Today's News

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.

  • Grapplers ready for state

    Capturing six individual titles and placing each of its 14 wrestlers among the top five, Robertson will have the luxury of a full squad representing the school at this week’s state tournaments in Rio Rancho.

  • Better late than never

    Although the Highlands wrestling team has been toiling in tournaments and dual meets since November, the squad didn’t get a home event until this past Friday’s dual with Colorado Mesa.

    Head coach Doug Moses and his team got right to work, putting a scare into the Mavericks before losing 23-18.

    Then, on Monday, the Cowboys dominated Colorado State-Pueblo in a 40-3 beatdown that showcased an improved program that recently placed sixth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championships.

  • Buffs stuff Cowboys

    West Texas A&M turned away visiting New Mexico Highlands without giving up a win in a three-game baseball series over the weekend in Canyon, Texas.

    The Buffs had to sweat out the opener before pulling out a 4-3 verdict, but they followed that with 12-3 and 11-1 wins.

    NMHU (2-5) will open its home schedule Friday through Sunday with a series against onetime league rival Fort Hays State.

    The Cowboys led 3-0 in the opener and starter Dakota Pacheco had a shutout intact through five innings.

  • District hoops picture gains clarity

    Taos and Robertson have just about written their names onto the District 2-4A basketball championship banners for boys’ and girls’ hoops, respectively.

    As for the rest of the pack — especially in the crowded middle of the boys’ division?

    Stay tuned. It’s going to be a wild final week of the regular season.

    Taos zeroed in on the regular-season District 2-4A boys’ basketball championship Saturday night, beating West Las Vegas — its closest competitor much of the season — in a 68-38 romp at home.

  • HLC report on NMHU site visit is positive

    A report released from the Higher Learning Commision, shortly after five of its peer reviewers made a November accreditation site visit to Highlands University, has many positive reviews on progress NMHU has made, making it seem possible Highlands is inching closer toward having its probation status removed.

  • Highlands report makes site visit seem prosperous

    A report released by the Higher Learning Commision regarding November's accreditation site visit makes it seem Highlands University is inching closer toward having its probation status removed.

    There is still much data for the HLC to evaluate, and Highlands personnel will travel to Chicago next month to make a presentation. However, a glowing review of the November visit five peer reviewers took to the Las Vegas, Rio Rancho and Albuquerque campuses of Highlands is certainly a step in a positive direction. 

  • Man sentenced for battery on officer, other crimes

    A Las Vegas man recently was sentenced to 18 months in state prison on two charges — nearly two years after an incident that began with an arrest for shoplifting $70 worth of merchandise.

  • Weekend sports update: District hoops slates reach last week

    Taos zeroed in on the regular-season District 2-4A boys' basketball championship Saturday night, beating West Las Vegas -- its closest competitor much of the season -- in a 68-38 romp.

    Most district teams have just a couple of games left this week to wrap up the regular season. District tournaments are the following week.

    Also this weekend:

    Mora boys defeated Questa 98-21, Mora girls beat Questa 55-52 before falling to Coronado 51-38, Pecos boys beat Desert Academy 88-22, and Pecos girls topped Desert Academy 60-6.

  • Area wrestlers win 13 district titles

    Las Vegas-area wrestlers captured a total of 13 individual district championships on Saturday, and 34 will advance to the state tournaments Feb. 16-17.

    At the District 2&5 4A tourney in Tucumcari, Robertson won titles in six weight classes and -- by virtue of placing in the top five -- had all 14 varsity grapplers earn a trip to state. The district champs are Justin Salazar, Andrew Trujillo, Leon Lujan, Jonathan Trujillo, Tristan Trujillo and Darian Duran.