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Today's News

  • Highlands' Lewis is RMAC Player of Week

    With five double-doubles this season, Chris Lewis is one of the best in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in that category.

    He’s one reason the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team (11-4, 6-3) has exceeded expectations this winter and is currently on track to get back to the postseason.

    The 6-8 senior forward, a native of Philadelphia, was honored as the RMAC Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.

  • Joe Vivian this weekend

    The Joe Vivian Classic has long been a red-letter event on the calendar for high school wrestlers in New Mexico.

    Boasting the largest turnout of any regular-season tourney and drawing most — though not all — of the state’s premier wrestling programs, the event is viewed by some as the real state tournament because it pits (many of) the best grapplers against each other, regardless of classification.

    Robertson has had a few wrestlers earn the distinction of becoming Joe Vivian champions — including Jonathan Trujillo last January.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 12-15

    FRIDAY (Jan. 12)
    Basketball

    • NMHU women and men at Colorado-Colorado Springs, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • West Las Vegas boys, girls at Hope Christian tourneys, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Pecos boys (A,B) vs. Tucumcari, 5 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Mora Middle School boys vs. McCurdy, 4 p.m., Mora
    Wrestling
    • Robertson at Joe Vivian Classic, TBA, Cibola, Albuquerque

    SATURDAY
    Basketball

  • Ulibarri Jr. files to run; Romero doesn't

    After Tuesday's official filing day for the upcoming Las Vegas City Council election, voters learned there will be at least one new council member this spring. 

    With one other ward up for grabs, an appointed incumbent hopes there will be only one change on the council.

    David Ulibarri Jr., who was appointed by Tonita Gurulé-Giron when she won the mayor's election two years ago, was one of four candidates to be certified this week for the March 6 election for the council's Ward 1 seat. 

  • Search for Luna president could involve Colo. firm

    The search for a permanent president had almost taken a back seat to the Luna Community College Board of Trustees' efforts to hang on to the school's accreditation. However, it's not as if the two items are unrelated, and both were addressed at Tuesday's regular monthly meeting.

  • County looks at “abandoning” roads

    There are pros and cons to a governing body and its public works department maintaining a particular road.

  • Mora students forge their future

    Two Mora High School seniors have created a pathway toward employment in a high-paying industry right out of school.

    The two, Jason Griego, 18 and Julius Valencia, 17, passed a national certification test in November to work as welders.
    Their teacher, Gary Martinez, said the school’s welding program trains students to the level where “they’re good enough to actually take the test. In this case, this was their first test, and they passed.”

  • Texas man killed in U.S. 285 head-on wreck

    The New Mexico State Police announced Monday that a wreck that occurred Sunday along U.S. 285 in western San Miguel County claimed the life of a Texas man.

    About 8:44 a.m. Sunday, the State Police were called to investigated a crash involving two vehicles on US 285 near mile marker 259.

    Officers learned that a 2006 Chrysler sedan driven by Robert Granado, 26, of Big Spring Texas, was traveling north on 285 at a high rate of speed.

  • Tuesday night hoops: Locals fall at home

    Scores and notes from Tuesday, Jan. 9:

    * Santa Fe Indian boys 72, West Las Vegas 71. The Braves rallied after trailing at intermission and at the end of the third, largely due to foul shooting woes by the Dons.

    * Moriarty boys 64, Robertson 28. The Cards had no answers defensively for the Pintos' prolific perimeter shooting. Robertson played without leading scorer Arjay Ortiz.

  • Gov. Martinez unveils tough-on-crime proposals

    By Mary Hudetz, The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE  — Gov. Susana Martinez is making a final push for lawmakers to pass a series of tough-on-crime bills in her last year in office, including measures to expand the state's three-strikes law for violent felons and restore the death penalty.