Today's News

  • Honoring ‘Coach’
  • No. 25 Cowboys dominate Cougars

    Now ranked 25th in the nation, the New Mexico Highlands University baseball team made a bid for upper mobility in the NCAA Division II poll with a four-game sweep of Colorado Christian on Friday and Saturday at Brandt Park.

    The Cowboys (17-3 overall and 11-1 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) blitzed the Cougars in game one 20-0, overtaking them 7-3 in Friday’s game two.

  • Local sluggers put in tourney time

    No spring break hijinks or slacking for local prep baseball and softball teams, who logged hours competing in tournaments across New Mexico over the weekend.

    Robertson capped a three-day tourney at St. Michael’s in Santa Fe with a 15-2 victory Saturday over the Capital Jaguars.

    “Bats came alive today,” said first-year RHS coach Tony Renon.

    Mike Salazar led that barrage, going 3 for 3 at the plate. Another hero Saturday was Miclo Allen, who threw a one-hitter to lead the Cardinals to a win.

  • Albuquerque Isotopes 2012

    2012 Albuquerque Isotopes Schedule

    Thursday, April 5: Isotopes at Omaha, 6:05 p.m.
    Friday, April 6: Isotopes at Omaha, 6:05 p.m.
    Saturday, April 7: Isotopes at Omaha, 6:05 p.m.
    Sunday, April 8: Isotopes at Omaha, 1:05 p.m.
    Monday, April 9: Isotopes at Iowa, 5:35 p.m.
    Tuesday, April 10: Isotopes at Iowa, 11:05 a.m.
    Wednesday, April 11: Isotopes at Iowa, 5:35 p.m.
    Thursday, April 12: Isotopes at Iowa, 11:05 a.m.
    Friday, April 13: Isotopes vs. Omaha, 7:05 p.m.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 19, 2012

    • Robertson at Seery Invite, 9 a.m., Socorro
    • West Las Vegas at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico, noon, Brandt Park
    • Robertson at Seery Invite, 9 a.m., Socorro
    • Robertson vs. Española Valley, 3 p.m., RHS field
    • West Las Vegas vs.Hope Christian, 3 p.m., WLV field

  • Guilty plea in fatal DWI case

    The man who authorities say was drunk when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges related to the deaths of his five passengers.

    Mario Trujillo, 55, faces a sentence ranging from 12 to 25 years under the terms of the plea agreement, though he will get credit for the time he has already spent behind bars. The sentencing hearing has been tentatively set for June 5.

    District Attorney Richard Flores said his office will ask Judge Eugenio Mathis to impose the maximum sentence under the agreement.

  • Mora magistrate disciplined

    SANTA FE — The state Supreme Court has disciplined Mora Magistrate John Sanchez for violating the code of judicial conduct in the handling of a family member’s criminal case in 2009.

    Sanchez was formally reprimanded, placed on supervised probation for 12 months, ordered to take an online course, and required to submit to a 12-month mentorship.

  • Chasing a Dream

    Lynette Diaz lives thousands of miles away from the place she once called home.

    Diaz, a 1987 graduate of West Las Vegas High School, lives in Christchurch, New Zealand. There Diaz, along with her two teenage sons have a good life that includes Diaz’s evolving music career. Her passion for music was not so evident while she was here in the Meadow City.

    She said she became interested in music by “accident.”

  • Oil & gas task force benched, for now

    San Miguel County has suspended the work of its Oil and Gas Task Force, saying that the moratorium on drilling is about to expire and the group is nowhere close to finishing its work.

  • Homicide suspect caught

    Rudolph Muniz, the Mora County man charged with vehicular homicide and other crimes in connection with a Feb. 3 drunken driving crash in Las Vegas, is behind bars at the San Miguel County Detention Center.

    Muniz, 52, who was hospitalized after the crash and who left before police could apprehend him, was caught in the Albuquerque area this past Saturday. He was transported to the San Miguel County jail on Wednesday.

    Muniz is facing vehicular homicide, two counts of causing great bodily injury by vehicle and one count of driving under the influence.