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  • In Brief - New Mexico News - March 12, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Montoya stuggles to pay off fine

    ALBUQUERQUE — Former New Mexico state Treasurer Michael Montoya admitted to stealing millions of dollars while he was in office, but now he’s struggling to pay off a $25,000 fine imposed on him by a federal judge.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that there was almost nothing left of the money Montoya took by the time the FBI caught up with him in 2006.

    Pedestrians hurt when hit by car

  • Memories of Georgia O’Keeffe

    By Tom Sharpe
    Santa Fe New Mexican

    SANTA FE —The Palace Press is putting the final touches on a special edition of Margaret Wood’s new memoir about working for the first lady of New Mexico art, Georgia O’Keeffe.

    “Remembering Miss O’Keeffe” will be published as an unlimited trade edition in June by the Museum of New Mexico Press and sold for $20.

  • Here’s to the also-rans

    If there were an award for Las Vegas Citizen of the Year, we’d nominate Bruce McAllister. Here’s a man who serves on the Las Vegas Community Water Board, the Somos Familia board and the Public Works Advisory Committee, and he regularly attends City Council and Utilities Advisory Committee meetings — all in a volunteer capacity. He loves his adopted hometown, and shows it with an unwavering dedication to its betterment.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 12, 2012
  • Editor's Note: Post- and pre-election analysis

    It wasn’t a very rowdy election cycle. There were numerous occasions in which the municipal candidates, 16 of them in all, had a chance to go toe-to-toe on the issues, but aside from a few criticisms thrown at Mayor Alfonso Ortiz, and one documented attack on councilor Tonita Gurule-Giron, I’d have to say it was all fairly mild.

    The runoff races, however, may stir up a lot more passion. There are big differences between the remaining candidates.

    First, take a look at Joey Herrera and Joe McCaffrey for Ward 3 council seat.

  • Grant national long jump champ

    New Mexico Highlands University’s Jillisa Grant added the indoor national championship to her 2011 outdoor win in the long jump with a record-setting performance this past Friday afternoon in Mankato, Minn.

    Grant broke the longest-standing women’s indoor record in NCAA Division II with a leap of 6.26 meters (20-6) to erase Norfolk State’s Chandra Sturrup’s mark of 6.24 meters set in 1995.

  • A Trojan epic

    ALBUQUERQUE — Before Friday, the last time a Wagon Mound boys’ basketball team hoisted a state championship trophy, the Four Seasons were topping the pop charts with their ode to “December 1963 (Oh What A Night).”

    On Friday, the Trojans and longtime coach Bobby Clouthier might have been inspired to sing their own version of that happy tune.

  • Cards just shy against St. Mike’s

    ALBUQUERQUE — Justin Bustos launched his jump shot, this one from three-point territory on the far right corner, and watched it arc high in the air like so many thousands of others he’d put up over the years. The ball rotated rhythmically and sliced crisply into the middle of the hoop, pulling the nylon strings slightly taut. Nearby, a referee extended both arms to signal a three-point basket.

    The buzzer sounded on the hallowed floor of The Pit.

  • Rangerettes fall in semis

    A valiant 28-point, 14-rebound effort by Andrea Romero and a spirited comeback by the Mora Rangerettes weren’t enough to get them past defending state champion Navajo Pine in the Class 2A girls’ state tournament semifinals this past Thursday at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    Navajo Pine, the No. 6 seed and eventual state runner-up, outscored Mora 6-3 in overtime to pull off a 46-43 win, ending a historic Rangerettes season that saw them set a new school record for wins with 28 (with just three losses).

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 12, 2012

    Track and field
    • NMHU at NCAA Indoor Nationals, TBA, Mankato, Minn.

    • West Las Vegas at Pojoaque Valley (DH), 3 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas at Española Valley, 4 p.m., Española

    • NMHU at Western New Mexico (DH), noon, Silver City