Today's News

  • Back to school
  • Que Pasa - Jan. 15, 2014

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Penguin’s Hidden Talent” by Alex Latimer. Free and open to the public.

  • Don’t lower standards

    A state representative from Albuquerque has pre-filed a bill that would make it easier for high school students to graduate from high school, a move that we believe undermines attempts to reform our state’s struggling education system.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 15, 2014
  • Work of Art - And what’s so funny?

    What’s so funny? John Adams, a long-time member of the Highlands University English Department, often asked me that between classes at Mortimer Hall.

    Unlike several other members of the Humanities faculty of yesteryear, Adams was an 8-to-5-er. If not in class, he was in his office. Therefore, he heard every giggle and chuckle that emanated from my journalism and speech classes down the hall.

  • Bears down - Highlands hoopsters sweep Grizzlies to conclude productive homestand

    Stargell Love came up with a huge steal and then swished two free throws to seal a 90-87 win for New Mexico Highlands over visiting Adams State on Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

    The Cowboys improved to 8-6 overall and 5-5 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. ASC fell to 7-5 and 4-5, respectively.

    Highlands’ win is a critical one because the Cowboys and Grizzlies are both in the middle of the pack in the RMAC standings and will be making a push for the playoffs in the next month.

  • Grapplers fare well in Moriarty

    Rico Montoya and Amos Rivera conquered five opponents apiece and earned all-tournament honors for Robertson in the Moriarty Duals on Saturday.

    Montoya (132 lbs.) and Rivera (195) were selected all-tourney by a coaches’ vote based on record, pins and overall performance.

    Robertson also got a strong weekend from Joseph Paul Griego (4-1 record at 138 lbs.), Kenny Yara (4-1 at 220), and Malachi Segura (2-2 at 185).

  • Ronaldo rejoices

    The Associated Press

    ZURICH — Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t hide how much it meant to him, finally being voted the world’s best soccer player again.

    Having spent four years in the shadow of his great rival Lionel Messi, Ronaldo broke down in tears after being elected the Ballon d’Or winner for 2013 on Monday — a rare display of emotion that showed just how important it was for the Portugal winger to get his hands on the trophy again.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 15, 2013

    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    • West Las Vegas boys and girls at Hope Christian tournament, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    • Valley Middle School boys vs. Tierra Encantada, 4 p.m., Valley gym
    • NMHU at Chadron State, 7 p.m., Chadron, Neb.


  • East board discusses finances

    The Las Vegas City Schools district has struggled with its budget for years, but on Thursday Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez informed the board that her administration is already getting the budget planning process in place for the upcoming school year.

    McNellis-Martinez told the board the district’s financials appear to be in good shape, although problems with the late audits still linger.