Today's News

  • Que Pasa - March 16, 2015

    • The Las Vegas Municipal Court will be closed through Wednesday, March 18 for court software conversation and software training. The court will re-open at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 19.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Word Bird’s New Friend” by Jane Moncure. Free and open to the public.


  • Editorial cartoons - March 16, 2015
  • Senator’s deal egregious

    Whether you’re a fan of Sen. Phil Griego or not, chances are you were shocked on Saturday when you heard the news that he had abruptly resigned his Senate seat effective immediately.

    Griego, a Democrat who resides in San Miguel County, was elected to the Senate in 1996, and he has easily won re-election ever since.

    There’s no question that Griego has had his ups and downs during his 18 years in the Senate. Through it all, he had managed to maintain a strong grip on his Senate seat.

    That changed this week.

  • Dispatch New Mexico - What makes community headlines

    One of my old journalism school textbooks lays out seven “elements of news” that are worth reviewing from time to time.

    They are: timeliness, conflict, human interest, impact, prominence, proximity and unusualness — news elements that help newspaper editors decide what’s news and what’s not, and what should go on the front page or inside.

  • State runner-up — West Las Vegas pushes Hope but falls just short in final

    ALBUQUERQUE — West Las Vegas moved a step closer to the elusive state boys’ basketball championship over the weekend, but the Hope Christian dynasty remains intact.

    Hope (27-4), ranked No. 1 all winter in Class 4A, earned a third consecutive state title and the program’s 13th under head coach Jim Murphy by beating West 69-57 on Saturday at WisePies Arena AKA The Pit.

  • No bull: Steers too ornery for Mora

    The Mora Rangers gave their best shot at what other teams had failed to do in 29 tries this season — knock off mighty Magdalena in boys’ basketball.

    But the No. 1 ranked Steers stampeded past Mora 78-65 on Thursday in the Class 2A boys’ semifinals at Bernalillo High.

    Magdalena would go on to nip Logan 61-60 in Saturday evening’s championship game at The Pit in Albuquerque, capping a 31-0 campaign.

    For the better part of three and a half quarters Thursday, the No. 5 seeded Mora (21-9) hung with Magdalena.

  • Cowgirls 3rd in nationals

    New Mexico Highlands’ women’s track and field came away with a third-place team finish, another program milestone, in this past weekend’s NCAA Division II national indoor track and field championships in Birmingham, Ala.

    Highlands, which had finished the indoor schedule ranked No. 1 in the nation for the first time in school history, garnered 37 team points. That put the Cowgirls into a tie for third with Ashland, behind only Central Missouri (47) and Hillsdale (40). Forty schools were represented in the meet.

  • Lady Cards Sandia Prep champs again

    ALBUQUERQUE — Kendra Duran smashed three home runs over the weekend, including two in the championship game Saturday afternoon, and the Robertson softball team (3-0) started its season by winning the Sandia Prep tournament for the third consecutive season.

    The Lady Cardinals blanked host Sandia Prep 10-0 in the final, getting a 3-0 head start on Duran’s first home run of the day (and second in three games).

    Elicia Trujillo later homered to nudge the Lady Cards toward a 10-run rule victory.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - March 16, 2015

    • West Las Vegas at Tucumcari, 4 p.m., Tucumcari
    • Robertson JV at Capital, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas vs. Santa Fe Indian (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    • West Las Vegas at Santa Fe, 3:30 p.m., Santa Fe

    • Robertson JV vs. Capital (DH), 3 p.m., TBA
    • West Las Vegas vs. Raton (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    • Robertson at Sandia Prep, 3 p.m., Albuquerque

  • Another tax hike on the way

    Worried about legislation pending in the state Legislature, San Miguel County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to fast track an ordinance that would raise the gross receipts tax throughout San Miguel County by a quarter cent.