Today's News

  • Weather - Sept. 18, 2015


    HIGH 83° / LOW 49°
    Sunny, with a high near 83. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

    6:46 a.m. to 7:04 p.m.


    HIGH 71° / LOW 50°
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    6:46 a.m. to 7:02 p.m.


  • Que Pasa - Sept. 18, 2015

    9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    Alta Vista Regional Hospital will hold its annual free community-wide Health Fair at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Free health screenings and information will be featured from area health care and insurance providers, consumer advocates and other groups. The United Blood Services will be on site to accept blood donations. Other offerings at the health fair include face painting, games for the kids and much more. For more information about the health fair contact Marla Martinez at 426-3772.

  • Horsemen loom as key test

    So St. Michael’s was supposed to have a down year on the gridiron in 2015.

    Thus far it hasn’t turned out that way.

    The Horsemen cruised to the unofficial City of Santa Fe championship by vanquishing Santa Fe High 27-0 and Capital 49-20. Then, last week, they bullied Taos 42-17.

    Early polls had St. Mike’s in the lower reaches of the top 10; now the still-unbeaten Horsemen are rated as high as second (NMOTSC.com) or fourth (MaxPreps).

  • Deanna digs in - Bustos reaps statewide honor

    Deanna Bustos’ offseason switch to setter from libero — the defensive position she’d excelled in through most of her varsity career — was a case of “taking one for the team.”

    But it has proved to be a rewarding move, not only for the West Las Vegas volleyball team, but for Bustos too.

    MaxPreps and the American Volleyball Coaches Association recognized the Lady Dons senior as one of its national players of the week for Aug. 31 through Sept. 7.

  • RHS, West prevail

    Robertson won its third consecutive volleyball match Tuesday night at Capital, improving to 3-1 this fall under Dominique Montoya.

    At one point in game one, the Lady Cardinals rallied from a 19-12 deficit with a 13-3 surge to win 25-22.

    But it would be a match of momentum swings, and neither side could win back-to-back games. The Lady Jaguars came back to take the second set 25-19. Then Robertson answered with a 25-15 statement in game three. Capital averted elimination by winning a close game four 25-20 to set up the decisive game five.

  • Highlands spikers drop home debut

    Home at last after beginning the season with a journey to California, the New Mexico Highlands volleyball team received a questionable welcome with a 3-0 defeat at the hands of intrastate rival Eastern New Mexico on Tuesday evening.

    Game scores were 25-21, 25-18, 25-23.

    The Cowgirls got out to a 9-4 advantage in the opening set but hit a brief lull that allowed the Zias to overtake them.

  • All quiet on the Eastern front

    Eastern New Mexico midfielder Morgan Fairbanks scored the game’s only goal off an assist from forward Samantha Silvestre to lift the Zias to a 1-0 shutout of New Mexico Highlands on Wednesday in Portales.

    Mallory Bostic was credited with three shots, two of them on goal, but the ENMU defense limited Highlands to just three shots on goal for the match. Goalkeeper Karissa Stinson made stops on all three, including a Bostic attack with two minutes remaining.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - September 18, 2015

    • West Las Vegas at Capital, 7 p.m., Santa Fe
    • NMHU women vs. Adams State, 4 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • NMHU vs. Western State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • West Las Vegas (B) at Rio Rancho tournament, TBA, Rio Rancho
    • Pecos (A,B) at Raton, 5 p.m., Raton
    • Valley, Mora Middle School at Peñasco tournament, TBA, Peñasco

    Cross country
    • NMHU at West Texas A&M, 9 a.m., Canyon, Texas

  • Man sought for shooting at car

    Las Vegas police have obtained an arrest warrant for a 19-year-old man who allegedly fired two shots from a rifle at a man who was trying to obtain his license plate number on Monday morning.

  • National recognition - Butterfly program expands

    A local program has caught the attention of national officials. Mission Fly Away program was recently received the National Pollinator Champion award in the education category from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department. The program teaches middle school students the importance of Monarch butterflies