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Today's News

  • Ex-regent to run for East board; West member seeks re-election

    Two candidates have announced their intentions to run for local school boards in recent days.


    Ricky Serna, a former Highlands University student regent, plans to run for the Las Vegas City Schools Board, while Kenny Lujan, a West Las Vegas board member, has announced his re-election bid.


    Serna, who now works for the state Higher Education Department, said his experience in the education field will help him as a board member.

  • It’s official: Roanhaus out at HU

    Chad Roanhaus on Thursday made official his departure from his job as New Mexico Highlands head football coach, an announcement that came as little surprise to the campus community.


    The official word came Thursday morning in a news release from the university’s sports information office, with NMHU athletic director Ed Manzanares stating simply that Roanhaus “had resigned from his position as of (Dec. 1).”

  • Cowboys stun Metro State!

    Thomas Manzano and Mindaugas Markevicius combined for 54 points — including nine 3-point baskets — to help the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team upset defending Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champion Metro State 91-78 on Friday night.


    It’s the biggest win of the young season for head coach Joe Harge and his Cowboys, and it came in what was both the home opener and the RMAC opener for NMHU.

  • Cards go 2-1 in Taos

    Robertson’s boys basketball team debuted with a 2-1 record and consolation final victory over the weekend in the Taos Invitational.


    The Cardinals, led by head coach David Bustos, lost to Class 4A power Española Valley 61-51 to begin the three-day tourney on Thursday. John Adam Dimas scored 17 and Justin Bustos 14 in the losing cause against the Sundevils.

  • Dons get first victory

    The West Las Vegas Dons earned their first victory of the season Saturday, taking seventh place in the 2010 Al Armendariz Classic with a 51-46 decision against Deming.


    Forward Stevan Gonzales led the West Las Vegas offensive effort, tallying 19 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Martin Blea had a solid all-around game with eight points, seven boards and three assists.

  • Medrano has strong start for WLV wrestlers

    Jayvis Medrano’s senior season as a West Las Vegas wrestler began with a dominant performance Saturday in Los Lunas.
    Medrano, a 171-pounder for the Dons and coach Robert Alarcon, went 4-0 in the Tiger Invitational, which served as West’s season-opening event.


    Medrano is considered a state contender and a team leader for the green and gold grapplers.

  • Cowgirls open RMAC 0-2

    Three Roadrunner women reached double figures to spoil the home and league debut of the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s basketball play Friday evening at the Wilson Complex.


    Metro State College of Denver prevailed 68-51 to improve to 5-0 overall and 1-0 in the RMAC. NMHU is 3-5 and 0-2, respectively, heading into this weekend’s Colorado road trip to Western State and Mesa State.

  • Joining groups may be right

    An organization is likely not in a good position when it has to put out a press release disputing rumors that it is defunct.


    But that is exactly what the Las Vegas-San Miguel Economic Development Corporation had to do last week. The group insisted it is alive and well.

  • Fighting government secrecy

    Most people agree that taxpayers have every right to know how their money is being spent.


    But sometimes, the government tries to keep that information from the people.


    Last week, I spent much of a day trying to get the amount of the Las Vegas City Schools’ settlement with a former Robertson High School student who accused her former coach of having sex with her repeatedly.

  • Que Pasa-Dec. 6, 2010

    TUESDAY
    MARTES
    • The Veterans of Foreigns Wars Post 1547 will hold a special meeting for election of all officers at 4 p.m.  Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the post. Members are urged to attend.

    WEDNESDAYMIERCOLES