Today's News

  • Work of Art: ‘For want of a nail...’

    There’s an old rhyme that clearly illustrates the need for things working together. It reads: “For want of a nail, the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe, the horse was lost. For want of a horse, the rider was lost. For want of a rider, the battle was lost.

    Dire consequences must have occurred when the above battle was being waged. But how about the big difference a simple punctuation mark can make? Can its inclusion or omission justify or settle a lawsuit?

  • Cowgirls take 3 vs. Grizzlies

    Down to the final out in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Highlands Cowgirls found a way to get the better of visiting Adams State.

    Katelyn Bates roped a single to left, and Brittany Moya dashed home from second for the walk-off winner in an 11-10 thriller Sunday afternoon at Cowgirl Field.

    Highlands had trailed 5-2 three innings into the contest, rallying to grab a 10-6 lead only to see it vanish in the seventh.

    The comeback win was the third in four games with the Grizzlies over the weekend.

  • McPherson shines on

    Former New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field standout Shanice McPherson continues to excel.

    McPherson, who transferred to NCAA Division I Northern Arizona University, earned Big Sky Most Valuable Female Athlete honors for the indoor track season.

    She helped the Lumberjack women capture a Big Sky conference championship on Feb. 25.

    Individually, she won the long jump, placed second in the 60-meter dash and fifth in the 200-meter dash to lead NAU.

  • Montoya wrestles on big stage

    Rico Montoya of Las Vegas finished his first trip to the NCAA Division I wrestling tournament last week after going 0-2 in the 133-pound bracket.

    Montoya won five individual state championships during his prep career at Robertson High and helped the Cardinals to the state team championship. He is attending and wrestling for the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.

    As an unseeded entrant, Montoya faced a tough path in the national tournament, having to tangle with some of the top grapplers in his weight class.

  • Lady Card netters: third straight title

    For the third weekend in a row, the Robertson girls’ tennis team brought home a tournament title from a long road trip.

    And the RHS boys came pretty close, too.

    This time, it was a tourney in Carlsbad, where the Lady Cardinals beat St. Mike’s 6-3, edged Hobbs 5-4 and shut out Carlsbad 9-0 to clinch the trophy.

    On the boys’ side, the Cards defeated El Paso Jefferson 6-3 before falling to Carlsbad 8-1 and then rebounding with a 5-4 verdict over Artesia to take third place.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 22, 2017

    Cheer and dance
    • West Las Vegas pre-state exhibition, 6 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    • Robertson JV at Hope Christian (DH), 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    • Mora vs. West Las Vegas JV (DH), 3 p.m., Mora

  • Dem leaders: Vetoes not valid

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Democratic leaders of the New Mexico House of Representatives say two recent veto attempts by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez are invalid.

    House Majority Leader Sheryl Williams Stapleton announced early Friday that two bills would go into effect without the governor’s signature because her vetoes did not include explanations as required.

  • Revamp plans roll on

    The end of the school year is more than a month away, but Las Vegas City Schools officials are already making plans for the summer, taking time to make necessary changes to comply with the district’s master plan, including the right-sizing of schools.

    During a meeting in February the board unanimously approved the plan, which calls for the closure of three school sites — Paul D. Henry Elementary, Legion Park Elementary and a portion of Memorial Middle School.

  • Grand project under fire

    A planned Department of Transportation project aims to improve safety and functionality of a nearly 2-mile stretch of South Grand Avenue, but the project has come under heavy criticism from some in the area.

    “At the end of the day, it’s a business killer,” said Matt Martinez, whose business and other properties are on South Grand.

  • Kindness of strangers - Pakistani student enjoys NM experience

    By Margaret McKinney

    Highlands University

    When a Highlands University international exchange student from Pakistan returns home she will tell people about the kindness of strangers in New Mexico.