Today's News

  • Prep golf: Robertson wins WLV Invitational

    The 2019 West Las Vegas Spring Invitational was held on Thursday at the Gene Torres Golf Course where Raton, Robertson, Taos and West competed.

    For the boys, the Cardinals took first with 440 total strokes and West came in second with 456. Raton and Taos did not have enough players to place as a team.

  • Lady Cardinals receive gift

    Wednesday, Oliver Ortiz, middle of the the back row, delivered scarves to the Robertson Lady Cardinals to congratulate them.

    The Lady Cardinals becoming the first Las Vegas team to win a state basketball championship, having beaten Santa Fe Indian on March 15.

    Oliver Ortiz’s sister, Sylvia Ortiz, made the scarves.

    In a card that accompanied the delivery, Sylvia Ortiz wrote, “We are presenting these scarves in memory of Mary and Sostenes Ortiz.” The Ortizes are Robertson alumni.

  • Looking Ahead, Sunday, April 7, 2019

    • NMHU vs. Regis University, noon, Brandt Field
    • Las Vegas Grizzlies vs. ABQ Titans, 2 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • NMHU vs. Fort Lewis College, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., Brandt Field

    •  Mora vs. Tohajille, 4 p.m., Mora Softball Field
    • NMHU vs. Lubbock Christian University (Texas), 1 p.m., Brandt Field
    • Robertson vs. Santa Fe Indian School, 5 p.m., Dick Whorton Baseball Field

  • Highlands increases fees, tuition to offset raises, new projects

    Thursday’s special Highlands University’s Board of Regents meeting focused on a tuition and fees presentation by Vice President of Finance and Administration Max Baca.

    He touching on the university’s current financial circumstances and making suggestions for the following school year, culminating in the board voting to increase tuition and fees in order fund new programs and faculty and staff raises.

  • Guest with a tail

    The Rotary Club of Las Vegas and the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance hosted a Mardi Gras masquerade ball fundraiser in the Highlands University Student Union Ballroom on March 3.

    One of the guests was a woman who would identify herself only as “Jean Gator” while waiting for Cajun food.

    It was not immediately clear if gator was both the theme of Jean’s costume and a dish that was on the menu.

  • RHS grad receives prestigious appointment

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The American Library Association announced, in January, its selection of Kate Alderete to participate in the 2019 ALA Policy Corps.

    She joins nine other nationally selected experts with “deep and sustained knowledge of national public policies” to advise on key areas of ALA’s strategic goals.

    More than 60 applicants from throughout the United States were considered for the 10 member policy advisory team. 

  • Police: Mora County man intentionally crashed into vehicle

    New Mexico State Police arrested a Mora County man after he crashed his truck into another vehicle, an act police believe was intentional.

    Just after 1 a.m. on March 29, NMSP responded to a call near Gonzales Ranch, in rural San Miguel County, after a caller reported a brown truck had hit their vehicle and left the scene.

  • Los Alamos trails app programmed by NMHU Media Arts students

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Highlands Media Arts and Technology Department students are programming 19 new scenic trails into a popular mobile app that features trails in the Los Alamos area.

    The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is making the free app available for hikers and mountain bikers via iOS or Android phones.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, April 5, 2019


    A mere two weeks after San Miguel County high school basketball teams brought one of the strongest overall performances at state, cheer and dance squads from our area delivered scintillating routines last weekend at the State Spirit Championships on that same arena floor at The Pit in Albuquerque, highlighted by West Las Vegas cheer’s third consecutive state title.

  • New Mexico and the world’s youth turn to climate

    When America’s youth began to rebel against the Vietnam War, it was because young men were being drafted. They were on the cutting edge of the issue, so they rose up in defiance.

    Something similar is happening now, only it’s not one particular war, nor is it just one nation’s youths. This time, it’s climate change and young people all over the world are demanding change.