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Today's News

  • Nuestra Historia - West system rooted in early Catholic schools

    For more than 30 years after Las Vegas was founded in 1835, there was no organized educational instruction available in the fledgling settlement. As was customary in New Mexico at the time, local clergy, if any, provided the little formal education available, though wealthy families often retained live-in tutors.

  • Another Perspective - Medicare’s open enrollment

    By Bob Moos

    Now’s the time for New Mexico residents with Medicare to check their health and drug coverage for 2013.
    Medicare’s open enrollment period runs from this coming Monday, Oct. 15, until Dec. 7.
    Open enrollment is the best time to make sure your health and drug plans still meet your individual needs, especially if you’ve had any changes in your health.
    By now insurers should have notified you of any adjustments in your health or drug coverage or any changes in your out-of-pocket costs for next year.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 12, 2012
  • Bigger tests loom for Cowboys

    Winners of three straight and 5-1 overall, the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys have some major tests ahead.

    The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s preseason favorite, Colorado State-Pueblo hosts NMHU on Nov. 3. The always tough Chadron State Eagles visit Perkins Stadium a week from Saturday.

    But first, there’s Adams State this weekend, and how Highlands fares against the Grizzlies is often a good barometer for the team’s overall fortunes.

  • RHS kickers two-step past Pojoaque

    Once was enough for the Robertson boys’ soccer team (7-8) in a key district match with Pojoaque Valley on Wednesday evening.

    Devon Maes’ goal off a header gave the host Cardinals all they’d need to put away the Elks in a 1-0 shutout that completed a doubleheader sweep.

    In the earlier match, the No. 4 ranked Robertson girls outgunned the Elkettes 6-0.

    Maes, an energetic player along the wings this season for coach Clarence Montoya’s Cardinals, broke through early on.

  • West spikers come on late, sweep Robertson

    At home in the friendly surroundings of Mike Marr Gym, the Robertson Lady Cardinals played well enough to upset visiting West Las Vegas on Tuesday evening.

    But the Lady Dons had other plans, and while they may have kept them secret early in each of the three sets, those plans didn’t allow for any upsets.

    West, 9-4 overall and the No. 5 ranked team in Class 3A volleyball, won 25-23, 25-10, 29-27 to stay on track for a District 2-3A title.

  • NFL great Alex Karras dead at 77

    By The Associated Press

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 12, 2012

    Friday

    Football
    • Robertson vs. Pojoaque Valley (homecoming), 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Regis, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. Black Hills State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Pecos (A,B) at Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Peñasco
    • Memorial, Pecos middle schools at Española toruney, TBA, Española
    • Mora Middle School vs. Cuba, 4 p.m., Mora
    • Valley Middle School vs. Santa Fe Prep, 4 p.m., TBA

  • Closer to .500
  • WLV runners take on Duke City

    When the original plans to run in Capital’s Jaguar Invite this coming Saturday fell through, the West Las Vegas cross country teams replaced that meet with one in Albuquerque.

    Considering the squads’ successes in the Duke City to date, that might not be a bad Plan B.

    This past Saturday, West’s boys placed third and the WLV girls were fourth in Volcano Vista’s meet on Albuquerque’s west side.