Today's News

  • Sports 2012 - Year was painful for many

    By Paul Newberry
    AP National Writer
    Good riddance, 2012.
    The year that almost was left us with a string of hideous story lines.
    From the ongoing repulsiveness of the sexual abuse scandal at Penn State to Lance Armstrong being stripped of his Tour de France titles for injecting himself with everything but the kitchen sink.

  • Prep Roundup - Cardinal grapplers take on ‘Old Chicago’

    Richard “Rico” Montoya captured third place to lead Robertson’s effort in the Old Chicago wrestling tournament Dec. 21-22 in Greeley, Colo.

    Montoya’s record sustained the first blemish of the season in a 10-8 sudden-victory setback vs. A.J. Rees of Discovery Canyon (Colo.) during the 120-pound semifinals.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 28, 2012

    • Robertson girls at Goddard tournament, TBA, Roswell
    • Stu Clark Tournament (boys): consolation games 1 and 3 p.m., semifinals 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Tri-Cities Boys’ Basketball Tournament: consolation games 1 and 3 p.m., semifinals 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Montoya Gym, Mora
    • Robertson freshman boys at Maxwell, TBA, Maxwell
    • Robertson at Silver Duals, TBA
    • NMHU men vs. Lubbock Christian, 3 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Denver stays on top of NFL poll

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Peyton Manning and his Broncos are closing in on the playoffs as the top team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.
    Denver strengthened its grip on the top spot Wednesday following its 10th win in a row, receiving nine first-place votes and 381 points in balloting by The Associated Press panel of 12 media members who regularly cover the league.

  • Student Center still hot topic

    The contractor that took over the Highlands University Student Center building didn’t meet the Dec. 22 target date for substantial completion of the structure, but President Jim Fries says the building is almost done.

    And while the entire building may not be occupied by the time students return to class in  the spring semester, Fries said he’s hopeful that food services will be serving in the building  in January.

    “They’re awfully close,” Fries told regents at a board meeting this past Friday.

  • Top-notch roping - Salazar wins big with team

    Ernesto Salazar is more commonly known in Las Vegas as a banker and school board member. On Dec. 15, however, Salazar proved to many that he is one of the best in team roping.

    Salazar and Dawn L. Higgins of Loving placed second at the World Series of Team Roping held at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

    “Everybody is so surprised, because they didn’t know I roped,” Salazar said in an interview Saturday.

  • Council eyes lodgers tax increase

    Visitors to Las Vegas who stay in hotels and motels could be paying a little more for their rooms in the near future if one city councilor gets his way.

    Councilor Joey Herrera is proposing that the city raise its lodgers tax rate from 4 percent to 5 percent to generate more money for improvements to Rodriguez Park and other baseball facilities. State law allows municipalities to charge the higher tax — which is tacked on to hotel and motel rates — although the city has previously opted not to charge the full amount.

  • Drilling riles West’s energy embrace

    By Kristen Wyatt
    The Associated Press

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — This used to be a land proud of its oil barons. Now the energy industry that has brought wealth and jobs across the interior West is prompting angry protests by citizens sporting gas masks and using bullhorns at public hearings.

  • Boat on the interstate
  • Looking Back - Dec. 26, 2012

    In 1962
    Thursday, Dec. 27 — City Police have two juveniles in custody for a burglary at the Castle Junior High School Dec. 21, in which about $100 in cash and a starting gun were stolen. City Police Investigator Lt. Vincent Armijo said today the juveniles have admitted the burglary. They said they had spent all of the money. The gun was recovered.