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Today's News

  • Home run: Kirui a champ as NMHU XC Jam makes a successful return to Vegas

    Running in his first home meet ever as a Highlands Cowboy, Moses Kirui cruised to a decisive individual victory on a chilly Saturday morning at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Mora’s Henrique Chavez, now a Highlands freshman, was welcomed at the finish line by family members and his old coach.

    Pecos native Ashley Quintana, a veteran of the champion Adams State roster, had her share of well-wishers present as she raced to a women’s title.

    So THIS is how a home cross country meet feels!

  • Robust crowd cheers on Vegas Bowl Jr.

    Memorial Middle School’s strong start propelled the team to a 46-16 win over West Las Vegas in a battle of unbeatens Thursday in front of a mostly full Perkins Stadium.

    Marcelo Cedillo opened the scoring on an 11-yard touchdown run with 3:29 left in the first quarter; Dominic Lucero’s 2-point conversion made it 8-0 MMS.

    Cedillo did it again, this time on a 2-yard plunge with 6:27 to go in the half.

  • A good night for local spikers

    West Las Vegas moved closer to clinching first place in the district. Robertson looked solid in a sweep. And all told, Saturday night was good to Meadow City volleyball.

    At Gillie Lopez Gym, Jacquelyn Sanchez’s Lady Dons played catch-up all evening against Raton before taking control in the decisive fifth set, 19-25, 25-18, 8-25, 25-23, 15-6.

    Game four almost went Raton’s way, but Elena Armijo sparked the Lady Dons late and served an ace to give West game point. Raton then mishandled a Vanessa Lucero attack.

  • NMHU soccer topples Mesa

    Highlands’ women’s soccer team hosted the Mavericks from Mesa State College on what turned out to be a frigid Friday. In the end, the Cowgirls came away with the win with a score of 2-0, their fourth shutout — and 10th victory — of the year.

    The Cowgirls and Mavericks battled back and forth in a physical game just to stay off the ground. The Cowgirls had 17 fouls on the game as the Mavericks came away with 13 fouls.

    Highlands outshot the Mavericks 14-12.

  • Lady Cards soar on Senior Day

    In girls’ soccer action this past week, Robertson outshot Moreno Valley 27-1 en route to a 7-0 shutout on Senior Day at RHS Field.
    But the Lady Cards fell 4-3 in overtime to Taos Saturday in a match that decided the district championship.


    “We had a slow start in the first half (Wednesday) trying a new formation in the lineup,” said RHS coach Ray Parks.

  • Lopers pull away from ‘Pokes

    The 12th ranked team in NCAA Division II football, Nebraska-Kearney won its 16th consecutive Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference regular-season football game Saturday at the expense of visiting New Mexico Highlands.


    The Cowboys played fairly close much of the game, but the Lopers, aided by a couple of key turnovers, pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 38-13 final.


    NMHU (1-7, 1-5 RMAC) trailed just 21-13 at halftime and 24-13 to start the final period.

  • Our take on amendments

    On Nov. 2, voters will decide on five proposed state constitutional amendments. Here are our opinions on them:

  • As It Is: How to get things done

    Las Vegas is a spirited town, and we certainly have our fair share of activists.


    Two local activists, Pat Leahan and Catherine Montaño, are good examples to show what to do and what not to do.


    Both women agree on most controversial local issues — oil and gas drilling, wind turbines, low-flying Air Force jets.


    But Leahan gets things done and Montaño doesn’t.

  • Que Pasa-Oct. 25, 2010

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    • The Kenya Safari Acrobats will perform at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Highlands University’s Ilfeld Auditorium. The Kenya Safari Acrobats, who perform across the country, include death-defying stunts, comedy, audience participation, and heart-pounding music to create a production that will have all ages on the edge of their seats. General admission tickets are $5, Highlands faculty and staff tickets are $3, and Highlands students with a valid HU ID get in free.

  • County nixes buffers for turbines

    A majority of the San Miguel County Commission this week rejected the idea of creating special zones to keep out wind turbines in the areas along the Pecos and Gallinas rivers.


    County Manager Les Montoya had pushed the idea since August, and at a meeting this week, he and others presented a proposal that would ban wind turbines from being seen from the beds of either of the two rivers.


    “We considered visibility of wind towers as a principal concern within these areas,” the manager said.