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Today's News

  • Gubernatorial reading
  • Powell freezes land exchanges

    From AP and staff reports

    State Land Commissioner Ray Powell has ordered an immediate moratorium on land exchanges.

    In making the announcement last week, Powell said three proposed land exchanges in the White Peak area of Mora and Colfax counties will not go forward.

    The action is part of an overall review of policies at the State Land Office.

  • LV man charged with raping girl

    A Las Vegas man was arrested Friday for allegedly raping a little girl repeatedly, beginning when she was 9 years old.

  • Forum impressions

    Moderator Alex Aragon and the Community Committee for Better Schools, which did the bulk of the work to make last week’s candidate forums successful, should be pleased with one thing over all else — the turnout. More than 200 people attended the West and East  forums, which is a good showing by any account. And while there were simply too many questions and not enough time to get to them all, the crowds themselves were a dramatic statement to the candidates. People in both districts are paying attention.

  • Publisher’s Note: The school board elections

    Last week was all about the school board elections. And this week is the big buildup to the grand finale.

    Already people are casting their ballot — early voting got under way a couple weeks ago. But Feb. 1 is election day, and 17 committed  candidates on the west and east sides of town will be whittled down to six elected officials.

  • Lady Cards upset No. 3 Hope

    Jamie Allen sank 10 of 11 free throws — including a crucial pair with 32 seconds left — and finished with 14 points to lead Robertson to a 49-43 upset of  Class 3A’s third-ranked Hope Christian on Saturday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    The win, which is Robertson’s second against a top three team this season, begins a welcome four-game homestand.

  • HU Wresting
  • Dons put up fight

    Jordan Lopez got a good look at what would have been a game-winning basket Friday night, but fate was unkind to his shot, and Ruidoso (9-8) held on to a razor-thin 62-61 win in boys’ basketball action at the Gillie Lopez Gym.

    West Las Vegas (4-12) led much of the evening in a contest that never saw either side lead by more than nine points.

    Mike Martinez, T.J. Esquibel and Brandon Quintana all scored late in a topsy-turvy first period as the Dons grabbed a 16-13 advantage.

  • Cards drop Lions

    Robertson’s Justin Bustos played Lion-tamer on Saturday night, pouring in a career-high 35 points in an 83-60 road victory at Santa Rosa.

    Dalan Abreu scored 21 and Antonio Arguello had 13 for the Cardinals.

    Robertson, coached by David Bustos, has won five in a row and is 12-6 overall.

    The Cardinals throttled Estancia 76-38 this past Thursday at Mike Marr Gym.

    Robertson now will have a break, returning to action on Tuesday, Feb. 1, with the District 2-3A opener at Taos.

  • HU breaks Mustangs

    Slam dunks are a good way to improve your shooting percentage, not to mention boost your approval rating with the home crowd.

    Thomas Manzano cashed in on that opportunity with a rim-rattling jam or two en route to 34 points Saturday night in New Mexico Highlands University’s 115-99 shootout with Western New Mexico.