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Today's News

  • Mora girls stop Robertson

    Las Vegas Optic

    The Mora Rangerettes added a signature win to their resumé Tuesday night with a 54-44 win over visiting Robertson.

    Mora’s defensive effort in the second and third quarters made an impact. After a 17-17 stalemate through one period, the Rangerettes outscored RHS 13-3 and 11-6.

    Brianna Pacheco led Mora (10-6). Robertson is now 6-12.

  • Advertisers show restraint

    NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl advertisers are being careful not to offend.

    GoDaddy decided not to run an ad that showed a dog being sold online so as not to offend dog lovers. The Victoria’s Secret angels are fully clothed in its teaser spot, at least, although they reveal more in their actual Super Bowl ad. And an anti-domestic abuse commercial will have a high profile-spot during the game after a year of domestic violence scandals in the NFL.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Jan. 30, 2015

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Colorado State-Pueblo, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Los Alamos tournament, TBA, Los Alamos
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at NCAA Division II Challenge, TBA, Golden, Colo.
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Air Force, 5 p.m., Colorado Springs, Colo.
    • Robertson hosts Cardinal Classic (includes RHS, WLV, others), noon, Mike Marr Gym

    Saturday
    Basketball

  • In the dog house, literally

    A Santa Fe man accused of walking into a Pecos gas station on Saturday and robbing it at rifle point met his match in store owner Glen Post.
    The lesson to be learned from the incident: Don’t mess with Post or you might just end up in the dog house like 26-year-old Zebadiah Romero.
    Police say Romero managed to get out of Pecos River Station, located in San Jose, with a cash drawer after threatening three people inside the business with a rifle. That’s when things got interesting.

  • City hires community services chief

    The City Council voted unanimously last week to confirm Las Vegas native Philip Ortiz as its community services director, a new administrative position that oversees several city departments.
    “It’s an important position in the city,” said City Manager Elmer Martinez, who appointed Ortiz to the job after he emerged as the top candidate. “It really deals with customer service.”

  • Equine therapy program to end

    At the end of the month, the Ride to Pride Therapy Program will shut its doors, marking an end to a nearly two-decade run.
    In a telephone interview Tuesday, Lorraine Esquibel, co-founder of the program, said the decision to close the program was difficult, but necessary due to funding issues with the behavioral health system.
    The announcement of the program’s closing came earlier this month via Facebook.

  • Unbalanced books concern lawmakers

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s checkbook is out of balance by an estimated $100 million, leaving lawmakers to question top finance officials about their efforts to reconcile the books and protect the state’s borrowing power.

  • In Brief

    Gov donates $10K to cancer group

    Gov. Susana Martinez is giving $10,000 to fund cancer research and awareness.
    Martinez took the opportunity to promote early cancer testing during an event Monday at the Capitol Rotunda for the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer program dubbed Suits and Sneakers. She donned sneakers and pink socks with her blue suit for the event.

  • Mormon leaders support gay rights protections

    SALT LAKE CITY  — Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a “balanced approach” in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom.
    The church is promising to support some housing and job protections for gays and lesbians in exchange for legal protections for believers who object to the behavior of others.

  • State appeals court hears assisted suicide case

    SANTA FE — Do terminally ill patients in New Mexico already have the right to end their lives?
    That’s what the New Mexico Court of Appeals is set to decide after hearing arguments Monday from the state and lawyers for a terminally ill woman.
    The Santa Fe woman, who has advanced uterine cancer, is asking the courts to clarify New Mexico’s laws putting doctors in legal trouble and preventing her from ending her life.