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Today's News

  • Tigers take two of three vs. Cowboy sluggers

    Bottom of the ninth. Bases loaded. Two outs. The home team down by one run.

    Alas, the Hollywood finish was not to be for Highlands’ baseball team on Sunday afternoon at Brandt Park.

    A fly ball to left, fielded cleanly by Fort Hays State’s Marcus Altman, snuffed the Cowboy rally, and the score ended 6-5 in favor of the visiting Tigers

    FHSU won two of the three-game series over the weekend, Highlands’ first home baseball games of the season.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Feb. 21-25

    WEDNESDAY (Feb. 21)
    Basketball

    • District 2-4A boys tournament: West Las Vegas vs. TBA, 7 p.m., Lopez Gym
    • District 2-4A girls tournament TBA
    • Las Vegas youth league girls’ games, 5:30 p.m., Rec

    THURSDAY
    Basketball

    • District 2-4A boys tournament TBA
    • Valley Middle School boys vs. Tierra Encantada, 4 p.m., Valley
    Softball
    • Luna at Otero Community College (DH), noon, La Junta, Colo.

  • See NMHU hoops for $1.25 this week

    Check under those couch cushions for change. You may easily find enough to allow you to see some exciting college basketball.

    NMHU’s basketball teams will offer admission to its two remaining home doubleheaders this week for $1.25 a ticket in honor of the university’s 125th anniversary. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free.

    It figures to be an important week for the Cowboys in particular.

  • RHS wins four state titles, places fourth as team

    RIO RANCHO -- Four Robertson wrestlers captured individual state championships for the second consecutive season, but a late win by Taos bumped the Cardinals to fourth place in the final team standings for Class 1A-4A.

    RHS finished just one point out of third, trailing repeat winner Silver, Cobre and the district-rival Tigers Saturday night at the conclusion of the two-day state tourneys, held at an unusually rowdy Santa Ana Star Center.

  • Our future could be dry indeed

    With this season’s lack of snow, many of us are concerned that a potential lack of water could adversely threaten our community and this region of New Mexico.

    That’s why we are pleased to welcome a panel of water experts who will share their expertise with us. The intention is not to revisit old water conflicts but to understand the challenges and complexities that face us now. We know that we could face a very dry future.

  • State wrestling updates: Four Cards in finals, nine locals still grappling

    RIO RANCHO --- Nine Las Vegas-area wrestlers were on track to compete for medals in the top three as of midday Saturday in the state tournament at the Santa Ana Star Center.

    Four Robertson wrestlers -- Andrew Trujillo (120 lbs.), Jonathan Trujillo (145), Tristan Trujillo (160) and Darian Duran (195) -- have advanced to championship finals, set to begin around 4:30 p.m. The first three won state a year ago, and Duran was a state runner-up. Jonathan Trujillo will attempt to become a four-time state champ to complete his senior season.

  • Village of Pecos Mayor Election questionnaires, 2018

    Editor’s note: Municipal elections around the state are set for March 6. It’s time to give the three Village of Pecos mayoral candidates a chance to weigh in on a few general topics.

    TELESFOR ANDALECIO BENAVIDEZ

    Age: 58.

    Address and contact information: HC 74, Box 32B, No. 136, North Main St., Pecos, 87552.

  • Dons third in district hoops after loss to St. Mike's

    A 46-35 loss to St. Michael's on Friday night has West Las Vegas' boys' basketball team looking up at both top seed Taos and the Horsemen for next week's district tournament.

    Jovan Montoya scored a game-high 16 to lead the Horsemen on Friday at Gillie Lopez Gym. Steven Sandoval paced the Dons with 10.

    After falling behind by 15 late in the third, West rallied to get within seven twice in the final period. But superior foul shooting and a rebounding edge for St. Mike's made the difference down the stretch.

  • Cardinal wrestlers in third after day one

    Robertson's wrestling team found itself in third place Friday night with day one of the Class 1A-4A state tournament in the books.

    The Cardinals (54 team points) trail defending state champ Silver (94) and Cobre (61.5) going into Saturday action at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    Seven Las Vegas-area grapplers advanced to the semifinals in six weight classes. A number of other locals remain alive for third place in consolation brackets.

  • Phil Griego gets 18-month prison term for fraud

    By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press

    SANTA FE  — Former state Sen. Phil Griego of San José will spend 18 months behind bars for fraud, bribery and other convictions stemming from allegations that he misused his position to profit from a real estate deal.

    District Court Judge Brett Loveless sentenced Griego on Friday to a 12-year-prison term, but waived all but 18 months of it.