Today's News

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

    Thursday, Feb. 22

  • Unique string duo headed to Las Vegas

    By Sean Weaver, N.M. Highlands University

    Two classically trained musicians who blend Western art music with hip hop beats will perform at Highlands University’s Ilfeld Auditorium on Friday, March 2.

    Musicians Wil B. and Kev Marcus form Black Violin, which creates a distinctive multigenre sound that is often described as “classical boom.”
    Black Violin has shared stages with top names including Kanye West, Aerosmith and Tom Petty, and has creatively collaborated with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys.

  • More naive visitors’ impressions of New York

    We’re back from a week-plus trip to New York City, where Bonnie and I met the Danish part of our family, Stan and Lisbeth, and their two daughters.

    So much happened on this trip, our first venture into the Big Apple, I probably have enough copy for at least one more column. Next week, I plan to write about the languages we were exposed to.


    The natives

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

  • Man jailed on second-degree murder charges

    Michael J. Romero, 40, of Las Vegas, was taken into custody this week on charges of second-degree murder and tampering with evidence after Las Vegas Police say he shot and killed a man Saturday at his home on Commerce Street.

    Police say Romero shot and killed Felix Martinez, who is a friend of Romero's son. According to court documents, the main witness was Romero's son, Michael Romero Jr., who awoke to hearing a shotgun blast about 9 a.m. Saturday.

  • State wrestling: Four titles

    RIO RANCHO — Four Robertson wrestlers captured individual state championships for the second consecutive season, but a late win by a Taos wrestler 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 on Saturday night at the conclusion of the two-day state tourneys, held at an unusually rowdy Santa Ana Star Center. Several scuffles erupted in the stands and resulted in multiple ejections, though none involved locals.

  • Prep hoops roundup: Lady Cards rule 2-4A

    District basketball tournaments are playing out across the state this week, and several area teams find themselves playing the waiting game after having clinched regular-season titles and the byes through to the finals that go with them.

    Robertson’s girls became the last to secure the honors, beating Pojoaque Valley 66-45 on Saturday night at Mike Marr Gym.

  • 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)

    • 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


    • District 2-4A boys tournament TBA
    • Valley Middle School boys vs. Tierra Encantada, 4 p.m., Valley
    • 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.