Today's News

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, April 4, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

  • Luna getting NMDOT help with paving

    Thanks in part to the New Mexico Department of Transportation, Luna Community College is getting some of its parking lots paved this year.

  • Encore? Champs look ahead after winning third state title in four years

    Not much rest is in store for the West Las Vegas cheer squad.

    With the confetti still settling after the team captured its third Class 1A-4A state championship in co-ed cheer, coaches and cheerleaders are looking ahead.

    Head coach Isabel Cavazos said she and her staff will be getting organized in advance of a productive offseason that will include camps and other activities such as fundraising. Tryouts will be coming up in late April or early May.

  • Prep roundup: Lady Dons sweep St. Mike's on diamond

    West Las Vegas softball posted its best weekend to date, opening district play by sweeping St. Michael’s 13-4 and 12-3 in Santa Fe.

    With wins in three of their last four games, the Lady Dons are off to a 6-5 start.

    St. Mike’s led 4-2 through the first three innings in game one, scoring all four in the third with the help of errors.

  • College roundup: Madrid, Cowgirls prevail via long ball

    Desiree Madrid belted an inside-the-park home run that dropped out of reach just inside the left-field line, and — with the game having been tied 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth — it was a walk-off winner for host New Mexico Highlands, driving in three runs for a 5-2 triumph.

    The win completed a doubleheader sweep for the Cowgirls against Black Hills State (S.D.) on Friday afternoon at Cowgirl Field. It was just the second time this season Highlands has won consecutive games and the first since the team swept Eastern New Mexico on March 6.

  • Villanova, Notre Dame take titles

    The Associated Press

    Villanova has its second national championship in three years after a 79-62 victory over Michigan on Monday night in San Antonio, Texas.

    The Wildcats went 31 years between their first title in 1985 and their second one two years ago in Houston. Coach Jay Wright and Villanova didn’t have to wait very long for another one.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 4-6

    WEDNESDAY (April 4)

    • Mora at Mesa Vista, 4 p.m., Ojo Caliente
    • Robertson JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA, Pojoaque
    • West Las Vegas JV at Hope Christian (DH), 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    • West Las Vegas at Hope Christian, 4 p.m., Albuquerque
    • Pecos vs.  Estancia (DH), 3 p.m., Pecos
    Track and field
    • West Las Vegas, Pecos at Santa Fe High Golden Spike, 3 p.m., Santa Fe

  • Defendant produces handcuff key in District Court

    A recent hearing was interrupted when San Miguel District Court discovered a defendant, who had been transported in from the San Miguel Detention Center, had a handcuff key among the items he brought with him. 

    Bernadino Baca, 38, and five other defendants were all part of a March 15 detention hearing in the courtroom of Judge Abigail Aragon, related to charges from a major Jan. 1 disturbance at the San Miguel County Detention Center.

  • Child Poverty: Summit brings various leaders together

    Thursday morning, 130 people met in the Kluge Auditorium at United World College as attendees of the Tri-County Poverty Summit.

    They represented a varied spectrum of government officials, educators, community leaders, and others offering information about their services.

  • Expanding long-term care

    This year, an institution once called The Territorial Insane Asylum, turns 125 years old. It is now operating as the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute, and plans are under way for a May celebration, said Frances Tweed, executive director.

    In her position since 2016, Tweed, a career nurse, has worked in healthcare for more than 40 years. In 2003 she started as the director of Standards Compliance at NMBHI.