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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Enchantment files bankruptcy

    Las Vegas’ only remaining car dealership franchise has filed for bankruptcy and closed. And whether it will reopen as Scheid’s Enchantment remains to be seen, its owner said Wednesday.

    Meanwhile, most of the vehicles were removed from the lot on Wednesday afternoon.

    Scheid Automotive Group Inc. filed for Chapter 11 reorganization on Nov. 4, 2010. Owner Bill Scheid said last week that he was only able to make part of his payroll last week and now only has a skeleton crew at work.

  • Above and Beyond: Coca has given years service to area schools

    Sandra Coca has devoted 40 years to the education of children in northern New Mexico.

    Coca, a Montezuma resident for about 18 years, started her educational career as a teacher in 1971. Today, she continues to be actively involved in the educational system for area students.

    The Colorado native wasn’t planning on going into education after high school — until she was inspired by a favorite teacher.

  • West-side candidates face off

    As candidates for the West Las Vegas Schools Board of Education made their appeals to voters in a Tuesday night forum, they fielded questions on everything from the dropout problem to acequia water rights for the school district to the ever-present idea of consolidation.

  • Tax levy to be on East’s ballot

    Besides voting for the candidate of their choice, east-side voters will decide whether to keep a two-mill levy that officials say is crucial to fostering a successful environment for learning.

    The two mills equals $2 per $1,000 of net taxable property value.

    Las Vegas City Schools Interim Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez said without money generated from the two-mill levy, some building improvements would suffer.

    Plus, she said the district may be required to use operational funds instead.

  • Nuestra Historia - Port of entry to New Mexico

    By 1801, the population in San Miguel had reached 182, including 85 men and boys, and 97 women and girls, exceeding the 123 residents at the Pecos Pueblo. Soon after, the original and newly arriving settlers  established San José, as already mentioned, and  continued to settle other communities along the Pecos River, including La Cuesta, later named Villanueva, and Las Mulas, Entrañosa, Puertocito, Guzano, Bernal and El Pueblo. These and other communities flourished, and by the early 1830s their combined population exceeded 2,000 people.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news

    THE STAGE IS SET. Gov. Susana Martinez opened the legislative session with a call for bipartisanship. Then the very partisan Ben Lujan got re-elected Speaker of the House. The stage is set for a rough-and-tumble legislative session, not because our New Mexico officials are so emphatically loyal to party ideologies, because they’re not (at least compared to the national political arena), but because they have to figure out a way to offset a $400 million budget shortfall. Such a task is never easy.