Today's News

  • Work of Art: ‘Twenty-five cents, please’

    Some readers possibly don’t realize that part of my alleged sense of humor comes from holding doors open for people, and as I do the honors, asking them for a quarter for my efforts.

    PLEASE realize this is a joke. I ask for the 25-cent tip mainly to test their reaction and discover how quickly they’re able to think on their feet.

    One such experiment (I’ve written about this before) happened a few years ago as I held the door for a man and his family as they entered the Santa Fe Souper Salad.

  • Robertson spikes Portales

    Brandelyn Fulgenzi has battled injury this fall, but the Robertson volleyball player looked all too healthy for Portales’ liking on Saturday evening.

    Fulgenzi riddled the Rams’ defense with a match-high 25 kills    on a .371 attack percentage as the Lady Cardinals (9-5) won in four sets at Mike Marr Gym.

    Game scores were 14-25, 25-21, 25-12, 27-25.

    Portales, whose long volleyball history against Robertson includes a state championship match victory back in 2007, opened this encounter by taking the first set.

  • Kickers split with Taos

    T.J. Trujillo picked up another hat trick Saturday, and it came at a perfect time — a critical district soccer match with a tough Taos bunch.

    Robertson’s boys edged the visiting Tigers 3-2 to improve to 6-8-1 overall and 4-3 in a loaded District 2.

    Earlier this fall, Taos had won 4-1 on its home field.

    But the Cardinals found a way to take the rematch without key playmakers Tonati Aparicio-Blythe and Brandon Larrañaga.

  • Rocky homecoming for Cowboys

    Despite turning in one of the better offensive efforts of the Jeff Mills era, the young New Mexico Highlands football team couldn’t match the explosive output of South Dakota School of Mines & Technology on Saturday at Perkins Stadium.

    The visiting Hardrockers (5-1 overall, 4-1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) piled up 536 yards of offense, spoiling Highlands’ homecoming game 44-17.

    The Cowboys fell to 0-6 and 0-5 as they hit the road again for a game at Chadron State.

  • Runners take on rugged course in Los Lunas

    Placing all five scoring varsity runners in the top 30, Robertson’s girls raced to a runner-up finish in the David Allen XC Invitational this past Saturday in Los Lunas.

    Sophomore Makayla Quintana paced the Lady Cardinals by finishing third individually with a time of 21:03, but she had plenty of help as Savannah Sena (10th, 22:04) and the RHS pack boosted the team score to second place behind only Hope Christian.

    With junior Miguel Coca leading the way, the West Las Vegas boys’ varsity cross country team claimed eighth place at the same meet.

  • ‘Big Papi’ era ends in Boston; Indians win

    By Jimmy Golen
    The Associated Press

    BOSTON — The ball settled into the right fielder’s glove, the Cleveland Indians poured onto the diamond and the Fenway fans fell silent.

    Then, slowly from the crowd rose a chant of “Pa-pi!”

  • YABL sign-up ongoing

    Through Oct. 31, the City of Las Vegas Recreation Department is signing up players for some of its annual youth basketball leagues.

    Registration ($40 fee per player) is open to boys in grades three to seven (non-school players) and to both boys and girls, kindergarten through second grades.

    Coaches are also being sought and should complete applications available at Rodriguez Park Recreation Office on Grant Street and at City Hall.

    The season runs from November to February.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 12, 2016

    • Memorial Middle School vs. Taos, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym

    Cross country
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Bernalillo, 3 p.m., Bernalillo
    • Memorial Middle School at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Robertson boys and girls at Pojoaque Valley, 3 and 4:30 p.m., Jacona

  • Republicans reeling after Trump's vulgar comments revealed

    By Julie Pace and Jonathan Lemire
    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — In a videotaped midnight apology, Donald Trump declared "I was wrong and I apologize" after being caught on tape making shockingly vulgar and sexually charged comments. Yet he also defiantly dismissed the revelations as "nothing more than a distraction" from a decade ago and signaled he would close his presidential campaign by arguing rival Hillary Clinton has committed greater sins against women.

  • ‘A sense of hope’ - City voices support for AWC

    Vick Evans caught herself in a bad situation one morning in early September while walking to her job at Highlands University. A large brown dog had knocked her down at Washington and Eighth, causing her head to bounce off a concrete sidewalk.  

    She suffered a concussion and was forced to seek medical attention. She ended up missing several days of work and is only now starting to feel better.

    Evans said her family called local police to report the loose dog and the injury that the animal caused. But despite their calls, the dog remained on the loose.