Today's News

  • Weekend Roundup

    Looking healthy again, Robertson’s girls’ soccer team cruised to an 8-0 shutout of visiting Santa Fe Indian School on Thursday afternoon.

    “(We had) much better passing and teamwork, especially in the first half,” said RHS coach Ray Parks. “Second half was fun, but not as organized.”

  • FYI - Sports Oct. 10, 2011

    Adult swimming classes (for ages 16 and older) are now being offered at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. The course will include six sessions from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 4 to Oct. 20. Cost is $30 for six sessions. Only 10 spots are available, so registration as soon as possible is recommended. Contact the Rec at 426-1739 for details.
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  • Looking ahead - Sports Oct. 10, 2011

    • Robertson boys at Peñasco, 4 p.m., Peñasco
    • Mora vs. Monte del Sol, 5:30 p.m., Mora
    • Pecos at Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Peñasco

    • Robertson girls vs. Taos, 3 p.m., RHS field

    • NMHU women at Adams State, 3 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    • Pecos vs. Santa Fe Prep, 3:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym


  • East property tax rates down

    Residential property owners on the east side will see their property taxes drop when their tax bill arrives in November but those on the west side will see a modest increase under new tax rates computed by the state.

  • Nearing Completion
  • Rainsville man charged in stabbing

    A 41-year-old Rainsville man remains behind bars at the San Miguel County Detention Center for allegedly stabbing another man multiple times on Saturday.

  • Mayor applies for vacant PRC post

    Mayor Alfonso Ortiz  has thrown his hat into the race to be Jerome Block Jr.’s replacement on the state Public Regulation Commission.

    Ortiz, who is also the elected San Miguel County treasurer, said that even if Gov. Susana Martinez selects him for the $90,000 a year post, he would serve out the roughly five months left in his mayoral term.

    Ortiz said he had been considering applying for the job and that he ended up submitting his resume when he was in Santa Fe earlier this week.

  • Dispute leads to car-cycle collision

    A fight between a boyfriend and girlfriend that played out on city streets Wednesday evening ended with both of them behind bars.

    The incident resulted in a heavy police presence on Mills Avenue, in front of McDonald’s. State and city police responded, along with other emergency personnel.

  • Façade Squad tackles another project

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Members of the New Mexico Highlands University women’s basketball team and their coaches rolled up their sleeves last month and went to work painting a historic commercial building on Railroad Avenue, a MainStreet de Las Vegas Façade Squad project.

  • Top state water official resigns

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Difficult. That’s how many describe the job of managing water resources in a state where lingering drought is shrinking reservoirs and turning landscapes crunchy brown.

    As New Mexico’s top water official, State Engineer John D’Antonio has grown accustomed to the challenges that come from not having enough water to go around. In fact, he said seven of his nine years as state engineer have been dry.