Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 30, 2015


    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of library. This week’s book is “First Grade Dropout” by Audrey Vernickr. All programs are free and open to the public.

    11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 7 p.m.

  • Editorial cartoon - Sept. 30
  • The Pope’s visit to the U.S.

    Editor’s note: This editorial is from The News & Observer of Raleigh (North Carolina) and was originally published on Sept. 21.

    Those fortunate enough to see Pope Francis on his visit to the United States will know it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, one they’ll share with friends and family all their lives. And that feeling will apply to non-Catholics as well as members of the church.

  • Work of Art: ‘Well, nobody ever told me’

    Occasionally in the news we come across an item that requires a re-read. Did I get that right? we ask.

    A week ago there was an item in the Albuquerque Journal about a man — James Roger Madalena — the second-longest-serving member of the New Mexico Legislature, who asserted that he’d never read a particular document that relates to how a politician goes about receiving donations and what to do when he/she receives them.

  • Lady Cards make tourney final

    All-tournament performances by Rachele Portillo, Lauren Fulgenzi, Jaci Fulgenzi and Brandee Fulgenzi buoyed the Robertson volleyball team to a runner-up finish in this past weekend’s Sandia Prep Invite in Albuquerque.

    RHS head coach Dominique Montoya said she was most impressed by “how well they played together.”

    “It was a total team effort. They played well against the No. 1 ranked team in our class.”

  • Homecoming heroics

    A bruising ground game led by Joseph Paul Griego and Marc Grano enabled Robertson to pull away from Capital for a 50-28 homecoming win Friday night at Cardinal Stadium.

    The Cardinals (3-2) darted out to a 20-0 lead but the Jaguars — who got a fine game from Augustine Larrañaga — rallied to within 28-22 at halftime.

  • Kickers net home victories

    Danielle Acuña’s presence on the left wing was huge for the New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team Sunday as the Cowgirls stopped Western State 2-1 to round out homecoming week at Perkins.

    Acuña took a pass from Salina Lucero and slashed from the left flank to score in the 29th minute.

    About 10 minutes later, Acuña sent the ball into the box, and Molly Mortensen deflected it in for 2-0.

    Taylor Frick cut the lead in half in the 69th minute.

    Apolonia Thomas had five saves for the Cowgirls (4-3-1).

  • Locals sweep home meet

    Robertson High cross country teams earned two team plaques in a showcase effort for Las Vegas cross country runners Saturday at the annual Meadow City Invitational.

    Lady Cardinal freshman Makayla Quintana and West Las Vegas senior Kevin Villanueva raced to individual championships as the meet detoured to scenic, hilly Rodriguez Park.

    Unlike previous incarnations of the event, it was not combined with a New Mexico Highlands home meet. NMHU cancelled its meet this season and used the weekend to continue training.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - September 30, 2015

    • NMHU women vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 7:30 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Robertson girls vs. Monte del Sol, 4:30 p.m., RHS Field
    • Mora (A,B) vs. McCurdy, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym

    • Robertson girls at Moreno Valley, TBA, Angel Fire
    • West Las Vegas girls JV at Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Los Alamos

  • Lady Cards runner-up in Sandia Prep volleyball tourney

    Robertson earned a runner-up finish in the Sandia Prep volleyball tournament over the weekend in Albuquerque. 

    The Lady Cardinals defeated Shiprock and Cuba in five-set matches to earn a spot in Saturday's championship. 

    They took one set from the home team, which had only dropped two sets all season, before falling three games to one.

    For more on the tourney and the weekend in Las Vegas sports, pick up a copy of the Optic print editions this week.