Today's News

  • Dear Teacher - Sept. 20

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: The new school year has started. In the past, I have always been involved in my children’s education by communicating with their teachers, attending parent-teacher meetings, being a room mother, going to school events, visiting their classrooms and so on. Is there anything else parents should do to be involved in their children’s education? — Wondering

  • Six Robertson High School cheerleaders make national team

    Estevan Varela, Aaron Campbell, Cheyenne Osage, Rhyanne Martinez, Arianna Garcia and Madeleine Morse were recently selected to join with 650 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the U.S. to represent Varsity Spirit in the 29th annual London-New Year’s Day Parade. 

  • HU geology prof part of Arctic Circle research on Snowball Earth

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    The Earth was not covered from pole to pole with ice 650 million years ago as was previously thought, according to new research by a Highlands University geology professor.
    Michael Petronis worked with an international team of scientists investigating the Snowball Earth hypothesis in Svalbard in the Norwegian High Arctic approximately 65 miles from the North Pole. The hypothesis describes a frozen Earth, with glacial ice covering the entire planet in the ancient geological past.

  • Duncan: Apply for financial aid

    By Dylan Lovan
    The Associated Press
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s message for students thinking about college is simple: You can do it, and the federal government can help pay for it.

  • New coaches at Robertson for spring

    Three newly hired head coaches at Robertson High School are hardly new faces to student-athletes on campus.
    Michael Quintana has accepted the softball coaching position, while Mike Boyle and Leroy Barela will take over in boys’ and girls’ track and field this coming spring.
    “Good hires,” said Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, Las Vegas City Schools’ director of co-curricular activities. Fulgenzi confirmed the coaching picks this week.

  • On the verge

    Mind the orange barrels and heavy equipment around the Robertson soccer field this season.
    With six freshmen, seven sophomores and one eighth grader and just a few upperclassmen with varsity experience on the roster, the Cardinal program is under construction.

  • This week’s games


  • Dallas downplays Murray reunion

    The Associated Press
    IRVING, Texas — Jason Witten glared at reporters, mostly out of determination and not anger because the affable Dallas tight end was trying to make a point about facing former teammate DeMarco Murray for the first time.
    Never mind that Murray helped redefine the Cowboys’ offense while leading the NFL in rushing for a playoff team and breaking Emmitt Smith’s franchise record with a league-best 1,845 yards. That’s so last year. And so last team, after Murray took big money from NFC East rival Philadelphia in free agency.

  • Arizona defense wary of Bears’ screen plays

    The Associated PressTEMPE, Ariz. — James Bettcher is off to a good start as the Arizona Cardinals’ new defensive coordinator. Except when it comes to defending those screen passes and other short tosses to the running back, that is.
    So the Cardinals know they will see more of those plays when they are in Chicago on Sunday, particularly considering the Bears have Matt Forte, one of the most adept receivers on screen plays in the NFL.

  • Legality of road work in question

    The San Miguel County Commission has voted down a request to adopt a road in Pendaries. But the request has brought up questions about whether county officials have been breaking state law by paving portions of it even though the thoroughfare isn’t on its road log.

    The issue came to light during last week’s Commission meeting in Pecos.