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Today's News

  • Bewildering objections

    Obstructionism seems to be in vogue these days. In Washington, D.C., it nearly caused a financial collapse last summer when Republicans blocked, until the 11th hour, an action to raise the debt ceiling. And now, as the clock ticks down on a tax break for working Americans, Congress is at it again.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 14, 2011
  • Work of Art: Fighters followed a code

    It’s a great feeling when someone I know says he remembers the people I wrote about in a previous column.

    “You know this ‘Sopandas’ guy you mentioned? Well, he was my neighbor,” a childhood friend told me recently.

  • Williams honored by RMAC

    A clutch performance by Marcus Williams helped the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys win their third straight Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men’s basketball game.

    It also earned Williams the RMAC Offensive Player of the Week award.

    Williams scored a game-high 24 points on 7-of-17 shooting to go with five assists and five steals in Friday’s 84-81 win over Western State (Colo.).

    The next night, Williams shot 6-for-13 for 17 points and swiped the ball a game-high seven times in an 81-79 win against Colorado Mesa.

  • Young wrestlers step up for RHS

    SANTA FE — Relying largely on freshmen, the Robertson wrestling team opened its season Saturday by taking second place in the 16-team Jaguar Invitational.

    Three Cardinal grapplers — including two frosh — won their weight classes as RHS compiled 151 team points, second only to Los Lunas’ 177.

    Rico Montoya earned Outstanding Wrestler honors in the lightweight division.

    The Cardinal freshman went 3-0, including a victory over Los Lunas in the 120-pound final.

    Fellow frosh Dominic Lucero also went 3-0 to win at 126 lbs.

  • Wyoming ready to kick off bowl season

    By Bob Moen
    The Associated Press

    LARAMIE, Wyo. — A year ago, Wyoming freshman quarterback Brett Smith was finishing up high school and watching college bowl games on television at home in Salem, Ore.

    In a few days, people around the country will be watching Smith lead the Cowboys on national TV in the first bowl game this season. Wyoming (8-4) meets Temple (8-4) in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday in Albuquerque.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 14, 2011

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls at Bernalillo (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Bernalillo

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Colorado-Colorado Springs, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • West Las Vegas boys vs. Santa Fe Indian (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Wrestling
    • Robertson at Amarillo Duals, Amarillo, Texas

  • West chief gets new contract

    The West Las Vegas School District’s superintendent got a unanimous vote of confidence from the district’s school board Thursday evening. The board approved a two-year contract extension for Cordova, who has been at the district’s helm for nearly 18 months.

    Cordova said he was humbled by the board’s unanimous decision to renew his approximately $100,000-a-year contract for an additional two years.

    The contract will now run through June 30, 2014.

    “This school district is a very special place,” Cordova said. “It means a lot to me to have their (the board’s) trust.”

  • Native Royalty
  • City gets $352K grant for Peterson

    The city of Las Vegas has been awarded a nearly $352,000 grant to begin addressing leaks at Peterson Dam.

    But it was the administration’s attempt to get approval to submit two more grant applications for water projects that caused a stir during Thursday’s special city council meeting.

    The money awarded will pay for a pump-back system at Peterson Dam. The city has previously said that the project is needed to capture about 200 acre feet of water that is currently leaking beneath and through the dam.