Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 23, 2012
  • Editor's Note - A ‘flipped classroom’

    There’s so much that can be said about the state of our schools in Las Vegas. Controversy surrounds them at every turn. The recent school grades, the four-day school week, consolidation — seems there’s always something to wring our hands over when it comes to preparing our children for the future.

  • Retro Night boosts Isotopes to victory

    Rocking an old-school vibe — not to mention the mustard-yellow jerseys of their Albuquerque Duke predecessors — the Isotopes got off to an inspired start in Saturday night’s 16-3 win over visiting Iowa.

    Playing before a huge crowd of 13,798 at Isotopes Park, Albuquerque exploded for eight runs in the first inning and didn’t let the Cubs challenge after that.

  • Summer learnin’

    Summertime, and the learning is easy..

    After a tough building year like it experienced this past spring, the Robertson softball team just wants to learn how to be a contender.

    The results of a club tournament held in town Saturday make that look like a strong possibility.

    Composed primarily of RHS players, the Las Vegas Cyclones rumbled through the daylong tournament, collecting three victories against teams from Santa Fe and Moriarty as well as the co-host Las Vegas Rebels.

  • Tragedy won’t be marked on opening day

    LONDON  — IOC President Jacques Rogge won’t budge: There will be no minute’s silence for the Israeli victims of the 1972 Munich massacre at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.

    Rogge rejected the latest calls Saturday for a special observance to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the murder of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches by Palestinian gunmen at the Munich Games.

    “We feel that the opening ceremony is an atmosphere that is not fit to remember such a tragic incident,” Rogge said.

  • Gold Medalists
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 23, 2012

    • Men’s city league tournament games: Big Joe’s Cartel vs. V Town Sluggers-Yo Momma winner, 6 p.m.; Hackers vs. Hitmen, 7 p.m.; Tecolote-Balls Deep winner vs. TBA, 8 p.m.; city complex

    • Men’s city league tournament games: Hackers-Hitmen loser vs. TBA, 6 p.m.; championship: Hackers-Hitmen winner vs. TBA, 7 p.m.; championship “if” game, 8 p.m., city complex


  • FYI - Sports - July 23, 2012

  • Rifle wound sidelines judge

    Mora Magistrate John Sanchez was rushed to Alta Vista Regional Hospital earlier this month after he accidentally shot himself with a 30-30 caliber rifle.

    Sanchez, who was bleeding heavily, was quickly stabilized and then flown to a trauma center in Albuquerque on July 2.

    As of Wednesday the judge remained out on medical leave. Las Vegas Magistrate Judges Philip Romero and Chris Najar and Santa Rosa Magistrate James Moncayo have been handling his caseload since.

  • Looking Back - July 20, 2012

    In 1962

    Tuesday, July 24 — New Mexico Highlands University’s enrollment has more than doubled in the past decade and is expected to double again in the next few years, President Thomas C. Donnelly told members of the Legislative Finance Committee meeting on the campus yesterday. In 1962 enrollment jumped over 17 percent, he pointed out, with an increase of  more than 10 percent expected in September. The 1962 summer enrollment jumped 18 percent over the preceding year.