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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Grownups use childish taunts

    When we were kids — and because we were kids — we used lots of taunting phrases, the most popular being the chant: “Nanny nanny boo-boo,” or something equally imbecilic.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018.

  • Frosh key in Crimson Tide victory

    By John Zenor
    The Associated Press

    ATLANTA — Alabama’s latest group of hotshot recruits delivered on college football’s biggest stage.
    And Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide needed every big play from them.

    Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa capped a second-half comeback with a 41-yard touchdown pass in overtime to fellow freshman DeVonta Smith in Monday night’s 26-23 win over Georgia to give the Tide a fifth national championship in nine years.

  • Pecos beats Mora in NRG boys' final

    Back-to-back champs.

    Pecos’ Panthers just did it at the Northern Rio Grande. They hope to do the same at an even bigger tournament in March.

    Pecos defeated onetime district archrival Mora 91-54 in the NRG boys’ finale on Saturday night in Jacona.

    A frenzied second quarter, with the Panthers’ 30-point output besting a not-too-shabby 17 from Mora, made it 46-25 at halftime.

  • Streak hits five for Cowboy hoops

    Double-digit wins in a weekend homestand pushed New Mexico Highlands’ current men’s basketball win streak to five.

    The Cowboys, who have won six of their last seven, are 11-4 overall and 6-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    NMHU beat Black Hills State 75-62 on Friday, then trounced South Dakota Mines 84-56 Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

  • Prep hoops roundup: Dons tame Lions late; RHS freshman Marrujo hits seven threes at Portales

    John Balizan wasn’t having a good night.

    Through the first 15 minutes of West Las Vegas’ Friday night game with Santa Rosa, he couldn’t get a single shot to fall. At the foul line he had made one in six attempts.

    But there was still a lot of basketball to be played.

    Like his Dons teammates, Balizan kept working. And coach Clyde Sanchez kept the faith, even with the Lions — a Class 3A state runner-up last year — leading much of the way.