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Today's News

  • ENMU women defeat Cowgirls

    A scoring drought of nearly seven minutes doomed the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls Wednesday night in a 79-64 loss at Eastern New Mexico in Portales.

    Highlands fell to 1-8; ENMU is 7-5.

    The Cowgirls played evenly with the host Zias early on and courtesy of Oliana Seanoa’s jumper, trailed just 27-24 with 3:59 left in the first half. But eight straight missed shots and eight turnovers by NMHU helped Eastern go on a 9-0 run that ended on Jessica Armijo’s layup nearly three minutes into the second half.

  • Gambles a Las Vegas fixture

    If you want to find Al Valdez at home, you may want to go to his store, which he considers his second home.

     

    Anselmo “Al” and Adelina Valdez first met in the ninth grade while attending Las Vegas High School, and the high school sweethearts married shortly after graduation.

     

    After 55 years together, the couple has many fond memories of raising a family and running Gambles, one of the longest standing businesses in town.

     

    Anselmo says everyone in Las Vegas knows him by either Chemo or Al.

     

  • GO FISH: Weekly fishing report Dec. 9-16

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, compiled by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the week

    Rio Grande: Nov. 29, Byron Bishop, 10, caught and released a 36-inch northern pike. He was using a 9-inch jerk bait.

  • GO FISH: Weekly fishing report Dec. 16-23

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, compiled by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the week

    Ute Lake: Dec. 12, Jim O’Conner of Amarillo caught a 10.13-pound walleye. He was using a slab spoon in 30 feet of water.

  • 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.