Today's News

  • Darley signs with HU

    “You couldn’t pay me to run track,” said Alesa Darley, thinking back just a couple of years and her aversion to the sport.
    Oh, how times have changed.

    Darley, an outgoing Robertson High School senior, will soon be a member of the New Mexico Highlands track and field team. With family and friends in tow, she made it official on Monday afternoon, signing a letter of intent to continue her athletic and academic careers at NMHU.

  • Topes edge Dodgers in walk-off style

    Oklahoma City pitcher Brandon Morrow needed just one more out to seal a big road victory Wednesday night at Isotopes Park.

    But Morrow botched a throw to first after Daniel Castro put the ball in play on a full count. Castro trotted safely to first, and — more importantly — Albuquerque teammates Dustin Garneau and Rafael Ynoa scored the tying and winning runs.

    That’s how the Albuquerque Isotopes defeated the Oklahoma City Dodgers 9-8, coming back from what had once been a six-run deficit.

  • Cowgirls in Sunshine State for nationals

    Eight is enough, New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field team hopes, to make a splash in this weekend’s NCAA Division II outdoor nationals in Bradenton, Florida.

    Eight Cowgirls will represent the school in the meet, which concludes the 2016-17 athletic year.

    NMHU junior Osheen Erskine, a native of Montego Bay, Jamaica, will compete in the 100-meter hurdles. Erskine won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference title in the event and earned first-team All-RMAC honors. She may also run a leg of the 400-meter relay.

  • Aiming for medals
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 26, 2017

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • LVLL games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • LVLL games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • LVLL games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

  • Abe Montoya Rec Center re-opens Friday

    The renovated Abe Montoya Recreation Center will open just in time for summer. Friday, the city will host a grand opening of the facility, which has been closed since August 2016.

    “We’re excited to re-open the newly renovated Abe Montoya Recreation Center and hope that the community will be proud of their new facility,” city Recreation Director Pamela Marrujo said.

  • Lodgers tax topics raised

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    Las Vegas City Council members didn’t have any lodgers tax items on their agenda at last Wednesday’s regular meeting, but a few items came up in the course of the evening about utilization of that tax fund.

  • New Mexico lawmaker: governor’s appointments can wait

    By  Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The president of the New Mexico Senate said Monday there will be no confirmation hearings for appointments by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez during a special legislative session.

    Senate President Mary Kay Papen of Las Cruces said the Democratic-led Legislature will be focused on restoring vetoed funding for state colleges and universities and will not vet executive appointments when lawmakers convene on Wednesday.

  • United World College commencement
  • WLVHS graduation