Today's News

  • Editorial cartoon - May 6, 2015
  • Work of Art: How can we unsay it?

    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit,
    Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
        —Omar Khayyam
    Of all the words I’ve read during my 76 years on Earth, I find it difficult to imagine a bit of verse more profound. And as a writer, I’m obviously aware of how difficult it is — as the rhyme by the Persian poet indicates — to unsay it.

  • District déjà vu - Cardinal junior wins on playoff hole — again — to repeat as district golf champ

    Robert Gallegos sank a 20-foot putt from the edge of the green on his fourth shot on Hole No. 1, then waited — all calm on the outside at least — as opponent Jason Parker tried from a similar distance several feet away.

    Parker’s putt rolled just short, and for the second year in a row, Gallegos — a Robertson High junior — captured the District 2 boys’ golf championship.

    For the second year in a row, he did it by hitting a clutch shot to win a playoff.

  • Cowgirls: RMAC champions!

    NMHU Sports Information

    PUEBLO, Colo. — It all started a decade ago with nine points in the 2005 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships.

    Ten years and 170 points better, the No. 4 nationally ranked New Mexico Highlands track and field team is the 2015 RMAC champion.

  • Rivals to meet in state tournament openers

    How about some more Robertson-West Las Vegas baseball this spring — this time in the first round of the state tournament?

    The Cardinals are the No. 6 seed and host the No. 11 Dons for a best-of-three Class 4A playoff series this Friday and Saturday. Friday’s opener is set for 3 p.m. at Whorton Field; Saturday’s first pitch is 10:30 a.m.

  • Little League - May 6

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by the Las Vegas Little League. Games are played at Keyes Park on Mills Avenue.

    WEDNESDAY: Yankees vs. Mets, 5:30 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Yankees vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Mets vs. Cardinals, 7:30 p.m.

    WEDNESDAY: Owlz vs. Express, 6:15 p.m.; Red Wings vs. Rattlers, 7:45 p.m. THURSDAY: Sandgnats vs. Paw Sox, 6:15 p.m.; Owlz vs. Thunder, 7:45 p.m. FRIDAY: Rivercats vs. Express, 6:15 p.m.; Threshers vs. Bats, 7:45 p.m.

  • State tennis opens Wednesday

    Fortified with the addition of brother-sister duo Warren and Brandelyn Fulgenzi, the Robertson boys’ and girls’ tennis teams have been built to win championships.

    Starting Wednesday, they’ll get a chance to prove it.

    The state tournaments commence with individual brackets Wednesday and Thursday at the Jerry Cline Complex in Albuquerque. Team brackets follow on Friday and Saturday at Albuquerque Academy.

    Robertson is coming off a clean sweep of all four individual District 2-4A championships.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 6, 2015

    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • State championships, Albuquerque

    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park

  • Luna tuition won’t go up

    The Luna Community College Board of Trustees signed off on a $22.7 million budget last week that spares students any increase in tuition but also fails to provide across-the-board pay raises for school employees.

    Donna Flores-Medina, Luna’s vice president for finance and administration, presented the budget during a special trustees meeting last Tuesday.

    “No tuition increase was built into this budget,” she said. “... Salaries are remaining flat.”

  • Cinco de Mayo celebration