Today's News

  • District champs!

    The Meadow City figures to be well-represented when the New Mexico state tennis championships begin this Wednesday in Albuquerque.

    Robertson swept to twin team district championships on the boys’ and girls’ sides over the weekend in Taos, also taking home individual championships in boys’ singles, boys’ doubles, girls’ singles and girls’ doubles. RHS will send a total of seven girls and six boys to state. West Las Vegas adds one girl to the mix as well.

  • Lady Cards soar to district softball title

    Robertson softball added an exclamation point to its regular-season District 2-3A championship by handling Taos on the road Saturday.

    Final scores: 15-5 and 20-2 RHS.

    The Lady Cardinals (16-8 overall, 9-2 district) and head coach Adrian Jaramillo awaited the state tournament seeding, to be announced Sunday afternoon by the New Mexico Activities Association.

    The Lady Cards and their Robertson baseball brothers — who fell 5-2 and 11-3 at Taos on Saturday — were projected as likely hosts for first round games.

  • Cowboys dash past ‘Runners

    Winning three of four over the weekend against Metro State in the regular-season finale pushed New Mexico Highlands’ baseball team over the coveted 30-win threshold.

    It’s become a common milestone for Steve Jones-led teams.

    Bigger prizes await for this one, which finished the regular season 31-18 overall, 28-11 in league play and 16-7 at Brandt Park.

    The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament begins this week in Grand Junction, Colo.

  • California Chrome powers to victory

    By Beth Harris
    AP Racing Writer

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A horse with a humble pedigree. A couple of working stiff owners. A 77-year-old trainer with his first Kentucky Derby horse.

    Even Hollywood couldn’t have made this up.

    California Chrome made it look easy on Saturday, pulling away down the stretch to win the Derby by 1 3/4 lengths.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 5, 2014

    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Robertson hosts district tournament, TBA, Gene Torres Golf Course
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at RMAC Outdoor Championships, TBA

    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at RMAC Outdoor Championships, TBA

  • A WAR OF WORDS - Chamber director alleging retaliation by city

    The executive director of the Las Vegas/San Miguel Chamber of Commerce and of the local Economic Development Corporation is alleging that she has been retaliated against by City Manager Timothy Dodge and the city for refusing to engage in unethical and illegal conduct.

  • Skandera visits - West to get $200K to finish year

    Wednesday was a good day for West Las Vegas Schools and for several district employees.

    Just a few days prior, West Las Vegas Superintendent Gene Parson said he tried to make his point to the state Public Education Department on the district’s need for emergency supplemental funding for the rest of this fiscal year.

  • Fatal house fire under investigation

    Firefighters dispatched to a blaze on the 2700 block of Plata on Wednesday morning discovered a deceased 53-year-old man inside a bedroom.

    The cause of the fire and exactly how the man died remain under investigation, although authorities at this point don’t suspect foul play, according to Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño.

    The deceased male has been identified as Alfredo Garcia.

  • Highlands cuts rodeo, child care

    By Dave Kavanuagh and Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University’s rodeo team had its celebration — of five members qualifying for nationals in six events — cut shorter than an 8-second bull ride this week.

    The team returned from this weekend’s Grand Canyon Regional only to learn that the Highlands rodeo program is being suspended indefinitely at the end of the current season.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - May 2, 2014

    Staff and wire reports

    WLV student claims rape