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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 19, 2011
  • Editor's Note: January 10th

    Here’s the latest on who’s running for mayor, or thinking about it, or denying any plans to do so.

    Andrew Feldman’s decision not to run opened up the race. Feldman, a no-nonsense council member for the past four years, had some passionate supporters, many of whom are still asking him to reconsider and jump back into the race. But he says that’s not going to happen. As for who he’ll back, he says, “We’ll see come Jan. 11.”

  • Four Cards in North-South game

    Four Robertson football players have earned selection to the 2012 Class 2A-3A North All-Star Team.

    The North-South football lineups were announced late this past week by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. The annual 2A-3A North-South football and basketball games, which showcase some of the top outgoing high school seniors in these sports, will be held in July on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University.

    The football game is scheduled to kick off 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Perkins Stadium.

  • Cowgirls win first league game

    The Highlands Cowgirls earned their first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference victory Friday night in an otherwise luckless weekend in Colorado for NMHU basketball teams.

    The Cowgirls outscored Colorado-Colorado Springs 6-3 in the final 45 seconds to pull out a 67-65 upset. Whitley Coca scored 18 points and Alyssa Lopez 16.

    Ashley Zaragoza grabbed eight rebounds and Coca had five assists.

    NMHU (5-5, 1-5) couldn’t keep the streak going, losing at Colorado State-Pueblo 67-54 the next night despite 22 points by Lopez.

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  • Weekend Roundup: Dons dismiss Braves again

    Ernie Rodriguez picked up his second coaching win of the season against his former team, and the West Las Vegas Dons looked healthy in an 86-42 romp of Santa Fe Indian.

    The Dons never trailed in the contest, which played out before several hundred fans Friday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Joe Ortiz dropped a three-point shot from the left corner to open the game. A few minutes later, Ortiz struck again from the right side for an 8-2 West advantage.

    Ortiz ended up with 23 points — 10 in the first period alone as the Dons built a 31-12 lead.

  • Looking Ahead - Dec. 19, 2011

    MONDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys vs. Tucumcari (A,B), 2 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Robertson girls vs. Tucumcari (A,B), 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys at Pecos (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls at Ben Lujan Tournament, TBA, Jacona

    TUESDAY
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls at Ben Lujan Tournament, TBA, Jacona

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball

  • Chamber accused of sabotage

    A local marketing collaborative led by Las Vegas First Independent Business Alliance says its efforts to secure $40,000 in state funding to boost tourism in this area were sabotaged by the Las Vegas/San Miguel Chamber of Commerce and by Matt Martinez, the chairman of the chamber’s board of directors.

    Members of the collaborative say that Martinez and the chamber had pledged in a meeting with county officials and others in October to support the funding request but that the chamber subsequently withdrew its support.

  • Ex-daycare owner faces sex charges

    Las Vegas police have arrested a 71-year-old Las Vegas man, who once owned a daycare center, on child sex abuse charges

    Edward “Eddie” Quintana, who lives on the 2500 block of Montezuma Street, has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor according to documents filed Tuesday in San Miguel County Magistrate Court.

  • Bridge St. site sandblasted

    A Bridge Street building designated a local, state and national landmark was damaged over the weekend when a crew sandblasted the façade without proper city approvals.

    Now the city is pledging to take action against whoever is responsible for irreparably damaging the building at 164 Bridge St., saying it is looking into whether to file criminal or civil charges over the matter.

  • AG wants prison time for Block

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King says he will seek the maximum prison sentence of 4 1/2 years for former Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican  reports King’s comments came one day after the 34-year-old Block was jailed a third time and booted from a Drug Court program.

    King’s office brokered a plea deal in September that called for Block to plead to several felony offenses, resign from his job with the PRC and never run for office again.