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Today's News

  • Lady Dons spike Taos for 4-0 district start

    The story began the same way each set for Taos’ volleyball team this past Thursday night at Gillie Lopez Gym — with West Las Vegas’ Jaylen Gutierrez slamming the ball through the Lady Tigers’ defenses.

    And each set had the same outcome — a Lady Dons victory.

    West coasted to a 3-0 sweep by scores of 25-10, 25-12, 25-19, improving its overall record to 13-4 and staying unbeaten in District 2-4A at 4-0.

  • Late picks help doom Cowboys

    Ryan Holland jumped in front of a Lance Orender pass, plucked the football away and then raced 57 yards downfield for a touchdown with 2:20 left in regulation Saturday, lifting Adams State to a 41-34 win over New Mexico Highlands in Alamosa, Colo.

    The Cowboys, who’d led 14-0 and had reclaimed control at 34-31 on a Zach Tapia 43-yard field goal with 7:22 remaining, allowed 10 unanswered points to the Grizzlies to close the game.

    Highlands dips to 3-5 overall and 3-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Adams State is 3-5, 2-4.

  • Cowgirls zero in on RMAC berth

    The Cowgirls used a goal in each half to win its final away game of the regular season as the New Mexico Highlands soccer team (9-3-3, 6-2-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) defeated Colorado Mesa (0-12-4, 0-9-3 RMAC) 2-1 Friday afternoon in Grand Junction, Colo.

    In the 70th minute with the score knotted at one, freshman Hannah Dahlquist put a through ball past the defenders. Sophomore Anyssa Dagnino caught up to the pass and beat the goalkeeper one on one to net the game winner.

  • Montoya guilty of murder

    A San Miguel County jury on Tuesday opted not to convict Joseph “Wicked” Montoya of first-degree murder — the most serious crime he was facing — but found him guilty of a lesser murder charge and all of the other crimes he was charged with in the May 18, 2013, slaying of Angel Arroyo.

  • City: School can’t stay at Dee Bibb

    Citing concerns about safety, the city of Las Vegas has given Rio Gallinas Charter School until next Friday to move out of a building at Dee Bibb Industrial Park that is being used as a temporary site for middle school students and staff.

    The school has been without a permanent home since a fire damaged its former building on Socorro Street in May. Since the fire, students have moved from their sister location on Montezuma Street to the Presbyterian Building on Douglas Avenue to the industrial park location, where they have been since early September.

  • ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ - HU Singers take on Halloween

    Just in time for Halloween, the Highlands University HU Singers will present a Zombie House and a musical production of Nightmare Before Christmas.

    The Third Annual Zombie House has an Alice in Wonderland theme this year and is at 7 p.m. today through Sunday  at  the university’s Sala de Madrid, 801 University Ave.

    No children under 11 are admitted to Zombie House due to gore and realistic situations. The cost is $8.

  • Bricks & Mortar on Mainstreet - A conversation with Allan Affeldt

    By Cindy Collins

  • Looking Back - Oct. 24, 2014

    In 1964

    Friday, Oct. 23 — Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman today announced plans to extend the Food Stamp program to 41 states and the District of Columbia. Included are three more New Mexico counties. In New Mexico, three counties, Mora, San Miguel and Santa Fe, currently are in the program, but under Freeman’s announcement, the program will be expanded to include Rio Arriba, Sandoval and Taos counties.

  • Looking ahead - News - Oct. 24, 2014

    Dia de Los Muertos Art Exhibit

    Casa De Cultura’s Eighth Annual Dia de Los Muertos Art Exhibit will be on display from today to Tuesday, Nov. 4 at Burris Hall on the campus of Highlands University. An artists reception will take place at 6 p.m. today (Friday).

  • Weather - Oct. 24, 2014

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 44. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the evening.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 77. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 45.

    Sunday
    Sunny, with a high near 74. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 44.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:15 a.m. to 6:14 p.m.