Today's News

  • Shorthanded Lady Cards find a way

    With a sideline that bore a strong resemblance to a MASH unit, the Robertson girls’ basketball team needed a big game out of the healthy players it had available Thursday night against visiting Bernalillo.

    It got that.

  • LV wrestlers take titles

    This time, Rico had some company.

    Robertson senior Rico Montoya on Saturday night added to his collection of championship hardware with a 138-pound weight class title at the Joe Vivian Classic.

    Montoya (31-0) pinned Isaac Lopez of Rio Grande at the 5:01 mark for his fifth fall in as many matches over the two-day event, held at Albuquerque’s Cibola High School.

    Teammate Diego Trujillo joined him in victory, taking the title at 170 with a 4-3 thriller against Manzano’s Travis Decker.

  • Buzzer beater lifts Cowboys

    Las Vegas Optic

    Highlands’ Jonathon Mines racked up 27 points Friday night, but none were sweeter than the last three.

    Mines’ 3-pointer with 0.9 on the clock lifted the Cowboys past visiting Chadron State 98-95 for NMHU’s second victory of the winter under Craig Snow.

    Kendrick Nichols led all players with 30 points. Ricky Norris had 15 points, 10 boards, three assists.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Jan. 19

    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C)  vs. Ruidoso, 3 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Grants, 3 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

  • Broad support for Martinez - Vote on city manager unanimous

    It’s official. By a vote of 3-to-0, the City Council on Tuesday confirmed Elmer Martinez as city manager and approved a contract for him that runs through the end of the year.

    The contract calls for Martinez, 58, to receive an annual salary of $89,664, which is about $20,000 less than the city was paying former city manager Timothy Dodge.

    Martinez, who has worked at the city for about 18 years, received a standing ovation following the vote. He has served as acting city manager since June.

  • Seven file for Luna board

    Seven people filed paperwork Wednesday to run for three seats on the Luna Community College Board of Trustees.

    The Las Vegas-based District 2 race pits incumbent Tony A. Valdez against challengers Richard Jaramillo and Michael Angelo Adams. All three reside in Las Vegas.

    Valdez, who worked in law enforcement for nearly two decades, has served on the Luna board for about 7-1/2 years.

  • Padilla elected Commission chair

    By a split vote, the San Miguel County Commission elected Art Padilla as its chairman on Tuesday.

    The board also voted to move the time of its regular meetings from 1:30 to 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month.

    Commissioner Marcellino Ortiz had nominated  Nicolas Leger to remain as the Commission’s chairman, a position Leger had held for two years, but new commissioner Rock Ulibarri nominated Padilla.

    Commissioner Gilbert Sena joined Ulibarri and Padilla in electing Padilla to the position.

  • Obama seeks paid leave for parents

    By Darlene Superville
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Renewing a push for paid leave for workers, President Barack Obama on Thursday planned to call on Congress, states and cities to pass measures to allow tens of millions of workers to earn up to a week of paid sick time a year, the White House said.

    He’ll also ask Congress for more than $2 billion in new spending to encourage states to create paid family and medical leave programs.

  • Jail Log - Jan. 16, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Jan. 7 and Jan. 12:

    Sue Ann Sena, 26, possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, bench warrant, Curry County
    Melvin Pacheco, 48, three-day commitment  
    Brandon Martinez, 23, seven-day commitment
    April Alcon, 26, failure to appear
    Pierre Lovato, 37 tampering with evidence
    William Lujan, 22, probation violation: positive UA (THC)
    Leonard Lucero, 40, driving on suspended revoked license

  • Looking Back - Jan. 16

    In 1965

    Monday, Jan. 18 — A Montezuma resident and a local businessman were nominated by the Citizens Ticket Convention in the Armory yesterday afternoon to run for the East Las Vegas School Board. Johnny Griego, owner of the Model Cleaners, and John Loehr, a child welfare worker with the Department of Public Welfare, are the candidates selected for the Feb. 2 school board election.