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Today's News

  • Strong start for NMHU runners

    NMHU Sports Information

    ALAMOSA, Colo. — The New Mexico Highlands University men’s and women’s cross country teams had a very good start to the 2013 season at the Joe I. Vigil Invitational hosted by Adams State University.

    The Cowboy cross country team finished second at the Joe Vigil Invitational, placing three runners in the top 15 and five Cowboys in front of the No. 1 runner from Fort Lewis College (ranked 20th in the nation).

  • Vegas spikers double trouble for Lovington

    The Meadow City's high school volleyball teams were rude visitors to Lovington over the weekend, dropping the host Lady Wildcats in quick succession.

    After falling 25-17 in the first set, West Las Vegas won three in a row, 25-10, 27-25, 25-22.

    Off to a 3-0 start, the Lady Dons encountered tough blocking from the Lady Cats and had to find other ways to crack their defense.

    "(Our) hitting was 19 percent, down in this area," said coach Mary Bustos. "Lovington blocked us well."

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 9, 2013

    Monday
    Football
    • Robertson (B) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas (B) at Capital, 5 p.m., Santa Fe
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. Moreno Valley, 4 p.m., RHS

    Tuesday
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at West Texas A&M, 6 p.m., Canyon, Texas
    Volleyball
    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Española Valley, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School at Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Pojoaque

  • Victory for West officials

    Crystal Gallegos left a court hearing on Wednesday afternoon with a sense of relief and a smile just minutes after a district judge ruled on a case involving the West Las Vegas School District, where her daughter attends.

    “I am very happy at the outcome of today’s court decision,” Gallegos said. “Not only did it affect my student in a positive way but the entire student body of West Las Vegas High School.”

  • A bug’s life
  • Repeat drunk driver gets prison

    A man with a long history of drunken driving arrests has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for his latest DWI.

    Frank L. Sanchez, 50, of Santa Fe, was sentenced by District Judge Gerald Baca last week.

    “I believe that all people deserve a chance to rehabilitate themselves; however, when you are convicted of your sixth DWI offense, you deserve to be punished, which is what we sought in this case by asking for the maximum sentence,” District Attorney Richard Flores said in a news release.

  • NM court hears pension cut case

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s highest court will issue a decision later in a potentially far-reaching legal challenge over whether the state can cut cost-of-living increases for retired government workers to shore up a pension system’s long-term finances.

  • Gov sued over records

    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Reporter has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Susana Martinez, alleging violations of the state’s open records laws as well as retaliation by her office against the alternative weekly.
    The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in state district court. It alleges seven instances where the governor’s office failed to produce calendars, emails, documents about pardons and other material sought under the state’s Inspection of Public Records Act.

  • Jail Log - Sept. 6, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center Aug. 26 - 29:
    Marcos Carrillo, 36, 3-day sanction
    John Salazar, 35, failure to appear  
    Jonathan Solano, age unavailable, shoplifting larceny
    Jose Lucero, 18, battery
    Kalvin Dimas, 18, failure to appear
    Chris Jaramillo, 38, failure to pay fines  
    Jenny Montano, 27, theft from building larceny, failure to report
    Daniel Meyer, 29, bench warrant Bernalillo County
    Joseph Jimenez, 37, failure to pay child support

  • Looking Back - Sept. 6, 2013

    In 1963

    Thursday, Sept. 5 — The 53rd Wagon Mound bean Day celebration has come and gone and proved to be a qualified success. Labor Day was bright and sunny and not overly warm so that the fear anyone had entertained of a spoiled holiday vanished with the early morning. Prize-winning floats were J.D. Schmidt’s Auto Service, “85” Cafe, La Pasada Cafe and Levi’s Texaco.