Today's News

  • Big day for cross country

    The following are highlights of a full day of cross country — New Mexico Highlands University’s XC Jam and the Meadow City Invitational hosted by Robertson High — Saturday at the Gene Torres Golf Course.


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    1. Kemoy Campbell, South Plains, 24:16
    2. Isiah Samoei, ENMU, 25:12
    3. Mohammed Noor, ENMU, 25:14
    4. Nicaise Kazingo, NMHU, 25:17
    8. Ismael Samano, NMHU, 26:14
    9. Henrique Chavez, NMHU, 26:17
    11. Justin Lueras, NMHU, 26:28

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 28, 2011

    • Robertson boys vs. Moreno Valley, 4 p.m., RHS field

    • Robertson girls at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas at Trinidad, 4 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    • Pecos vs. Springer, 5 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    • Robertson at Ruidoso, 7 p.m., Ruidoso
    • West Las Vegas at Lovington, 7 p.m., Lovington

  • FYI - Sports - Sept. 28, 2011

    Three-on-three basketball tournament to benefit the Pecos/DC Civic Youth Group will be held Oct. 1-2 at the Pecos gym. Divisions from third grade to adults over 40. Youth entry fee $50 per team if paid before Sept. 23; $75 thereafter. Adult fee is $100 a team. To obtain registration form and further information, call Evelyn Hurtado, 470-2980, or Rhonda Sanchez, 231-0201.

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  • Robbery suspect captured

    A Las Vegas man being sought by police for allegedly robbing a KFC manager earlier this month was arrested Thursday night following a standoff with police.

    Walter Padilla Jr. barricaded himself inside a residence, Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said in an e-mail. The e-mail doesn’t say where the residence was.

    San Miguel County Magistrate Chris Najar had previously signed off on a warrant for Padilla’s arrest. Padilla is charged with robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence.

  • RHS Homecoming
  • Bullying initiative launched

    Casa de Cultura is partnering with Common Sense New Mexico and community leaders to combat youth violence and bullying in schools.

    The groups are launching a series of community meetings this week geared toward getting to the root causes of the problem.

    The first one will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. this Thursday at the West Las Vegas High School cafeteria. The second one will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 at McFarland Hall.

    Rock Ulibarri, with Casa de Cultura, said students, parents and community members are all encouraged to attend.

  • Fitness Challenge
  • Sanchez Coffee Club
  • Bill contains millions for state hospital

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Deeply divided Democrats and Republicans headed home Saturday from a special legislative session dominated by partisan conflict over plans to draw new boundaries of districts for elected offices.

  • N.M. border to see another drop in apprehensions

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    The number of illegal immigrants apprehended along the Mexico-New Mexico border is expected to drop again and is following a steep decline that began five years ago, according to officials at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

    The fiscal year ending Oct. 1 will see another big decrease from the prior year and is likely a result of more border patrol agents and new technology infrastructure, said agency spokesman Doug Mosier.