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Today's News

  • Oh so close - Chadron nips Highlands in epic RMAC football battle

    The Cardiac Cowboys finally let one get away.

    With New Mexico Highlands trailing by just three points, Chadron State defender Cole Montgomery stepped in front of intended receiver Kevon Williams and stole the football with 15 seconds left, preserving a wild 36-33 victory for the visiting Eagles on Saturday at Perkins Stadium.

    Highlands had led by 10 at halftime and by as much as 13.

    But Chadron moved the ball expertly, one short pass or modest run at a time, and chipped away before finally passing the Cowboys.

  • Warriors come out and play

    Robertson’s defense showed some ferocity Friday night in a prep football clash with third-ranked Ruidoso, and for a fleeting moment, it gave the Cardinals control of the game.

    A 9-yard fumble return by Devin Chavez resulted in a Robertson touchdown three minutes into the fourth quarter, and Dominic Lucero’s 2-point conversion gave the Cards a 21-18 lead.

    Then the Warriors came out to play-yay.

  • RMAC meet: Cowboys 5th, Cowgirls 7th

    Ismael Samano earned third-team all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference honors and led the New Mexico Highlands University men to a fifth-place team finish in Saturday’s RMAC championship cross country meet in Colorado Springs.

    The Highlands women tied for seventh in the 14-school event; the women’s race was a 6K, while the men ran an 8K.

  • Gritty in pink
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 22, 2012

    Monday
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. Moreno Valley, 4 p.m., RHS field

    Tuesday
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys at Portales, 4 p.m., Portales
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Robertson, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    Wednesday
    Volleyball
    • Mora (A,B) at Santa Fe Prep, 5:30 p.m., Santa Fe

    Thursday
    Cross country

  • $2.2M in projects planned

    The city of Las Vegas closed a deal this week that will result in $2.2 million in new money for more street resurfacing  and other capital improvement needs.

    The financial transaction involves taking advantage of low interest rates and refinancing outstanding bonds it issued in 2002 and 2004.

    In doing so, the city has been able to lower the average interest rate it is paying from 4.6 percent to 2.61 percent. The rates for the bonds are fixed.

  • Fall foliage
  • Mora board member ousted

    A Western Mora Soil & Water Conservation District board member was thrown off the board earlier this month after the district manager filed a police report accusing him of assaulting her and another employee accused him of harassment.

  • East task forces would field concerns

    Las Vegas City Schools board president Felix Alderete is proposing the formation of two task forces to deal with transportation and food service at the east side school district.

    Alderete said the purpose of the task forces would be to address problems and to review policy pertaining to both departments. The district’s transportation and food service departments have come under fire from parents, students and a board member this school year, spurring negative publicity.

  • Millions at stake in bond referendums

    Two years ago voters narrowly rejected a bond that would have provided millions for building projects at colleges and universities across New Mexico.

    With a similar measure on this year’s general election ballot, higher education institutions across the state are working hard to educate voters about the benefits of the bond, hoping that it will pass this time around