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  • Work of Art - Political ads can be cruel

    Have you noticed how much vitriol fills virtually every TV and radio commercial as a prelude to Tuesday’s midterm election? It’s everywhere. And notice how often the name of Bill Richardson, our former U.S. representative and two-term governor, is invoked.

    I wonder whether such attack ads make a difference. Quite popular are those that accuse the opponent of having engaged in a secret deal that enriched that person. Otherwise, campaign managers portray the candidate as incompetent.

  • ‘Beasties’ No. 3 seed at state

    A resume that includes a 17-3 regular season and unbeaten 6-0 mark in district helped the Robertson girls’ soccer team secure a No. 3 seed in the upcoming Class 1A-4A state tournament.

    It is the highest state tournament seed in program history.

  • Dallas falters in overtime

    The Associated Press

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Colt McCoy did it again. The small-town West Texas kid calmly led a winning drive at the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

    McCoy’s successful return to his home state trumped Tony Romo’s dramatic return to the game.

  • Locals back in ring Nov. 15

    Las Vegas professional boxers Arturo “El Toro” Crespin and Shawn “The Educator” Gallegos are due back in the ring Nov. 15 as part of “Battle At Five Points,” a joint effort from Chavez Promotions and Crespin Promotions.

    Crespin (12-3-1, one no-contest, four wins by knockout) is scheduled to take on Maurice Louishome (7-0-1) in a middleweight main event.

    Crespin has won his last two fights, most recently a six-round unanimous decision over Augustine Renteria in August.

  • HU draws with No. 8 Metro

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    Funny how soccer works.

    The Cowgirls, who did not score a first half goal in the first six games, have scored a goal in the first stanza each of the last six games.

    New Mexico Highlands (9-3-4, 6-2-4 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) battled to a 1-1 tie with visiting Metropolitan State University of Denver (12-1-3, 9-0-3 RMAC) Sunday afternoon at Perkins Stadium.

    Metro was ranked eighth in NCAA Division II women’s soccer.

  • Spikers fall 3-1

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The Cowgirls took set one, but the Grizzlies took the final three sets as the New Mexico Highlands volleyball team (10-14, 5-9 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) fell to Adams State (13-10, 7-7 RMAC) 22-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-10 Saturday night.

  • Get out and Vote

    The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that provides information about political issues and candidates for public office in order to promote greater citizen participation in government. Because the League is nonpartisan, it does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. It does provide unbiased, factual information for citizens to use when preparing to vote.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Oct. 29, 2014

    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    • Robertson at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs, 4:30 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • State tournament first-round matches, TBA, campus sites

    Cross country

  • City has $44M for water projects

    The city of Las Vegas has secured $44.2 million of the $78.4 million it needs to pay for the critical Phase 1 water projects identified in the preliminary engineering report, officials announced Thursday.

    It’s been three years since the PER was made public and since the city began working on the five year plan, so city officials decided it was time to hold a public meeting to discuss the progress that has already been made.

  • Stumping for votes - King says he’s optimistic

    With a little more than a week to go before the Nov. 4 General Election, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gary King, runningmate Deb Haaland and human rights activist Dolores Huerta embarked on a six-city tour in a final push to shore up support among voters in his own party.

    “We know who the governor was with this week, Mitt Romney,” King told a crowd of about 120 party faithful at Charlie’s Bakery & Cafe on Saturday. “We’re here in Las Vegas, we’re here with you guys because this is the heart of New Mexico.”