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Today's News

  • Red over blue

    A booming goal by junior Henry Robertson boosted his namesake Cardinals to a 1-0 victory Monday afternoon against always formidable Santa Fe Prep.

    Robertson scored the game’s lone goal in the 59th minute, dribbling the ball swiftly into open space and then taking it all the way through the box before zipping it past the Blue Griffins’ goalkeeper.

    That broke a two-and-a-half game scoreless streak for RHS (3-2).

  • Police charge local man in father-in-law’s death

    New Mexico State Police have arrested a Romeroville man on a charge of voluntary manslaughter after he allegedly held his father-in-law in a choke hold.

    State Police spokesman Eric Garcia says officers are investigating the death Friday of 59-year-old Ernest Gutierrez, also of Romeroville.

    Garcia says Gutierrez and his 31-year-old son-in-law, Mica Murray, were fighting at a residence south of Las Vegas.

    Garcia says an ambulance was called to the residence and Gutierrez was pronounced dead later at Alta Vista Regional Hospital.

  • Cardinals soar into win column

    Sophomore Girard Maestas, forced into the quarterback’s job due to injury, scored three touchdowns in the second half to lead Robertson past visiting Moriarty 25-12 on Friday night at Cardinal Stadium.

    The victory was the first not only for a young Robertson squad but for all of the Meadow City’s football teams, which had gone a combined 0-6 entering the weekend.

    RHS is 1-2; Moriarty, a solid Class 4A outfit, fell to 1-2.

    Maestas took over as QB late in the first half after starter Daniel Martinez got banged up.

  • Mavs run past Cowboys to open RMAC

    Mesa State College racked up 319 rushing yards on 43 carries — an average of 7.4 yards a carry — in a 51-7 beating of New Mexico Highlands on a rainy Saturday at Perkins Stadium.

    It was the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football opener for both teams. Mesa is 1-2 overall; Highlands 0-3.

    Joey Applehans did much of the damage for the Mavericks, rushing 17 times for 179 yards and a touchdown. Teammate Will Halboth rushed for an additional 96 yards and a TD.

  • Letter: Customer aids another in crisis

    On August 14, we were serving our lunch crowd at Mary Ann’s Restaurant when one of our customers went into an epileptic seizure and fell to the floor. Michael Sedillo and his mother were having lunch when this occurred. Mr. Sedillo immediately rendured first responder aid. He kept our customer from choking or hurting himself during the seizure. Mr. Sedillo cared for our customer until the seizure had passed and he came around.

    The ambulance arrived 15 minutes after being called and examined the customer.

  • Authorities arrest marijuana grower

    The Region IV Narcotics Task Force and the New Mexico National Guard Aviation Unit teamed up for marijuana eradication recently, conducting fly-over missions of San Miguel and Mora counties.

    Agents from the air located a grow site near Tecolote, a news release stated. Joe F. Griego was arrested by agents on the ground, the release said.

  • Luna charter school nixed by state

    After hearing opposition from area superintendents recently, the state Public Education Commission denied an application for the proposed Luna Charter Academy.  

    Luna was among eight proposed charter schools that did not pass muster during a meeting last week.The commission did approve seven charter schools that included four in Albuquerque and one each in Rio Rancho, Santa Fe and Taos.

  • Charges dropped

    Charges have been dropped against school officials and coaches accused of not reporting a series of attacks at a football camp last year — and at least one victim’s parents, as well as the prosecutor who initially filed the charges, aren’t a bit happy about it.

  • Editorial: City ignores parts of law

    Eight years ago, the Las Vegas City Council passed a water conservation ordinance. As many residents know, part of that law calls for stages of conservation as water shortages worsen.

    Now the city is looking to revise it.

    But in so doing, local officials should be realistic. If they can’t follow through on the provisions of the ordinance, then those requirements shouldn’t be included in the first place.

  • As It Is: A tempting possibility

    In light of City Hall antics, it’s sometimes tempting to curtail the powers of the mayor and City Council.

    The Charter Commission, a panel appointed by the governing body, has made no bones about drafting a new city charter that seeks to keep the council and mayor under control. The panel is working to replace the 40-year-old city charter.