Today's News

  • Cowgirls scare No. 1

    Last year’s national runner-up and the preseason No. 1 team in NCAA Division II women’s basketball, West Texas A&M never could shake pesky New Mexico Highlands on Wednesday night.

    The Cowgirls led late in the first half and — despite falling behind by double digits in the second — they stayed within striking distance in an 84-73 defeat at the Wilson Complex.

    Four Cowgirls finished in double figures. Jenny Johnson scored a team-high 18 points, followed by Claudia Meneses (13), Brittany Brown (12) and Giulia Simioni (10).

  • State quarters: Cardinals host Bears

    Robertson High School’s football team — seeking a second consecutive state gridiron championship and the fourth in school history — kicks off the postseason at 1 p.m. Saturday when Hatch Valley comes to Cardinal Stadium.

    But the Cardinals will have to start out short-handed due to a couple of significant player suspensions.

    The Cardinals are 10-0 this season and soaring on a 15-game win streak that dates back more than a full calendar year.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Nov. 21, 2014

    • Memorial Middle School girls at Pojoaque tournament, TBA, Pojoaque
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls host sixth grade tourney, TBA, WLV

    • NMHU women at Texas-Permian Basin, 1 p.m., Odessa, Texas
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Pojoaque tournament, TBA, Pojoaque
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls host sixth grade tourney, TBA, WLV
    Cross country
    • NMHU at NCAA regionals, 11 a.m., Denver

  • Archdiocese facing more suits

    The Archdiocese of Santa Fe was hit last week with five more lawsuits alleging that several of its priests sexually abused children decades ago. Three of the new lawsuits allege abuse by priests at Immaculate Conception or Our Lady of Sorrows parishes in Las Vegas. They name Jason Sigler, Sabine Griego and Michael O’Brien as the priests who perpetrated the abuse.

  • Devastating blaze - Ulibarri’s home destroyed by fire

    Rock Ulibarri’s signature cowboy hat is gone, along with his home and his lifelong belongings. But his spirit remains positive as he looks forward to rebuilding after a devastating fire engulfed his El Porvenir home Thursday night.

    The house provided a home for the incoming county commissioner and his sons. Ulibarri and his 13-year-old son, Santiago, made it out safety. Their blind mix-breed, 13-year-old dog, Willow, also made her way out of the blaze.

  • State breaks temperature records

    The Associated Press

    The blast of wintry weather moving across New Mexico has resulted in several broken records, including here in Las Vegas.

    Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Albuquerque say Eagle Nest led the pack Monday with a low temperature of minus 17. The mountain community hadn’t been that cold this early in a season since Nov. 10, 1950, when the temperature dropped to 20 below zero.

    Taos, Moriarty, Raton, Las Vegas and Roswell also set records.

  • Rep. Luján to head campaign committee

    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON   — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi announced Monday that she had tapped Rep. Ben Ray Luján to head the campaign committee and try to get the party back on track after a drubbing in midterm elections.

    The 42-year-old Luján, who would be the first Hispanic to hold the post, will succeed New York Rep. Steve Israel as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Nov. 19, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • Looking Back - Nov. 19, 2014

    In 1964
    Monday, Nov. 16, 1964 — Edward Garcia, Federal Coordinator for the Educational Opportunity Act of 1964, Neighborhood Youth Corps, spoke on the NYC, to be administered by the Department of Labor and designed for the 16 to 21 age group. He explained that there are a half million in this group not at work or in school, that should be learning various skills. He noted that it is expected that 1,000,000 young people will enter the labor force in 1965.

  • Looking ahead - News - Nov. 19, 2014

    The Art of Storytelling
    Luna Community College’s Mu Nu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society presents “The Art of Storytelling,” sharing a cultural link from the past to the present and into the future. The program will be from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Allied Health Lecture Hall at LCC.