Today's News

  • Dispatch New Mexico - A land of enchantment for science nerds

    Editor’s note: The original version of this column first ran in New Mexico newspapers last year. It’s been updated with more recent developments.

    Perhaps you missed Popular Science’s article, “The 25 Best Nerd Road Trips,” which included three stops right here in New Mexico.

  • Dons nab Capital title

    SANTA FE — D.J. Bustos outscored the Capital Jaguars by himself in the first half of Saturday night’s Al Armendariz Classic boys’ basketball final.

    It was that kind of night, as the Dons defeated Capital 57-36 on the Jaguars’ home court at Edward Ortiz Gymnasium.

    Bustos poured in 16 of his game-high 30 points in the first half, leading West to a comfortable 29-13 advantage.

  • Lady Cardinals take third in SFIS tourney

    SANTA FE — Getting everyone involved translated into a win Saturday night for Robertson’s girls’ basketball team.

    RHS (3-1 under first-year coach Leroy Barela) came from behind to beat Piedra Vista 49-47 in the third-place game of Santa Fe Indian School’s tournament at Pueblo Pavilion.

    Piedra Vista’s strategy was to go to the post early on. The 6-1 Taylor Christenson overpowered the Lady Cardinals for two inside buckets and a bonus free throw to make it 5-0.

  • WLV duals
  • NMHU opens RMAC play

    New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team swept a weekend homestand against Colorado Christian and Colorado School of Mines, elevating its record to 3-3 overall and 2-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    The Cowgirls triumphed 75-68 Saturday over Mines, as Anngelina Sanchez (a game-high 20 points), Jenny Johnson (13) and Miranda Martinez (12) reached double figures in scoring to offset five double-figure scorers for the Orediggers (5-3, 0-2).

    Highlands led by as many as 11 down the stretch.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 8, 2014

    • Valley Middle School girls at Capshaw, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) at Santa Fe Prep, 5:30 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) at Socorro, 4 p.m., Socorro

    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., MMS
    • Memorial Middle School at Pecos Quad, 3 p.m., Pecos

  • Man charged in assault

    A 24-year-old Las Vegas man is facing multiple felony charges after he allegedly held a knife to an acquaintance’s neck and ordered him to drive him around town Wednesday night.

    Jason A. Jaramillo, of the 2000 block of East Drive, has been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a third-degree felony, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, fourth-degree felonies, and one count of battery, a petty misdemeanor.

  • Lots planned for weekend - Parade, play, tours on tap here

    Las Vegas is officially in the holiday spirit with plenty of events this weekend. There will be activities for all ages starting tonight (Friday).

  • NM struggles despite federal largess

    By Jeri Clausing and Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    LOS ALAMOS — Tucked in the mountains of one of the poorest states is one of the nation’s wealthiest counties: Los Alamos, which, except for its landscapes, looks decidedly unlike the rest of New Mexico.

  • Bricks & Mortar on Mainstreet - A conversation with the Moores

    By Cindy Collins

    For the Optic