Today's News

  • Cowboys fall in Pueblo

    The No. 18 New Mexico Highlands Cowboys (18-6, 11-4) crashed to earth over the weekend, dropping the first three games of a road series at Colorado State-Pueblo.

    CSUP won 8-4 on Friday and swept Saturday’s twinbill 10-3 and 7-0.

    Eric Maupin led the Cowboys offensively in game one, going 3 of 5 with a double;. Clay Mohr was 2 for 3 with a triple and one run batted in.

    In game two of the series, NMHU’s Kyle Davis hit a solo home run that would hold as the team’s lone extra-base hit.

  • Louisville back in the Final Four

    The Associated Press

    PHOENIX — Once upon a time, Billy Donovan took Rick Pitino on an improbable ride to the Final Four.

    Twenty-five years later, Pitino is heading back after another unbelievable run — one capped with an amazing late-game rally that left his old protege wondering what the heck happened.

    Freshman forward Chane Behanan made the go-ahead basket with 1:06 left Saturday and Pitino’s fourth-seeded Louisville Cardinals outscored Florida by 15 points over the final 10 minutes for a 72-68 victory in the West Regional final.

  • Buckeyes advance, eliminate No. 1 seed Syracuse

    The Associated Press

    BOSTON  — Ohio State coach Thad Matta sized up his team in the middle of the season and had it figured for an early loss when the NCAA tournament came around.

    The final weekend of March Madness is next, and the Buckeyes will be there.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 26, 2012

    • West Las Vegas vs. Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., WLV field

    • Robertson vs. Capital, 5:30 p.m., MMS field
    • Robertson vs. Pojoaque Valley (DH), 3 p.m., RHS field
    • Robertson vs. Hope Christian, 3 p.m., RHS complex

    • LCC at Clarendon CC (DH), 1 p.m., Clarendon, Texas

  • Parent blasts Mora principal

    A parent is criticizing Mora Elementary School principal LeeEtte Quintana for taking her husband with her to a school activity while he awaits trial on charges that he had sex with a former student.

    Jay Quintana accompanied his wife to an after-school activity for Mora Elementary students held at the school’s library last week.

    LeeEtte Quintana is the principal of the elementary school. Jay Quintana is awaiting trial on multiple sex charges stemming from allegations that he carried on a sexual relationship with a student.

  • Candidates file for area positions

    San Miguel County Clerk Melanie Rivera, District 2 Commissioner Marcellino Ortiz and District Attorney Richard Flores are all but guaranteed four additional years in office.

    Tuesday was filing day for county and statewide races, and those three elected officials drew no opponents. That means the three Democrats will be elected to another term in office, unless an independent or third party candidate decides to jump into the race later this year and prevails in the November general election.

  • Gettysburg of the West

    In 1862, Confederate and Union soldiers battled in what scholars call the “Gettysburg of the West.”

    The 150th anniversary of the Battle of the Glorieta Pass, which represented a turning point in the war, will be commemorated this weekend at the Pecos National Historical Park, located off Interstate 25. Those attending should take the Rowe exit.

    The three-day battle was fought from March 26 to March 28.

  • Council OKs film ordinance changes

    The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve proposed changes to the city’s film ordinance to make it easier for the movie industry to shoot in Las Vegas.

    The changes, which were recommended by the Las Vegas Film Commission, shorten the timelines for film companies to give notice of their plans to film here from 45 days to two weeks. They also eliminate the requirement that film companies get signatures of support from 61 percent of impacted businesses and residents.

  • Looking Back - News - March 23, 2012

    In 1912

    Saturday, March 16 — New Mexico State Hospital has been proposed as the name for the New Mexico Insane Asylum. The desire to call special attention to the medical superintendent in this report that the name of the asylum be changed to the New Mexico State Hospital. The report was submitted by board members Messrs Jefferson Raynolds, David C. Winters, O.L. Gregory, Charles C. Robbins and William E. Gardner.

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 23, 2012

    Ozomatli concert is this Saturday

    Grammy award-winning musical group Ozomatli performs at 8 p.m. this Saturday at Highlands University’s Ilfeld Auditorium. The concert is open to all ages and ticket information is available by calling, Donna Martinez at 454-3238.