Today's News

  • BREAKING: Pecos wins state baseball opener

    In the opening round of the Class 3A state baseball tournament, Pecos routed Raton 10-2 on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals.

    Pecos is the No. 6 seed, while Raton was seeded 11th.

    The Panthers will play No. 3 Lordsburg, a 14-3 victor over Clayton, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at Cleveland High in Rio Rancho.

    The 4A state baseball and softball tournaments get under way Friday and Saturday.

    The 1A-3A state softball and 1A-2A baseball brackets will be announced this weekend.

  • BREAKING: Marrujo, Garcia advance in state singles

    Robertson tennis players Cailyn Marrujo and Andres Garcia both survived the first round of the Class 1A -4A state tournaments Wednesday and will move on to the quarterfinals Thursday.

    Marrujo, the No. 8 seed in girls' singles, outlasted district foe Claudia Dimond of Taos, 6-3, 7-5. Marrujo will play No. 1 Patty Borunda at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Jerry Cline Complex in Albuquerque, host venue for the individual state tournaments.

  • Juvenile sentence for teen killer

    The 16-year-old boy who stabbed a man to death last year has been found to be amenable to treatment and rehabilitation, which means he will be sentenced as a juvenile.

    Under the juvenile code, the maximum sentence that Fabian Maes can receive is confinement until age 21. He was ordered to undergo an evaluation prior to sentencing.

    Judge Gerald Baca ruled that Maes is amenable to treatment after a day-long hearing last Thursday.

  • Kidnapped girl found dead

    The Associated Press

    FARMINGTON — An 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped from the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, launching a massive search, was found dead Tuesday.

    Authorities had been searching by air and ground for Ashlynne Mike, a Navajo fifth-grader who was abducted by a man believed to be a stranger Monday afternoon, FBI spokesman Frank Fisher said.

    The girl’s body was found Tuesday morning in Shiprock, near a rock formation that the town is named for, said Jesse Delmar, the tribe’s public safety division director.

  • Mariachi group wins second

    Robertson High School’s Mariachi Cardenal is making waves in the music scene. In late April the group of more than 20 students earned second place in the annual Tucson International Mariachi Conference. While there the students learned from professional mariachi performers. Mariachi Cardenal was also the second-place recipient in what the director Martin Sena calls the “People’s Choice Award.”

    “We won second in the competition where people have to cast votes,” Sena said. The group’s second-place award also included $1,000.

  • Anti-child abuse campaign launched

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    A state agency tasked with protecting New Mexico children is launching a campaign Monday with a new website and meetings around the state aimed at getting more parents involved in fighting child abuse.

  • In Brief May 4, 2016

    The Associated Press

    New Springer Dam unveiled

    SPRINGER — Two small, old dams that had been deemed by water managers as most likely to fail have been replaced.

    Officials with the Office of the State Engineer and the town of Springer gathered Monday to celebrate the completion of the new Springer Dam with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    State Engineer Tom Blaine says the new dam will help provide a safe and reliable water supply for Springer.

  • Editorial Cartoon: May 4, 2016
  • Editorial : Crossing the line

    Testimony presented in federal court last week raises serious questions about the state Human Services Department and the manner in which it has been administering its food assistance program.

    According to The Associated Press, state caseworkers and supervisors testified last Thursday that they falsified income information on emergency applications for people seeking food assistance, resulting in some of the state’s most needy being denied help.

  • A work of Art: ‘Kinda’ is sorta common nowadays

    A recent discovery, which with my luck won’t create even a ripple, deals with added flabbiness in speech and writing.
    The culprit has a name: “Like.” We’re not talking about the verb like, which might appear in this sentence: “I really like Katherine Zeta Jones.” That’s a legitimate use of the word.

    It’s the flabby part of speech that we make of “like,” when we like overuse it.