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Today's News

  • Palabras Pintorescas - History in the making

    Yes, that was me you saw roaming through our pasture, following leader dog, Tinta, recently. We continue to investigate and try to figure out what is going on with our almost summertime weather (the very warm temperatures) and the lack of snow in our vast mountain chain. Sometimes I wonder if this is the start of yet another dust bowl. Ken Burns surely did a masterful job portraying the last one recently on PBS channel.

  • NM Lottery Scholarships may become need-based

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A college scholarship that’s bankrolled by the state lottery may become merit-based or granted on financial need, New Mexico’s Senate majority leader has acknowledged.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that Sen. Michael Sanchez, D-Belen, told a summit organized by University of New Mexico student leaders that his long-held stance that the scholarship should be available to all New Mexican students, regardless of financial need or academic accomplishments, might have to change.

  • Student donates iPad to class

    The Associated Press

    WILLMAR, Minn.  — A Willmar student worked to win an Apple iPad 2 in a middle school fundraiser this fall. But 12-year-old Annie Schaefbauer didn’t want the tablet computer for herself. Instead, she donated it to her school’s special education department.

    “I’ve always liked to help people,” said Annie, who wants to be a special education teacher. The seventh-grader sometimes works with special education students and knew the special education department at Willmar Middle School needed another iPad.

  • Orediggers a national contender

    One of the tougher men’s basketball teams in the nation — not to mention the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference — will be in town this weekend, and New Mexico Highlands is gunning for an upset.

    Colorado School of Mines (3-1) visits NMHU on Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

  • Bye bye, Braves - Dons’ second-half surge dooms SF Indian

    SANTA FE — Going from 17 points down to 24 points up, the West Las Vegas boys’ basketball team rivaled the stock market for dramatic shifts in Wednesday night’s 76-52 win at Santa Fe Indian School’s Pueblo Pavilion.

    West (2-0) struggled early and fell behind by a 23-6 count late in the first quarter.

    By halftime, the Dons had begun to climb out of the hole, chopping the deficit to 37-29.

  • Lady Dons prevail at SF Capital

    West Las Vegas swiped a season-opening win from its trip to the Jungle. The Lady Dons downed the host Lady Jaguars of Capital High 55-37 on Tuesday night at Edward Ortiz Gymnasium in Santa Fe.

    Capital is a Class 4A school, and West head coach Jose “Majic” Medina said he was pleased with the effort he saw in his team’s season debut.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 30, 2012

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado Christian, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Mora boys at Taos tournament, TBA
    • Mora girls (A,B) vs. Tucumcari, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School, WLVMS girls at Pojoaque tournament, Jacona
    • Mora Middle School girls vs. Dulce, 4 p.m., Mora

    Saturday
    Basketball

  • Silver Gloves coming

    Many of the state’s amateur boxing hopefuls will be showcased in a tournament coming to the Meadow City next week.

    The New Mexico State Silver Gloves is scheduled to be hosted Friday through Sunday, Dec. 7-9, at Crespin’s Boxing Gym.

    Weigh-ins are set from 8 to 10 a.m. that Friday and Saturday. Matches will be made immediately following, and physicals will be performed at 4 p.m.

    First bout each day is 6 p.m.

    Admission is $12 general and $8 students. Children under 5 will be admitted free of charge.

  • Lobo bigs combine for 32

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE —  Cameron Bairstow isn’t usually known as instant offense when he comes off the bench. He provided just that when he entered Wednesday night’s game early for No. 25 New Mexico.

    Bairstow finished with a career-high 16 points, helping propel the Lobos (7-0) to a 76-58 win over Mercer.

    “Cam came in and really gave us a burst early in this game,” Lobos coach Steve Alford said.

  • BREAKING - Early morning fire leaves one dead

    One person perished in an early morning blaze at the Enchanted Hills Mobile Home Park, but authorities have yet to release the individual’s identity, saying that the Office of the Medical Investigator will need to make a positive identification.

    Las Vegas firefighters were dispatched to the mobile home at about 1 a.m., said Fire Chief Phillip Mares. He said the initial call they received was that there were possibly three people inside the home.