Today's News

  • Bad behavior in Mora

    Was the fight between Mora County Sheriff Thomas Garza and then-deputy Lee Allingham a case of misuse of authority or blatant insubordination?

    That’s something that District Attorney Richard Flores and his office are going to have to figure out as they consider the possibility of filing charges.

    One thing seems clear, however, at least to us: The sheriff took more than one misstep in his efforts to address the confrontation that occurred after a suspected DWI traffic stop early last month.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 2, 2012
  • Work of Art - ‘Twenty-five cents, please’

    Sometimes I meet the most interesting people. I did Sunday at Souper Salad in Santa Fe. Let me explain.

    One can usually identify me as the man who, when holding open a door for someone at a restaurant, will ask for a tip.

    True, the denotation of “Twenty-five cents, please” means, of course, “Hand over the cash.” The connotation — and to me that’s what communication is mostly about — is “I’m just joking, trying to be friendly."

  • Bustos out as RHS hoops coach

    David Bustos is apparently out of a job as Robertson boys’ basketball coach.

    Sources close to the school district and Bustos himself said he had been released from his coaching duties within the last week.

    The reasons for the change were not made public. Asked about it, Las Vegas City Schools Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez said, “All coaching positions were opened this year to allow for Mr. (Juan Carlos) Fulgenzi (director of co-curricular activities) to build a comprehensive athletic program under his direction.”

  • State seedings announced

    Good news wasn’t reserved only for church this past Sunday. Teams from across New Mexico learned they would be going to the state tournaments and learned of their seedings via the New Mexico Activities Association selection show.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 2, 2012

    • Class 2A state tournament first-round games, TBA, campus sites
    • Class 1A-3A state tournament: girls’ singles first round, 6:30 p.m.; boys’ singles first round, 7:30 p.m.; girls’ doubles first round, 3:30 p.m.; boys’ doubles first round, 5 p.m.; Jerry Cline Complex, Albuquerque


  • Isotopes shut out Hawks

    John Ely struck out eight batters and gave up eight hits over six and one-third innings Monday night to lead the Albuquerque Isotopes to a 5-0 shutout of Oklahoma City.

    The game began an eight-game homestand for the Isotopes, who host the RedHawks through Thursday before entertaining Nashville for a four-game set.

    Ely bumped his record to 2-2; he has a 5.06 earned run average this season.

    Relievers Wil Ledezma and Shane Lindsay held Oklahoma City hitless the last two and two-thirds.

  • Bynum’s record day leads Lakers

    The Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES  — A day before Andrew Bynum produced one of the most eye-popping defensive performances in NBA playoff history, he spoke up to his Lakers teammates about the importance of getting off to a good start in their championship quest.

    With an NBA record-tying 10 blocked shots, the 7-foot All-Star center put the Lakers on the good foot — and the Denver Nuggets on their heels.

  • Cowboys sweep UNK

    The NMHU Cowboys completed their series sweep of the Lopers of the University of Nebraska-Kearney with a 10-5 win on Sunday in front of a robust home crowd. It was the final home series of the season for Steve Jones and company.  

    The Pokes celebrated their seniors in their final home series of the season and sent them off in style with the win. The Cowboys will be graduating 10 seniors from their program this season.

  • East to end year in black

    Las Vegas City Schools should end this fiscal year in the black, Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez informed the district’s audit committee on Thursday afternoon.