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Today's News

  • Work of Art — We love being scared

    Tomorrow night, many of us will get the chance to become frightened — and to enjoy it. Is it the rush of adrenalin that gives people a “high?”

    Thursday night, Halloween, will of course feature spooky costumes as kids go trick-or-treating. If history holds out, they’ll congregate mostly in the newer, better-lighted areas of town. Streets like Vegas, Mountain View, Dalbey, Legion and Lee drives are likely gathering places.

  • Cowgirls upset No. 10 Metro

    DENVER — The New Mexcio Highlands University women’s soccer team rode an impressive three-goal performance by freshman Anyssa Dagnino to upset the No. 10 Metropolitan State University Roadrunners 3-2 on Sunday.

    Dagnino’s hat trick began with a header in the 18th minute.  She followed up with breakaway goals in the 22nd and 46th minutes.

  • It’s back to Boston as Red Sox regain control

    By Ben Walker
    AP Baseball Writer

    ST. LOUIS — Jon Lester pitched the Boston Red Sox within a whisker of yet another World Series championship.
    Lester bested Adam Wainwright once again, journeyman David Ross hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning and the Red Sox downed the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Monday night to take a 3-2 Series edge.

  • Frankie the coach
  • West’s Coca takes title in Santa Rosa

    With the District 2-3A cross country championship meet just ahead, local distance runners got in one last regular-season competition this past Thursday at Santa Rosa.

    No stranger to the front of the pack all season, West Las Vegas’ Moises Coca earned his first individual meet championship of the fall, striding across the finish line in 17 minutes and 27 seconds.

    In the girls’ race, Robertson standout Annabella Miller was a solid second in 21:46.

    And the deep, talented Pecos Panthers took home another team title in the boys’ run.

  • Road swing not charitable for Cowgirls

    Back-to-back road losses have the Highlands volleyball team looking at an uphill battle to reach the .500 mark in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference standings with seven matches left to play.

    The Cowgirls lost a five-set battle at Colorado Christian on Friday night in Lakewood, Colo., then fell in three at Colorado School of Mines on Saturday in Golden.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 30, 2013

    Wednesday
    Volleyball
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Mora, 4:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    Thursday
    Volleyball
    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona

    Friday
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Taos, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Colorado-Colorado Springs, 5 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • First round of state, TBA, campus sites

    Saturday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women at University of New Mexico, TBA, The Pit, Albuquerque

  • Teacher unions fighting back

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s two teacher unions want the state Public Education Department to slow its implementation of a new evaluation system for teachers and schools.

    The National Education Association is considering legal action, while the American Federation of Teachers New Mexico is threatening to withdraw support for renewal of a waiver that allows the state more flexibility under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

  • Dia de Los Muertos
  • Highlands looking for 2 vice presidents

    With the impending departure of two members of his executive team, New Mexico Highlands University President Jim Fries informed regents earlier this month that he hopes to have two new vice presidents on board by January.

    Highlands Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Gilbert Rivera has been trying to retire from Highlands for some time. Sharon Caballero, the university’s executive director for advancement and head of the NMHU Foundation announced earlier this year that she would be retiring in December.