Today's News

  • Weather - Oct. 8, 2014

    Partly sunny, with a high near 77. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the morning. A 10 percent chance of showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. West wind 5-10 mph.

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Light and variable wind becoming west 5-10 mph in the afternoon. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.


  • Treat teachers fairly

    We like the idea of tying teacher evaluations to growth their students demonstrate on state proficiency tests.

    Teachers who manage to move their students forward by one grade level or better during a school year deserve to be recognized for that accomplishment. Similarly, teachers who aren’t moving their students forward need to know that, and they need to be given an opportunity to change the way they’re teaching so that they can get through to their students.

  • Editorial cartoon - Oct. 8, 2014
  • Work of Art — And what’s so funny?

    Probably for the rest of my life I will carry a certain amount of guiltfor things I thought and did in my childhood. Twelve years in a parochial school made a believer out of me.

    Most of my scrapes came as the result of inappropriate laughter. Why was it permissible — and even encouraged — for elementary school kids to laugh, even to guffaw, when the teacher attempted humor, but never OK for me to try instigating some laughter on my own?

  • Quintana in for state

    Joedy Quintana’s not much for procrastinating when it comes to the golf course.

    The West Las Vegas senior punched her ticket to the state tournament with her third of three necessary qualifying “legs” on Monday.

    In the process, Quintana also won the girls’ tournament of the WLV Invitational at Gene Torres Golf Course.

    She shot an 83, three strokes better than runner-up Briana Pais of Raton. Andrea Vaisa of Robertson placed third with a 93. All three gained qualifying legs with Monday’s effort.

  • Cowgirl soccer wins in overtime

    After more than a hour and a half of scoreless soccer, one set play tipped the victory to New Mexico Highlands on Sunday in a clash with Western State Colorado in Gunnison, Colo.

    Jasmine Waugaman’s corner kick delivered the ball to Hannah Dahlquist in front of the net at the 93:40 mark in overtime. Dahlquist used a header to knock the ball into the goal.

    The Cowgirls improved to 5-3-2 overall and 2-2-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. WSC fell to 5-1-4 and 2-1-3, respectively.

  • West holding events to fight breast cancer

    October is October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and West Las Vegas Athletics will be active in  bringing awareness to this disease which has claimed the lives of thousands.   

  • Golf tourney to benefit RHS

    Recreational and serious golfers can help Robertson High School athletic programs by taking part in a benefit tournament this coming Saturday at Gene Torres Golf Course.

    The tourney will be held in conjunction with Robertson’s homecoming festivities.

    Format is a four-person scramble. Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9.

    Team entry fee is $400 per team. A $10,000 grand prize for hole in one will be featured. Refreshments and door prizes will be provided to participants.

  • HU samples Chili

    New Mexico Highlands cross country runners turned in numerous career bests at the 2014 Chili Pepper Festival, hosted by the University of Arkansas this past Saturday in Fayetteville.

    “It was a great day to get out on the course,” said coach Bob DeVries.

    The women came in 14th, beating out 10 other NCAA Division II teams and 11 teams overall.  

    The men finished around eighth of 27 teams.

  • Young runners pay off

    An infusion of middle school talent has given a real boost to cross country teams at Robertson.

    Makayla Quintana and Nieves Pacheco, two call-ups from Memorial Middle School’s eighth grade class were among the top four runners for Robertson’s girls this past Saturday in the Highland High meet. And MMS standout Josh Valdez was in the top four for the Cardinal boys’ squad, too.