Today's News

  • Championship bound
  • Cowboys dispatch Mustangs

    Chris Clark led all players with 19 points and Marlon Johnson chalked up a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds Tuesday night as New Mexico Highlands cruised to an 87-73 win over Western New Mexico in men’s basketball at the Wilson Complex.

    Albuquerque native James Healy scored 11 of his 18 points in the decisive first half as the Cowboys trotted out to a 43-25 advantage.

    NMHU squared its record at 2-2 overall under third-year coach Craig Snow. The Mustangs, who play in the Lone Star Conference, dropped to 1-4.

  • Lobos stop Wildcats Lobos stop Wildcats

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Elijah Brown scored 13 with nine rebounds and New Mexico held off a late charge from Abilene Christian to win 64-55 on Wednesday night.

    Obij Aget added 12 for the Lobos, including one stretch of the first half when he had a personal 7-0 run with three dunks, to help New Mexico (5-2) build a 31-24 lead.

    Jaren Lewis and Jalone Friday each had 16 for the Wildcats (3-3).

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 2, 2016

    • NMHU women and men at Adams State, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    • Robertson boys (B,C) host RHS Invite, TBA, Mike Marr Gym
    • Robertson girls at Santa Fe Indian tournament, TBA, Santa Fe
    • Mora girls at Santa Rosa tourney, TBA, Santa Rosa
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. Cariños, 4 p.m., Valley gym
    • Pecos Middle School girls vs. Mora, 4 p.m., Pecos

    • NMHU women and men at Fort Lewis, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Durango, Colo.
    • Robertson boys (B,C) host RHS Invite, TBA, Mike Marr Gym

  • Mom jailed for driving drunk

    A Las Cruces woman spent the Thanksgiving holiday locked up at the San Miguel County Detention Center for allegedly driving while intoxicated with her two children, an 8-year-old and a 4-year-old.

  • ‘Christmas time in the city’

    The holiday season is here, and Las Vegas is ready for it. On Friday the annual Holiday Home Tour will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. This year’s tour will feature nine locations, including the Holly House at 1011 Eighth St., Immaculate Conception Church, Louie Trujillo’s 921 South Pacific home, Alvin and Charlene Jiron’s home at 323 South Pacific, Judee Williams’ home at 919 Sixth St. and the Plaza Hotel.

    Saturday the much-anticipated Electric Light Parade will begin at sundown starting at Fifth Street and Friedman Avenue.

  • PNM to seek another rate hike

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico’s largest electric provider will be asking state regulators to consider another rate increase for customers in December.

    Public Service Co. of New Mexico has sent letters to a half-million customers, saying it needs to recoup the millions of dollars that are being spent on improvements to the grid and on pollution controls at a pair of coal-fired power plants in northwestern New Mexico.

  • Water rights deal pits villagers against oilman

    The Associated Press

    PECOS — A battle is brewing between residents of a northern New Mexico village and a Texas oil and gas executive who owns a ranch along the Pecos River.

    At issue is a pending water rights transfer that some Pecos residents believe will affect a centuries-old acequia that diverts water for agricultural use.

    Once the water is severed from the land, the “option in the future to farm these properties is gone,” villager and gas station owner Pancho Adelo told the Santa Fe New Mexican.

  • Driver killed in I-25 crash

    The Associated Press

    State police are investigating a motor vehicle fatality that occurred Thanksgiving Day in San Miguel County.
    Police report that the single-vehicle accident occurred around 8 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 25 near mile marker 356, north of Las Vegas.

    The victim was identified as Cansu Bayram, 28, of Estes Park, Colo.

    The initial investigation indicated a vehicle traveling northbound left the highway and entered the median where it overturned. The driver was pronounced dead

  • Keller calls for new audit

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico’s state auditor is calling for a new audit into whether health-insurance companies have been underpaying the premium taxes they owe.

    State Auditor Tim Keller said on Monday that a new independent accounting firm should be hired under the supervision of his office and that the superintendent of insurance should be removed from any potential settlement negotiations with the companies.