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Today's News

  • Sapello neighbors help rebuild man's house

    Jackson Rodgers saw his home severely damaged in a fire over the weekend, but he says his neighbors have come through for him.

    He woke up smelling the smoke from the fire around 4:30 a.m. last Saturday in the Sapello area. The blaze damaged about a third of the house, mostly in the living room and the bedroom, he said.

    But Rodgers said a half-dozen families have helped him “pretty much put back together” the house.

  • Cards' rally falls short at Taos

    Foul shooting played a role for better and for worse Saturday night as Robertson lost a 75-71 boys’ basketball nailbiter at Taos.

    The Cardinals, ranked fourth in the latest Class 3A boys’ poll, lost their first game in nearly a month at the hands of the 4A Tigers, who will join District 2-3A next season as part of a statewide reclassification.

  • Editorial: The coming election

    We must admit some surprise that no one stepped up to run for mayor against Alfonso Ortiz, but there’s still the possibility of a write-in candidate. We’ll know this week whether the San Miguel County treasurer walks in to the mayor’s office unopposed; the deadline to file as a write-in candidate is Tuesday.

    And the same goes for Municipal Judge Eddie Trujillo, who is also unopposed in his re-election bid for municipal judge.

  • WLV's Mares wins title

    West Las Vegas wrestler Conrad Mares captured the 152-pound championship over the weekend in the annual St. Michael’s Invitational held at Perez-Shelley Gymnasium in Santa Fe.

    Mares’ work on the mat led the Dons to a sixth place team finish in the tournament.

    Rosendo “Ross” Valdez took fourth place at 125, and 215-pounder Manuel Silva reached the quarterfinals before withdrawing due to an ankle injury, noted WLV head coach Robert Alarcon.

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  • Letter: Objections to Highlands plan

    We are writing in reference to your article on Dec. 28 regarding the proposed New Mexico Highlands University Student Center. We are permit-holding cultural resource professionals with decades of experience, residents of Las Vegas and alumni of NMHU. We join Mr. Joe McCaffrey's objection to the plan, and add further objections of our own.

  • Mora rallies, but Lady Dons roll

    Monique Duran and her Mora Rangerette teammates put up a fight but it was for naught against Class 3A’s top-ranked team.

    West Las Vegas came out unscathed from its Tuesday night game against Mora, the No. 7 team in Class 2A, winning 54-43 at Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • Pipes burst at new dorms

    A problem with the fire sprinkler system in Highlands University’s new dorms has prompted the school to temporarily move 52 students.

    On Dec. 28, a campus security officer noticed that pipes in the sprinkler system had burst, causing damage to some of the dorm rooms, Highlands spokesman Sean Weaver said.

    The trigger in the sprinkler system malfunctioned, so some of the pipes filled up with water, then bursting when they froze, he said.

  • RHS has alarm problems

    Robertson High School has been having some trouble with its fire alarm system.

    On Wednesday and Thursday mornings, the alarm went off, but officials quickly told students they were false and not to leave. In one case, the alarm went off for a while, prompting some students to block their ears to muffle the noise.

    Superintendent Rick Romero said the district has contacted an electrical contractor to fix the problem.

  • Former HU baseball standout now coaching softball in N.J.

    LAKEWOOD, NJ — Former New Mexico Highlands University baseball standout Freddy Flores has been hired as head softball coach of Georgian Court University, the school announced this week.

    Georgian Court University Director of Athletics and Recreation Laura Liesman broke the news in a release issued Tuesday afternoon.

  • Cowboys nip Orediggers on road

    Roman Andrade made four of four foul shots and teammate Kelvin Franklin hit both of his free throws over the final 30 seconds Saturday night to seal New Mexico Highlands’ 76-73 road victory over Colorado School of Mines.

    NMHU improved to 8-5 overall and 2-3 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play while also snapping a two-game slide.

    Chris Dunn had tied the contest at 67-67, also via two free throws, with 2:13 left. A couple possessions later, Chop Tang knocked down a three-pointer.