Today's News

  • Work of Art: Going bankrupt? Again?

    A resident of the tiny town of Ocate, N.M., just a few miles from Wagon Mound, proved that she can go bankrupt two or three times in just a few minutes but still have a tidy sum to get her back home.

  • Trujillo triumphs in Joe Vivian Classic

    Johnathan Trujillo’s long-awaited return to the Joe Vivian Classic gave his supporters something to smile about.

    The Robertson junior went 5-0 with two victories by pin in winning the 132-pound weight division, joining an elite group of Cardinal grapplers to have come home with the coveted Joe Vivian championship medal.

    The Albuquerque tournament has long been considered the best regular-season wrestling event in the state, drawing most of the top teams in all classifications.

  • Dons reach Hope final

    Once again, West Las Vegas earned an early shot at reigning Class 4A superpower Hope Christian.

    Once again, it was the Huskies who had the upper hand.

    Hope defeated West 66-54 in the boys’ championship game of its own tournament, a three-day event that wrapped up Saturday in Albuquerque.

    It was a rematch of the last year’s Huskies tourney final as well as the last two Class 4A state title games.

  • Highlands tripped up

    Visiting Colorado-Colorado Springs and Metro State dealt Highlands’ men back-to-back double-digit losses over the weekend at the Wilson Complex.

    The Mountain Lions won 98-88 on Friday, and the Roadrunners followed suit with an 86-69 win Saturday, snapping the Cowboys’ win streak.

    Ron Lawton shined Friday with 27 points, six rebounds, four steals and two blocks for NMHU (6-10, 4-7). James Healy and Kieran Woods scored 18 each, and Marlon Johnson narrowly missed a double-double with nine points, nine boards.

  • Robertson drops Bears

    Wingate was no match for a Robertson boys’ basketball team that seems to be hitting its stride on the eve of the district opener.

    Robertson won 69-49 on Saturday at Mike Marr Gym to extend its winning streak to three games and reach 9-6 this season under coach Manuel Romero.

    It was 11-11 before Arjay Ortiz’s bucket took the lead for good. Ishmael Martinez’s foul shots and a Kasean Pryor score off a Charlie Hillis assist keyed a 20-13 tally in the first period.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 18, 2017

    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Pecos hosts Panther Duals, 3 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Ruidoso, 4 p.m., Ruidoso
    • Mora boys (A,B) and girls (A,B) vs. Peñasco, 4 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Pecos boys and girls vs. Tierra Encantada, 5 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • NMHU vs. Adams State, 6 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Liquor license opposed

    A request for approval of a liquor license transfer that would clear the way for the Giant station in Romeroville to begin selling package liquors has drawn stiff opposition from area residents who fear it will worsen the county’s DWI problem.

  • West schools chief gets contract extension

    Christopher Gutierrez will lead the West Las Vegas Schools at least another school year.

    During a board meeting Thursday, the board unanimously approved a one-year contract for Gutierrez. The contract will expire on June 30, 2018.

    “The board is happy with Mr. Gutierrez’s performance, especially with regard to his plans on addressing the district school grades,” board chairman David Romero said. “I am happy to see that he has the total support of the board.”

  • Anton Chico man charged in shooting

    A 23-year-old Anton Chico man was arrested and charged with three felonies last week for allegedly firing a handgun at a passing vehicle in Tecolotito.

    No one was injured in the incident, which occurred Tuesday.

    Robert A. Saiz, who resides on Mescalero Drive, has been charged with shooting at or from a motor vehicle, and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, all fourth-degree felonies. He is also facing two petty misdemeanor counts of negligent use of a deadly weapon.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - In Jeannette Rankin’s footsteps

    By Beth Urech

    I’m going to Santa Fe on Saturday, Jan. 21, for the Women’s March on Washington/Santa Fe. I never marched in a high school band twirling a baton or tooting a trombone. Nor did I join any protests in my younger years so this will be my first-ever march.