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Today's News

  • Empty Bowls

    United World College student Jen Kim says she didn’t invent the Empty Bowls Project, a program whose mission is to feed the hungry.

    But her energy brought her love of ceramics and concern for world hunger together at a local event. 

    “I took ceramics in ninth grade, and I really loved the class. It was one of my favorites. We also did an Empty Bowls fundraiser, which is an organization that fights world hunger, so when we I came to UWC, I wanted a pottery activity, but they had discontinued it,” Kim said.

  • Cowboy streak hits seven

    The late-season surge continues for the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team, which recorded double-digit wins over Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West Division foes Fort Lewis and Adams State this past weekend.

    Coach Joe Harge’s Cowboys (16-7, 10-5) have won seven straight games and play their final regular-season home game Tuesday night against Colorado State-Pueblo.

  • Letter: Cost increases necessitate change

    It is time we take the responsibility for all in the United States, especially those below the poverty line, the elderly, disabled, and children, and pass a health reform bill.

    I am 67, disabled  with lung problems since childhood, now on oxygen full time.

     Basically, I am living on Social Security, a small income from painting and a small retirement fund. (I used to teach art kindergarten through university.) Now I am unable to work due to my disability.

  • St. Mike's ends RHS run

    SANTA FE — The only wrestling team in the district to field grapplers in all 14 weight classes, St. Michael’s advanced most of them to the championship round Saturday.

    In the process, the Horsemen snapped Robertson’s 12-year monopoly on the District 1A-3A title, taking the banner on its home floor at Perez-Shelley Gymnasium.

  • Rangers proving they can win in clutch

    Mora’s Rangers are riding the momentum of three key recent victories, two of them nailbiters.

    Mora 69, Mesa Vista 68

    Mora visited Ojo Caliente Jan. 30 to face the Mesa Vista Trojans in a non-district rematch. The teams had met in the first round of the NRG Tournament earlier in the season, and the seven-point loss had left a bitter taste with coach Hank Laumbach and the Rangers.

    “It was as if we didn’t get off the bus that day,” Laumbach said. “We knew driving away that we let one slip away.”  

  • Letter: Acquaint yourself with charter draft

    Early voting has started at the city office and election day is March  2.

    On behalf of the Home Rule Charter Commission, I would like to remind  all voters that you will have the opportunity to vote “for” or “against” the new charter at the upcoming municipal election.

    For your convenience, copies of the proposed charter are available at  the city office and at various locations in town. Please acquaint yourselves with the draft before casting your vote.

  • NMHU wrestler vaults to No. 1

    After knocking off two different wrestlers ranked No. 1 in the nation this season, Seth Wright is finally getting his turn at the top.

    Wright, New Mexico Highlands University’s 125-pounder, this past week ascended to the No. 1 ranking within his weight class in NCAA Division II, NMHU’s sports information office reported.

    Wright is a two-time RMAC Wrestler of the Week this season.

  • DWI arrests, crashes dropping

    Statistics show that DWI arrests and crashes in San Miguel County have dropped dramatically since 2004.

    According to numbers from the University of New Mexico, 459 DWI arrests were recorded in the county in 2004, a number that dropped nearly 30 percent to 323 in 2008.

    The greatest drop in the county was for repeat offenders, decreasing from 261 in 2004 to 172 in 2008, a difference of 34 percent.

    The total number of crashes also fell during that period — from 791 to 310. Alcohol-involved crashes also took a plunge from 74 to 28, a nearly 60 percent drop.

  • District hoops races gain clarity

    Pojoaque Valley took a step closer to another district title in girls’ basketball over the weekend, and the Santa Fe Indian School boys show no signs of slowing in their pursuit of a championship.

    Meanwhile, for the Meadow City’s prep hoopsters, it’s been a mixed bag of fortunes the past few days.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Man killed, police say; brother arrested

    Las Vegas police are investigating the death of a Las Vegas man.

    Michael L.  Maestas, 55, was found dead outside of his home at 922 Railroad Ave. early Monday morning.

    Police Chief Gary Gold said his department has arrested Maestas' brother, Joseph "JoJo" Maestas, in connection with the death.

    Gold said he expected officers to file charges against Joseph Maestas as early as this morning.

    Joseph Maestas is in the county jail.