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Today's News

  • Top-ranked Lady Cards advance in state softball; Cards move on

    No. 1 Robertson made it five lopsided wins in as many tries against No. 16 Taos, this time in the opening round of the Class 4A state softball tournament Saturday morning at RHS Field.

    The game was called roughly 45 minutes after first pitch, with Robertson up 17-0.

    Robertson will play No. 8 Kirtland Central, which eliminated No. 9 West Las Vegas in a 5-4 nailbiter Saturday in Kirtland.

  • BREAKING: Lady Cards repeat in state tennis; boys second

    Robertson coasted to a third consecutive Class 1A-4A state girls tennis championship Saturday, dominating Mesilla Valley Christian in the final at Albuquerque Academy courts.

    The team victory was a sweet finish to what had been a challenging spring for the Lady Cardinals -- not in terms of external competition but in terms of internal conflict. Differences of opinion in who should play at what spot in singles and doubles for the postseason were at the center of the dispute among members of the Fulgenzi family. 

  • BREAKING: Pecos boys state track and field champs

    The Pecos Panthers are 2016 Class 3A state track and field champions.

    And it wasn't that close.

    Pecos amassed 64 team points, besting second-place Estancia (47). Dexter, Capitan, Santa Rosa and Native American Community Academy rounded out the top six.

    The Panthers racked up big points in their bread and butter, distance running events, but added several strong finishes elsewhere. 

    The small-school meet was hosted Friday and Saturday at UNM Track and Soccer Complex in Albuquerque. 

  • BREAKING: Robertson sluggers take opener

    Pitcher Brandon Lucero stranded six baserunners -- escaping one bases-loaded jam -- and the Robertson baseball team defeated St. Michael's 2-0 in game one of their best-of-three first-round state playoff series Friday in Las Vegas. 

    The No. 5 seeded Cardinals can advance to the quarterfinals with a win Saturday. First pitch is set for 11 a.m. at Memorial Middle School.

    Robertson scored both of its runs on RBI groundouts. Austen King drove in the first run, plating J.R. Gonzalez, who'd led off the bottom of the first with a single. 

  • Guilty plea in homicide case

    The Anton Chico man charged with fatally injuring another man during a fight in the parking lot of an Allsup’s store last May is heading to prison after pleading guilty to the crime.

    Robert Saiz, 44, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to involuntary manslaughter, a fourth-degree felony, in that case and agreed to a four-year prison sentence. Saiz had originally been charged with voluntary manslaughter, a third-degree felony.

  • Back home after long hospital stay

    Las Vegas’ own walking miracle is back home. Robertson High School senior Nat Boldin returned to his Baca Street home last week after spending 85 days recovering after a simple laser procedure went awry at Lovelace Hospital in early February. He celebrated his 18th birthday in the hospital while connected to a respirator and feeding tubes.

    Boldin is now looking forward to returning to school, attending prom and graduating with his high school class.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself: Just for now, adios, Las Vegas

    Before sunrise on Tuesday, we pulled out of our driveway. Trash containers lined Seventh Street like silent stocky soldiers. Curbs and front yards glistened with traces of snow. A “little silver slipper” of a moon peaked over the trees and seemed to shed a tear as we drove towards KFUN and headed north on I-25.

  • Emma and Noah still tops for baby names

    By Mary Clare Jalonick
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — On baby names, at least, divided Americans can generally agree: Emma and Noah are tops.
    And don’t name your child Isis.

    For the second year in a row, Emma and Noah top the annual list of top baby names, according to the Social Security Administration. That’s the third year on top for Noah and the second in a row for Emma, which was also No. 1 in 2008.

  • Editorial : What’s next for Trump?
  • Another Perspective: Bring on the revolution

    As a person casting a ballot for the first time I can’t help but focus on the issues that are already immediately pertinent to me.

    Being a soon-to-be high school graduate I’ve learned that the average student loan debt after graduation is $28,950.