Today's News

  • Cowgirls crack NCAA top 10

    For the first time in program history, the New Mexico Highlands University women's track and field program is ranked among the top 10 teams in the nation.

    The Cowgirls moved from No. 11 to No. 9 in the newest rankings released Tuesday by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

  • District wrestling Friday at Marr

    Robertson High School’s Mike Marr Gym will be the setting for this year’s District 2 wrestling tournament on Friday, Feb. 10.

    First matches are set for 3 p.m.

    The district includes local schools RHS and West Las Vegas, along with Pecos, Taos and Tucumcari.

    Top individual finishers — and top four teams — move on to the state tournament Feb. 17-18 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

  • State polls: Seven area teams ranked

    Several area basketball teams continue to enjoy top-10 rankings by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    Mora remains No. 2 in Class 2A girls’ hoops. Mark Cassidy’s Rangerettes nabbed 85 points and three first-place votes. Texico got 95 and seven.

    Pecos is 10th in the classification.

  • Cowboy wrestlers push GCU

    Igor Gomzin saw his first shot at a quick pinfall slip out of his grasp Tuesday night.

    The second time, his opponent Brett Sanchez wouldn’t be so lucky.

    Gomzin rolled Sanchez onto his shoulder blades for a fall a mere 57 seconds into the first period of their 184-pound faceoff, helping New Mexico Highlands put up a sturdy fight against Grand Canyon in front of a scant but spirited crowd at the Wilson Complex.

  • Cards move closer to district title

    The Robertson Cardinals (16-6) will play their third basketball game in a four-day span — and their sixth in 10 days — on Friday night in Taos.

    On Wednesday evening after his Redbirds dusted visiting Raton 71-40 at Mike Marr Gym, Robertson head coach David Bustos said he hopes his squad shows its stamina on the road.
    “I wish we had another day between games,” he said with a grin.

  • For Santorum, new challenges follow his big wins

    By Brian Bakst and Jack Gillum
    The Associated Press

    ALLEN, Texas — One day after Rick Santorum’s startling breakthrough in the presidential race, his few aides decamped to distant states to start building campaign organizations from scratch. It was evidence of his challenge in converting sudden momentum into victories in the rush of contests ahead.

  • RHS teams excel in MESA competition

    Middle and high school students from the area participated at last week’s New Mexico MESA’s Regional Design Competition held at New Mexico Highlands University. The students that placed will now prepare for state competition at MESA Day on April 21 in Albuquerque.

  • Official: 10 states get waiver, New Mexico denied

    By Ben Feller and Kimberly Hefling
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama was expected to free 10 states from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, giving leeway to states that promise to improve how they prepare and evaluate students, The Associated Press has learned.

  • LCC students honored at Legislature

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College’s Shannon Krause and Gary Gamertsfelder were among a couple dozen New Mexico students honored at the Capitol on Wednesday as part of the New Mexico All-State Academic Team.

    Krause is a criminal justice major from Los Alamos, while Gamertsfelder is a vocational technical major from Albuquerque.

    As part of their award, both will receive free tuition to a four-year university in the state. Both Krause and Gamertsfelder have been nominated to the All-USA Team.

  • Mora County Notebook: Tapetes de Lana still a growing venture

    When a person walks in the door of Tapetes de Lana’s gallery something new meets the eye. The looms for weaving are still there and the beautiful finished products from those looms  line the walls as usual.

    But you are now greeted by Rebekah Albert asking you if you would like some coffee, tea, cocoa or cappuccino from the newly added Espresso bar. Tapetes also serves pastries that have been bought locally. When the commercial kitchen has electricity it will be baking its own pastries — which will mean the hiring of yet another local person.