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Today's News

  • Publisher's Note: A formidable future

    Do you ever think about the future? Well, don’t dwell on it for too long, or you’ll have to rethink it all over again.

    That’s how fast it’s changing.

    Think of history as a line. Up until modern times, it was pretty much a straight line, in which one event led to another in a relatively predictive manner. Things didn’t always make sense at the time, but they usually did when we looked back on them. The line of knowledge and invention angled upward, but it was still basically a straight line.

  • RHS girls: State champs!

    A dependable player the last four years for the Robertson varsity girls’ tennis program, Miranda Garcia walked away a winner this weekend at the Class A-3A state championships. So did all her teammates.

    Garcia on Friday evening stopped Paloma Gomez of St. Michael’s in the final of the girls’ singles bracket. And on Saturday afternoon, the Lady Cardinals made it a 3-0 weekend in capturing the state team championship.

  • Pecos star wins five events in state meet

    Yesh indeed!

    Pecos senior Yeshemabet Turner owned the jump pits over the weekend. Then she owned the awards podium — collecting five individual championships.

    Turner shattered a state record in the triple jump with a 37-7 3/4, and it was the first of several first-place finishes that helped the Lady Panthers place fourth in the team standings of the Class 2A state track and field championships hosted by the University of New Mexico.

  • Cowboys sweep CCU, claim spot in postseason

    By Dave Kavanaugh
    After winning six straight games to close the regular season, the New Mexico Highlands baseball team secured a spot in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference postseason tournament.

    The Cowboys (25-24 overall, 19-21 RMAC) and coach Steve Jones now head to Grand Junction, Colo., for the six-team tourney on the campus of Highlands' longtime archrivals, Mesa State College. NMHU opens with top-seeded Nebraska-Kearney at noon on Wednesday.

  • Robertson takes district track titles

    Highlights of the District 2-3A track and field meet, held Saturday at Cardinal Stadium:

    BOYS' TEAM STANDINGS
    1. Robertson, 199.5; 2. Taos, 126.5; 3. West Las Vegas, 93; 4. Raton 7

    GIRLS' TEAM STANDINGS
    1. Robertson, 211.5; 2. West Las Vegas, 90.5; 3. Taos, 75; 4. Raton, 48

    BOYS' INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
    Discus: 1. M. Segura, Robertson, 122-5
    Pole vault: 1. H. Green, Taos, 8-6
    Shot put: 1. N. Zarasua, Taos, 41-3

  • State baseball: Cardinals advance; Dons out

    Winning a pretty pitching duel 2-1 Friday and a 14-4 blowout on Saturday, eighth-seeded Robertson disposed of ninth-seed Socorro in the first round of the Class 3A state baseball tournament.

    The Cardinals and coach Mike Salazar advance to face No. 1 Sandia Prep at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rio Rancho High.

    In Bayard, No. 3 Cobre eliminated visiting West Las Vegas 10-3 and 10-0 to move on in the tournament. The Dons and coach Dean Gallegos finish 9-19.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports May 9, 2011

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Golf
    • Robertson girls in state tournament, 8 a.m., Las Cruces
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Track and field
    • NMHU women in RMAC outdoor championships, Golden, Colo.

    TUESDAY

  • East taxpayers may get break

    SANTA FE — Las Vegas City Schools has contracted with a new financial adviser, and it’s working with the firm to restructure its bond payments in hopes of getting  taxes for east-side residents down to previous rates.

  • A Mom to Many

    With her son in the military and her daughter having already graduated from high school, Tina Clayton might be taken as someone getting a break from the often thankless responsibilities of motherhood.

    That is if you don’t know her.

    “Being a mother of adult children is difficult,” Clayton says. “You are trying to teach them to go off on their own and become a responsible adult. That part is not easy as a parent.”

  • Nurse leaves $270,000 for scholarships

    Massachusetts native Helen O’Brien devoted her life to helping the people of northern New Mexico, serving as the Public Health Office’s district nurse supervisor for San Miguel, Mora, Guadalupe and Colfax counties for years.

    The former public health nurse died of pneumonia at Alta Vista Regional Hospital on Feb. 21, but people will benefit from her helping hand for years to come. O’Brien, 92, left $270,000 to the Luna Community College Foundation to establish nursing scholarships for students. It’s the largest gift ever given to the foundation.