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Today's News

  • Mora girls go to 9-0

    It took the Mora Rangerettes one quarter this past Friday night to shake off the rust acquired during a two-week holiday break in the schedule.

    Then it was all Mora in a 60-21 blowout of  Escalante. It marked the third time in as many meetings with the Lady Lobos that the Rangerettes have won decisively.

    Escalante and Mora battled to a 13-13 tie through the first eight minutes.

  • Cowgirls sweep homestand

    Tanee Denson-Griffin posted a double-double Saturday night for the New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team, and a couple of teammates almost joined her in that feat.

    Denson-Griffin had 10 points and 10 rebounds as the Cowgirls defeated Colorado Christian 68-61 to complete a sweep of a two-game homestand to end the calendar year.

    Denson-Griffin, a 5-9 senior guard, recently got her first action in Highlands purple and white after transferring from the University of Alaska-Anchorage.

  • Oklahoma State nips Stanford in Fiesta thriller

    By John Marshall
    AP College Football Writer

    GLENDALE, Ariz.  — Brandon Weeden threw for 399 yards and three touchdowns to Justin Blackmon in their final collegiate game, leading No. 3 Oklahoma State to a 41-38 overtime win against Andrew Luck and No. 4 Stanford in a wildly entertaining Fiesta Bowl on Monday night.

    The most anticipated postseason game outside of the BCS championship, the Fiesta Bowl was an impressive offensive show, two of the nation’s best teams trading big plays and scores.

  • Looking Ahead - Jan. 4, 2012

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys vs. St. Michael’s (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    Wrestling
    • NMHU vs. Fort Hays State, 5 p.m., Wilson Complex

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls vs. Ruidoso (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Fort Lewis, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Top stories of 2011

    It was, tragically, a year for deaths. Two worksite fatalities, at a city trench on the outskirts of town, took the lives of two city employees — Gene Hern and Frank Romero. And other well-known area residents lost their lives in multiple ways — Henry Sanchez to an apparent heart attack, Fabian Trujillo in a traffic accident, Sherry Anne Clancy in a brutal homicide, and Miranda Serna in a faraway plane crash.

  • Notable Quotables

    “If you want to have local people benefit from enhanced tourism and some of these activities, we have to help local people take advantage of that.” — Consultant Elmo Baca, in January, responding to the comment that people in Las Vegas don’t want to be another Santa Fe or Taos.

  • For New Mexico, 2011 was a year of extreme weather

    By Jeri Clausing
    Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — It was a year of extremes for New Mexico, with dramatic weather dominating the headlines from start to finish in 2011.

    The year began with a deep freeze that plunged the state into a subzero tundra for several days, leaving an estimated 32,000 homes and businesses without natural gas. The double whammy of record cold temperatures and the natural gas shortage cost insurance companies more than $55 million in claims.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 1. 2012

    In 2011

  • Looking Ahead - Jan. 1, 2012

    Polar plunge at noon

    The 16th annual Polar Bear Plunge will take place at noon on New Year’s Day at Storrie Lake just north of Las Vegas. The public is invited to attend and, if you are so inclined, make the jump yourself.

  • Weather - Jan. 1, 2012

    New Year’s Day
    Sunny, with a high near 38. South wind 5-10 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 20.

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 49. Mostly clear at night with a low around 24.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 54. Mostly clear at night with a low around 27.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 46. Mostly clear at night with a low around 27.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:10 a.m. — 4:58 p.m.