Today's News

  • A fast-tracked search

    There’s an old Spanish saying that, loosely translated, means trying to do things on the cheap can prove costly in the long run.

    We were reminded of that saying last week as members of Luna Community College’s Board of Trustees discussed their search for a new president.

    As we’ve previously reported, President Pete Campos’ contract expires at the end of this month, and he has informed the board that he is planning to retire. He has offered to extend his presidency until the board finds his replacement.

  • Dispatch New Mexico - Taxing philosophies

    Clearly, there are ideological differences between conservatives and liberals — but not always.

    On the issue of taxes, it’s a mixed bag.

    Rhetorically, national Republicans love to cry out for fewer taxes while Democrats prefer to look the other way when a tax gets raised. That’s because the GOP touts itself as pro-business and anti-big government while the Dems don’t have a problem with big government but know the majority of Americans don’t like Uncle Sam dipping too deeply into their pockets.

  • Luna athletes honored by conference

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Six student-athletes from Luna Community College were among those honored by their league this spring.

    In softball, sophomore Jennifer Applezoller and freshmen Alyssa Steward and Jacquelyn Mathews each earned Western Junior College Athletic Conference honorable mention honors.

  • Robbers, Invaders split two-game set

    Izaiah Guerrero’s four shutout innings of relief pitching grounded the Roswell Invaders in a 7-4 road win for the Las Vegas Train Robbers Friday night in alien country.

    It was Las Vegas’ first win over Roswell since July 5, 2014. The Invaders had won four straight in the all-time head-to-head series.

    Kyal Williams recorded the pitching victory, holding the host Invaders to four runs — two earned — on six hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out three.

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  • Keepers shaky in Game 5

    The Associated Press

    TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop and his Chicago counterpart, Corey Crawford, both made atrocious mistakes less than a minute apart in Game 5 of this impossibly close Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night.

    Bishop’s blunder ended up in his net when he collided with defenseman Victor Hedman and sent the puck to Patrick Sharp, who scored the Blackhawks’ first goal in a 2-1 victory.

  • Isotopes pull out 11-inning victory

    Tim Smalling’s double delivered Angelys Nina for the eventual winning run in a 3-2 Albuquerque triumph that consumed 11 innings Friday night at Tacoma.

    The Isotopes (27-35) also won Saturday by a 6-3 margin.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 15, 2015

    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad Triggers, 6 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park

  • Staffing troubles at Alta Vista

    Five patients seeking medical care from Alta Vista Regional Hospital over the Memorial Day weekend were transferred to other hospitals because Alta Vista wasn’t staffed to handle their needs. That has some community leaders worried about whether the hospital has sufficient staff to meet the region’s needs.

    Alta Vista has at times struggled to maintain coverage in such specialties as obstetrics and gynecology, surgery and pediatrics, forcing the hospital to implement diversion protocols.

  • ‘An epic comeback’ - Vatos rally to become National Champs

    Down nine points with 1:09 to play, the New Mexico Highlands rugby club appeared headed to a national runner-up finish against mighty New England College for the second time in as many years.

    That’s second place in the National Small College Rugby Organization’s “sevens” tournament at the greater Philadelphia area’s PPL Park, destination of choice for more than 200 schools across the country. Not too shabby, right?

    The Vatos had other ideas.