Today's News

  • Late push yields state tickets

    Sidelined and frustrated most of the spring due to a broken bone in her foot suffered late in the Lady Cardinals’ basketball season, defending state discus champion Angelica Montoya has finally gotten back to track and field.

    Has she ever.

    Montoya won District 2-4A titles in the discus and shot put with ease and scored points by placing fourth in the javelin Saturday at the Herrera Complex. The Robertson junior thus qualifies for a return trip to the state meet coming this Friday and Saturday at UNM Track and Soccer Complex in Albuquerque.

  • Riders’ run ends

    In the NJCAA Region V West Tournament in Lubbock Texas, Luna Community College softball team opened with an 8-7 win over Clarendon College (30-28) on Friday, May 5.

    Later in the day, however, the Lady Rough Riders lost 11-0 to Howard (44-12), and in the playback bracket, Luna lost 14-10 to Western Texas (24-32) on Saturday, May 6.

    That defeat eliminates Luna from the postseason and ends the Lady Rough Rider season.

  • RHS tennis teams take state

    Dynasty? You know it.

    For the fourth consecutive year – and the fifth time overall – the Robertson girls’ tennis team captured a state championship this past weekend in Albuquerque.

    The Lady Cardinals beat Mesilla Valley Christian for the second year in a row in the finals. This time it was a 5-2 tally, and Robertson had the trophy in hand after singles with five wins.

  • West admins will have to reapply

    While Las Vegas City Schools administration is looking at ways to reorganize its school sites, Superintendent Christopher Gutierrez is working to restructure his district’s administration.

    A job posting on the district’s website seeks applications for five principal positions, an assistant principal, a special education director and an associate superintendent position.

    “All certified administrators have to reapply for their positions,” Gutierrez said on Friday morning. “I am looking to reorganize the district.”

  • Trolley triumph - Transformation of historic building earns NMHU an architectural award

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University has received a New Mexico Architectural Heritage award for transforming a unique Las Vegas historical landmark into a state-of-the art facility for the university’s media arts and technology department.

    The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Historic Preservation Division tapped the Highlands Trolley Building for the honor.

  • Redbirds dominate tourney

    Get ready to etch some more names on that ever-expanding wall of champions that lines the Robertson High School tennis courts.

    Robertson won dual Class 1A-4A state doubles championships on Thursday afternoon at the Jerry Cline Complex in Albuquerque.

    For the second year in a row, the sister act of Brandelyn and Lauren Fulgenzi defeated their cousins, Jaci and Jenese Fulgenzi, in the girls’ doubles final. It was a 6-1, 6-0 tally.

  • Tillerson urges hard line vs. North Korea

    By Matthew Pennington
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday pressed Southeast Asian governments to ensure “leak-proof” enforcement of sanctions against North Korea and to prevent the pariah nation’s diplomats from conducting business that could benefit its weapons programs.

  • Trump keeps ‘em guessing

    By Nancy Benac
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Washington policymakers have a time-tested method for rolling out new ideas: float a trial balloon.

    Spread rumors of a policy change or selectively leak it to the press, then see how it plays and proceed only if it looks doable.

    President Donald Trump has flipped that script.

  • Pearce: Yes to overhaul

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s lone Republican congressional representative joined the GOP majority Thursday in voting for an overhaul of President Barack Obama’s health care law.

    Rep. Steve Pearce said he supported the bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act because it will restore power to the states on health care issues.

  • In Brief - News - May 7, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Gov: Plan funds higher ed
    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez says she has a plan that will fund New Mexico’s colleges and universities while providing more money for scholarships and the University of New Mexico’s cancer center.

    The Republican governor on Thursday reiterated the highlights of her plan without offering details other than to say it would involve tax reform and that tax hikes were off the table. She said New Mexicans have no appetite for higher taxes.