Today's News

  • State wrestling this weekend in Rio

    Wrestlers from Robertson, West Las Vegas and Pecos are in Rio Rancho this weekend, vying for team and individual titles in the state championship tournaments at the Santa Ana Star Center.

    Action begins at 9 a.m. (doors open at 8) Friday with first-round matches. Quarterfinals and consolation bracket bouts are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. On Saturday, more consolation matches and semifinals get under way at 9 a.m. The third-place and fifth-place matches are set for 1:30, with the championship finals starting at 4. Team awards presentations will follow around 7.

  • Robertson claims two district titles

    Robertson clinched the regular-season District 2-4A boys’ basketball title on Tuesday night with a 56-52 thriller at Taos.

    The Cardinals (15-7 overall, 6-1 in district) will host the 2-4A tournament final on Feb. 25 at Mike Marr Gym. It’s the second consecutive regular-season title for RHS and head coach Manuel Romero.

    Kasean Pryor made a living at the line down the stretch at Taos. The RHS sophomore swished nine of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter and 10 of 12 overall to score a team-high 17 points.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 17, 2017

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas boys (B,C) at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • State tournaments, 11 a.m., Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho

    • LCC at Lamar Community College (DH), noon, Lamar, Colo.
    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado School of Mines, 5 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson girls (A,B) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona

  • Dons’ forfeits upheld

    West Las Vegas will have to forfeit at least three boys’ basketball games after all, and in effect it may be four forfeited games, according to one of the plaintiffs in a case decided in district court.

    The decision came Monday morning after a daylong hearing Friday pitted coaches David Bustos and Steve Sandoval and their players against the New Mexico Activities Association in the courtroom of Judge Abigail Aragon.

    A final hearing in the matter is set for the morning of Feb. 21, but that will be the day the District 2-4A tournament is set to begin.

  • Flamenco performance at Plaza Hotel on Saturday

    By Susan Vander Meer
    One Roof Publishing

    Ronald Maltais, artistic director for the Castañeda Concert series, recently announced the next two performances, the first of which will take place at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday in the Plaza Hotel Ballroom.

    The performance showcases Flamenco musicians and dancers. The third concert in the series will be at 3 p.m. on May 7 at Ilfeld Auditorium with violinist Elizabeth Young, cellist Dana Winograd, percussionist Ralph Marquez and Maltais at the piano.

  • Lawmaker warns that state needs $200M

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A leading Democratic lawmaker says New Mexico may need an additional $200 million or more to address a budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year and rebuild reserves enough to protect its credit rating.

    Senate Finance Committee Chairman John Arthur Smith of Deming on Monday warned of a budget gap between $200 million and $250 million for the fiscal year starting July 1.

  • 6 Samaritan House volunteers to be honored

    By Gwen Albers

    Two months after a stroke took the life of Judi Gallegos’ son, she joined the non-profit group that sometimes provided her Lonnie with a warm bed.

    “I felt the need to do something in his memory,” Gallegos said about becoming a volunteer with Casa de Samaritan Homeless Shelter after Lonnie’s passing on Dec. 24, 2012 -- one day after his 50th birthday.

  • LV bodybuilder seeks votes

    Jenny Quintana, a competitive bodybuilder from Las Vegas, is asking for help as she tries to win an online contest.

    Quintana seeks votes in the Ms Health and Fitness contest and can be featured in the magazine if successful. She successfully advanced from the initial round. Voting in the current round continues for six days starting Thursday, Feb. 16.

    To vote for Quintana, follow the link https://mshealthandfitness.com/vote/jenny-quintana . Free votes are available as are donation opportunities for the Homes for Wounded Warriors benefit.

  • NASA scientist to talk about space station today

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A free public lecture at Highlands University today (Wednesday) features a NASA scientist who will shed light on the indoor air quality environment of the International Space Station.

    Marit Meyer, a NASA Glenn Research Center scientist, will talk at 5 p.m. at Sininger Hall, Room 100, 904 University Ave. Sininger is in the university’s Central Park opposite Donnelly Library.

  • Weather - Feb. 15, 2017


    HIGH 52° / LOW 27°
    Sunny, with a high near 52. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    6:47 a.m. to 5:44 p.m.


    HIGH 62° / LOW 30°
    Sunny, with a high near 62. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
    6:46 a.m. to 5:44 p.m.