Today's News

  • Work of Art: Was it payback time?

    On the wall of the office of long-time Highlands University department secretary Jean Greer was a framed photo that showed a lone goat atop a craggy mountain. The message beneath it was, “I’m so far behind, it looks like I’m w-a-y ahead.”

    That was years ago, when I worked there. I’m reminded of Amtrak and its penchant for tardiness. Why doesn’t the government-subsidized railway company simply adopt this slogan: “We’re always prompt, no matter how long it takes”?

  • Sisters triumph in state free-throw contest

    A sister act reigned supreme in this year’s Knights of Columbus state free-throw shooting competitions.

    Michaela Vigil Lujan and Savannah Vigil Lujan, 15-year-old twin sisters from Las Vegas, placed first and second, respectively, in Knights’ annual showdown of sharpshooters March 22 in Española.

    Michaela swished 22 out of 25 free throws to claim the championship, capping a run that began with her winning a chapter title in Los Alamos.

  • Quintana wins 4th golf tourney

    Having ensured herself a return trip to the state golf tournament next month, West Las Vegas’ Joedy Quintana has turned her attention to winning tournaments (not to mention track meets).

    Quintana shot an 84 in Monday’s West Las Vegas Invitational held at New Mexico Highlands University’s Gene Torres Golf Course. That was three strokes better than runner-up Briana Paiz (87) of Raton, who’d essentially made it a two-person chase for the individual girls’ championship.

    Robertson’s Andrea Vaisa came in third, shooting a 93.

  • Lady Cards sweep Elkettes

    Robertson softball made a big move toward a District 2-3A title by sweeping Pojoaque 5-2 and 7-3 on Saturday in Jacona.

    Elena Garcia won game one, said RHS coach Adrian Jaramillo, by “pitching a very disciplined game.”

    Then in game two, eighth grader Kendra Duran recorded a pitching victory in her debut with the varsity squad, also hitting a home run to help her own cause. Elicia Trujillo also homered for the Lady Cardinals.

  • Meadow City results posted

    Results of the annual Meadow City Track and Field Invitational, hosted by Robertson High School on April 17 at Cardinal Stadium:

    1. St. Michael’s, 123.5 points
    2. West Las Vegas, 71
    3. Pojoaque Valley, 64.5
    4. Fort Sumner, 45
    5. Robertson, 43
    6. Taos, 40
    7. Bernalillo, 33

    1. St. Michael’s, 120 points
    2. Robertson, 72
    3. West Las Vegas, 67
    4. Fort Sumner, 62
    5. Pojoaque Valley, 39

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 23, 2014

    • West Las Vegas JV at Pojoaque (DH), 3 p.m., Pojoaque
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • LCC vs. Lamar (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • Robertson JV vs. East Mountain, 4 p.m., RHS field
    • West Las Vegas JV at Taos (DH), 3 p.m., Taos

    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park

  • Maloof property cleared

    After years of the Maloof building being in limbo because of problems with the title, the West Las Vegas School District is finally able to move forward with selling it.

    The building had been donated to the district years ago. Unfortunately, the district didn’t have a clear title for the property.

    But the district was able to untangle those title issues with the help of Associate Superintendent Darice Balizan. Balizan has years of expertise in real estate.

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  • HU may cut credit-hour requirement

    New Mexico Highlands University is moving forward with plans to reduce the number of credit hours that students need to complete in order to graduate with a bachelor’s in hopes that the change will result in more students completing a degree.

    Highlands currently requires 128 credit hours in order for undergraduate students to graduate. President Jim Fries and his administration are recommending that the student credit hour requirement be reduced to 120.

    Regents will be asked to approve the change during a meeting scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

  • Young adults boost healthcare signups

    By Josh Lederman and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama’s health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults.

    Nonetheless, Obama’s announcement Thursday that 8 million have signed up for subsidized private insurance, and that 35 percent of them are younger than 35, is just a peek at what might be going on with the nation’s newest social program.