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Today's News

  • The consequences of Trump’s first year

    Well, we all survived the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency.

    Even if you support him, you had to “survive” this first year too. You had to defend his misbehavior, which must have been difficult since a lot of it was indefensible.

    It’s no wonder that members of his own party have decided to ignore his childish antics and focus instead on getting him on the Republican agenda.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.

  • SMC Commission adopts own code of ethics

    Does the San Miguel County Commission need its very own code of ethics?

    Apparently, it does.

  • Luna Trustees hear inventory report

    Luna Community College's Board of Trustees are hearing about many different issues this year as the college tries to catch up on items that have been allowed to slide for years and years.

  • State wrestling this weekend

    With wrestlers lined up for each of the 14 weight classes, the Robertson Cardinals have a legitimate shot at winning their first state championship as a team since 2015.

    The state wrestling tournaments for all classes get under way at 9 a.m. Friday at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. The two-day event culminates with the finals, which begin around 4 p.m. Saturday.

  • HU wrestlers wrap regular season

    Hosting its third dual meet in less than a week — after months of road trips without a home event — the New Mexico Highlands wrestling team lost to Western State (Colo.) 23-16 on Tuesday evening at the Wilson Complex.

    In Highlands’ brief home schedule, it was the second dual that went down to the final match of the night.

    As they had against Colorado Mesa, the Cowboys racked up wins in the lower and middle weights, taking a 16-3 lead in the dual. But the Mountaineers won the last five weight classes to take the team victory.

  • Prep hoops roundup: Lady Cards one win away

    It may have been Valentine’s Day, but the Robertson girls’ basketball team was in no mood to be charitable.

    Early in the fourth quarter, up 66-9 after scoring 51 uninterrupted points against visiting Taos, the Lady Cardinals were still hustling. Alianza Darley and Maria Barela hit the deck for a loose ball, and seconds later, Angelica Montoya lunged to swat a Lady Tiger shot.

    Those three accounted for the next six points before — with 3:28 left in regulation — head coach Leroy Barela pulled his starters out.

  • Luna sluggers beat ENMU JV, square record

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College baseball team took three of four games against Eastern New Mexico junior varsity over the weekend in Portales.

    The Rough Riders (4-4) won the first three games 6-1, 24-5, 17-5 and lost the series finale 9-7.
    Fabian Reyes, James Ramos and Ivan Varela were on the winning pitching side. Jason Solis was tagged with the loss.

    In the first game of the series, Eric Alvarado went 3 for 4 with four RBI and one triple.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Feb. 16-19

    FRIDAY (Feb. 16)
    Baseball

    • NMHU vs. Fort Hays State, 1 p.m., Brandt Park
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym
    Wrestling
    • State championship tournaments, 9 a.m., Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho

    SATURDAY
    Baseball

    • Luna vs. Western Oklahoma State, 2 p.m., Portales

  • State Police arrest man with stolen truck

    A 22 year-old Ribera man’s targeting of trucks that didn’t belong to him has landed him in the San Miguel Detention Center last month for the fourth time in less than three years.

    According to New Mexico State Police records, the latest incident occurred on Jan. 31 at about 8:39 a.m., when an NMSP officer, travelling south on State Road 3 near mile marker 67, observed a white Dodge truck speeding north at 44 miles per hour in a 25-mph posted zone.