Today's News

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! CLEAN ENERGY. A sea of solar panels, spread across, 50 acres has been constructed near Las Vegas — the latest of five PNM solar facilities to open across the state in the past year. At its peak the Las Vegas Solar Energy Center will produce enough energy to power about 7,000 homes and will offset about 44 million pounds of carbon dioxide — the equivalent to taking 4,500 cars off the road, according to PNM.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Jan. 20, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - After saying no to slavery, N.M. denied statehood

    Not to know what happened before you were born is to be forever a child. This ancient axiom is especially true about momentous historical events which shaped our destiny.

    As this Centennial series continues, we hope to relate the critical moments which unfolded as New Mexico emerged from a centuries-old outpost of the Spanish empire, to become the 47th American state.

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation

  • Mora holds on to lofty state ranking

    “These two games will really test us,”  Mora girls’ basketball coach Mark Cassidy said on Monday as his Rangerettes prepared to visit Class 3A neighbors West Las Vegas (Wednesday) and Robertson (Friday). “We have not played anyone as good as West and Robertson.”

    The Rangerettes passed the first portion of the exam Wednesday, winning out 60-47 over a young Lady Dons outfit still looking to hit its own stride.

  • Birds go Bear-trapping

    Following up on a 72-66 defeat of Pecos, the Robertson Cardinals made quick work of visiting Estancia on Tuesday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    The Cardinals took a 79-39 win over their Class 2A foe.

    While Justin Bustos — in just his third game back since returning from a knee injury — continues to regain basketball shape, his shot was as dangerous as ever.

  • Cowgirls off to solid start indoors

    The New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field squad opened the 2012 indoor campaign at the Texas Tech Open Jan. 13-14 in Lubbock, Texas.

    “This was a meet to see where we are after a long break,” noted head coach Bob DeVries. “The athletes have been pretty much on their own for almost a month during the semester break.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 20, 2012

    • Robertson girls vs. Mora (A,B), 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys at Ruidoso (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Ruidoso
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Moriarty (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at University of New Mexico, TBA, Albuquerque
    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa, 6 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.


  • Hargrave honored

    Highlands freshman 174-pounder Easton Hargrave has earned the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week honors.
    Last week, Hargrave produced 18 points for his team with three pins in three team duals. Wrestling against Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Cal Baptist University and Montana State University-Northern, Hargrave scored each fall within four minutes.

    The Cowboys have won two dual meets in a row with Hargrave’s help. He is 12-7 (6-0 duals) and has five pins.

  • Mora County Notebook: Community Health Services wins award

    The Mora Valley Community Health Service’s medical clinic was recently recognized with a quality award from the New Mexico Primary Care Association for achieving the best outcomes for a small clinic (under 10,000 patients) in the area of diabetes control, blood pressure control, childhood immunizations, and PAP screening.

    They also had the best overall blood pressure outcomes of all of the community health centers of New Mexico.