Today's News

  • Cowgirls finish Pueblo series with win

    Averting a four-game sweep at league opponent Colorado State-Pueblo, the Highlands softball team shut out the host ThunderWolves 5-0 in this past Saturday’s series finale.

    Highlands had played the Wolves close in two of its three losses but came up short 3-2, 9-1 and 9-7 in games one through three over the weekend in Pueblo.

    In game one Friday, CSUP took a 3-0 headstart in the first inning aided by three Cowgirl errors.

  • ‘Topes start 1-4 on road

    The Albuquerque Isotopes found themselves climbing out of an 8-0 hole and wound up on the short end of a 10-6 tally Monday night in Des Moines, Iowa.

    After opening the season with three losses in four games at the Omaha Storm Chasers, the ‘Topes are 1-4 to begin the organization’s 10th year of operations. Albuquerque and Iowa were to play again on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

  • No. 9 Highlands tracksters rock UNM meet

    The short trip to Albuquerque for the UNM Tailwind Invitational paid big dividends for the NMHU women’s track and field squad on Friday and Saturday.

    Highlands’ women are ranked ninth in the NCAA Division II outdoor programs.

  • The Champ
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 11, 2012

    • NMHU vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State (DH), 2 p.m., Cowgirl Field
    • Robertson at Los Alamos, 3 p.m., Los Alamos

    • Robertson vs. St. Michael’s (DH), 3 p.m., RHS field
    • Robertson at Sandia Prep, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    Track and field
    • Robertson at Sandia Prep, 1 p.m., Albuquerque


  • Guardians say boy harassed

    By Mercy López and Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic

    The guardians of a 15-year-old West Las Vegas Middle School student have filed a police report accusing the principal of harassing him and of violating his right to an education.

    Julian and Theresa Weathers say their godson, who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and requires special education services, is even afraid to go to school these days because principal Steve Sandoval picks on him.

  • How it’s done
  • Highlands hosting talk on wildfires

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University is hosting a free public talk on reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire and watershed health at 12 p.m. Wednesday in Burris Hall, Room 129, 903 National Ave.

    Andrew Egan, New Mexico Forestry and Watershed Restoration Institute director, will also talk about examples of cross-disciplinary research related to forest harvesting

    The university’s chapter of Sigma Xi, a scientific research society, is sponsoring the talk. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Two juveniles charged in burglary

    State police have charged two juveniles with a host of crimes for allegedly breaking into a woman’s house late last month and taking a laptop computer, game systems, games, coins and a video camera.

    The 15-year-old and 16-year-old boys were caught with many of the items by the victim’s cousin, according to probable cause statements filed in district court.

    The burglary occurred the night of March 24, and the cousin found the teens and an 18-year old by the river in the Tecolote Land Grant the following day. They were carrying two bags.

  • Councilor defends zoning decision

    City Councilman Andy Feldman says that contrary to the criticism levied by two members of the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission, the council’s decision to deny a request for a zone change for a proposed child care center on the southeast corner of Eighth Street and Friedman wasn’t politically motivated.

    The council sent the request back to the Planning & Zoning Commission for further review.