Today's News

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Great-grandson may get to see fresh deer tracks

    Whenever I get a chance, and when the weather is bearable, I spend a lot of time outdoors. This mountain ranch is so full of places to explore, of both ancient and recent history and of changing biology, which includes weather patterns. I wonder what I will discover next.

    Fortunately our library includes the Field Guide Series by Roger Tory Peterson and these wonderful resource books are dog-eared, well worn treasures that have answered so many of our questions about what we see, hear and even smell here.

  • Dear Teacher - Oct. 9, 2016

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: What are typical problems my child might encounter when she starts kindergarten? And what will her teacher expect her to be able to do? — Worried Mom

  • Dons breeze past Braves

    Marcus Coca’s return for a touchdown brought a merciful end to the West Las Vegas-Santa Fe Indian football game Thursday night with 1:15 still left in the third quarter.

    By clinching an early win with a 59-6 margin, it also eclipsed the Dons’ win total of last season, when they finished 4-6.

    In fact, West’s 5-1 overall record ensures the most victories in a season by the WLV program since 2008, when the Dons went 6-4.

  • HU keeper honored by RMAC

    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands’ Makenna Luster was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week for Oct. 4.

    On Sunday, Oct. 2, the Cowgirls faced the Colorado Christian University Cougars in an RMAC game at Perkins Stadium.

    Within six minutes, the Cougars were attacking the goal and Luster was ready as she made her first save of the game.

  • Elkettes down West in five sets

    Pojoaque Valley won a chess match of a volleyball contest Thursday night, edging West Las Vegas three games to two at Ben Lujan Gym in Jacona.

    The duel was more reminiscent of these longtime volleyball rivals’ greatest clashes. Days earlier, they’d met in the Portales tournament, and the Elkettes had a more convincing win, taking it 3-1.

    But this one was a back-and-forth affair.

    Pojoaque, the No. 3 ranked team in Class 4A according to MaxPreps, coasted to a 25-12 verdict in game one.

    Then West got even, 25-21.

  • Go Fish - Oct. 9, 2016

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Catches of the week
    Morphy Lake: Angelico Chavez of Las Vegas caught a 24-inch rainbow trout Sept.  30. He also caught several other rainbows and cutthroats fishing from his float tube. He was using a size 16 elk hair caddis.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 9, 2016

    • NMHU women vs. Regis, 1 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 2 p.m., United World College, Montezuma

    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Escalante, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Robertson boys JV and girls JV vs. St. Michael’s, 3 and 4:30 p.m., RHS Field
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Raton, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Mora, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym

  • HU alumni angry about change

    Directly across the street from Perkins Stadium, the Champ Tyrone Music Building parking lot has been home to many a Highlands tailgate party during homecoming and other Cowboy football games over the years.

    This Saturday, as the Cowboys host South Dakota Mines for homecoming 2016, that lot will fall silent.

    The tailgating there fell victim to a university policy change enacted this past April, to be replaced by a more restrictive tailgating option — inside the stadium itself, alcohol-free and for ticket-buying participants only.

  • Rising to the Top - West leader gets 1-year contract

    He’s been on the job only three months and already West Las Vegas’ new superintendent appears to be uniting what had once been a divided school board.

    Christopher Gutierrez, who took over has interim superintendent in July, was given a one-year, $110,000 contract late last month. And the vote was unanimous.

  • Lawmakers approve budget fixes

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — State lawmakers approved a package of budget solvency measures aimed at closing a major budget deficit.

    The state House of Representatives adjourned Thursday after approving a package of budget solvency measures that were quickly confirmed by the Senate.

    The deficit reduction plan is expected to shore up the state’s general fund by cutting agency spending by $172 million, sweeping money from agency accounts, collecting money from stalled construction projects and closing tax incentive loopholes.