Today's News

  • How to not erase student debt

    The following editorial recently appeared in the Jacksonville (N.C.) Daily News.

    Even by government standards, it is a colossally dumb idea: revoking someone's license to work as a way to get them to pay off their student loans. Yet many states do just that.

    Student loan debt has more than doubled since 2009 to $1.3 trillion today. The average borrower in the class of 2016 left campus more than $30,000 in debt -- triple the level from 1990, while earnings for newly minted grads have remained flat.

  • Got to be carefully taught

    A 1949 Broadway musical by Rogers and Hammerstein, "South Pacific," contains a song with lyrics that are penetrating.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017.

  • Las Vegas woman jailed after four-car wreck

    A Las Vegas woman was taken to the San Miguel County Detention Center after police say she caused a four-car accident at one of the busiest intersections in the area on a Friday evening.

  • Cards' Andrew Trujillo second in Jaguar Invite

    SANTA FE — Saturday didn’t start particularly well for Robertson junior 170-pounder Nicholas Apodaca.

    Matched up against top seed Isaiah Martinez of Santa Fe High’s resurgent wrestling program, he found himself getting pinned at the 1:02 mark and dispatched to the consolation bracket in the Jaguar Invitational.

  • Lady Cards third in Capital City tourney

    SANTA FE -- Robertson (4-1) never trailed, dominating Class 6A Santa Fe High on the Lady Demons' home floor in taking a 43-27 win in the third-place game of the Capital City Invitational on Saturday at Toby Roybal Gym.

    Lady Cards Alianza Darley and Maria Barela were named to the all-tournament team. RHS played tough defense especially in the early going, taking a 14-1 lead after one period. Santa Fe didn't make a field goal until the 4:34 mark of the second quarter.

  • Dons beat Cards for 7th in Sundevil Invite

    West Las Vegas salvaged seventh place in the Sundevil Invitational, beating Robertson 63-54 Saturday morning in Albuquerque.

    The Dons (4-3) controlled much of the game, leading 12-6 after one quarter and 28-21 at halftime. It was 45-32 at the end of the third before the Cardinals (0-4) made headway late in the contest.

    It was the first East-West boys' basketball game since the teams met in the Class 4A state quarterfinals in March.

  • Early East-West basketball game set

    Robertson and West Las Vegas boys' basketball teams weren't supposed to play each other until mid-January, but they will meet for the first time on Saturday morning in Albuquerque.

    The Cardinals (0-3) and Dons (3-3) will play for seventh place in the Sundevil Invitational hosted by Sandia Prep; tip-off is set for 10 a.m. Robertson lost to Silver 69-37, and West lost to Valencia 67-56 in consolation bracket play Friday to set up their impromptu matchup this weekend.

  • Educated right here in town

    By Jesse Gallegos, Luna Community College

    About five months from now, Brittney Mares and JaMarcus Trujillo are set to receive bachelor of science degrees in biology from New Mexico Highlands University.

    The couple is thankful for the start they got at a local community college. 

  • N.M. senators, reps under scrutiny

    By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Limited safeguards against self-enrichment in the nation’s only unsalaried legislature are under scrutiny in the wake of a corruption trial and felony convictions against a former New Mexico state senator.

    Accused of using his position to profit from the sale of a state-owned building, former Sen. Phil Griego is awaiting sentencing after a jury found him guilty of fraud, felony ethical violations and other charges.