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Today's News

  • Highlands' Feinsod leads wrestlers' Sin City effort

    New Mexico Highlands 174-pounder Jesse Feinsod snared fifth place in the prestigious Cliff Keen Invitational Saturday in Las Vegas, Nev., continuing a strong start to his senior season.

    Overall, the Cowboy wrestling team placed 25th of 48 teams. NMHU amassed 31 team points.

    Nebraska (124.5 points), Cornell, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Purdue and Michigan — winner of three of the last four Cliff Keen tourneys — were the top six.

  • COLUMN: Three-lane compromise

    MainStreet Las Vegas is soliciting community input on the fully funded Grand Avenue Renovation Project at the tonight’s City Council meeting when presentations will be made to mayor and council.

    The project, from Tilden to National, is designed to accomplish four goals:

    • ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION:  directing traffic into our three historic commercial districts.

    • PEDESTRIAN SAFETY:  calming traffic in the five-block area of Grand so it is safe and easy to cross Grand Avenue and patronize businesses in the area.

  • Gutsy win as Lady Cards scratch Lady Jags

    A dramatic six-point surge by Robertson in the last 43 seconds erased a four-point deficit and gave the Lady Cardinals a 49-47 breakthrough against Santa Fe Capital on Thursday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    It’s a much-needed shot of confidence for Robertson (2-3), which had lost its last three games.

  • Residents seek strict turbine rules

    Dozens of Bernal-area residents showed up at this week’s County Commission meeting to seek tougher restrictions for wind farms.

    They are responding to an effort by Chicago-based Invenergy to put up wind turbines in their area.

    The company has yet to submit an application to the county, but it has signed a two-year option on more than 7,000 acres of state trust land atop the mesa for the turbines.

    Residents say they’re concerned about the unsightliness of the turbines, the noise and the effects on wildlife.

  • TRIPP'S TRIPPIN': Money talks, and so should sports fans

    Let me start off by congratulating the Highlands women’s basketball team on their first win of the season Tuesday night over Panhandle State 71-50. What a go, ladies.

    Hey, another congrats to Richard Martinez, for accepting the Robertson football job. It is nice to see those who have paid their dues and are loyal to their school get these rewards.

  • Nearly complete

    Las Vegas Mayor Tony Marquez thought he had an interim city manager. It turned out that wasn’t the case.

    After City Manager Sharon Caballero resigned Friday, Marquez said his plan was to ask Community Developer Director Elmer Martinez to take Caballero’s place temporarily. In an e-mail Tuesday, the mayor stated that Martinez was the interim manager.

    Apparently, Martinez wasn’t keen on that idea.

  • 'Tis the season

    This is a time of celebration for many of us, though we be of diverse traditions, faiths and beliefs. It is a season of feasting, generosity, hospitality, and camaraderie with, family, friends and neighbors. But what do we celebrate during this season, and what do tour celebrations have in common?

  • Nearly complete

    Work on the Ilfeld Annex — the new addition to the Plaza Hotel — is nearly complete and a number of events are scheduled for this month.

    Plaza Hotel proprietor Wid Slick said this Saturday that Batman would be the honored guest as he helps install the finials at the pinnacle of the hotel’s rooftop. A finial is an ornament at the apex of a building or spire.

    Slick said it was a turn-of-the-century photo that clued him into the fact that the architecture included the decorative ornaments.

  • Time flies...

    Its official, fall semester is over, finals are here, and so is vacation. People did warn me that time was going to go by fast, but I didn’t realize it would go by this fast!

    Once winter break starts everything seems to end  fast, as well. Christmas comes and goes, New Year’s Eve comes and then it finally turns to the New Year. This has to be the fastest year I’ve ever lived.

  • Cowgirls break into win column vs. Aggies

    Better late than never.

    Delayed 24 hours by bad weather, New Mexico Highlands University’s women’s basketball team broke into the win column for the first time this season 71-50 over Oklahoma Panhandle State.

    The victory is the first for the Cowgirls (1-7) under new head coach Tiffany Darling.

    Oliana Seanoa turned in another fine performance from the perimeter, hitting 10 of 22 shots for a game-high 25 points.