Today's News

  • Editor's Note - A love story

    Heather Glidewell McDonald’s life is a love story. One big part of her story is that she fell for her Rogers, Ark., high school sweetheart, Don McDonald. They separated to attend different colleges, but that didn’t last long and, in 1975, they graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, together — a year after they got married. They remained husband and wife for 37-1/2 years.

    From the beginning, Heather was surrounded by the love of family.

  • Lopez guides Cowgirls past Mustangs

    Alyssa Lopez scored 17 of her game-high 24 points in the first half to lead New Mexico Highlands to a 79-52 triumph at Western New Mexico on Saturday night in Silver City.

    It was a bittersweet evening for NMHU as Highlands’ men lost 93-75 — a third consecutive defeat for the Cowboys.

    Cowgirls 79, Mustangs 52

    Lopez made eight of her 17 shots and was six of nine at the foul line in recording 24 points to go with four rebounds and five steals and an assist.

  • Girls’ Basketball: Streak busters

    Seven ties.

    Thirteen lead changes.

    One 12-point lead trumped by a 17-point momentum swing in the second half.

    Two sets of cheering fans who probably would’ve stayed to watch these two high school girls’ basketball teams play all night long.

    But in the end, someone had to win, and on Friday night, it was Robertson who emerged victorious, rallying back from a 44-32 deficit to take a 57-42 decision over previously undefeated Mora.

    Mora, ranked No. 2 in Class 2A, is 16-1. Robertson is 10-6.

  • Fitness challenge begins today

    Today, Jan. 23, is the final day to weigh in and join the annual Tony E. Marquez Jr. Fitness Challenge.

    The competition, a weight-loss and fitness challenge, is open to males and females age 16 and older and runs from Monday until Friday, March 16.

    Those wishing to take part are asked to register and weigh in at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center in Las Vegas.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 23, 2012

    No local varsity games scheduled

    • Robertson girls at Pojoaque Valley (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas boys vs. Socorro, 6:30 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Socorro, 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

  • Fast-paced Robertson tames Lions

    As fast as they started Saturday night, you’d think it was the Kentucky Derby instead of northern New Mexico basketball.
    Only this horse race was no photo finish.

    Robertson’s boys (10-6) began on a 19-0 run and never let up in a 76-36 romp over visiting Santa Rosa (7-10).

    The Cardinals have won four straight games since losing at Mora, currently the No. 4 team in Class 2A. They’ll get a chance to catch their collective breath before playing host to Santa Fe Indian next Monday, Jan. 30.

  • City worker has criminal past

    The city of Las Vegas employee charged with stabbing a co-worker outside City Hall last week already had an extensive criminal record when he was hired by the city’s wastewater department three months ago.

    Christopher Gallegos, 30, who lives on South Pacific, has been in prison, jail or on probation for much of the last seven years. His rap sheet includes everything from trafficking heroin to aggravated assault for firing a shotgun into a home occupied by a man and his 12-year-old son.

  • Safety issues force move of bandroom

    MORA — All band classes at the Mora Independent School District have been relocated due to safety concerns raised by the state Fire Marshal’s Office.

    The elementary-middle school gym houses the district’s band room and is the place where all of the district’s band classes are taught.

    The facility was padlocked last Friday.

    At issue are barrel bolt locks that are being used to secure the facility. The Fire Marshal’s Office has ordered that all barrel bolt locks be re-moved from the gym.   

  • Farewell

    Nearly 10 years after the Rev. John Brasher arrived in Las Vegas to become pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows, he is moving on.

    Brasher’s last day at Our Lady of Sorrows was Thursday. He has been appointed pastor of Holy Family-St. Joseph in the Roy-Mosquero area and of Santa Clara parish  in Wagon Mound.

  • Heart attack claims retired professor

    A New Mexico Highlands University professor who spent decades mentoring students before retiring and volunteering his time to community causes has died.

    Kim Allen Kirkpatrick died Jan. 12 at an Albuquerque hospital after suffering a heart attack. He was 74.