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Today's News

  • Lady Cards get it done at Raton

    Karlee Bradley led all scorers with 20 points and Kassandra Tapia turned out another double-double Monday night for Robertson in a 55-41 win at Raton.

    Bradley, who’d fouled out of the Lady Cardinals’ shorthanded loss at Santa Fe Indian School on Saturday,, provided offense to spare on Monday. Tapia recorded 12 points and 12 rebounds, Daniella Montoya had 16 points and Miranda Garcia grabbed eight boards for Robertson.

  • Locals shine in Cardinal Classic

    Highlights from this past weekend’s Cardinal Wrestling Classic, hosted by Robertson at Mike Marr Gym:

    Team scores

    Robertson, 337 points

    Aztec, 301.5

    Hobbs, 257.5

    Belen, 229

    Roswell, 195

    Los Lunas, 190.5

    Española valley, 183

    Goddard, 165

    Moriarty, 146.5

    Bernalillo, 145

    West Las Vegas, 142.5

    Santa Fe, 118.5

    Taos, 115

    Robertson JV, 108

    Albuquerque Academy, 106

    Capital, 86

    Los Alamos, 79

    Pecos, 68

    Aztec JV, 52

  • Editorial: Suit makes good point

    Fair housing is an important value in our society — something that all levels of government must defend.

    Recently, local developer Phil Warfield filed a lawsuit against the city for its rejection of his proposed four-lot subdivision on New Mexico Avenue.

    The state courts will decide on the merits of that litigation, but Warfield’s lawsuit raised an interesting issue: Residents who opposed the development made statements that seemed to counter the idea of fair housing.

  • Cardinals champs of their own tourney

    No, the Robertson Cardinals still don’t enjoy 100 percent health, and recent forfeits in up to four or five weight classes have limited their point-scoring potential.

    But the wrestlers these Redbirds do have available showed some of what they are capable of Friday and Saturday at Mike Marr Gym. With eight varsity men making the medal round — first through fourth place matches — Robertson clinched the team championship of its own Cardinal Classic.

  • Letter: Another view of Highlands' expansion

    Reading the history of Mortimer Hall as written by Art Trujillo gave me a push to take the campus history a bit further.

  • HU president wants national figure to speak

    Highlands University President Jim Fries says he wanted a national figure to give the keynote address at this year’s graduation.

    Fries said Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic on the high court, would be a good choice.

    “No offense, but it shouldn’t always be a politician,” Fries said.

  • West district eyes pay cuts

    The West Las Vegas school district is considering pay cuts for employees and the administration.

    At a recent school board meeting, West Superintendent Jim Abreu said he and Business Manager Dawn Biagianti had been looking at ideas to save money.

    “We are considering a 2 percent reduction in pay for staff and 3 percent for the administration, which could potentially save us $175,000. The second thing, suspend all unnecessary new expenditures in the operational fund until the end of the year,” Abreu said. “That  would save about $300,000.”

  • Police deploy Taser in pursuit of suspect

    A  man who tried to confuse state police officers about his identity was arrested after he attempted to get away from them, officials said.

    Luis Sanchez, 21, of Sapello was the passenger in a red Camero when officers stopped him and the driver, Rudy Sanchez, 20, also of Sapello, around 5 a.m. Jan. 19, according to reports.

    State police recognized Rudy Sanchez, the driver, but they weren’t sure who the passenger was. The passenger gave the name of Marco Romo, but state police couldn’t find anyone with that name in their system.

  • 'Pokes rock the Hawks

    Battling to get back in the chase for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West Division title, the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys came through with a 95-93 victory Saturday night over Fort Lewis College.

    The host Skyhawks (15-4 overall, 9-2 RMAC) entered the game as the sixth-ranked team in the region. Before Saturday, their only conference loss had come Dec. 4 at nationally ranked Metro State.

    Highlands snapped FLC’s seven-game winning streak while pumping its own record up to 12-7 overall and 6-5 in the RMAC.

  • Bustos' Grizzlies beat Armijo's Cowgirls

    In a head-to-head meeting of former Las Vegas high school basketball stars now plying their trade on the college hardwood, this one was a statistical toss-up.

    Jessica Armijo, Robertson High alumnus now with New Mexico Highlands, was 5 for 12 from the floor for 13 points to go with four rebounds, two assists, three steals and three turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Vera Jo Bustos, West Las Vegas alumnus now with Adams State College, was 4 of 11 for 13 points to go with eight rebounds, five assists, two blocks, one steal and nine turnovers in 35 minutes.