on the agenda is a contract for City Attorney Dave Romero. At last week’s Council work session, the governing body went behind closed doors to discuss Romero’s contract.

    No formal action will be taken on the contract or the open meetings resolution until this week’s regular Council meeting.