Today's News

  • Work of Art: Iceland in February?

    REYKJAVIK, ICELAND — One of the more memorable lines in a locally-produced play called “The Odd Couple” was about a minor character, a card player named Vinnie, who decided to vacation in Florida in the summer. I played the role of Vinnie, and during rehearsals often wondered who in all creation would even think of such a trip at such a place.

    We did. Well, kind of.

  • Four RHS wrestlers wrangle state titles

    RIO RANCHO — A hard-fought third-place trophy was the prize after Robertson placed five wrestlers in the Class 1A-4A state wrestling finals, winning four individual championships, over the weekend at the Santa Ana Star Center.

  • District tourneys set

    The road to the District 2-4A basketball tournament trophies will go through Fifth and Friedman in Las Vegas.

    By virtue of a regular season that saw both Robertson boys’ and girls’ basketball teams win district titles, Manuel Romero’s Cardinals and Leroy Barela’s Lady Cardinals will host the 2-4A tournament finals this coming week at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Cowgirls win series with OPSU

    Making the most of its home debut, the New Mexico Highlands softball team won three of four games over Oklahoma Panhandle State this past weekend at Cowgirl Field.

    NMHU swept OPSU 11-6 and 11-2 on Saturday, then split on Sunday with a 16-8 loss and an 11-10 win.

    In the finale, the Aggies led 10-9 going into the bottom of the seventh. But Monica Capiral reached and scored the tying run on a Jamie Weatherbee hit. And Leah Osborn plated the walk-off winning run, driving Christian Bobian home.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 22, 2017

    • NMHU at University of the Southwest (DH), noon, Hobbs
    • District tournaments, TBA
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at RMAC indoor championships, Spearfish, S.D.

    • District tournaments, TBA
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at RMAC indoor championships, Spearfish, S.D.

    • Luna Community College vs. Otero College, TBA, Rodriguez Park

  • BREAKING: Several local wrestlers reach finals

    RIO RANCHO -- Updates from the state wrestling tournaments at the Santa Ana Star Center, by weight class:
    106) Pecos' Francisco Martinez will be wrestling for third place; Robertson Andrew Trujillo is in the finals.
    113) Robertson's Justin Salazar is in third place match.
    120) West Las Vegas' Joshua Sandoval and Pecos' Estevan Atilano are in line for fifth.
    126) Robertson's Leon Lujan will vie for fifth.
    138) Robertson's Johnathan Trujillo will grapple for another state title, while West's Emilio Lopez seeks fifth.
    145) Robertson's Tristan Trujillo is in the final.

  • Robertson wrestlers in hunt on day one

    RIO RANCHO -- With early rounds complete, the Robertson wrestling team is in the top three -- along with defending champion Cobre and Silver -- at the state wrestling tournaments at the Santa Ana Star Center.

    Eight Cardinals have made it to Saturday's semifinals and have thus guaranteed top-four placings. So have two Pecos grapplers.

    Several wrestlers from West Las Vegas, Pecos and Robertson are alive in the consolation brackets and have a shot at medals.

    Check back for more updates throughout the tournaments.

  • City finalizes water purchase

    Las Vegas Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron and Robert Quintana, who heads the Storrie Project Water Users Association, finalized on Friday the city’s purchase of 1,200 acre-feet of water in Storrie Lake for $361,000.

    “This purchase improves our community’s water security by providing our city with 1,200 acre-feet of water available at any time for emergency use and for the post renovation refill of Bradner Reservoir,” Gurule-Giron said during the signing ceremony at City Hall.

  • Vegas unites to inspire young women

    Susie Tsyitee wanted young females in Las Vegas to dream big and to know that those dreams can come true, regardless of the obstacles that are in front of you.

    And she seized on a new movie to get that message across,  making it her mission to raise the money so that every female middle school student in this community had a chance to see that film.

    The movie “Hidden Figures” chronicles the obstacles three black women faced while working for NASA in the 1960s.

  • DHS weighed using National Guard for immigration roundups

    By Garance Burke
    The Associated Press

    The Trump administration considered a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press.

    Staffers in the Department of Homeland Security said the proposal had been discussed as recently as last Friday.