Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 20, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Trump’s unpopular inauguration

    Forget the honeymoon, Donald Trump is already unpopular.

    According to Gallup in a poll taken in early January, Trump’s transition into the presidency had an approval rating of 44 percent, nearly 40 points lower than Barack Obama’s, which stood at 83 percent at about the same time in January 2009 during his transition into the White House.

  • Bustos to host free hoops camps

    In an effort to give back to the community, West Las Vegas senior wing D.J. Bustos will be hosting three free basketball camps for children of all ages in the weeks ahead.

    The camp, which will focus on basketball fundamentals for both boys and girls, will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on each of three days — Jan. 22, Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 — at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Camp instructors will include Bustos as well as other members of the West Las Vegas High boys’ and girls’ basketball teams and other community members.

  • Close calls - Robertson opens district vs. St. Michael’s

    St. Michael’s head girls’ basketball coach Martin Romero got the inbounds play he wanted, with a curl route and then a pass to the corner for a go-ahead shot.

    But when Alicia Alvarez’s shot missed, Robertson’s eighth-grade point guard Maria Barela was there to grab the ball. It hadn’t been the best of nights for her or her teammates, but she stormed straight down the floor, drawing enough attention in the lane to get Jazmyne Jenkins free for a pass to the left baseline.

  • Meadow City Madness set for Jan. 29

    Las Vegas Junior Wrestling announces Meadow City Madness, a major youth tournament and state-qualifying event, will take place Sunday, Jan. 29, at Mike Marr Gym.

    The tournament is open to children up to 15 years of age. Registration cost is $11 per New Mexico Junior Wrestling member and $25 per non-member.

  • Pudge in, first try

    By Ronald Blum
    The Associated Press  

    NEW YORK  — Bags and Rock and Pudge are heading to Cooperstown.

    After a vote that could prove to be a turning point how Steroids Era stars are viewed, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens could be joining them in the next few years.

    Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short of the necessary 75 percent.

  • Late scores save Mines

    A couple of late scores, aided by a Cowboy turnover, enabled host Colorado School of Mines to avert an upset, holding on for a 61-58 win over New Mexico Highlands Wednesday night in Golden, Colo.

    Highlands, which lost its third in a row, slid to 6-11, 4-8 RMAC. Mines is 15-3, 10-2.

    Marlon Johnson chalked up another double-double with 15 points and 16 rebounds, both team highs. Ron Lawton had 10 points, and Ramone Atkins and Kieran Woods added nine apiece.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 20, 2017

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Valley Middle School boys at El Dorado, 4 p.m., Eldorado
    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.

  • UWC students give back on MLK Day

    By Gwen Albers

    At home in Nepal, Ritambhara Parajuli volunteered with the Red Cross after a 2015 earthquake left 9,000 dead and 22,000 injured.

    The 17-year-old United World College-USA first-year student also teaches at an orphanage in Nepal.

  • West board candidate dies

    The West Las Vegas school board election takes place in a just a few weeks. But one person won’t be campaigning on Election Day, scheduled for Feb. 7.

    James R. “Gordy” Lovato, a candidate for a position on the West Las Vegas school board, died unexpectedly on Jan. 9 at his home.

    His wife, Lydia Maddox, said her late husband was undergoing dialysis for the past eight years. She said that he was looking forward to his campaign for office where he was running against incumbent Christine Ludi and Joe A. Gallegos.