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  • Tough mile
  • Cowgirls win Mesalands rodeo

    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands University women’s rodeo team roped a team title and the men picked up a reserve championship Friday at the annual Mesalands Community College Rodeo in Tucumcari.

    Breakaway roping was the first event with NMHU contestants. Kindee Wilson set the pace with a blistering 2.4 second run, which easily landed her a first place finish in the short round as well as the average. Chelsea DeMott, a native of Rio, Ill., also qualified.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 17, 2012

    Thursday
    Football
    • Memorial Middle School at Raton, 5:30 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., WLV
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. Ruidoso, 4 p.m., RHS field
    Volleyball
    • Mora (A,B) at Santa Fe Indian, 5:30 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Santa Fe Prep, 3:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, Jacona

  • Denver stages epic comeback

    The Associated Press

    SAN DIEGO — It took a quarterback of Peyton Manning’s caliber to pull off this kind of comeback.

    After the Denver Broncos slogged through a nightmare of a first half, Manning showed that he’s still one of the NFL’s best.

    Manning threw three touchdown passes in the second half and Tony Carter and Chris Harris scored off turnovers by Philip Rivers as the Broncos overcame a 24-0 halftime deficit to shock the San Diego Chargers 35-24 on Monday night.

  • Packed bus upsets official

    More than 40 Memorial Middle School football players and three coaches packed into a small bus last week and headed to their game in Pojoaque, prompting at least one person to question  whether the team should change its name from the MMS Cardinals to the MMS Sardines.

    Las Vegas City Schools officials received an irate text message about the incident last week. The photograph attached to the text message shows cramped students, many attempting to sit three to a seat. At least one board member isn’t laughing about the incident.

  • Hero’s welcome
  • City may not support tax hike

    With early voting already under way, the city of Las Vegas and San Miguel County appear headed for a showdown over the county’s proposed tax.

    The County Commission voted in August to place a measure on the ballot asking voters to approve a one-fourth of 1 percent increase in the sales tax to pay for a centralized emergency communications center and for ambulance and behavioral health services. The tax would cost consumers an additional 25 cents for $100 in purchases and generate an estimated $870,000 a year.

  • 2 plan to run for Mora board

    Two Mora parents have announced that they are planning to run for the school board there during next year’s election, saying it’s time the board began focusing on what’s best for students.

    Victoria Lovato and Shelley Rains have been among the parents demanding change at the school district. Among their concerns is that the board majority generally backed outgoing Superintendent Thomas Garcia at what many have said was the expense of the district’s students and staff.

  • In Brief - News - Oct. 15, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Court takes on voting case
    SANTA FE  — The state Supreme Court wants more information about a lawsuit seeking to restore a straight party ticket voting option.
    The court on Friday ordered the secretary of state to submit a written response to the lawsuit, which was filed Thursday by the state Democratic Party.

  • Skydiver lands safely after 24-mile leap

    By Juan Carlos Llorca
    The Associated Press
    ROSWELL — Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner landed safely on Earth after a 24-mile jump from the stratosphere in a dramatic, daring feat that may also have marked the world’s first supersonic skydive.
    Baumgartner came down in the eastern New Mexico desert minutes after jumping from his capsule 28,000 feet, or 24 miles, above Earth. He lifted his arms in victory shortly after landing, sending off loud cheers from onlookers and friends inside the mission’s control center in Roswell.