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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 12, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: E-fatigue

    Is this “the beginning of the end” for Facebook?

    According to an article by Ben Bajarin, director of consumer-technology analysis and research at Creative Strategies Inc., it just might be.

    Facebook, with its half-billion users, actually continues to grow in size and scope and impact upon our world, but Bajarin points out that there are other networking sites, like Path and Pinterest, that might just be starting to nip at this social networking behemoth.

  • ‘Cardiac’ Cowboys win nailbiters

    A buzzer-beating bucket by Billy Austin gave New Mexico Highlands Cowboys their second close-shave win in as many nights Saturday, an 81-79 squeaker vs. Colorado Mesa at the Wilson Complex.

    The Cowboys had edged Western State 84-81 the previous evening.

    “This was a great win for our team,” said NMHU head coach Joe Harge in a news release. “We had to fight through some adversity tonight, but came out on top. Our guys did an excellent job.”

    Austin’s victory-sealing shot came as time expired in regulation and accounted for the last two of his team-high 22 points.

  • RHS girls 3rd in Santa Fe tourney

    SANTA FE — Closing out opponents in the fourth quarter is quickly becoming a habit for the Robertson Lady Cardinals, who used a 12-point swing in the final period Saturday to defeat Taos 60-50 in the third-place game of the Capital City Invitational’s girls’ bracket.

    “We had a real strong fourth quarter,” said RHS coach Rick Armijo. “Defensively, we really closed it out.”

    Robertson trailed by two as the third quarter ended, but as has been the case of late, the Lady Cards turned it up a notch in clutch time.

    Jamie Allen led RHS with 22 points and Kendra Montoya had 16.

  • At the Jaguar Invite
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 12, 2011

    TUESDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys at Pecos (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys vs. Socorro, 7 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Socorro, 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    WEDNESDAY
    No varsity events scheduled

    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

  • Man faces child porn charges

    A child pornography investigation launched by the state Attorney General’s Office in February has resulted in multiple felony charges against a Las Vegas man.

  • On the front lines

    Normally when snowy and freezing conditions hit the Las Vegas area people like to stay home, drink hot chocolate and watch movies.

    New Mexico Department of Transportation crews don’t have that luxury. For them a winter storm means long hours, braving freezing temperatures and plowing through snow and ice to make the roads safe for motorists.

  • Workers at Luna might get raises

    Administrators at Luna Community College are recommending that the board of trustees approve a mid-year 2.25 percent cost of living increase for most of the college’s employees.

    Under the proposal, employees who have been at Luna since at least 2009 would get the full 2.25 percent increase. Those hired later would get less.

    The board took no action on the proposal but could vote on it as soon as next week.

  • Holman resident jailed for 8th DWI

    A 58-year-old Holman man remained jailed in the San Miguel County Detention Center this week after being arrested late last month on his eighth drunken driving charge.

    State police arrested Manuel A. Olivas, who lives off NM 518, on Nov. 28. The criminal complaint filed in the case accuses him of aggravated driving under the influence, eighth offense; driving while his license is revoked; having an open container in his vehicle; not wearing a seatbelt; having no registration and not having insurance.