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Today's News

  • Group gets money for past event

    The North-South All-Star Games got $2,000 from the city recently to help with promoting this year’s competition.

    The trouble: The games happened in July.

    Organizers of the games, which are competitions between high school athletes from the north and south parts of the state, said they had requested money from the city Lodgers Tax Board a couple of times earlier this year. But they said the board didn’t act on their request.

    The board received $200,000 in requests for help in promoting events, but it had only $35,000 to give.

  • Bean Day celebrating 100th year

    Grady Loveland, 12, will remember the centennial celebration for Wagon Mound Bean Day for years to come.

    On Saturday, during the rodeo, he rode a steer for a score of 74. Loveland, from Raton, was visibly thrilled after his ride.

    “It was cool,” Loveland said minutes following his ride.

    His mother, Tina Gallegos, was both proud and anxious.

    “This is the first time I’ve seen him ride. Feels like I was going to have a heart attack when he was riding,” she said.

  • WEEKEND SPORTS UPDATE

    Scores from Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 2-4:

    THURSDAY, NMHU football lost 52-6 to visiting Midwestern State. The Mustangs, ranked 17th in the nation, opened a 28-0 lead in the opening quarter, exploiting several Cowboy turnovers.

    Robertson girls' soccer stopped Goddard 3-0. In her first appearance as Lady Card goalkeeper, Ashley Jaramillo recorded five saves.

  • Dons double up Espanola

    Lorenzo Morales and Jayvis Medrano combined for more than 300 rushing yards and four touchdowns Friday night, keying West Las Vegas’ 40-20 triumph at Española Valley.

    It was the Dons’ first win of the football season, their second under head coach Mike Ulibarri.

    With the West offensive line holding tough all night, quarterback George Martinez counted on Morales and Medrano to charge up the middle of the field against the Class 4A Sundevils.

  • Calendar

    TODAY / HOY

    • Story time will be at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, in the children’s area at Carnegie Public Library. The theme will be “Celebrating Grandparents,” and the book will be “Yummy Yummy, Food for my Tummy” by Sam Lloyd. The craft will be a grandparents’ basket and family tree. The programs are open to the public.

  • Letter: Operation lacks professionalism

    A Fiesta subsidized by $100,000 in city services is a good thing for the city. It fills the motels and restaurants with happy visitors to our fair city and is a significant economic stimulus. This is money well spent.

    The lack of professionalism in the operation of the existing entity responsible for its production is unacceptable. This group has shown its “true colors” and must be replaced.

  • West official resigning after less than year

    The West Las Vegas school district’s business manager is resigning from her post after less than a year.

    Dawn Biagianti’s last day is set for Sept. 26, although she said she may take some vacation before then.

    She is the third business manager at West since longtime manager Naomi Vicenti left the job three years ago.

    “It was just time to go,” said Biagianti, who started in November. “I feel like I have accomplished some of my goals, but not all of them. I appreciated the opportunity to work here.”

  • Cowboy runners picked fifth

    New Mexico Highlands University’s men’s cross country team remains a regional contender of note, thanks in part to the return of All-American Nicaise Kazingo.

    A coaches’ poll tabbed the Cowboys to finish fifth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, which has 11 men’s cross country schools. It’s a respectable prediction, given that the RMAC is usually the toughest league in the nation for distance running.

  • Letter: Wind farm could bring jobs, money

     I am a local, who couldn’t find a job in San Miguel County and was forced to move away in search of work. Countless generations before me have made this same decision because politicians refuse to bring growth to San Miguel County. This is an example.

  • Cards, Dons on road

    Defending Class 3A state champion Lovington scored 49 points in a loss to mighty 4A Artesia last week to kick off the prep football season. Robertson put up 41 in its win over Portales.

    While it’s unlikely the Wildcats and visiting Cardinals will combine for 90 again this week head to head on the blue carpet in Cat country, who knows?

    The teams, who have become regular parts of each other’s schedules since meeting for the state title a few years back, play at 7 p.m. Friday in Lovington.