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Today's News

  • BREAKING/ONLINE: Cowboys reach RMAC semis

    With a 90-80 decision against Fort Lewis on Tuesday night, New Mexico Highlands' men's basketball team earned a trip to Pueblo, Colo., for the semifinals of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Shootout.

    The Cowboys (19-9) will face Colorado Christian (12-15), who upset the RMAC East's No. 1 team Colorado School of Mines on Tuesday. The Cowboys and Cougars tip off at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Colorado State Fairgrounds.

  • East to teachers: No fridges

    Some teachers in the Las Vegas City Schools have their own refrigerators, microwaves and coffee pots in their classrooms.

    But they won’t any longer, the district says. The district is telling teachers to remove them.

    The move has caused some grumbling among teachers.

    Officials say they are looking for ways to save as fuel costs continue to rise.

  • Former state Rep. David Salman dies at age 74

    Former Democratic state Rep. David Salman, known for his interest in education, has died. He was 74.

    The House, which convened in a special budget session Monday, held a moment of silence for Salman, who represented the Las Vegas area.

    He died Sunday in Albuquerque, said his wife, Marilyn. She declined to release a cause of death but said he had not been ill.

    Salman was in the House from 1969 to 1978, serving as majority floor leader from 1971 to 1978.

  • Charter's passage up in the air

    Las Vegas voters passed a new charter for the city government on Tuesday.

    Or did they?

    According to city election results, 56 percent of voters supported a 35-page document that would serve as the city’s new constitution.

    But local attorney Danelle Smith said she believes that at least 60 percent needed to back the charter to make it a reality. She pointed to a provision in the four-decade-old existing charter that requires a super-majority of 60 percent to pass charter amendments.

  • BREAKING/ONLINE: Friday night sports update

    Friday in Las Vegas-area sports:

    New Mexico Highlands routed Colorado Christian 96-64 in the semifinals of the RMAC Shootout men's basketball tournament. Joe Harge's Cowboys advance to face Metro State at 5 p.m. Saturday in the championship game. The tourney is being held at the Colorado State Fair Events Center in Pueblo, Colo.

  • Work of Art: A chill’s not a thrill

    Ever had chills up and down your spine? I used to think it was a myth — until I saw the famous pea-soup scene in “The Exorcist,” when Regan, the possessed child, decorated Father Damien Karras’s face with it.

  • Letter: Better health care, but at a high price

    At the recent Health Summit held by President Obama at the Blair House, two Republican senators stated that we have the best health care in the world. One of them further told of two Canadians who came to the U.S. for that best health care, one for cancer and the other with heart disease.

  • Editorial: Special treatment

    Recently, former San Miguel County Undersheriff Joe Robert Urban was arrested on a charge of drunken driving. The gun-carrying Urban was stopped by state police on Mountain View Drive, officials said.

    While most offenders go to jail after being arrested on suspicion of DWI, Urban, who retired just a few months ago, got to go home. He was released to his former longtime co-worker, Sheriff Benjie Vigil.

  • Cowboys reach RMAC semis

    New Mexico Highlands cleared the first hurdle in its quest for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men’s basketball championship on Tuesday night, topping host Fort Lewis 90-80.

    The RMAC Shootout quarterfinal victory propels NMHU into Friday’s semifinals — vs. Colorado Christian at 5:30 p.m. — as the tournament shifts to the Colorado State Fair Events Center in Pueblo, Colo. Colorado State-Pueblo will play Metro State in the other semifinal. The title game will take place 5 p.m. Saturday.

  • State tourney lineups set

    Fans of local area high school basketball teams now know whom and where their favorite hoopsters will be playing in the opening round of the New Mexico state tournaments.

    Girls’ first-round games will take place Friday at the home campuses of the higher seeds. The boys will play Saturday.

    In Class 3A girls’ hoops, West Las Vegas received the No. 4 seed and will host No. 13 Hatch Valley at 7 p.m. Friday. The Lady Dons (24-4) and head coach Jose Medina are coming off a district tournament final win over host Santa Fe Indian.