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Today's News

  • Crespins back in ring Oct. 27

    Boxing fans in the area can look forward to the return of both Arturo and Amanda Crespin later this month.

    An Oct. 27 show dubbed simply as “Saturday Night Fights At the Kiva” is scheduled to feature both Las Vegas pugilists on the undercard.

    Amanda Crespin (6-4-1, two wins by knockout)is slated to box Mercedes Mercury (3-11, one KO), a Denver fighter who’s lost eight in a row.

  • More votes in poll for Cowboy football

    The New Mexico Highlands University football team continues to receive votes in the American Football Coaches Association poll of NCAA Division II programs.
    Unofficially, the Cowboys are 32nd in the nation according to the AFCA poll released Monday.
    Highlands, which survived an unexpected challenge from winless Western State Colorado in Saturday’s homecoming game to win 31-17, is now 5-1 overall and 4-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • Robertson soccer teams boast several stats leaders

    As if the cold and rain wasn’t enough to contend with, Robertson’s Brandon Trujillo absorbed a jarring shot to the upper body from a collision with a Taos player in Saturday’s district match at RHS Field.

    Both players tumbled immediately to the frigid grass. Trujillo, who’d seemed to take the worst of the crash, nevertheless hopped to his feet almost as quickly as he’d fallen. He resumed play shortly thereafter.

  • Battling on
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 10, 2012

    Wednesday

    Soccer
    • Robertson boys vs. Pojoaque Valley, 5 p.m., RHS field
    • Robertson girls vs. Pojoaque Valley, 3 p.m., RHS field
    Volleyball
    • Mora (A,B) at Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Peñasco

    Thursday

    Football
    • Memorial Middle School at Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Tucumcari, 4 p.m., Tucumcari

    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas (A,B) at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton

  • Agency dismisses complaint

    The Secretary of State’s Office says it has found no evidence that former San Miguel County treasurer candidate Viola Vigil violated campaign finance laws, and it says that as far as it is concerned, it considers the matter closed.

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  • DWI driver gets 14 years for fatal crash

    The repeat drunk driver who ran a stop sign in February, killing his friend and severely injuring two others pleaded guilty and was sentenced to prison last week.

    Rudolph “Rudy” Muniz, 53 of Mora County, pleaded guilty last Monday to vehicular homicide and two counts of causing great bodily harm by vehicle, all fourth-degree felonies, online court records show. He also pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence, a third-degree felony, and one count of misdemeanor reckless driving.

  • Residents vow to fight Forest Service

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    It was supposed to take the U.S. Forest Service four years to decide which roads and trails throughout the nation’s vast network of forests should be designated for travel by motorcycles, four-wheelers and other backcountry vehicles.

    Seven years have passed, and forests from Oregon south to Arizona and New Mexico are still struggling to balance the demands of environmentalists, off-roaders and ranchers.

  • Looking Back - News - Oct. 8, 2012

    In 1962

    Monday, Oct. 8 — A knockout blow was dealt East and West Las Vegas Schools Friday when the New Mexico State Board of Education in an about-face action split off a fourth of San Miguel County and annexed it to Tucumcari and other districts for school purposes. ... The effect of this move is that Tucumcari will now have nearly $7,000 valuation behind each student as compared to $2,524 in West Las Vegas. The loss to San Miguel County is over two million dollars in taxable wealth and bonding capacity.