Today's News

  • Publisher's Note: Protests and movements

    Late last week, as soon as I read that more “Occupy” protests were being organized in New Mexico, including one each in Taos and Santa Fe, I immediately wondered why one has yet to take place here in Las Vegas.

    After all, we’re about as left-wing a town as you’ll find in this state, so why are protests being staged elsewhere but not here?

  • Turnovers costly for Cowboys

    The schedule officially got tougher on Saturday for the New Mexico Highlands football team (4-3, 2-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference).

    After a string of games decided — for better or worse — in the final minutes of regulation or overtime, the Cowboys lost 42-14 at Chadron State (Neb.).

  • NMHU spikers can’t slow 12th ranked Roadrunners

    A difficult three-night swing through the Denver area resulted in three defeats for Highlands’ volleyball team (8-13 overall, 3-9 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference).

    Highlands opened the trip Thursday with a 25-14, 25-23, 25-22 loss at No. 12 nationally ranked Metro State, which hit a blazing .365 and improved to 17-4 and 9-3 with additional weekend wins over Colorado State-Pueblo and Adams State.

    The Cowgirls got nine kills from Darian Mullen and eight by Dominique Benton.

  • Sixth straight win for Cowgirl soccer team

    Janelle McGee scored twice and Julissa Rodriguez had one goal and one assist Friday night as Highlands’ women’s soccer team won its sixth straight match, a 3-0 shutout of visiting Colorado-Colorado Springs (7-6, 3-6).

    The Cowgirls ran their record to 8-6 overall and 6-4 in the RMAC.

    The Mountain Lions managed just three shots on goal, and all three were stopped by Bianca Contreres, the third goalkeeper the Cowgirls employed Friday.

  • Alive and digging

    West Las Vegas’ Larrissa Gallegos lunged forward, one arm in front of her, trying to beat the volleyball to the floor without skidding under the net nearby. She managed to do so, rolling in a somersault out of bounds. The ball’s trajectory, meanwhile, carried it up and over the net and somehow down neatly between two Robertson players on the other side.

    Match point. Game over.

  • Pecos’ Varela: Runner-up in Rio

    Pecos’ Antonio Varela tried the big-school race on for size Saturday in Rio Rancho — and almost won the darn thing.

    Varela finished second with a time of 15:32, just seven seconds off the winning pace set by Class 5A Cleveland’s Luis Martinez.

  • Soccer: Cards on a roll

    Three consecutive wins have Robertson boys’ soccer team riding a wave of momentum as the district schedule winds down.

    Coach Clarence Montoya’s Cardinals are 8-5 overall and 5-1 in district with a handful of matches left in the regular season, including home games Monday and Wednesday against Pojoaque and Peñasco and a makeup at Questa on Thursday.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 17, 2011

    • Robertson boys vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., RHS field

    • Pecos vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    • Robertson girls at Moreno Valley, 4 p.m., Angel Fire
    • NMHU vs. University of the Southwest, 6 p.m., Wilson Complex

    Cross country

  • County to file more liens

    San Miguel County is getting ready to file another batch of liens against property owners who have run up thousands of dollars of debt in unpaid trash bills.

    The finance department provided commissioners with a 12- page list of property owners who would have liens placed on their properties.

    Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to allow county staff to move forward with the process.

    The list contains 207 names of property owners owing between $1,199 and $1,742. The report states that the accounts have been delinquent since July 2003.

  • Neighbor arrested in theft case

    State Police arrested a Las Vegas man Tuesday in connection with a break-in at his neighbor’s house.

    Johnny Roybal, 31, who lives on Placita del Llano Road, has been charged with retaining stolen property over $250 and possession of drug paraphernalia.