Today's News

  • HU kickers tie Mesa

    Autumn Woods’ shot with just one minute and 21 seconds remaining in regulation tied host Colorado Mesa 1-1 in what would hold up as the final score Friday in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s soccer action in Grand Junction, Colo.

    New Mexico Highlands (9-6-1 overall, 7-4-1 RMAC) was to visit No. 21 nationally ranked Fort Lewis on Sunday in Durango, seeking to hold on to a top-five spot in the league standings as the regular season winds down.

  • Cowgirls shock Grizzlies in RMAC volleyball upset

    Gabriella Rifilato had just set up a Megan Tapia kill to give the RMAC West-leading Adams State volleyball team a 24-22 lead for match point of what would have been a clean sweep Friday night at the Wilson Complex.

    But then things got messy.

    The Highlands Cowgirls staved off elimination as Broke Fahnestock passed to Ashley Nugent for a kill.

    With CiCi Cordova at the service line and Dominique Benton and Kelsey Groff up front, the Cowgirls reeled off three straight points to steal game three.

  • Gents’ defense stingy in Vegas Bowl Jr. win

    A couple of long West Las Vegas runs set up by crisp blocking made the difference in a strong defensive show for both sides in Vegas Bowl Jr. this past Thursday at Perkins Stadium.

    The Gents won 16-2, snapping not only Memorial Middle School’s string of successes in the annual game but also a 19-game win streak for the Cardinals under coach Phil Leger and his staff.

    While both the Gents and Cardinals have produced some high-scoring wins this season, on Thursday it was their respective defenses that stood their ground.

  • Dead giveaway

    Take away the Cowboys’ turnovers and the resultant points surrendered to Nebraska-Kearney, and Saturday’s football game was a veritable toss-up.

    Alas, those mistakes did indeed count against New Mexico Highlands in a painful 38-14 defeat against the No. 13 ranked team in NCAA Division II.

    All told, the Cowboys (4-4, 2-4 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) coughed the ball up six times — three interceptions and three lost fumbles — for the second straight week.

  • Cardinal offense clicks at Raton

    Robertson’s football team welcomed head coach Leroy Gonzalez back to regular sideline duty with a resounding 35-6 romp over Raton in Friday’s District 2-3A opener.

    “I think we came out and executed right away,” said Gonzalez. “It wasn’t like that for the first seven games ... But it’s not how you start; it’s how you finish.”

  • Dons’ struggles continue in Taos

    West Las Vegas’ football roster was healthier Friday than it had been in weeks.

    Trouble is, the prolific Taos offense was beyond healthy.

    The host Tigers parlayed a quick 20-0 lead into a 64-20 blowout by night’s end, evening their own District 2-3A record at 1-1 while spoiling the Dons’ district opener.

    West coach Mike Ulibarri had quarterback George Martinez and two-way playmakers Jordan Lopez and Nathan Vigil all back from injuries, their recoveries aided by a well-timed bye-week break.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 24, 2011

    • NMHU women vs. University of the Southwest, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • NMHU vs. Grand Canyon, 2 p.m., NMHU at Western New Mexico, 6 p.m., Silver City
    • Pecos vs. Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    No varsity events scheduled

  • FYI - Sports - Oct. 24, 2011

    Las Vegas YABL registration for co-ed grades K-2 and girls’ grades 3-7 runs through Nov. 7 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. For boys’ grades 3-7, sign-up is Dec. 12 through Jan. 6. For details and more information, visit the Rec or call Misty, 426-3191, or the center at 426-1739.


  • Ex-city worker charged

    A former city of Las Vegas employee who told police she was “going through tough times” has been charged with embezzlement and other crimes for allegedly diverting city bank deposits for her own use.

    The former employee, Dorrie Gurule, worked in the city’s solid waste department. Gurule, 53, who lives on the 1000 block of Grand Avenue, is facing 16 counts of embezzlement and one count each of fraud and tampering with evidence.

  • Locals say ‘no’ to Cannon plan

    Air Force plans for low-level night-time training flights over northeastern New Mexico and southern Colorado drew unanimous opposition from the dozens of area residents who spoke during a community forum held here Tuesday evening.

    About 150 people attended the forum — the second highest turnout for the 15 meetings held by Cannon in New Mexico and Colorado.