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Today's News

  • Wildcats too much for Aggies

    By John Marshall
    The Associated Press

    TUCSON, Ariz. — Brandon Ashley scored 15 points, Kaleb Tarczewski added 14 and No. 1 Arizona shook off a slow start to dominate New Mexico State 74-48 on Wednesday night.

    Arizona (10-0) labored out of the gate in its first game as the nation’s top-ranked team before pulling away from the Aggies for another impressive all-around victory.

    The Wildcats shot 52 percent, dominated the glass (38-22) and held their fifth opponent under 60 points to open 10-0 for the second straight season.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 13

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Western State, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (A,B) at Sandia Prep tourney, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls at Santa Fe tourney, TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas boys (B) at Bernalillo JV tourney, TBA, Bernalillo
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Taos tourney, TBA, Taos
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Valley Gym

    Saturday
    Basketball

  • Messy house led to murder

    The Las Vegas man charged with murdering his uncle Friday night is being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center in lieu of a $250,000 cash bond, according to online court records.

    Manuel A. Quintana, 39, of the 100 block of Pecos Street, was arraigned Monday. A standard not-guilty plea was entered for him.

    Manuel Quintana was apprehended by Las Vegas police shortly after they were dispatched to the scene. He has been charged with a single count of second-degree murder in the death of his uncle, Arthur Quintana.

  • Generous Gift - Local bank donates $3,500 to mariachi

    Southwest Capital Bank is spreading cheer. The local bank has completed the paperwork and will soon hand over a $3,500 check to the Mora Schools for its mariachi program.

    Joaquin Maestas-Manuel, director of the program, said the money will be used to help purchase mariachi uniforms for the group Mariachi de Lo de Mora. He said the total needed is $5,000.

    On Sunday, the group performed for the bank’s Mora branch’s tree lightening ceremony.

  • New Mexico revenues up $84 million

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico expects strong enough revenue growth to allow for a possible 5 percent budget increase next year for public education and other government programs, according to a financial forecast Monday that will guide spending decisions during the upcoming legislative session.

  • Gov hopes to avoid scholarship cuts

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

  • Que Pasa - Dec. 11, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Merry Christmas, Stinky Face” by Lisa McCourt. Free and open to the public.

    FRIDAY VIERNES

  • Association scholarship fundraiser Thursday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Alumni Association presents a silent auction scholarship fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday in the ballroom of the university’s Student Union Building at the northwest corner of National Avenue and Eighth Street.

    The public is welcome at the fundraiser. There will be free cookies and punch, as well as entertainment by the Highlands University Mariachi Vaqueros de la Sierra. Benny Lucero directs the mariachis.

  • State’s grad rates improve

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico’s high school graduation rate improved during the last school year, but the state remains near the bottom in national rankings when compared with rates from other states.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the state’s rate rose from 63 percent in 2011 to 70 percent last year.

    Only the District of Columbia, Nevada and Oregon have graduation rates lower than New Mexico’s. And like New Mexico, Alaska and Georgia also have 70 percent graduation rates.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 11, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, Dec. 10 — City Council at a lengthy meeting last night discussed a number of items, including a letter from Msgr. George V. Rieffer suggesting the changing of the name of Grand Avenue to Kennedy Boulevard. The council agreed that they do not want to change the name of the City’s Grand Ave. However, they agreed to consider the name of Kennedy Freeway for the new Interstate 25 bypass of Las Vegas. The Rev. Rieffer is pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church in East Las Vegas.