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Today's News

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - May 11, 2012

    THUMBS UP! NO CLOSINGS. Good news for Holman, Villanueva and thousands of other rural communities across the nation — the U.S. Postal Service has scrapped its plan to close about 3,700 post offices, instead opting to cut hours instead.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 11, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - Ezequiel C de Baca fought to protect land grant

    After Felix Martinez left Las Vegas in 1900, La Voz del Pueblo continued under Ezequiel C de Baca and Antonio Lucero. The weekly newspaper had a circulation of about 3,000 throughout New Mexico, and was the Territory’s leading Spanish language periodical.

    C de Baca and Lucero continued their Hispanic-oriented populist advocacy on the pages of La Voz, and between 1900 and 1912, the weekly became the alternative (Democratic) newspaper, fiercely critical of the established Republican order of the time.

  • Another Perspective - Mora’s solid waste issues

    As a low-income community, Mora County has faced great challenges in addressing basic services with regard to solid waste management.  

    The Mora County Collection Center (Mora County Transfer Station) is a project that is a small portion to the larger issue of solid waste management in Mora County.  Historically, solid waste disposal has been challenging, difficult, and was in great need of improvement.   

  • Cowgirls 3rd in RMAC meet

    New Mexico Highlands University earned its best finish yet at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships this week at the Mountaineer Bowl in Gunnison, Colo.

    The Cowgirls, coached by Bob DeVries, made a serious push for second and wound up third with 128.5 team points in the women’s standings. The meet concluded Tuesday.

    Adams State emerged with the women’s team championship, amassing 181.2 points. Western State was the runner-up, edging Highlands with 137.2 points.

  • Suns shine
  • Quintana captures sixth in state golf

    Ascending a half-dozen spots on the leaderboard, West Las Vegas’ Jayme Quintana led a local contingent at the Class 1A-3A state golf championships by finishing tied for sixth on the girls’ side.

    Quintana shaved 10 strokes off her solid Monday total, going from a 94 to an 84 on Tuesday. Quintana’s second round effort was the fourth best of day two.

  • ‘Pokes climb in polls

    As the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball tournament got under way in Pueblo, Colo., the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys enjoyed a bump in the most recent national and regional rankings.

    The Cowboys, coached by Steve Jones, moved to the unofficial No. 30 position in the NCAA Division II, according to the National College Baseball Writers Association poll released Tuesday. The team received 14 points.

    With 56 points, Highlands held on to the No. 4 spot in the Central Region rankings also compiled by the NCBWA.

  • State softball: Mora, Pecos eliminated

    Softball teams representing Mora and Pecos met with a quick exit against some strong opponents in the opening round of the Class 1A-2A state tournament Wednesday in Rio Rancho.

    The 12th seeded Rangerettes, coached by Josh Garcia, lost 18-2 in five innings against defending state champion Jal. Jal entered the game as the No. 5 seed.

    Leonard Velasquez’s Pecos team, seeded 13th, fell in a close 7-5 battle with No. 4 Rehoboth. Rehoboth went on to best Jal in the second round as the tourney shifted from single-elimination to double-elimination.

  • Go Fish - May 11, 2012

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.
     
    CATCHES OF THE WEEK:
    Heron Lake: May 1, Melcor and Cindy Chavez of Albuquerque caught a 15.4-pound, 31-inch lake trout.