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Today's News

  • Arkansas Tech tops HU sluggers

    Israel Yeomans went 2 for 5 with a double and a run, but the Highlands Cowboys came up short 8-3 against Arkansas Tech on Sunday in Russellville, Ark.

    NMHU (4-3) plays its home opener 2 p.m. Friday at a renovated Brandt Park. League opponent Regis will be in town for a four-game series that continues through Sunday.

    Highlands led Arkansas Tech 3-0 through six and a half innings Sunday but allowed four runs in the bottom of the sixth and two more in each of the next two frames.

  • Cowgirls go 1-3 vs. Mesa

    New Mexico Highlands pitcher Melissa Martinez shackled Mesa State in the opening game of their softball doubleheader Sunday, allowing just three runs on five hits in an 11-3 complete-game victory.

    Unfortunately for the Cowgirls, it was the lone win of the weekend for the home team against the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opponent Mavericks. Mesa State won the finale 12-1; the Mavs (5-4, 3-1) had swept the Cowgirls 4-1 and 6-4 on Saturday. NMHU is 4-9 overall and 1-3 in the RMAC.

  • Murder suspect caught again

    A man accused of killing his brother a year ago was apprehended Thursday afternoon by Las Vegas police officers — this time for outstanding failure-to-appear warrants.

    Joseph Maestas, 43, was caught after officers saw him outside Trujillo’s Liquor on Grand Avenue. He was arrested inside the store on two bench warrants for failure to appear in district court for first-degree murder and in municipal court for a traffic citation.

  • Managing editor named

    A Las Vegas native has returned to the Las Vegas Optic as the newspaper’s new managing editor.

    Martín Salazar, a reporter at the Optic from 2000 to 2003, succeeds David Giuliani, who moved to Illinois in December.

    Salazar, 36, has 15 years of newspaper experience under his belt. Since 2004, he has worked for the Albuquerque Journal, where he went from regional reporter covering northern New Mexico, tobeat reporter covering the University of New Mexico, to assistant city editor responsible for the Journal’s Sunday and Monday editions.

  • Peace Corps’ 50th

    First in a two-part series.

    Sen. John F. Kennedy first announced the idea of the Peace Corps while campaigning for the presidency in 1960. He asked Americans if they were ready to serve their country by working in developing countries in the cause of peace.

    When he became president he made it happen.

  • Rep. Lujan, Cargo visit Mora together

    U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan and former Gov. David Cargo visited Mora on Wednesday to bring Congress to the people.

    After a meal served by the Senior Citizens Center staff, Mora County Commissioner John Olivas introduced Cargo, outlining how much the former governor has done for the Mora area — both in and out of office.

    Cargo spoke about the David Cargo Library, which he established years ago. He said that he is committed to raising more money for the library as well as the Mora Complex. He then introduced Lujan.

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  • Force the disclosures

    History may show that one of the worst U.S. Supreme Court decisions ever made occurred last year, when the high court ruled that the McCain-Feingold Act of 2002 violated corporations’ and unions’ First Amendment rights. The ruling essentially gave these monied interests the same free-speech protections as afforded to individual citizens, thereby allowing unlimited amounts of money to flow into political advertising as a way to manipulate elections.

  • Red Bow Warrior

    By Martin Salazar

    “To me government is not peopled by good and bad men, with rare exceptions, but by men trying, each within the limitations of his abilities and his weaknesses, to perform the roles assigned them.”
    — Henry L. Trewhitt

    Being a journalist in your hometown can be a mixed blessing.

    You know everyone, and everyone knows you.

  • District Champs! Robertson boys end 22-year drought; Mora boys romp

    Flashback: late winter, 1989.

    The first George Bush was in the White House. Michael Keaton’s “Batman” was still months away from hitting the big screen. Madonna was stirring up controversy with “Like A Prayer.” And Robertson High was celebrating a District 2-3A boys’ basketball title — an honor, it turns out, that would be its last for 22 years.

    The Cardinals ended the drought Saturday night with a rousing 63-61 comeback against Taos.