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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 6, 2013

    Search and Rescue meeting set for Wednesday
    A Search and Rescue Meeting is planned for 6 p.m. this Wednesday at the new state police headquarters across from KFUN hill. New members are welcome.

  • Weather - May 6, 2013

    Monday
    Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. South wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 42.

    Wednesday
    A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. A 10 percent chance of showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.

  • Que Pasa - May 6, 2013

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Search and Rescue meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, at the new State Police Headquarters across from KFUN hill (south). New members are welcome.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Eloise’s Mother’s Day Surprise” by Lisa McClatchy. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Tuition hike too high

    On the same day that hundreds of Highlands University supporters hailed the dedication of the sparkling, high-tech Student Union Building, regents voted to increase tuition and fees at this beloved institution of higher learning.

    It’s hard to argue with inflation: The administrative, professorial and support staffs justifiably need to be paid, if only to keep up with inflation; the cost of the new facility went beyond the original budget, and the university’s health insurance costs and retirement contributions continue to rise.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 6, 2013
  • Another Perspective - We deserve a better mayor

    Organizers of the effort to recall Alfonso E. Ortiz Jr. did not decide to undertake this effort lightly, or for trivial reasons, or around a single issue. The reasons for this recall effort have already been misrepresented, and so we are setting the record straight.

  • Vegas teams capture district titles

    Sunshine and smiles was the order of the weekend for Las Vegas and its high school sports programs.

    Robertson boys’ and girls’ tennis teams earned district titles in Taos, with the girls beating Taos 6-2 and the boys downing Raton 5-0.

    RHS netters also came away with individual district titles at girls’ No. 1 singles (Juliana Guerin), No. 1 doubles (Jaci Fulgenzi and Erika Baca), and boys’ No. 1 doubles (David Romero and Amadeo Lopez).

  • Icon of the court - Fulgenzi legacy abides — with lessons on tennis and on life

    Robertson’s Jaci Fulgenzi and Santa Fe High’s Warren Fulgenzi Jr. both captured district tennis titles on Saturday, the day their grandfather LeRoy celebrated his 71st birthday.

    Anyone who knows LeRoy would agree news of those championships is even better than the tastiest birthday cake, as presents go.

  • Cowboys split on day one at Metro

    Down to the last weekend of the regular season, the New Mexico Highlands baseball team (27-21, 23-15 RMAC) split Saturday’s twinbill at Metro State, losing 12-8, then winning 8-5.

    Cory Falvey’s three-run homer in the top of the third staked the Cowboys to a 3-0 lead in game one. And it was 4-2 midway through the fifth after a bases-loaded walk scored Tyler Hayes.

    But the Roadrunners came up big in the bottom half, as Jacob Nelson’s three-run homer allowed the home team to grab a 5-4 edge.

  • For first time, Luna softball in postseason

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College softball team set several goals at the beginning of its season. Over the weekend, the Rough Rider women marked the achievement of a big one — they made the postseason.

    It is the first time in the school’s five-year softball history that they made postseason play.