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Today's News

  • Rangerettes own OT vs. McCurdy

    Amanda Padilla knocked down five three-pointers on her way to 21 points Wednesday night, leading Mora to a 57-51 overtime triumph over McCurdy.

    But it was Angelica Abeyta’s short-range bucket that saved the day for the Rangerettes. Mora trailed 43-41 with two seconds left in regulation when Abeyta scored to tie the game and force overtime.

    Mora owned the extra session, outgunning the Bobcats 14-8 for a key non-district win.

  • Hernandez makes Centennial team

    Hector Hernandez, who captured an NAIA national heavyweight championship for New Mexico Highlands in 1987, has been named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Centennial Team in wrestling.

    The list of a dozen elite wrestlers in the 100-year history of the RMAC was announced Wednesday by the league office in Colorado Springs, Colo.

    The RMAC is the fourth oldest conference in the country, and the most historic in the western U.S.

  • Unexpected places

    Does your life sometimes feel like it’s on repeat every day? For a long while my life felt like that. Every single day almost seemed the same. At the same time every day I would wake up and get ready for school, I would leave for school at the same time, the lectures at school all sounded the same. (It kind of sounded like the teacher from Charlie Brown....Blah Blah Blah Blah.) After school I’d come to work. Every single day was basically the same schedule, and I never really noticed any of this up until recently.

  • Good samaritans honored

    From the many Good Samaritans in Las Vegas six nominees have been chosen for a Good Samaritan Award. This honor will be presented at the United World College’s Benefit to be held on Thursday, Jan. 29 at the UWC Montezuma Castle Cafeteria.

    United World College students are sponsoring this fund-raiser with international foods, special activities and international musical performances in support of Samaritan House and the Cold Weather Shelter.  

  • Seven competing for seats on the West board

    Seven candidates are competing for the West Las Vegas school board in Tuesday’s election.

    The candidates running for Position 4 are Michael Adams, David G. Romero and John Trujillo. Vying for Position 5 are incumbent Christine Ludi, Manuel Lucero, Jose R. Salazar and Yvette Arellanes.

    Longtime board member Ralph Garcia’s term is ending, but he decided not to run again after three decades on the board.

    The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information on poll locations, call the county clerk’s office at 425-9331.

  • Courageous Journey: NMHU runner came from war-torn land

    New Mexico Highlands University cross country standout Laurent Ngirakamaro made a remarkable personal journey from genocide in civil war-torn Burundi in east Africa to become a three-time NCAA All-American.

    Ngirakamaro ran for the Cowboys in the November 2008 NCAA Division II National Cross Country Championships, placing 25th out of a field of 184 runners during a snowy, 20-degree race in Slippery Rock, Pa.

    He finished 11th in 2007, leading his NMHU team to a top-10 national finish. 

  • Pecos school's Mariachi Pantera wins music award

    So who has bragging rights that they are the First Ever New Mexico Hispano Music Associations    “ Youth Group of the Year?” Mariachi Pantera de Pecos Schools. The seven members of Mariachi Pantera competed on Nov. 29, 2008, at the Ohkay Convention Center for the NMHMA Children and Youth Competition. The students performed the song Cariño in front of an audience of almost 400 people, and were judged on performance, technique, and appearance. They competed against two other groups, Mariachi Sol de Valle, and a Mariachi Group from Questa.

  • Hands that help at the United World College

    ‘Small communities all over the world have the power to help each other,” said Jomkaun (Lynn) Theprungsirikul from Thailand and a student at United World College. “Hands reaching out, people from many backgrounds, the great variety of people—this will be a really big event,” said Laura Angeline Pastores of the Philippines, another World College student. “The government may not be working hard to help and that’s why we need people to help,” said Elizabeth Villalobos Zamora from Costa Rica.

  • NMHU club hosting fitness and sports night for females

    Girls and women of the community, come out and play.

    On Saturday, Feb. 7, the New Mexico Highlands Exercise and Sports Sciences Club will be teaming up with the New Mexico Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance to host a Girls and Women Sports Night at the Wilson Complex.

  • Official: City may still get money

    At least one city official is holding out hope that it can get back a $1.2 million state appropriation for a water project that it lost recently.

    In a news release on Jan. 15, the city announced that the state Water Trust Board, which is part of the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority, pulled back the money. That was after the city had changed the purpose for the funding once and then wanted a time extension to meet the grant’s conditions.

    But last week, George Du Four, the city’s utilities director, said the board’s decision isn’t final.