Today's News

  • Birds vs. Bears: A breakdown

    A drive-by-drive breakdown of Saturday’s Class 4A state football championship:

    • Hatch picked up one first down on the game-opening series, as quarterback Jared Garay swept around right tackle for a gain up the sideline. A sack by Estevan Varela near midfield on third and long forced a Bear punt.

  • NMHU takes on WNMU

    Jonathon Mines and Ron Lawton were seeing 20-20 on Saturday, and it gave New Mexico Highlands’ men’s basketball what it had been looking for — a big win to open conference play.

    Mines hit four from long range on his way to 20 points to go with 10 rebounds and four assists as NMHU won 84-64 against visiting Western New Mexico (0-6, 0-1 RMAC).

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 6, 2015

    • Pecos boys (A,B) vs. Mora, 4 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Memorial, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym

    • Robertson boys at Sandia Prep tournament, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls at Santa Fe Indian tournament, TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas JV boys at Bernalillo tournament, TBA, Bernalillo
    • Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Taos tournament, TBA, Taos


  • BREAKING : Robertson falls to Hatch 17-7
  • BREAKING: Robertson trails Hatch 3-0 at half

    HATCH, NM -- After a defense-dominated 24 minutes, Hatch Valley leads Robertson 3-0 at intermission in the Class 4A state football championship game. The Bears broke a scoreless stalemate with a 24-yard field goal with 7 seconds left in the second quarter. 

  • Cardinal fans converge in Hatch

    HATCH, NM -- A large handmade banner at the entrance to the Hatch Valley campus warns visitors they're entering Bear Country. Get beyond the bear tracks a couple hundred yards, however, and you find yourself in the middle of maybe a couple hundred Robertson High fans adorned in red and black Cardinal gear, their vehicles shoe-polished with GO CARDS and TAKE STATE.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - When it is dark enough . . .

    Ralph Waldo Emerson’s quote, “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars,” has been a favorite of mine for decades. A fact check determined that Emerson never wrote these words. Apparently Russell Lynes did. That’s when I turned off my laptop and went outside to see the stars.

  • Earth wilder, warmer place since last climate deal made

    By Seth Borenstein
    AP Science Writer

    PARIS — This time, it’s a hotter, waterier, wilder Earth that world leaders are trying to save.

    The last time that the nations of the world struck a binding agreement to fight global warming was 1997, in Kyoto, Japan. As leaders gather for a conference in Paris on Monday to try to do more, it’s clear things have changed dramatically over the past 18 years.

  • Preserving a way of life

    By Mercy López
    Las Vegas Optic

    For many, going and picking up groceries at a store becomes second nature. But for the José Maestas family, harvesting fresh produce and eggs is an everyday adventure. For generations the Maestas family has raised crops in fields lining Cinder Road using water from the Acequia de los Romeros.

  • In slap at Obama, House moves to block climate rule

    By Matthew Daly
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama worked to hammer out a global climate agreement in Paris, Republicans in Congress moved to block his plan to force steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants.