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Today's News

  • RMAC meet is Saturday

    The first step to glory for New Mexico Highlands’ distance runners is this weekend in Silver City, host of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships.

    The meet begins at 11 a.m. Saturday and is hosted by Western New Mexico University. As usual, the national juggernauts of Adams State and Western State are favorites in both men’s and women’s races.

    NMHU last raced in the Arkansas Chile Pepper Festival on Oct. 5 in Fayetteville, Ark., where seniors Henrique Chavez and Marie-Josiane Ohoueu paced their respective squads.

  • Gridders have work to do

    With less than a month left on the schedule, Highlands football will try to reverse its recent fortunes, but it won’t be easy.

    Two of the Cowboys’ remaining four games feature the top two programs in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference from last season — defending champion Colorado State-Pueblo (Nov. 9’s opponent) and runner-up Chadron State, which hosts NMHU on Saturday afternoon in Nebraska.

  • Last weekend
  • Youth Soccer - Oct. 25, 2013

    The following are this coming weekend’s scheduled Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches, which will conclude the fall season:

    U6 DIVISION
    All U6 matches are played at 8:45 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Chile vs. USA, Field 1
    Croatia vs. Russia, Field 2
    Greece vs. Peru, Field 3
    Italy vs. Mexico, Field 4

    U8 DIVISION
    All U8 matches are played at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    France vs. Colombia, Field 1
    Norway vs. Switzerland, Field 2

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 25, 2013

    Friday
    Football
    • Robertson at Raton, 7 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas vs. Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado Mesa, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Robertson boys at Moreno Valley, 5 p.m., Angel Fire
    • Robertson girls at Moreno Valley, 3 p.m., Angel Fire
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Colorado Christian, 7 p.m., Lakewood, Colo.

    Saturday
    Cross country
    • NMHU at RMAC championships, 11 a.m., Silver City
    Football

  • Ex-cop sentenced to prison

    A former Las Vegas police officer was sentenced to four years in prison Monday after pleading guilty six months ago to multiple fraud, forgery and domestic violence felonies.

    Shawn Montoya was also ordered to pay $3,872 in restitution. And after he is released, for the entire period that he is on probation or parole, Montoya will not be able to work as a contractor.

    Under the terms of his plea agreements, Montoya faced from no prison time to four years behind bars. District Judge Abigail Aragon imposed the highest sentence possible under that plea agreement.

  • Mobile music - Hitting road in converted Snap-On truck

    Carl Bernstein and Marilyn Priddy will soon hit the road, leaving Las Vegas in the rear-view mirror of their converted Snap-On Tool truck. On Sunday afternoon, the duo performed several songs at the Las Vegas Arts Council as a farewell concert.

    The couple plans to travel the nation performing along the way in their truck, converted into a motor home. Eventually they hope to go into Mexico and possibly South America.

  • Toxic algae responsible for elk deaths

    State Game and Fish Department officials say toxic algae bloom was responsible for the deaths of more than 100 elks discovered north of Las Vegas in August.

    “Based on circumstantial evidence, the most logical explanation for the elk deaths is that on their way back to the forest after feeding in the grassland, the elk drank water from a trough containing toxins created by blue-green algae or cyanobacteria,” said Kerry Mower, the agency’s wildlife disease specialist.

  • 100th anniversary of mine disaster

    The Associated Press

    There’s little left of Dawson except for building foundations and a dusty cemetery, but the former mining town in northeastern New Mexico lives on in history books.

    Tuesday marked the 100th anniversary of the Dawson coal mine disaster in which the Mine Safety and Health Administration says 263 miners were killed Oct. 22, 1913.

    The tragedy made Dawson, located northeast of Cimarron in Colfax County, the site of the second-highest death toll in a U.S. coal mine accident.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 23, 2013

    In 1963