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  • Noticias - Oct. 5, 2016

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    • The Adoptive and Foster Spiritual Group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows religious education building. The group provides spiritual support to families with adopted and foster children. For more information, call Dolores Ortega or Savannah Montoya at 505-440-8686.
    n If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 5, 2016
  • Should Putin be a role model?

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Yankton (South Dakota) Daily Press and Dakotan and was originally published on Sept. 20:

    The recent claim by presidential candidate Donald Trump that Russia’s Vladimir Putin is a stronger leader than President Barack Obama is, in some ways, not without merit, when you look at it a certain way.

  • Work of Art: No, I won’t chip in

    No, I won’t chip in. In our household, we’re comfortable and expect to have a bit of spare change left over when Bonnie and I pass on. But for now, we won’t chip in.

  • Heavenly shades, twilight time

    Miguel Coca of West Las Vegas was the first to cross the finish line Saturday morning in La Cueva’s Bear Cave Brawl cross country meet in Albuquerque.

    As the heavens filled with color on opening day of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, it was green and gold leading the pack in the boys’ varsity race. Coca was a winner for the second time in three weeks; he also took first at Manzano’s meet on Sept. 17.

  • Stinging loss

    Will this weekend’s homecoming game produce Highlands’ first football win of the season?

    The Cowboys fell to 0-5 Saturday after sustaining a 36-10 loss at Black Hills State in Spearfish, S.D. The Yellow Jackets, previously unheralded in their brief history in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, are off to their best start in years at 4-1 overall.

    Led by Phydell Paris, BHSU piled up 447 rushing yards and 607 yards of total offense against a Cowboy defense that has taken a beating in a tough month on the gridiron.

  • Robertson spikers rule in Portales tourney

    Robertson volleyball rallied in a narrow third set to clinch a three-game sweep of Moriarty and triumph in the championship match of this past weekend’s Peyton Chavez Tournament of Champions in Portales.

    Each set of the final was a nailbiter that Robertson found a way to win. The Lady Cardinals, now 6-5, took game one 25-23, then held off the Lady Pintos 27-25 and 27-25 in the next two games.

  • Ortiz, Cards tackle Taos

    Arjay Ortiz ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more to lead Robertson over Taos 49-13 in a rare Saturday night game on the Tigers’ home field.

    The Cardinals remain unbeaten at 6-0 heading into their bye week, and they’re 2-0 in District 2-4A. Depending on which poll you believe, they are either No. 1 or No. 2 in the state. Moriarty, also undefeated at 5-0, is a new 4A transplant this season from its former Class 5A.

  • Kurui a mile-high champ

    NMHU Sports Information

    Racing at the Roadrunner Invite in Denver’s expansive Washington Park on Saturday, the Highlands men placed fourth and the women fifth in a meet that also served as a preview of the NCAA regional cross country championship.

    The Cowboys’ Collins Kurui was the individual champion in the men’s 8K race. Kurui (25:38) won by nearly 30 seconds and narrowly missed the course record.

  • Lucero goal is enough

    NMHU women’s soccer celebrated its return to Perkins Stadium — after more than three weeks away — by splitting with a pair of solid league opponents over the weekend.

    The Cowgirls lost 2-0 to nationally ranked Colorado School of Mines (9-0, 4-0) on Friday. Taylor McRae’s fifth-minute goal off an Emily Garnier assist held as the only score until Garnier added a penalty kick goal in the 78th minute. The Orediggers limited Highlands to two shots on goal. Katherine Scott had seven saves.