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Today's News

  • Another Perspective - Time to enact reforms

    As we begin another short budget session, our troubled education system is our greatest cause for concern. As it stands, only about half of our public school students are proficient in math and reading and only half graduate ready to take on college. New Mexico now ranks last among all states in student performance. The sad truth is that our public school system is in need of a serious reworking.

  • WLV 84, RHS 47

    D.J. Bustos missed his first free throw of the evening, an “and-one” opportunity at the 7:29 mark of the second quarter.
    He didn’t miss again.

    Bustos sank his next 10 foul shots, part of a 27-point night, as West Las Vegas rolled over Robertson 84-47 on Saturday at a packed Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The visiting Cardinals trailed by double digits much of the game as West’s bigger lineup controlled the interior and did a pretty fine job along the perimeter as well.

  • On a roll - Robertson girls dominate Taos for 2-0 start in district

    At one point Friday night, Robertson’s Mary Miller had as many points as the opposing team combined.

    Miller scored off an Abbey Bradley assist, then battled for two putbacks to give her team a 20-6 lead.

    Then Alicia Arguello took center stage, scoring two buckets to close the first half with RHS comfortably ahead, 24-6.

    With players up and down the lineup making an impact, the Lady Cardinals had little trouble in a 51-36 rout of Taos on Friday night at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Cass, Baca lead Cowboys over WNMU

    Mannie Cass chalked up a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds as New Mexico Highlands handled Western New Mexico 81-70 on Saturday night in Silver City.

    The Cowboys (10-7 overall, 7-6 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) led by as many as 20 points.

    Highlands shot poorly in the first half and went to the locker room tied 34-34. But the Cowboys found their rhythm in the second half, shooting 60 percent over the final 20 minutes.

  • NMHU nets nationals qualifiers

    NMHU Sports Information

    Sophomore Shanice McPherson easily automatically qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships while classmate Tayler Hendren took an event win on day two to pace the New Mexico Highlands University track and field team at the Air Force Invitational Friday.

  • No. 18 Mavs pin ‘Pokes

    NMHU Sports Information

    The Cowboys claimed a trio of wins by forfeit, but the Mavericks took the other seven matches as New Mexico Highlands University (3-3, 1-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) fell to No. 18 nationally ranked Colorado Mesa (9-2, 3-0 RMAC) 29-18.

    With the match coming down to the last event, Highlands nearly pulled off the upset. Sophomore Cody Marquez nearly pinned his opponent, but Francisco Retana tallied the fall in 5:20.

  • Little League coaches sought now

    La Plaza Little League and Las Vegas Little League are accepting letters of interest for anyone interested in coaching for the 2014 season. Letters must be submitted by Tuesday, January 28. You can turn it in to any board member or to Berna Lujan (La Plaza Little League) 505-718-9249 or to Natalie Marrujo (Las Vegas Little League) 505-429-0119.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 27, 2014

    Monday
    Basketball
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) vs. Raton, 5:30 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Española, 4 p.m., MMS gym

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Raton, 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    Wrestling

  • East chief out on sick leave

    Las Vegas City Schools Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez’s chair was filled by another school district administrator during a special board meeting on Tuesday morning. Her absence has some people wondering whether a change in leadership may be on the horizon for the east-side school district.

  • Corrido of the Year - Area man wins music award

    John Fernandez’s weekend was filled with back-to- back wins.

    First on Saturday evening Fernandez took the Corrido of the Year award at the New Mexico Hispano Music Association awards show at the Ohkay Hotel Casino in Española for his song, “El Ojo de Vidrio.”

    Then on Sunday, his beloved Denver Broncos captured the AFC Championship by stomping on the New England Patriots, sending the orange and blue squad led by Peyton Manning to the Super Bowl next month. For Fernandez, it was a weekend of pure happiness, family, suspense and excitement.