Today's News

  • Planned Parenthood

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Foster’s Daily Democrat of New Hampshire and was originally published on Jan. 15.

    Defunding Planned Parenthood endangers the health of millions of low-income women and children in this country and if Congressional Republicans go through with it, they should be held accountable for every person hurt by their action.

    Specifically, every U.S. Representative and Senator who votes for this outrage should be thrown out of office by voters in 2018.

  • Work of Art: ‘When I was your age . . .’

    A school child was greeted with a question as he came home. His mother asked, “Who’s president of the United States?”

    The boy answered, “Barrack Obama.”

    “Wrrrronnng!” his mother replied. “It’s Donald Trump.” Apparently the mom expected her boy’s answer not only to be correct, but also timely.

  • Quintana wins 800 for Highlands

    NMHU Sports Information
    Collegiate champs at the Air Force Invitational receive silver AFA watches for winning an event. In a meet loaded with Division I teams, two Highlands Cowgirls brought home the highly coveted awards.

    Senior Jayme Quintana (800 meters) and freshman Janell Fullerton (pentathlon) took top honors in their events and helped the Cowgirls emerge as the top Division II team in the 11-team meet.

    Quintana is a West Las Vegas graduate.

  • East girls prevail

    Whether she was altering shots, snagging rebounds or powering through the lane for baskets, Angelica Montoya set the tone early for Robertson’s 57-46 win at West Las Vegas on Saturday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Montoya scored 12 first-half points and finished with 13 as the Lady Cardinals (15-3) took possession of first place in the young District 2-4A race.

    Recent shooting woes continued for the Lady Dons (13-6), who fell behind 12-5 and trailed by as much as 15 points before retreating to the locker room down 28-15 at halftime.

  • Trujillo a champ again

    Johnathan Trujillo grappled to another individual championship this past Saturday in the Gene Gagliardi Invitational in Trinidad, Colo.

    The Robertson junior, who pinned all four of his opponents, led the Cardinal wrestling team to ninth place in the 21-team event.

    Two other Cardinals placed in the event. Andrew Trujillo (106 lbs.) went 3-1 and finished second. Pete Aragon (182 lbs.) was 4-2 in finishing fifth. Only seven RHS wrestlers — half of the 14 on a full varsity — competed, but the team amassed 83 points. Dumas (Texas) won with 235.5.

  • Johnson helps ‘Pokes to split

    The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s leading rebounder, Marlon Johnson added to his resumé with another RMAC Defensive Player of the Week honor.

    Johnson notched his seventh double-double of the season as New Mexico Highlands’ men split this past week’s games, falling at Colorado School of Mines 61-58 on Tuesday and then beating Colorado Christian 95-84 on Saturday.

  • Red-hot Falcons must solve more than just Brady

    The Associated Press

    There’s no stopping Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons.

    After piling up 540 points in the regular season, the NFL’s highest-scoring offense has been even better in the playoffs.

    The Falcons scored 36 points against Seattle last week and 44 more against Green Bay in a lopsided NFC championship game.

    Next up are the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 25, 2017

    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • Mora girls (A,B) vs. Robertson, 5 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Robertson triangular featuring West Las Vegas, St. Michael’s, 3 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

    • Pecos boys and girls at Desert Academy, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Pojoaque
    • NMHU vs. Chadron State, 6 p.m., Wilson Complex


  • BREAKING : East-West game cancelled

    The Robertson-West Las Vegas boys basketball game scheduled for Friday night has been cancelled, according to school officials. 

    The cancellation comes as result of a ruling by the New Mexico Activities Association, according to reports. A call seeking clarification from the NMAA had not been returned as of this post.

    It is unknown as to whether the game will be rescheduled. 

    The East-West girls' game is on as scheduled Saturday, with the junior varsity starting at 4 p.m. at Gillie Lopez Gym. 

  • On the chopping block - East school officials ponder shuttering three schools, say move would save $1.6M a year

    The end may be near for three Las Vegas City Schools sites. On the chopping block for potential decommission and demolition are Paul D. Henry Elementary, Legion Park Elementary and a portion of Memorial Middle School.

    On Thursday evening, district officials will host a public hearing to discuss the potential closures of the sites starting at 6 p.m. in the band room at Robertson High School.

    Superintendent Kelt Cooper said the district has been working on its master plan for roughly a year, and due to years of declining enrollment, many classrooms are empty.