Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 27, 2014

    • New Mexico Department of Health’s San Miguel Public Health Office will host a flu shot clinic from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 at the Rociada Fire Department in Rociada. There is no charge to those attending the clinic, but everyone should bring their insurance card, including Medicaid or Medicare, with them. Everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each flu season. For more information on the no-charge flu shot clinic, call the San Miguel Public Health Office at 425-9368.

  • Martinez for governor

    Roughly 70 percent of registered voters in San Miguel County are Democrats. Add to that statistic the fact that San Miguel County doesn’t even come close to having the population of counties like Bernalillo, Sandoval, Doña Ana or Santa Fe, and you might expect that a Republican governor wouldn’t give a second thought to the issues we’re dealing with.

  • Editorial cartoon - Oct. 27, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Think New Mexico and its latest campaign

    There are two things in particular that I like about Think New Mexico: It’s nonpartisan and it’s pragmatic.

    Both are reasons why this homegrown think tank is so effective. From getting the sales tax lifted off food to making full-day kindergarten accessible to all New Mexico children, whenever this 15-year-old group tackles an issue, things start to happen.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Oct. 27, 2014

    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    • Robertson at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos

  • District champs! RHS girls’ soccer finishes 17-3; state tourney next

    A 2-0 win over visiting Taos on Thursday afternoon clinched the district championship for Robertson’s girls’ soccer team.
    And it really wasn’t that close.

    Clamping down defensively, the Lady Cardinals mostly controlled possession across the pitch, limiting the Lady Tigers’ chances and making it a relatively easy shift for Robertson junior goalkeeper Nicoletta Litherland, who still recorded six saves.

  • Rally not enough for Dons

    The touchdown that wasn’t would’ve won West Las Vegas its fourth consecutive football game.

    Instead, the incomplete-pass call that was helped doom the Dons Friday night at Pojoaque Valley, which held on for a 21-19 verdict.

  • Lady Dons spike Taos for 4-0 district start

    The story began the same way each set for Taos’ volleyball team this past Thursday night at Gillie Lopez Gym — with West Las Vegas’ Jaylen Gutierrez slamming the ball through the Lady Tigers’ defenses.

    And each set had the same outcome — a Lady Dons victory.

    West coasted to a 3-0 sweep by scores of 25-10, 25-12, 25-19, improving its overall record to 13-4 and staying unbeaten in District 2-4A at 4-0.

  • Late picks help doom Cowboys

    Ryan Holland jumped in front of a Lance Orender pass, plucked the football away and then raced 57 yards downfield for a touchdown with 2:20 left in regulation Saturday, lifting Adams State to a 41-34 win over New Mexico Highlands in Alamosa, Colo.

    The Cowboys, who’d led 14-0 and had reclaimed control at 34-31 on a Zach Tapia 43-yard field goal with 7:22 remaining, allowed 10 unanswered points to the Grizzlies to close the game.

    Highlands dips to 3-5 overall and 3-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Adams State is 3-5, 2-4.

  • Cowgirls zero in on RMAC berth

    The Cowgirls used a goal in each half to win its final away game of the regular season as the New Mexico Highlands soccer team (9-3-3, 6-2-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) defeated Colorado Mesa (0-12-4, 0-9-3 RMAC) 2-1 Friday afternoon in Grand Junction, Colo.

    In the 70th minute with the score knotted at one, freshman Hannah Dahlquist put a through ball past the defenders. Sophomore Anyssa Dagnino caught up to the pass and beat the goalkeeper one on one to net the game winner.