Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 30, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Using the death penalty as a political football

    Gov. Susana Martinez has called lawmakers to Santa Fe for a special session today. A serious shortfall in tax revenues necessitates the session, or else she wouldn’t be calling it in the first place.

    About a month ago, she said the session would be necessary, but she wanted to keep it a short one — maybe even a half-day — by hammering out a bill amending the budget beforehand.

  • Beasties’ win streak continues

    So complete was Robertson’s dominance in a Tuesday afternoon girls’ soccer contest that by the 70th minute the visiting Pojoaque Elkettes were simply shooting to avoid being done in by the 10-goal rule.

    As time ran out with the margin still 9-0, the Elkettes smiled and savored their moral victory.

    Meanwhile the Lady Cardinals AKA Beastie Girls (9-2-2, 3-0) were soaking up the cheers from the home crowd acknowledging the team’s seventh straight win.

  • RHS sweeps St. Mike’s

    Beating St. Michael’s is always sweet for Robertson High School.

    Sweeping the second-ranked Lady Horsemen in volleyball?

    Too sweet.

    The Lady Cardinals managed that Tuesday night at Mike Marr Gym, evening their overall record at 5-5 and starting the district schedule with a win.

    Looking healthy again after coping with a recent injury bug, Robertson unleashed a potent front line that appears to be getting deeper by the day as younger players develop their own arsenals to complement the established attackers.

  • Cards, Cowboys on road

    Previews of this weekend’s gridiron action involving Meadow City teams:

    Robertson at Taos, 7 p.m., Saturday, Taos
    Kickoff for this one was pushed back from the original 1 p.m. start due to a schedule conflict with a Taos Indian market.

    The Cardinals are riding a 5-0 undefeated streak. They’ve won 15 of their last 16 dating back to last season, the lone blemish a 17-7 loss at Hatch Valley in the state championship game.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 30, 2016

    Cross country
    • Robertson at Desert Twilight meet, TBA, Casa Grande, Ariz.
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado School of Mines, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • NMHU at Colorado-Colorado Springs, 7 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Portales tournament, TBA, Portales
    • Mora Middle School vs. Peñasco, 4 p.m., Mora

    Cross country
    • NMHU at Roadrunner Invite, 11 a.m., Denver

  • System Failure: Nick Trujillo surrenders admin license

    By Mercy López and Martin Salazar

    Wagon Mound educator Nick Trujillo has surrendered his administrative license rather than having to prove that he qualified for it.

    Trujillo’s administrative license came into question after state Public Education Department officials discovered he lacked the mandatory six years of administrative experience at a higher education institution to qualify for the pathway used to grant him the license.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Take 5: Meadow City Music Festival

    By Beth Urech

    “Mark, did Dave Brubeck compose, ‘Take Four’ or ‘Take Five’?”  

    Standing on the ladder painting our bathroom, my husband guffaws. “You should start your column that way. Anyone who knows anything about music will laugh.”  So here goes. And I hope you’re splitting your sides or at least chuckling.

  • Man charged in machete attack

    A Las Vegas man was arrested last Thursday for allegedly attacking another man with a machete during a fight over a stolen tire.

    Henry Rivera, 66, of the 4600 block of El Llano, was booked into the San Miguel County Detention center and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, causing great bodily harm, a third-degree felony, aggravated assault, a second-degree felony and with two misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest.

    According to the criminal complaint filed by state police in San Miguel County Magistrate Court:

  • Clinton puts Trump on the defensive in debate

    By Julie Pace and Jill Colvin
    The Associated Press

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Donald Trump blamed the moderator, a bad microphone and anyone but himself Tuesday after he was forced onto defense by Hillary Clinton’s cascade of critiques about his taxes, honesty and character in the first presidential debate.