Today's News

  • Weather - Oct. 6, 2014

    Sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Clear at night, with a low around 45. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    Sunny, with a high near 80. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 47.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. A 20 percent chance of showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.


  • Que Pasa - Oct. 6, 2014

    • An indoor flea market will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6 through Friday, Oct. 10 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Bernal Community Center.

  • Dollies asset to this area

    One of the feel-good features of living in the Meadow City is its diversity. For a small town, it’s phenomenal the amount of activities and groups available.

    And an important part of the equation is the willingness of groups to help out any way they can.

  • Editorial cartoon - Oct. 6, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Staying in their declining small towns

    From the U.S. Census Bureau comes this bit of news: The nation’s poverty rate has done down, but in New Mexico it went up.

    New Mexico has never been a wealthy state, but the second-to-the-bottom ranking (ahead of Mississippi only) stings, and says something about how bad a lot of people have it in this dis-enchanted land.

  • Dons taste first victory

    Yo, Adrian!

    You’re a winner.

    West Las Vegas manhandled former district rival Raton 33-16 on Friday night on the road, giving first-year head coach Adrian Gonzalez and his staff Win No. 1.

    Most of the action — and all of the scoring — took place in a feisty second half.

    Adrian Valdez — whose speedy feet have made him a special teams threat this fall — ran a Tiger punt back clear to the Raton 24 early in the third quarter.

    That led to one WLV touchdown.

  • No. 1 Robertson edges No. 2 Ruidoso in thriller

    Amos Rivera punched into the end zone from 1 yard away to reclaim the lead for top-ranked Robertson with just 2:43 left Friday night at Cardinal Stadium.

    This time, in the waning moments of a well-played, back-and-forth chess match of a football game between the top two teams in Class 4A, the lead would stand.

    That’s because the stout Cardinal defense held firm on the next drive, forcing an incomplete pass on fourth down, and the Redbirds counted down to a 27-24 victory over Ruidoso (5-1).

  • Weekend Roundup - Cowgirls draw with No. 4 Mines

    No news wasn’t exactly bad news for the New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team on Friday night at Perkins Stadium.

    The Cowgirls didn’t come out with a victory. But they did battle to a scoreless draw with the No. 4 ranked team in NCAA Division II.

    Colorado School of Mines (7-0-2 overall, 4-0-1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) was unable to get a goal in 100 minutes against the NMHU defense.

  • Cowboys push No. 17 Mines to brink

    Lance Orender has completed a lot of passes in recent weeks to help New Mexico Highlands win consecutive football games.

    But one that got away led to a narrow win for the 17th ranked Colorado School of Mines on Saturday at Perkins Stadium.

    With Highlands trailing 42-35, Orender had the Cowboys driving into Mines territory. But Drew Stephon intercepted a pass with roughly three minutes left in the game. The Orediggers were then able to pick up a couple of first downs and burn the remainder of the clock.  

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Oct. 6, 2014

    • Robertson (B) vs. Española, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas Invitational (includes WLV, Robertson, others), 9 a.m., Gene Torres Golf Course
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos

    • Robertson boys at Santa Fe Prep, 4:30 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson girls vs. Capital, 4 p.m., RHS Field
    • NMHU at Eastern New Mexico, 6 p.m., Portales