Today's News

  • Hey Mr. D.J. — West’s Bustos earns All-State basketball acclaim

    How important was D.J. Bustos to the West Las Vegas boys’ basketball team this past season?

    Certainly, the Dons got big performances in both leading and supporting roles across the lineup as they matched the deepest postseason run in school history.

    But make no mistake — Bustos was big.

    As the team’s leading scorer and most consistent playmaker, the sophomore wing provided leadership in more ways than one throughout the season.

  • Luna teams rock El Paso

    Luna Community College prevailed in its weekend baseball series with visiting El Paso Community College, taking three of four games at Rodriguez Park.

    The Rough Riders swept Friday’s twinbill 5-1 and 9-1, then won Saturday’s opener 12-5 before losing in a wild finale, 27-25.

    Luna is 10-21 overall and 5-11 in league play.

  • Softball: Zias, Cowgirls split

    NMHU Sports Information

    The Cowgirls raced to a 4-1 lead in game one and held on for the 4-3 win, but the Zias took game two, 5-2, as New Mexico Highlands (13-19) split with visiting Eastern New Mexico (16-18) Wednesday afternoon.

  • Final Four features 3 No. 1 seeds

    By Jim O’Connell
    AP Basketball Writer

    If you liked the look of last year’s Final Four, you will love the 2015 edition.

    One game — Kentucky vs. Wisconsin — is not only a matchup of two No. 1 seeds, it’s a replay of last year’s semifinal won by Kentucky, 74-73.

    Seventh-seeded Michigan State will face Duke, a four-time national champion led by coach Mike Krzyzewski, who is in his 12th Final Four, tying the legendary John Wooden.

  • Go Fish - April 3

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catch of the Week
    If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at fishforfun2@hotmail.com. We may include your story in our next report.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April 3, 2015

    • LCC at Western Texas (DH), noon, Snyder, Texas
    • NMHU at Metro State (DH), 1 p.m., Denver
    • Robertson JV vs. West Las Vegas, 3 p.m., TBA
    • LCC at Midland (DH), 1 p.m., Midland, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Adams State (DH), noon, Cowgirl Field
    • West Las Vegas JV at Rio Rancho tourney, TBA, Rio Rancho

    • LCC at Western Texas (DH), noon, Snyder, Texas
    • NMHU at Metro State, noon, Denver

  • Escovedo murder trial begins

    The prosecutor delivering opening arguments Monday in the murder trial of David Escovedo painted a grisly picture for jurors of Maxine Patsy Trujillo’s final moments and of her partially decomposed head being discovered on Feb. 14, 2011, six weeks after authorities believe she was killed.

    Chief Deputy District Attorney Thomas Clayton told jurors  they’d hear testimony that Trujillo, 46, died from massive head trauma, a blow that was so severe that it cracked her skull.

  • Cutting-edge research — HU student develops cough monitor

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A Highlands University graduate student developed the first prototype for a wearable cough monitor for children with cystic fibrosis that will help physicians and parents better manage the children’s care.

  • Commission signs off on tax hike

    Setting aside concerns raised by city officials and the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce, the San Miguel County Commission voted 4 to 1 on Monday to impose a quarter-cent gross receipts tax increase throughout the county.

  • City abandons Storrie Lake proposal

    The tentative agreement between the city of Las Vegas and Storrie Project Water users Association to permanently increase the city’s water storage capacity by 2,300 acre feet is dead. The city is instead moving forward with its plans to increase its water storage capacity at Bradner Reservoir.