.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Birds hope for homecoming respite

    Robertson head football coach Leroy Gonzalez has stuck with a familiar refrain the past several seasons — play a bunch of tough schools early to get his team battle-tested in time for the District 2-3A portion of the schedule.

    It’s a formula that has worked in terms of district competitiveness, although the rigorous early slate tends to take a toll.

  • Highlands teams fall to national powers

    Nobody could much argue about strength of schedule for New Mexico Highlands opponents this past week.

    The NMHU women’s soccer and volleyball teams both faced nationally ranked teams in recent days, with both meetings resulting in defeat.

    For Cowgirl soccer, Wednesday night’s 2-1 loss at Fort Lewis in Durango, Colo., was the squad’s first blemish of the fall schedule.

    Fort Lewis came into the match ranked No. 5 in the NCAA Division II.  

  • Twin wins
  • Go Fish - Sept. 27, 2013

    FREE FISHING: Saturday, Sept. 28, is Free Fishing Day in New Mexico. Anglers of all ages — residents and nonresidents — can fish without a license. All other rules apply.
    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. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    FISHING REPORT,
    Sept. 24

  • Youth Soccer - Sept. 27, 2013

    The following are this coming weekend’s scheduled Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches:

    U6 DIVISION
    All U6 matches are played at 8:45 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Chile vs. Mexico, Field 1
    Peru vs. Italy, Field 2
    Russia vs. Greece, Field 3
    USA vs. Croatia, Field 4

    U8 DIVISION
    All U8 matches are played at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Belgium vs. Portugal, Field 1
    Spain vs. Norway, Field 2
    Switzerland vs. Germany, Field 3

  • Late coach to be honored

    On the first anniversary of his death, the late Joshua Paul Garcia will reportedly be honored with the naming of Mora’s baseball and softball fields.

    The ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Mora High School.

    Garcia, a well-liked softball and football coach in Mora and Las Vegas, died last fall in a one-vehicle car crash.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 27, 2013

    Friday
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Capital (homecoming), 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas at Hatch Valley, 7 p.m., Hatch
    Rodeo
    • NMHU at Cochise College, TBA, Douglas, Ariz.
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado Christian, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Western State, 7 p.m., Gunnison, Colo.
    • Robertson at Sandia Prep tourney, TBA, Albuquerque
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Los Alamos

    Saturday

  • Judge cleared of wrongdoing

    The state Supreme Court has rejected a request from the Judicial Standards Commission to suspend Mora County Magistrate John Sanchez.

    A written ruling in the case had yet to be filed as of Tuesday morning, but the state’s high court announced its ruling during a hearing last week.

  • Yours for the picking
  • Area man sentenced to 13 years

    A man who previously pleaded guilty to trafficking crack cocaine and to distributing prescription drugs was sentenced late last month to 13 years in prison.

    Anselmo “Chemo” Ortiz, 22, was sentenced by District Judge Matthew Sandoval on Aug. 28. Sandoval sentenced Ortiz to 15 years with two of those years suspended, the District Attorney’s Office announced.