Today's News

  • Same program, new funding source

    Federal stimulus money is being put to use in a number of areas in Las Vegas, including enabling kids on the west side of town to participate in summer activities that wouldn’t be available otherwise.

    This year, the district didn’t receive funding through the 21st Century Program.

    Director Elaine Martinez-Gonzales and Assistant Director Gary Luna say that even though the funding source has changed, the spirit of the program remains as it has since 2002.

  • Crespin siblings return to ring this weekend

    Arturo and Amanda Crespin will give their fans a one-two punch this coming weekend, as both Las Vegas boxers will be in action.

    Arturo “El Toro” Crespin, 19, will be in his third fight as a professional on Saturday night.

  • LETTER: Siding with the 'anti-movie' crowd

    I was delighted to see that Las Vegas (was) considering a moratorium on filmmaking. As a veteran location manager of many Las Vegas projects (including Wyatt Earp, East Meets West, John Carpenter’s Vampires and North Country), I have watched the film climate in Las Vegas steadily erode over the years. Most recently, the ambivalence (and dare I say greed) I experienced from some segments of the business community during the filming of No Country For Old Men left a bitter taste in my mouth.

  • LETTER: Focusing attention on the state money

    The VFW in Mora has a new commander. His name is Sam Muniz. We must never forget the former commander Joe Gene Pacheco. It was through his efforts that land for the VFW was acquired and a building is in place. He did an excellent job and I’m very proud of his accomplishments.

  • Students take part in summer program

    Summertime fun is the theme for 280 kids from the Las Vegas City Schools participating in the 21st Century summer program.

    Program director Michell Aragon said every day children are engaged in a host of activities, including academics, activity enrichment and physical education. She said the roster filled up quickly and is open to kids entering the second grade.

    “We are pretty full. I know I disappointed a lot of the younger kids coming out of kindergarten because we just weren’t ready for them due to the academic part of the program,” Aragon said.

  • Wolves take bite out of Highlands




    Hitting with power as well as precision, Colorado State-Pueblo's baseball team seemed to do its best impression of New Mexico Highlands on Saturday in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship game.

    On the other hand, the Cowboys were left trying to find themselves so maddeningly close to a title and the coveted shot at the national playoffs.

    CSUP prevailed 15-1 to capture the tournament on its own Rawlings Field and join Mesa State as the RMAC's probable representatives in the NCAA Division II Central Regional.

  • Cardinal tennis No. 2 seed for state tourney

    As expected by head coach Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, the Robertson boys' tennis team is the No. 2 seed for the Class 1A-3A state tournament.

    The only question is, will there BE a state team tournament?

    Amid concerns over suspected incidents of swine flu AKA H1N1 virus, the New Mexico Activities Association has suspended all sporting events and practices effective immediately and until further notice. (See related story on this site.)

  • Cowboys get even with UNK

    Danny Brown's RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning broke a tie and lifted New Mexico Highlands to an 8-7 win over Nebraska-Kearney on Friday night in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball tournament.

  • Updates from NCAA II baseball regional; state softball, tennis and track





    New Mexico Highlands came up on the short end of an 11-3 score against a third-seeded Wayne State (Neb.) team on Thursday in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Central Regional in Grand Junction, Colo.

    The Cowboys (39-20) will play again 3:30 p.m. Friday, against the winner of a Thursday night game between No. 1 Mesa State and No. 6 Colorado State-Pueblo, who are the regular-season and tournament RMAC champions, respectively.


  • RHS girls third in state golf

    A strong day two for Robertson's girls' golf team propelled the Lady Cardinals to third place in the final standings Tuesday at the state tournament.

    It's the second year in a row that the Lady Cardinals have placed at state.

    Jayme Quintana shot a 93 on day two for a total of 184, jumping from a tie for ninth place to sixth. She edged Brittani Webb of Socorro by one stroke to make the top six.

    Shannon Lopez matched her Monday score of 104 for a two-day total of 208, good for 12th place.