Today's News

  • College Basketball: Cowboys advance in RMAC Tournament

    ST. GEORGE, Utah — The Cowboys aren’t ready to go home just yet.

    The No. 7-seed New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team led for the final 30 minutes of the contest ­­ — building a lead as large as 17 points ­— and held on to upset No. 2 Dixie State 86-82 on Tuesday night at Burns Arena in the opening round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament.

    The Cowboys (20-9) travel to Golden, Colo., where they will take on No. 3 Regis in the RMAC Tournament semifinals 8 p.m. Friday at Colorado School of Mines.

  • College Softball: Cowgirls fall on the road to Colorado

    The New Mexico Highlands University Cowgirls (1–8 overall, 1–4 RMAC) lost both of their games on Saturday against the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers (5–8, 4–1). NMHU lost game one 3–2 and then game two 16–2. The double header scheduled for Sunday was cancelled due to weather.

    In game one, all five runs were earned in the sixth inning. The Cowgirls scored first after junior Nicole Correia homered to left center, allowing her and senior Breanna Cabrera to reach home.

  • Prep Baseball: Dons lose first game of season

    The West Las Vegas Dons fell to the Kirtland Central , 12–4, in Saturday’s season opener. The second game of the day was rained out.

    Sophomore Omar Gallardo led the Dons with four up to bats, two runs and one hit on the day. Senior Jaeden Perea and freshman Josh Gonzales also had one run each for West.

    Each team scored one run in the first and going into the third the score was still tied when the Broncos began to pull away. A few errors allowed the Broncos to score four runs in the inning, to be up 5–1.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, March 8-10


    • LCC at Midland College, 12 p.m., 2 p.m., Midland, TX
    • NMHU at Colorado School of Mines, 2 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    • Robertson at Cobre Invitational, TBA, Cobre


    • Pecos girls  vs. Tse’ Yi’ Gai, 5 p.m., Louis G. Sanchez Gym
    • Robertson girls vs. Cobre, 6 p.m., Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Tohatchi, 5:30 p.m., Lopez Gym


  • Go Fish: Friday, Mach 8

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the week
    Charette Lakes: John Aguilar of Albuquerque caught a limit of rainbow trout ranging in size from 17 to 22-inches Mar. 2. He was using chartreuse PowerBait.

  • How Highlands' black students experience Las Vegas

    At Highlands’ African American Culture Fair, held March 2 at the Sala de Madrid, guests were treated to a soul food potluck, including sweet potato peanut stew, turkey ribs in collard greens and cornbread, a drumming circle and African head wrapping.

  • NMHU losing money on golf course

    The NMHU Gene Torres Golf Course is currently running an annual deficit of about $200,000, according to Highland University President Dr. Sam Minner.

    Minner said that last spring he established various task forces, one of which looked at business affairs. The task force, led by Vice President of Finance Max Baca, found that the nine-hole golf course had been at a deficit.

  • Men arrested for possession of drugs after morning pursuit

    Two men were recently arrested on drug possession and other charges after the truck they were in struck a parked vehicle and was pursued through Las Vegas, police said in court documents.

    According to Las Vegas Police, Johnny Joe Gallegos, 37, and Ruben Quintana, 23, were in a brown Chevy pickup that struck a parked vehicle at about 7:45 a.m. on Feb. 8. Officers initiated a pursuit and eventually took Gallegos, who was driving, and Quintana into custody.

  • Softball: Cowgirls losing streak extended to four games
  • Gun buyer background check bill on Gov.’s desk

    The New Mexico House of Representatives voted 42-27 late Monday to approve a bill that would expand requirements for instant federal background checks on buyers of firearms in the state.

    Exceptions would include sales of antique firearms or any sale involving immediate family members. It would not affect transactions involving guns that are loaned, gifted or inherited.