Today's News

  • Work of Art: Less of a terrorist

    Maybe my greying mustache and my already-greyed hair make me look more presentable to personnel with the Transportation Safety Administration at major U.S. and foreign airports. I say “maybe” because it seems I was hassled less than ever before on this go-round,  a trip to Iceland.

  • Back for more - Pecos Panthers riding 26-game win streak, aiming for shot at state basketball title

    As the glowing yellow digital seconds — displayed like an increasingly painful insult in the rafters above — ticked away and the chances of catching the Texico Wolverines began to dissipate before his eyes, Pecos sophomore Mario Archuleta glanced across the portable hardwood surface in the cavernous Santa Ana Star Center. His older brother Arturo, a senior, was trying to will the Panthers to victory in the Class 3A state semifinals, but the bigger, stronger, more experienced Wolverines were having none of it.

  • Off to a GOOD START - Robertson vs. West Las Vegas matchups headline quarterfinals

    Highlights from the first round of state basketball tournament games involving area teams:

    West Las Vegas 65, Socorro 43
    Alisson Hill scored 10 of her 14 points in the pivotal third period for West, which turned a scant 34-32 halftime edge into a 52-37 advantage by the end of the quarter. Jenna Bustos also netted 14 for the Lady Dons. West had nine players score, but the team’s defense was key, holding Socorro to 11 points in the second half. Kaylene Baca led Socorro with 10 points.

  • Splits for HU

    NMHU baseball split a four-game home series vs. Colorado School of Mines over the weekend at Brandt Park, moving to 6-9 overall.

    Highlands won games two and four, 16-10 and 10-4, losing games one and three by one-run margins, 7-6 and 8-7.

    Jeremy McCarty shined for the Cowboys. He was 2 for 4 with two RBI in game one, 4 for 5 with three RBI in game two, and 3 for 4 with three RBI in game three. He homered in going 1 for 3 with two RBI in the finale. James Cordova hit 3 of 4 with two RBI in that contest.

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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 8, 2017

    • Class 4A state quarterfinals: Robertson boys vs. West Las Vegas, 8:15 p.m., Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho
    • Class 3A state quarterfinals: Pecos boys vs. Eunice, 7 p.m., Rio Rancho High
    • Class 2A state quarterfinals: Mora boys vs. Menaul, 6:30 p.m., Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho
    • Luna Community College at Adams State (DH), 3 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    • Robertson JV vs. St. Michael’s (DH), 3 p.m., RHS field


  • State hoops updates

    Updates from the state basketball tournaments:

    West Las Vegas girls 65, Socorro 43, final. Lady Dons play Robertson 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Pit in 4A quarterfinals.
    Robertson girls 51, St. Mike's 36, final. Lady Cardinals play West Las Vegas 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Pit in 4A quarterfinals.
    Pecos girls 48, Loving 65, final. Lady Panthers eliminated, finish 20-8.
    Mora girls 52, Ramah 36, final. Rangerettes play top-ranked Tatum 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at Bernalillo High in 2A quarterfinals.


  • Chamber shuts doors — for one day

    It came as a notice in social media Thursday morning: the Las Vegas San Miguel Chamber of Commerce is officially closed.

    But the closure lasted one day as officials from the chamber and the city of Las Vegas were finally able to agree to  allow the chamber to continue its operations.

    “I made the decisions yesterday (Thursday) to close the doors because of our budget,” chamber board chair Regina DeNardo-Sena said during a telephone interview Friday morning.

  • Fourteen DWI charges - Vegas man back in legal trouble

    James Romero, 57, of the 400 block of Tecolote Street, has landed his 14th DWI charge. He is also facing a handful of other charges including driving on a revoked license, unregistered vehicle, no proof of insurance, following too closely, and speeding.

    Romero was arrested at his home on Feb. 27 after failing DWI tests conducted by San Miguel County Deputy Eric Esquibel.

    Romero’s Breathalyzer tests calculated a .19 and a .18 — roughly double the presumed level of intoxication for adults in New Mexico (.08 percent).

  • Nationals bound - Quintana punches ticket in 800

    Next stop: Birmingham.

    Jayme Quintana, a senior on the New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field team and a West Las Vegas graduate, has qualified for the NCAA Division II indoor nationals in the 800-meter run.

    Nationals are set for this coming week, March 9-11, in Birmingham, Ala.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Women’s work under way

    By Beth Urech

    Remember that childhood saying, “Men may work from sun to sun; women’s work is never done.”  Let’s amend that to read: “Women’s work has now begun.”

    In the last few weeks, I have been struck by the women I’m meeting and the work they are doing. Please men, don’t stop reading. You know I like men, especially my male readers, but for now let me tell you about women whose passion for social justice is making a difference in New Mexico.