Today's News

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, March 14-17

    WEDNESDAY (March 14)

    • Robertson JV at Capital (DH), 3 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson JV at Capital (DH), 3 p.m., Santa Fe


    • Mora vs. West Las Vegas JV, 4 p.m., Mora
    Track and field
    • Memorial Middle School at ATC-SFIS meet, TBA, Santa Fe


    • Luna at Frank Phillips College (DH), noon, Borger, Texas

  • HU tracksters, wrestler take on nationals

    Five New Mexico Highlands University athletes — four in women’s track and field and one in wrestling — represented the school in NCAA Division II national competition over the weekend.

    The Cowgirl tracksters and coach Bob DeVries were in Pittsburg, Kans., for the NCAA Division II indoor nationals.

    Tashay Hunter posted the Cowgirls’ best individual result, clearing 40 feet, 1.5 inches, in the triple jump. Teammate Annie Topal also competed in the event, placing 12th with 39-6.5.

  • Prep roundup: RHS tennis teams sweep in Las Cruces

    The defending state tennis champion Robertson Lady Cardinals checked off another regular-season tournament title on Saturday in Las Cruces.

    And this time, the RHS boys joined them in the winners’ circle.

    Robertson swept to wins in the Las Cruces and Mayfield event, continuing a tough stretch requiring a lot of miles of travel for head coach Warren Fulgenzi and his teams.

    The RHS girls had won the previous weekend’s tournament in Roswell, with the boys finishing second.

  • Still looking for answers

    Cindy "Tig" Rivera's 25th birthday was Feb. 14.

    Her family and friends haven't seen her since June of 2012.

  • Pecos boys repeat as state champs

    ALBUQUERQUE —Last March, when the Pecos Panthers won the Class 3A state basketball title, it had been 51 years since their previous championship triumph.

    It was only 364 days between titles this time. Pecos handed top-rated Texico its first defeat of the season 58-44 in the 3A boys' final Saturday at The Pit, becoming the first Las Vegas-area hoops team to earn a repeat state championship.

  • Mora County man, heading to get married, and friend killed on I-25

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE  — A New Mexico woman says she and her boyfriend were on their way to Las Vegas to get married before he was killed on a freeway while changing a tire.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports 28-year-old Lonny Escovedo, a native of the Mora County area, and his sister’s boyfriend, 21-year-old Michael Chambellan, were struck by a vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 25 on Tuesday evening.

  • N.M. opioid crisis: Police, others push for treatment facility

    Getting a medical assisted treatment facility located in Las Vegas is a top priority for Interim Police Chief Chris Lopez.

    It’s his part in the growing effort among community members to stem the tide of the opioid crisis in San Miguel County. The chief has approached anyone who can support with the philosophy that the problem impacts all in one way or another.

  • System changes for lottery scholarships

    By Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE  — New Mexico is providing more certainty for college students about the amount of financial aid they can count on from state lottery revenues, but elected officials and others say more needs to be done to shore up the scholarship program as higher education costs climb.

    Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation Wednesday that decouples the value of lottery scholarships from the cost of tuition by setting a fixed amount for the awards based on the kind of institution a student attends.

  • Reclaimed water now available

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The City of Las Vegas will allow the public to get reclaimed water from the reclaimed water stand pipe at the Utility Services Center at 905 12th Street.

    Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost of the water is $1.25 per 1000 gallons and an additional $.50 charge per trip.

  • Black History Month

    Highlands University senior Kylee Norman writes on a dream board Feb. 12 at the university’s Student Center in honor of Black History Month.