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Today's News

  • Trujillo dies, remembered for his gifts

    As an athlete, as a teacher, and as a coach, Fabian Trujillo gave generously of himself in life.

    So it is fitting that he continues to give of himself even in death.

    Trujillo, 50, had agreed to be an organ donor, and that decision was one more gift to his fellow man.

    Trujillo died Thursday afternoon in Santa Fe as the result of injuries sustained in a traffic accident two days earlier on Interstate 25 near Las Vegas.

    Funeral arrangements were pending as of Sunday, a representative of the family told the Optic.

  • Concert for amantes

    The inclement weather did not appear to have dampened the spirits of a capacity crowd at Highlands’ Ilfeld Auditorium on Saturday evening.

    Billed as NMHU Winterfest — A Mariachi Valentine’s Concert, the performance featured Baila Baila, Mariachi Buenaventura and seven-time Hispano Music Awards nominee Reynaldo Maestas.

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  • A couple of bad ideas

    When Gov. Bill Richardson was first elected more than eight years ago, he pledged an open government. It didn’t exactly happen. And when Gov. Susana Martinez was elected last year, she made essentially the same promise. She’s not off to such a bad start in that regard, but only time will tell if her administration is serious about keeping state government open to public scrutiny. More often, a politician is far more committed to openness when running for office than when in office.

  • Publisher's Note: 'Las Vegas, New Mexico'

    I’m going to take a chance here, by publishing lyrics to a song. It’s written by Jim Terr, a Las Vegas native who lives mostly in Santa Fe scratching out a living as a singer-songwriter and making off-beat videos.

    He’s also a big Vegas booster, as his work attests to (google him if you want to see for yourself). He gets much of his inspiration from right here at home.

  • Cowgirls beat buzzer, Mesa

    Whitley Coca’s last-second three-point heave banked off the window and into the hoop, swiping a 57-56 buzzer-beating victory from Mesa State on Friday evening at the Wilson Complex.

    New Mexico Highlands’ women, which lost to Western State 85-59 in Saturday’s regular-season finale, are 12-15 overall and 7-12 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.

  • RHS grapples to district title

    Nine Cardinal wrestlers won individual District 2 (1A-3A) championships Saturday at Gillie Lopez Gym, ushering Robertson to a team title and assuring everyone on board individual qualification for state.

    Rico Montoya (103), Charlie Armijo (119), James Gonzales (125), Jeremy Valdez (135), Johnathan Lucero (140), Troy Estrada (145), Daniel Martinez (160), Gabriel Lovato (215) and Sam Marquez (heavyweight) all took first place for coach Richard Martinez’s Redbirds. Additionally, three RHS wrestlers were runners-up and two others placed third.

  • Lady Dons rout Raton

    West Las Vegas showcased its depth Friday night in downing visiting Raton 65-36 in District 2-3A girls’ hoops.

    Cecilia Gutierrez came off the bench to score a game-high 17 points for the Lady Dons.

    Starters Briana Montaño and Miranda Martinez also scored in double figures with 16 and 11, respectively.

    It was actually a competitive first half, though, as an improved Raton team kept pace before a late WLV spurt made it a 35-26 halftime tally.

  • Allen’s foul shots deliver W

    Jamie Allen’s foul-line prowess paid off yet again for Robertson in a 42-40 thriller over Taos Friday at Mike Marr Gym.

    Allen broke a deadlock by knocking down two free throws with seven seconds left, leaving Taos to an unsuccessful possession as time ran out.

    Allen went 12 of 15 at the line and finished with 14 points and nine rebounds. Miranda Garcia, Eliana Herrera and Jolene Martinez added six points each for Robertson. Marka Garcia snared 10 boards, and Shannen Lopez stole the ball three times.

  • Redbirds drop Taos

    With one of the larger Mike Marr Gymnasium crowds of the season in attendance, the host Robertson Cardinals pulled away from Taos for a 74-67 win Saturday night, improving to 2-0 in District 2-3A.

    “I wish we would have that type of home crowd for all of our games,” said RHS coach David Bustos. “These boys really deserve the support because they work very hard.”