Today's News

  • Montoya triumphs in Greeley

    His decision to go conservative cost Rico Montoya a point but it ultimately helped him secure victory in the third period of Saturday’s 126-pound championship match at the Old Chicago Open in Greeley, Colo.

    The Robertson junior and three-time state champion had built a two-point lead against Mitch Finesilver of Denver’s Cherry Creek High going into that final period.

    “He was real tall and lanky, and I didn’t want (to make a mistake), so I got defensive,” Montoya explained.

  • Weekend Roundup - Young Cardinals see upset bid slip away

    Giving the home fans more than a glimpse of their collective potential, the Robertson Cardinals led a strong Española Valley club by as much as 14 points Friday night in their home opener at Mike Marr Gym.

    But the savvier Sundevils didn’t get rattled, ending the first half on a 17-6 run and then taking control after intermission en route to a 76-66 victory.

    Richard Martinez’s Sundevils improved to 7-1 while Manuel Romero’s young Cardinals slid to 1-6 with the 60th annual Stu Clark Tournament on tap later this week.

  • Red and Green
  • Rams rally to victory in wild New Mexico Bowl

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — With less than 2 minutes to play and Colorado State down by eight points, Shaquil Barrett knew the Rams needed the ball back quickly to finish an improbable comeback against Washington State.

    Once down by 22 points in the New Mexico Bowl, the Rams got their chance when Cougars running back Jeremiah Laufasa came barreling toward Barrett.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 23

    • West Las Vegas boys (C) at Pecos tournament, TBA, Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (C) at Pecos tournament, TBA, Sanchez Gym

    No local sporting events scheduled

    No local sporting events scheduled


  • Court OKs gay marriage

    Quoting the state Constitution’s Bill of Rights guaranteeing that “all persons are born equally free, and have certain natural, inherent and inalienable rights,” the State Supreme Court ruled Thursday that it’s unconstitutional to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

    The ruling legalizes same-sex civil marriages in New Mexico, and it mandates that married gay couples receive the same rights as married heterosexual couples.

  • Gearing up for light parade
  • Area bar fined over fatal crash

    More than three years after Mariah Arguello was killed by a drunk driver, the bar accused of over serving the drunk driver has been fined and it had its liquor license suspended for a few days.

    El Alto Bar and Station, located just south of Las Vegas, was given an administrative citation for over-serving. The bar paid a $2,500 fine and was forced to stop serving alcohol for eight consecutive days, the state Regulation and Licensing Department announced this week.

  • Budget deal cuts oil and gas royalties

    By Matthew Daly
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The budget deal in Congress will cost Wyoming, New Mexico and other states $415 million in lost oil and gas royalties over the next decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Dec. 20, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Wrong-way driver causes I-25 crash

    SANTA FE — A 52-year-old Santa Fe man is accused of driving while intoxicated in connection with a wrong-way accident on Interstate 25.
    Northbound I-25 reopened Thursday morning after being closed for hours after the Wednesday night wreck at St. Francis Road.