Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Dec. 15, 2014

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17 in the children’s area of the public library. This weeks’ book is I Love Christmas! by Hans Wilhelm. Free and open to the public.

    • 115th Christmas Bird Count, meet at Charlie’s Bakery and Cafe at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20. For more information, contact Chris and Cassidy Ruge at chrisruge1971@gmail.com or 429-7744.

  • U.S. is above use of torture

    The revelations contained in a Senate report on “enhanced interrogation” techniques used by the CIA in the wake of the 9/11 attacks are dismaying. The report, made public last week, makes it clear that the CIA resorted to torturing prisoners at secret prisons around the world.

    To be clear, some of the prisoners the CIA was dealing with at the time were despicable people who had a hand in the 9/11 terrorist plot. They were people like accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

  • Editorial cartoon - Dec. 15, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico - New Mexico Tourism is a matter of economics, pride

    Since moving to New Mexico a decade ago, I’ve had a lot of family and friends come out for a visit, and they’re often quite curious about this land and its people.

    On such occasions, I like to play tour guide, taking my visitors around to see various historic and cultural sites, all while bending their ears with what I’ve learned over the years about my adopted state and its citizenry.

  • Cards runner-up at Sandia Prep

    Las Vegas Optic

    The season’s first victory turned out to be just the first part of a three-course meal that almost included a tournament championship as the main course.

    The Robertson boys’ varsity basketball team went 2-1 over the weekend at the Sandia Prep Sundevil Invitational, surprising many by reaching the tournament championship Saturday in Albuquerque.

  • Capital City Invite: RHS, WLV girls finish 6th, 7th

    SANTA FE — Meadow City girls’ teams both endured tough losses against sturdy competition in going 1-2 over the weekend in the Bobby Rodriguez Capital City Invitational.

    Robertson and West Las Vegas finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the three-day tournament.

    Robertson (4-3) rebounded from a day one loss to reach the consolation final but saw its furious comeback fall short 43-39 against Class 5A Belen on Saturday at Toby Roybal Gym.

  • Another Carney brother wins big

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    If we are having a JC’s New York Pizza Department Challenge and your last name is Carney, apparently you are a shoe-in for the prize.

    After Charlie Carney won the pass, punt and kick $10,000 prize during football season, brother and Highlands punter Patrick Carney — who held the ball on Charlie’s winning kick — showed off his basketball skill on the opening weekend of Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.

  • Cowboys earn first win of Snow era

    NMHU Sports Information

    GUNNISON, Colo. — The Cowboys absolutely dominated the paint to the tune of 40-14 as New Mexico Highlands beat Western State 77-68 Friday night.

    It was the first victory as a collegiate head coach for former New Mexico Lobo assistant Craig Snow.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 15, 2014

    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Mora, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Valley, 4 p.m., WLV

    • Memorial Middle School girls at Pecos, 6 p.m., Pecos

    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Bernalillo, 3 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton

  • New county clerk appointed

    San Miguel County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint Geraldine E. Gutierrez as the new county clerk effective Jan. 1, accepting the recommendation of the outgoing clerk.

    County Clerk Melanie Rivera submitted her letter of resignation effective Dec. 31 after she was elected to a magistrate judgeship. Gutierrez will serve out the remaining two years of Rivera’s term, which expires on Dec. 31, 2016.