Today's News

  • District champs: Martinez guides Cardinal wrestlers to the banner

    When he put on his singlet Saturday morning, Leon Lujan couldn’t have known his match — the last one of the day, no less — would be the one that would decide a district wrestling championship.

    But sure enough, Lujan’s match in district duals vs. Taos became essentially a winner-take-all tug of war for the team championship banner.

  • College roundup: Highlands grapplers 6th in RMAC

    Logan Pine advanced to the 141-pound championship match to highlight a solid sixth-place team finish for the New Mexico Highlands wrestling team over the weekend at the Rocky Mountatin Athletic Conference championships in Colorado Springs.

    Pine, a freshman, pinned opponents from California Baptist and Colorado Mesa to reach the final on Saturday. In the final Pine lost a 3-2 nailbiter to Austin Solari, the top seed out of San Francisco State.

  • Prep roundup: Redbirds fade late in upset bid vs. Portales

    A 12-0 Robertson run — featuring baskets by Antonio Padilla and Caleb Marrujo plus two free throws and a bucket each from Arjay Ortiz and Emiliano Berged — reduced a 13-point deficit to a one-point toss-up.

    But visiting Portales, the No. 6 boys’ basketball team in Class 4A, got back to form in the last six and a half minutes of the ballgame Saturday evening. With Tyrese Dawson and Braden Bridges busting up the RHS zone with 3-pointers, the Rams didn’t allow Robertson to complete the comeback, rebuilding their lead for a 64-54 win at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Feb. 7-11

    WEDNESDAY (Feb. 7)

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Marr Gym
    • Las Vegas youth league girls’ games, 5:30 p.m., Rec


    • NMHU women and men vs. Westminster, 5 and 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Mora boys (A,B) and girls (A,B) vs. Questa, 3:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Pecos girls and boys vs. Raton, 5:30 and 7 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., TBA

  • Urlacher, other marquee players get to Hall

    By Josh Dubow
    The Associated Press

    MINNEAPOLIS — Ray Lewis and former Lovington and University of New Mexico star Brian Urlacher terrorized opposing offenses from the middle of the field. Randy Moss and Terrell Owens did the same to defenses on the outside.

  • Trujillo case recusal motion to get hearing

    A Fourth District Court hearing was heldp Monday in the case of former Mora and Pecos school administrator Charles Trujillo on Tuesday — though Charles Trujillo wasn't really the subject of the hearing at all.

  • Bill introduced to wrap Luna under NMHU's domain

    Lots of Americans have seen the term "SB 52" somewhere within the past few weeks — a reference to the Super Bowl game played Sunday. 

    However, it's a bill with a similar name that has the attention of anyone involved in higher education in northeastern New Mexico.

    SB 252 is a bill introduced last Wednesday in the State Senate as part of the New Mexico legislature's 30-day 2018 legislative session. Its formal title tells us all we need to know about its intent: "Transfer of Luna College to N.M. Highlands."

  • In Grand Style

    Now that projects have improved the northern part of Grand Avenue, the New Mexico Department of Transportation is nearly ready to send out requests for bids for a project along the southern stretch of that same strip of pavement.

  • A slimmed-down department

    Keeping athletes in top shape has become a year-round task. Planning a reduced budget and staying within it is not only a year-round task, it’s also a multi-year task — and a day-by-day task.

  • HUD demands action from L.V. Housing Authority

    National housing authorities recently issued a complex report detailing 18 violations the City of Las Vegas has committed or is committing in its attempts to comply with a federal program.

    At stake is, depending on what one reads into a letter that accompanied the review and the city’s strained history with federal housing authorities, the city possibly losing all funding, staffing and other items that go with federally subsidized housing in the area.