Today's News

  • BREAKING: Pecos boys state track and field champs

    The Pecos Panthers are 2016 Class 3A state track and field champions.

    And it wasn't that close.

    Pecos amassed 64 team points, besting second-place Estancia (47). Dexter, Capitan, Santa Rosa and Native American Community Academy rounded out the top six.

    The Panthers racked up big points in their bread and butter, distance running events, but added several strong finishes elsewhere. 

    The small-school meet was hosted Friday and Saturday at UNM Track and Soccer Complex in Albuquerque. 

  • BREAKING: Robertson sluggers take opener

    Pitcher Brandon Lucero stranded six baserunners -- escaping one bases-loaded jam -- and the Robertson baseball team defeated St. Michael's 2-0 in game one of their best-of-three first-round state playoff series Friday in Las Vegas. 

    The No. 5 seeded Cardinals can advance to the quarterfinals with a win Saturday. First pitch is set for 11 a.m. at Memorial Middle School.

    Robertson scored both of its runs on RBI groundouts. Austen King drove in the first run, plating J.R. Gonzalez, who'd led off the bottom of the first with a single. 

  • Guilty plea in homicide case

    The Anton Chico man charged with fatally injuring another man during a fight in the parking lot of an Allsup’s store last May is heading to prison after pleading guilty to the crime.

    Robert Saiz, 44, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to involuntary manslaughter, a fourth-degree felony, in that case and agreed to a four-year prison sentence. Saiz had originally been charged with voluntary manslaughter, a third-degree felony.

  • Back home after long hospital stay

    Las Vegas’ own walking miracle is back home. Robertson High School senior Nat Boldin returned to his Baca Street home last week after spending 85 days recovering after a simple laser procedure went awry at Lovelace Hospital in early February. He celebrated his 18th birthday in the hospital while connected to a respirator and feeding tubes.

    Boldin is now looking forward to returning to school, attending prom and graduating with his high school class.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself: Just for now, adios, Las Vegas

    Before sunrise on Tuesday, we pulled out of our driveway. Trash containers lined Seventh Street like silent stocky soldiers. Curbs and front yards glistened with traces of snow. A “little silver slipper” of a moon peaked over the trees and seemed to shed a tear as we drove towards KFUN and headed north on I-25.

  • Emma and Noah still tops for baby names

    By Mary Clare Jalonick
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — On baby names, at least, divided Americans can generally agree: Emma and Noah are tops.
    And don’t name your child Isis.

    For the second year in a row, Emma and Noah top the annual list of top baby names, according to the Social Security Administration. That’s the third year on top for Noah and the second in a row for Emma, which was also No. 1 in 2008.

  • Editorial : What’s next for Trump?
  • Another Perspective: Bring on the revolution

    As a person casting a ballot for the first time I can’t help but focus on the issues that are already immediately pertinent to me.

    Being a soon-to-be high school graduate I’ve learned that the average student loan debt after graduation is $28,950.

  • Just a Thought: Let go of the past and fully experience the future

    Along highway 70/380 just west of Hondo on the north side of the road facing west is a large white billboard standing all by itself with one word printed in big black letters. The word is “Forgive.” It is virtually impossible to miss for every driver heading east.

    I do not know who is paying for the sign, but it has been up for some time. Neither do I know how much traffic travels by the sign daily. What I do know is that the one word sign contains much wisdom.

  • Another Perspective: New Mexico has a ‘Dr. Holly Abernathy’ problem

    In 2014, The Wall Street Journal explored the ways that Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid was “straining some health-care systems that already don’t have enough doctors and staff” and challenging “medical practices’ bottom lines in ways that lead them to turn some away.”