Today's News

  • Camp provides hands-on experience to students

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Eighth grade girls from around New Mexico gained hands-on science knowledge from Highlands University women faculty at an AAUW Tech Trek Camp aimed at building confidence and stimulating interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

    The American Association of University Women New Mexico sponsored the camp last week in collaboration with Highlands University.

    Forestry professor Sara Brown taught two workshops during Tech Trek titled, Wildfire Science: It’s Hot!

  • Que Pasa - July 20, 2015

    • Municipal Court closed from Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24.  Staff will be attending Conferences throughout the week. Court will re-open on Monday, July 27.

    • Civic Resources Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22 at the West Las Vegas High School gym. There will be free food and music with information regarding community outreach services, promoting health, nutrition, education, therapy and safety.


  • Editorial cartoon - July 20, 2015
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Gov. Martinez appears to be hitting her stride

    Earlier this year I wrote about Gov. Susana Martinez’s tenuous legacy, saying that, after a little more than four years in office, she has little of consequence to tout as a lasting accomplishment.

    Now, I’m thinking she may have found it in tourism.

    And that’s not all I’ve noticed. She may also be hitting her stride politically, and (maybe, just maybe) with the media.

  • Iran deal a significant step

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and was originally published in that newspaper last week.

    The historic agreement between Iran and six nations led by the United States, announced by President Barack Obama early Tuesday morning, sets the stage for containing the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran for more than a decade.

  • State brackets unfold

    La Plaza’s Majors (11-12) baseball All-Stars bounced back from an opening round loss to extend their state tournament run this past weekend in Los Lunas.

    In bracket play hosted by Enchantment Little League, La Plaza endured a 16-1 defeat to Los Alamos County on Friday. But the team won 4-2 Saturday in the playback bracket and was to have another elimination game — against Shorthorn — on Sunday.

    All state tourneys are double-elimination in format.

  • Error tips walk-off win to Isotopes

    Roger Bernadina scored a walk-off winning run courtesy of a miscue by Las Vegas pitcher Zach Thornton to lift the Albuquerque Isotopes to a stirring 5-4 win Saturday night at The Lab.

    The teams had marched in lock step with one another throughout the game prior to the decisive play.

  • Robbers to wrap up on road

    So much for a long goodbye.

    Saturday’s Las Vegas Train Robbers matinee at New Mexico Highlands University’s Brandt Park never made it to the field.

    The game had been expected to be the final home appearance of the Train Robbers this season. But it ended up being cancelled by Friday, with the second half of a peculiar two-city doubleheader remaining intact at Santa Fe’s Fort Marcy Park.

    The reason? A source close to the team said the team and NMHU had a dispute over facility usage that led to the game’s cancellation.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 20, 2015

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 8:05 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    • Las Vegas adult league games: MEN, Balls Deep vs. Vegas Boys, 6 p.m.; Sons of Pitches, 7:30 p.m.; Hackers vs. V-Town Grizzlies, 8:30 p.m., city softball complex
    • State Little League tournaments, various sites

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Garden City Wind, 6 p.m., Garden City, Kans.
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 8:05 p.m., Reno, Nev.

  • Rape, kidnapping charges filed

    A 34-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center Sunday in connection with a brutal attack of a woman in May.

    Gabriel Romero, who according to court documents resides on San Lucero Street, has been charged with kidnapping, a first-degree felony, criminal sexual penetration while armed with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a third-degree felony. The incident occurred on May 27.