Today's News

  • Sports roundup: Class 4A volleyball powers collide

    On paper, at least, this was a battle of titans, a potential state tournament preview. On the court, it was more a showcase for Robertson volleyball.

    The host Lady Cardinals won the first two sets before settling for a 3-1 victory over Moriarty on Tuesday night at Mike Marr Gym. The contest pitted RHS, the Class 4A state runner-up from this past November’s state tourney, against a Lady Pintos squad ranked as high as No. 3 in the classification.

  • Sports: Looking Ahead


    Cross country: Memorial Middle School at Taos, 3 p.m., Taos

    Football: Robertson at Ruidoso, 7 p.m., Ruidoso; West Las Vegas vs. Albuquerque Academy (Homecoming), 6 p.m., Herrera Complex; Soccer: NMHU women vs. Adams State, 7 p.m., Eco Park, Taos; Volleyball: NMHU vs. Colorado School of Mines, 5 p.m. (new time), Wilson Complex: Robertson at Santa Fe tournament, TBA, Santa Fe


  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 15, 2017


    Tomás E. Salazar has made the northern New Mexico community proud. The native of the tiny community of Chapelle is in his fifth year of service as Dist. 70 state representative. This year, he is being honored as a Highlands Distinguished Alumnus. In addition to service as dean and faculty member at Highlands University, Salazar has taught at Fort Lewis College in Durango and in high schools around the state.

  • In crises, humanity always rises to the top

    So much in life depends on our perspective. The glass can be half-empty or half-full, depending on how we choose to see it.

    Hurricane Harvey is one terrible example. It destroyed lives and property, and yet in its aftermath, humanity came to the rescue. In one place along, more than 600 miles away, an estimated 40,000 pounds of water and food were raised in a matter of days, and tons of bread in a matter of hours, simply because a few people put out a call to help.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

     Editorial cartoon, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

  • New Mexico's longest-serving senator dies

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico lawmakers and others are remembering former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici as someone who was known for putting politics aside and building relationships on both sides of the aisle.

    Domenici died Wednesday at an Albuquerque hospital. He was 85.

  • Homecoming parades set for Friday, Saturday

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    West Las Vegas High School and Highlands University are both hosting Homecoming parades this week. West will host its parade Friday, with an 11:30 a.m. lineup for the 1 p.m. parade An exact route wasn’t available at press time, but the route typically involves the area around the high school and Bridge Street, as well as Sixth Street and Lowe’s Grocery shopping center on Mills Avenue. Highlands’ parade is set for 9 a.m. Saturday. Lineup begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of Fifth Street and Friedman Avenue. 

  • Community meeting in El Valle on Thursday

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Thursday, the San Miguel County Planning Committee will host the latest in its series of public community meetings to gather input on its new comprehensive plan.

    Thursday’s meeting will take place at Valley Middle School in El Valle from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    For information, go to www.co.sanmiguel.nm.us or contact Alex Tafoya at 505-454-1074.

  • Car show tribute

    Photo by Theresa Wesner

    The second annual Tribute to 9-11 event included a Sunday car show at Gene Torres Golf Course. Enthusiasts from far and wide brought in their cars and took advantage of the final warm, dry weekends of the summer months.

  • Cardinal boys soccer busts into win column

    Breaking into the win column, Robertson’s boys’ soccer team took out its frustrations with two dominant wins — their first this fall — over Tierra Encantada and Monte del Sol on Friday and Saturday. T.J. Trujillo’s surge up the middle with 15 minutes left in the game Friday helped left the Carindals to a 4-1 win over Tierra Encatada.