Today's News

  • Purple pride — Cowboys hope for homecoming breakthrough

    Five games into the 2016 college football season, New Mexico Highlands remains a work in progress.

    The Cowboys are 0-5 after enduring a brutal stretch that included NCAA Division I FCS opponent Northern Arizona, 2014 NCAA Division II national champion (and defending RMAC champ) Colorado State-Pueblo, and a couple of surprisingly strong league foes in Colorado Mines and Black  Hills State.

  • Cardinals stun St. Mike’s on pitch

    Robertson dashed out to a 4-1 halftime lead Tuesday at St. Michael’s and never relented, playing the Horsemen evenly in the second half for a 5-2 victory.

    The result is a key win for the Cardinals and first-year head coach Bryan Trujillo, who improved to 5-7-1 overall and 3-2 in district play.

    The schedule gets even tougher in the coming days. The Redbirds were to play at Santa Fe Prep (7-3 overall, 5-0 in district) on Thursday before hosting Taos (4-5, 3-2) on Saturday at RHS Field.

  • Lady Dons make quick work of Taos

    The visiting Taos Lady Tigers had no answers against West Las Vegas’ volleyball team Tuesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Game scores were 25-13, 25-15, 25-13 in favor of Elizabeth Ulibarri’s squad (5-6, 1-0 District 2-4A).

    West’s continuing progress was evident throughout, as the Lady Dons never trailed at any point in the evening.

    Alisson Hill’s crisp kill off a Sarah Gold assist opened scoring, and after a pair of Gold service aces and a Taos misfire, West led the first set 4-0.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 7, 2016

    • NMHU women vs. Metro State, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • NMHU at Western State, 7 p.m., Gunnison, Colo.
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Mesa Vista, 4 p.m.,  Sanchez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School, Mora Middle School, Pecos Middle School at Española tournament, Española

    Cross country
    • NMHU at Tiger Open, 10 a.m., Hays, Kan.
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Los Lunas, 9 a.m., Los Lunas

  • Man admits guilt in killings

    A 46-year-old Mora County man is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty last month to two counts of second-degree murder and other crimes.

  • Moving to the sounds
  • Man arrested for trying to stab officer

    A Las Vegas man was arrested Friday and charged with a third-degree felony for attempting to stab a Las Vegas police sergeant with a knife on Friday, according to a probable cause statement filed Monday in San Miguel County Magistrate Court.

    Sgt. Michael Lopez escaped injury, but the knife cut through the uniform shirt he was wearing.

    Lopez was able to take the suspect into custody. Adan M. Vigil, 68, of the 2200 block of Eighth Street, has been charged with aggravated battery upon a peace officer with a deadly weapon.

  • Still no agreement on state budget fix

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Republican majority leaders in the New Mexico House of Representatives pushed forward Monday with a budget solvency plan designed to preserve funding for public safety and childhood development programs, deepen cuts to higher education and sideline any tax increases.

  • Clinton tears into Trump on taxes

    By Ken Thomas and Jonathan Lemire
    The Associated Press

    TOLEDO, Ohio — Hillary Clinton tore into Donald Trump’s tax maneuvering, business skills and trustworthiness Monday as she sought to capitalize on news that the New York real estate mogul may have paid no federal taxes for years.

    Unfazed, he boasted of using U.S. tax laws “brilliantly” and cast himself as a savvy business survivor poised to save a reeling nation.

  • Highlands pride

    Homecoming activities
    Wednesday, Oct. 5

    2:30 p.m. — Roadway to Perkins Stenciling – Meet in front of Perkins Stadium/Stu Clark
    5 p.m. — Cowboy Car Bashing – Old Campus Police Parking Lot

    Thursday, Oct. 6

    10:30 a.m. — H Club Meeting – Student Center Governance Room
    1 to 4 p.m. — Edible Book Festival – Donnelly Library – voting from 1 to 3 p.m. with the cake walk from 3 to 4 p.m.