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Today's News

  • Balancing the needs

    These days, just about everyone agrees that we need to develop clean energy alternatives. Over the long haul, the future cannot run on fossil fuels; instead, renewable energy sources must determine our economic and environmental destiny. So it’s imperative that we move toward solar, wind and other energy-producing alternatives.

  • Cowboys pass 30 wins

    New Mexico Highlands University’s baseball team may be new to the top of the Central Region, but the Cowboys are no stranger to the 30-win mark, where Steve Jones has guided them with consistency over the course of his 14 years at the school.

    On Friday at Colorado Christian, the Cowboys bullied their hosts 22-6, earning their 30th win in 36 games. And they hit another milestone, too — their 20th win in 23 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference games to date.

  • As It Is: Tea party hypocrisy

    On Thursday, conservatives from across the country rallied against big government and taxes at so-called tea parties. They even held a demonstration in ultra-liberal Santa Fe.

    The tea party’s message — combined with a hatred of President Obama — is simple. Sure, we can all agree that we don’t want a huge, overbearing government. And everyone likes lower taxes.

    But these tea party activists don’t give many specifics about what they would do.

  • RHS lockdown a precautionary measure

    Robertson High School was on lockdown for 15 minutes before the end of the school day Thursday.

    It was the first lockdown at Robertson in at least two years, officials said.

    Police said they received a report that two people were in a scuffle at a Robertson High School parking lot and that one broke the other’s window.

    Someone heard that noise and thought it was a gunshot, so that person called the school. Principal Eddie King then ordered all students into the building and put the campus on lockdown.

  • WLV cheer squad 4th in state

    West Las Vegas’ cheerleaders captured fourth place in the co-ed cheer category over the weekend at the State Spirit Championships, hosted by the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    With 361 team points in the Class 3A cheer category, the squad edged St. Michael’s for third and finished behind Hope Christian (502), Bloomfield (471.5) and Raton (403.5). Robertson was eighth with 349 points.

  • Suspect to face more charges

    A District Court ruling last week means that a man accused of killing another in road-rage incident could get still more years in prison.

    Rich-ard Baca, 21, already faces a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the November killing of Benito Lemos, 22, in central Las Vegas. That charge carries a maximum sentence of six years in prison.

    In recent months, the district attorney’s office has wanted to add the charge of shooting at or from a vehicle resulting in death, with a maximum of 15 years in prison.

  • Mil Gracias letter

    The 16th annual Fiesta de la Hispanidad took place in March  in Ilfeld Auditorium and was, as every other year, a huge success thanks to the participation of our community members, both those performing and in the audience.  

  • Mora's Chavez, Romero shine

    Mora’s Henrique Chavez won the 1,600-meter run and the Rangerette track team managed an 11th place team finish this past weekend in the Fort Sumner Qualifier.

    Chavez won the 1,600 with a time of 4:55.52; more than nine seconds separated him and his closest competitor.

    Chavez ran a 2:04.87 in the 800, placing second to Fort Sumner’s Skylar McMath (2:04.32). He ran third in the 400 (53.42).

  • RHS school locked down

    Robertson High School was on lockdown for 15 minutes before the end of the school day.

    It was the first lockdown at Robertson in at least two years, officials said.

    Police said they received a report that two people were in a scuffle at a Robertson High School parking lot and that one broke the other's window.

    Someone heard that noise and thought it was a gunshot, so that person called the school. Principal Eddie King then ordered all students into the building and put the campus on lockdown.

  • College late in seeking money

    Luna Community College missed out on the chance of getting a more than $100,000 grant because it was late in asking for the money.

    By 35 minutes.

    For the last year, the college has handled a $110,000 grant for a program seeking to curb alcohol and tobacco use.

    Recently, the college created a thick packet seeking the same amount of funds for the next year.

    But Elaine Luna, Luna’s interim development director, didn’t turn in the grant until 5:35 p.m. March 22 in Santa Fe. The deadline was 5 p.m. that day.