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Today's News

  • What lawmakers did, didn’t do in 2019

    By Milan Simonich, Andrew Oxford, Robert Nott, Santa Fe New Mexican

    A capsule view of what happened during the state Legislature’s 60-day session that ended last weekend.

    Not so high: No, New Mexico isn’t legalizing recreational cannabis this year. But Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham told reporters she will put it on the agenda next year.

    “We’re going to make that a priority,” she said.

  • Oh, the iron-y

    An iron artist flings molten metal against a wall to create a fiery display at the Feb. 28 performance pour for Highlands University’s Iron Tribe 2019. The biennial Iron Tribe is an internationally known iron art event established by Highlands fine arts professor David Lobdell in 2001. Iron Tribe also includes an art exhibition of contemporary iron artists’ work from across the U.S. and around the globe, a symposium, and an iron casting session in the university’s art foundry.

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, March 22,2019

    Friday, March 22
    Artists Remembered, an exhibit featuring formerly well-known Las Vegas area Artists is open through Friday at Gallery 140, the Las Vegas Arts Council’s space at 140 Bridge St. The exhibit is open 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

    Saturday, March 23

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, March 22, 2019

    THUMBS UP: BLUE LOOKS GOOD ON YOU
    There might not have ever been a 16-hour span in which San Miguel County student-athletes shined brighter — on the state’s biggest stage — than there was on Friday afternoon and evening and Saturday morning.
    Between the Pecos girls and boys and the Robertson girls, all of whom won state championships in basketball at the famed Pit arena in Albuquerque, much history was made.

  • Americans and their vices

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This column originally ran in September 2015. It has been updated to reflect more recent data.

    Today’s topic is sin. I’ll try not to get preachy about it.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, March 22

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, March 22

  • Dons sweep home openers

    The West Las Vegas Dons (4–1) swept the Bernalillo Spartans (5–4)  in a doubleheaderhome opener Tuesday, 5–1 and 3–0.

    In game one, senior Dominic Tenorio scored the Spartans only run in the top of the fourth. The Dons, had five players score one run each, as they added three in the first, one in the fourth and the final in the sixth. West scored their runs from seniors James Archuleta, Antonio Bustamante and Marcos Solano, sophomore Elijah Alarcon and freshman Roy Pacheco Jr.

  • Cowgirls face tough opponents over weekend

    Since Saturday, the New Mexico University Cowgirls softball team has played six games and won only two of them.

    Starting with their doubleheader on Saturday against the Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves, the Cowgirls lost 16–2 and 2–1.

    In game one, the Thunderwolves were led by senior catcher Michaela Burpee, junior left fielder Hailey Hicks and senior center fielder Jordan Sheard who had three runs each. Junior second baseman Gabby Moreno scored two runs and Colorado had five players come home once each.

  • NMHU baseball strikes out against Denver

    In a pair of twin bills against the Metropolitan State University of Denver Roadrunners (12–7) over the weekend, the New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys (7–13) lost 25–8, 8–2, 10–9 and 10–6.

    In the closest game of the series, the Cowboys lost 10–9 after scoring eight of their nine runs in the first two innings.

    Denver started the game with a homer from Soole, allowing both him and Chase Anderson to score.

  • Lady Cardinals fall to Portales

    In a home doubleheader, the Robertson Lady Cardinals (2–5) lost 9–2 and 7–0 to the Portales Rams (2–0) on Tuesday.

    The Lady Cardinals scored both of their runs in the sixth inning from Makayla Quintana and Azlyn Padilla from Kylee Morberg, who hit a double. Morberg was Robertson’s only player with runs batted in, with two.