Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 21, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Trump is TV’s money-maker

    Trump is television’s money maker. Television created him. Now it’s being left to newspapers to rein him in.

    I’m talking about Donald Trump and the role the media have played in his ascension. Here’s a man who became a superstar TV celebrity in collusion with NBC, which began airing the reality show The Apprentice a dozen years ago. The show took the Trump brand beyond its New York City roots and into the homes of everyday Americans, making him a household name just as people were looking desperately for a change in national leadership.

  • In town battle
  • Schedules get interesting

    With three of its final four games in the friendly confines of Perkins Stadium, the New Mexico Highlands football team remains in search of an elusive victory.

    The Cowboys (0-7, 0-6 RMAC) host Western State (5-2, 5-2) for a noontime kickoff Saturday. Banged up with injuries for the last couple weeks after the toughest stretch of the schedule, they suffered a 73-0 loss at Chadron State last week.

  • Indians punch ticket to Series

    The Associated Press

    TORONTO — For the Cleveland Indians, the script was the same every game — hope for the best from whoever they started, then count on Andrew Miller and the bullpen to close it out.

    That plan seemed especially dicey in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series, with lightly used Ryan Merritt on the mound.

    But out of nowhere, the rookie delivered.

  • RMAC XC meet this Saturday

    Las Vegas Optic and NMHU reports

    Boasting five men’s teams and four women’s squads in the national top 25, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference remains a standard-bearer in cross country running.

    Striving to break through amid a pack that includes perennial NCAA Division II title contenders like Adams State is just business as usual for New Mexico Highlands and head coach Bob DeVries, who’s run the program since 1991.

  • Outlaws roll on vs. SF rivals

    Brian Rubin scored four times and Xavier Martinez got a TD to lead the 5-6 Las Vegas Outlaws over Santa Fe Venom in a 32-26 shootout this past weekend in Northern New Mexico Children’s Football League play in Santa Fe.

    The 5-6 Outlaws are 2-5.

    Devaughn Kensey scored three times and Andres Sena once as the 7-8 Outlaws improved to 5-2 with a 26-6 win over the Santa Fe Demons.

    Caesar Montoya and Jeremiah Ortega added extra points.

    And in 9-10 gridiron, the Outlaws edged the Demons 18-14 to stay unbeaten at 8-0.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 21, 2016

    Cross country
    • Robertson at Desert Academy, TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas at Valley, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    • Pecos at Los Alamos, 3 p.m., Los Alamos
    • West Las Vegas at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    • NMHU women vs. Westminster, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • NMHU vs. Chadron State, 4 p.m., Wilson Complex

    Cross country
    • NMHU at Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championships, 11 a.m., Spearfish, S.D.

  • Group seeks to oust mayor

    A local group led by Manuel “Manny” Martinez has started an effort to recall Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron.

    The group has 60 days to gather enough signatures from people who voted in the city election to force a recall election. City Clerk Cassandra Fresquez approved Martinez’s petition on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

    The petition needs to be signed by a number equal to at least 25 percent of those who voted in the March regular city election in order for the recall to move forward, according to the city charter.

  • Keeping a tradition alive - Piñon seekers find plenty

    By Tripp Stelnicki
    Santa Fe New Mexican

    PECOS, N.M. — Mark Quintana gestures into the shady thicket of pine trees. His sons are in there somewhere, he says, along with a few of his cousins. Theirs is a familiar fall scene in northern New Mexico: Trucks parked on the roadside, tin cups and small buckets scattered beneath pine-needle boughs thick with brown cones. They’ve come for piñon, reported the Santa Fe New Mexican.