Today's News

  • Capital City Invite: RHS, WLV girls finish 6th, 7th

    SANTA FE — Meadow City girls’ teams both endured tough losses against sturdy competition in going 1-2 over the weekend in the Bobby Rodriguez Capital City Invitational.

    Robertson and West Las Vegas finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the three-day tournament.

    Robertson (4-3) rebounded from a day one loss to reach the consolation final but saw its furious comeback fall short 43-39 against Class 5A Belen on Saturday at Toby Roybal Gym.

  • Another Carney brother wins big

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    If we are having a JC’s New York Pizza Department Challenge and your last name is Carney, apparently you are a shoe-in for the prize.

    After Charlie Carney won the pass, punt and kick $10,000 prize during football season, brother and Highlands punter Patrick Carney — who held the ball on Charlie’s winning kick — showed off his basketball skill on the opening weekend of Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.

  • Cowboys earn first win of Snow era

    NMHU Sports Information

    GUNNISON, Colo. — The Cowboys absolutely dominated the paint to the tune of 40-14 as New Mexico Highlands beat Western State 77-68 Friday night.

    It was the first victory as a collegiate head coach for former New Mexico Lobo assistant Craig Snow.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 15, 2014

    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Mora, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Valley, 4 p.m., WLV

    • Memorial Middle School girls at Pecos, 6 p.m., Pecos

    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Bernalillo, 3 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton

  • New county clerk appointed

    San Miguel County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint Geraldine E. Gutierrez as the new county clerk effective Jan. 1, accepting the recommendation of the outgoing clerk.

    County Clerk Melanie Rivera submitted her letter of resignation effective Dec. 31 after she was elected to a magistrate judgeship. Gutierrez will serve out the remaining two years of Rivera’s term, which expires on Dec. 31, 2016.

  • Fighting hunger - The hunger crisis in our county

    We have all seen it. The long lines at the local Salvation Army during commodity distribution day, people waiting outside the homeless shelter in the evenings, and the holiday- timed food drives.

    These are all signs of the hunger crisis in San Miguel County. Just imagine living a life in which you don’t know where your next meal will come from or whether it will come at all. For roughly 4,730 people or 16.2 percent of people in San Miguel County, hunger is their reality, according to the Food Depot.

  • Gov proposes paying new teachers more

    The Associated Press

    Gov. Susana Martinez on Wednesday announced an $11.5 million package of proposals that includes paying new teachers more and creating a mentorship program that her administration hopes will eventually lead to improvements in student achievement.

    New Mexico consistently ranks at or near the bottom when it comes to education, and Martinez said during a visit to Zuni Elementary School in Albuquerque that increasing pay for starting teachers by $2,000 will help make the state’s recruitment efforts more competitive.

  • CYFD seeks $10M to expand reforms

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    It will take an infusion of about $10 million if New Mexico wants to move ahead with and expand reforms to improve the way child abuse cases are investigated and tracked in New Mexico, child welfare officials told lawmakers Wednesday.

    The Children, Youth and Families Department made its case for the funding during a Legislative Finance Committee meeting.

  • Jail Log - Dec. 12, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Dec. 1 and Dec. 8:
    Carlos Gonzales, 32, 19- day commitment
    Patricia Sanchez, 31, probation violation: failure to report.
    Lukis Cruz, 33, criminal damage to property, disposing of stolen property, breaking and entering, possession of burglary tools, burglary of a dwelling - house.
    Brandon Martinez, 23, driving on suspended-revoked license.
    Jeffrey Sanchez, 25, drug court violation: 72-hour hold

  • Looking Back - Dec. 12, 2014

    In 1964

    Friday, Dec. 11 — Members of the Las Vegas City School District reported that there is a possibility of interscholastic athletic contests with West Las Vegas, since West Las Vegas is now a member of District 2A. They also directed Trammel Ford, principal of Robertson High School, to continue a survey to see if it is feasible to hold graduation at Perkins Stadium during the day. Present facilities, Superintendent Tom Clark said, are inadequate due to the increasing size of the graduating class.