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Today's News

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, Jan. 12, 2018

    THUMBS DOWN: HOLLY’S FIGHTS AREN’T CHEAP
    We applaud the local watering holes that offered Holly Holm’s Saturday recent UFC fight card for a cover charge that seemed to hover around $15 — far below the standard pay-per-view asking price.

  • The budget might be easier — but the question goes to pot

    Buckle up, girls and boys, it’s time to pass some laws, whether we need ‘em or not. The New Mexico Legislature convenes on Jan. 16.

    It’s a short session, of the 30-day every-other-year variety, when the state budget is the reason for the session in Santa Fe. But budget or no, lawmakers will also be filing a plethora of measures. In fact, they already have.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, Jan. 12, 2017.

  • Councilors in support of revised refugee resolution

    More than six months after a refugee-support resolution was first discussed by the Las Vegas City Council, a revised symbolic resolution appears to now have the support of all four councilors.

  • Home sweet home: Fifteen games in, Lady Cards make home debut

    Better late than never.

    Fifteen games into the schedule, the Robertson girls’ basketball team finally got to play at its home gym Wednesday night.

    The Lady Cardinals (12-3) made a successful homecoming of it, dashing to an 82-44 victory against Peñasco.

    “Last season we played a lot at home,” said RHS post Angelica Montoya. “So this year we’re on the road a lot. It doesn’t matter; we just have to play like we know how.”

    They did just that Wednesday.

  • 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.