Today's News

  • Rams put quick end to WLV game

    The Portales Rams added insult to injuries Thursday night.
    Taking advantage of a West Las Vegas football lineup that has begun to look more and more like a MASH unit in recent days, the seventh-ranked Rams (4-2) scored an early knockout, 54-0, in front of a few hundred fans at Perkins Stadium. The Dons fell to 1-6 with their second shutout loss in a row vs. a top-10 foe.
    Officials called the game just a few minutes into the third quarter after Ramon Sigala hauled in a touchdown pass to break the 50-point spread that forces an automatic stoppage of play.

  • Fourth quarter lifts Sartans

    A commanding fourth quarter by St. Pius X, the 10th ranked team in Class 4A football, made the difference in Friday night’s tug of war with Robertson (2-4).
    The 21-14 Sartans victory was closer in every way than last year’s St. Pius rout in Albuquerque.
    Robertson led for a lot of the game. After a scoreless first quarter, the Cardinals got on the scoreboard first. St. Pius fumbled a snap on a punt late in the opening period, and the Cards recovered the ball at the Sartan 31.

  • Weekend Roundup

    Looking healthy again, Robertson’s girls’ soccer team cruised to an 8-0 shutout of visiting Santa Fe Indian School on Thursday afternoon.

    “(We had) much better passing and teamwork, especially in the first half,” said RHS coach Ray Parks. “Second half was fun, but not as organized.”

  • FYI - Sports Oct. 10, 2011

    Adult swimming classes (for ages 16 and older) are now being offered at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. The course will include six sessions from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 4 to Oct. 20. Cost is $30 for six sessions. Only 10 spots are available, so registration as soon as possible is recommended. Contact the Rec at 426-1739 for details.
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  • Looking ahead - Sports Oct. 10, 2011

    • Robertson boys at Peñasco, 4 p.m., Peñasco
    • Mora vs. Monte del Sol, 5:30 p.m., Mora
    • Pecos at Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Peñasco

    • Robertson girls vs. Taos, 3 p.m., RHS field

    • NMHU women at Adams State, 3 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    • Pecos vs. Santa Fe Prep, 3:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym


  • East property tax rates down

    Residential property owners on the east side will see their property taxes drop when their tax bill arrives in November but those on the west side will see a modest increase under new tax rates computed by the state.

  • Nearing Completion
  • Rainsville man charged in stabbing

    A 41-year-old Rainsville man remains behind bars at the San Miguel County Detention Center for allegedly stabbing another man multiple times on Saturday.

  • Mayor applies for vacant PRC post

    Mayor Alfonso Ortiz  has thrown his hat into the race to be Jerome Block Jr.’s replacement on the state Public Regulation Commission.

    Ortiz, who is also the elected San Miguel County treasurer, said that even if Gov. Susana Martinez selects him for the $90,000 a year post, he would serve out the roughly five months left in his mayoral term.

    Ortiz said he had been considering applying for the job and that he ended up submitting his resume when he was in Santa Fe earlier this week.

  • Dispute leads to car-cycle collision

    A fight between a boyfriend and girlfriend that played out on city streets Wednesday evening ended with both of them behind bars.

    The incident resulted in a heavy police presence on Mills Avenue, in front of McDonald’s. State and city police responded, along with other emergency personnel.