Today's News

  • Cowgirls' big finish wins RMAC outdoor track meet

    Rallying from nearly 20 points down, New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field team came through when it counted this past weekend, earning the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference outdoor title in Golden, Colo.

    Taneika Elliston of NMHU was named Athlete of the Meet after racking up 26 points to contribute to the Cowgirls' winning total of 157.

    In addressing the team afterward, head coach Bob DeVries called his athletes “the small squad with hearts bigger than the mountains to the west of the track.”

  • Lucero, Cardinals frustrate Horsemen

    Twice, the St. Michael’s Horsemen threatened to steal control — of the game and the District 2-4A baseball title — in Saturday’s game one of a baseball doubleheader at Robertson.

    Twice, they maneuvered baserunners into scoring position.

    Twice, Cardinal ace Brandon Lucero sent them away frustrated.

  • Headed to NMMI: Jenese Fulgenzi a key player in title reign

    Four straight Class 1A-4A state tennis championships for the Robertson girls’ program — and Jenese Fulgenzi has been on board for all of them.

    It’s probably not a coincidence.

    Fulgenzi has been integral in the state team competitions throughout the four-year run. In the individual portion of the state tourneys, she has been an especially tough doubles player. She and sister Jaci teamed to win state in doubles in 2015, then finished as runners-up the following season in an all-RHS final vs. their first cousins Brandelyn and Lauren.

  • Redbirds seek tennis repeat

    Robertson’s tennis teams like the view from the top.

    They plan to stay there a while longer.

    They’ll get their chance to defend their dual state team championships this week. The team brackets will play out Friday and Saturday at Albuquerque Academy, where the Lady Cardinals will look to make it five titles in a row and the Cardinal boys seek a repeat.

    But first up are the individual state championships Wednesday and Thursday at Jerry Cline Complex.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, May 2-4

    WEDNESDAY (May 2)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    • State championships (individuals) begin, TBA, Albuquerque


    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park

  • Adams resigns from Luna Board

    Luna Community College Trustees have publicly acknowledged that they and some of their policies and actions have contributed to problems that helped put the school’s accreditation in jeopardy.

  • Cards, Dons, Panthers: On to state baseball playoffs

    Baseball teams from Robertson, West Las Vegas and Pecos are headed to state. The locals learned their postseason matchups on Sunday afternoon.

    Higher seeded teams in Class 4A will host best-of-three first-round series this Friday and Saturday. In 3A, higher seeds will host single-elimination first-rounders on Wednesday.

  • Robertson teams clinch district titles on diamond

    A pair of dominant pitching performances a couple of miles apart led to dual District 2-4A championships for Robertson High on Saturday.

    Brandon Lucero struck out 10 and escaped two jams to lead the Cardinal baseball team to a 2-1 win over St. Mike's in game one of a doubleheader at Memorial Middle School's Whorton Field.

    The title is the Cardinals' first in four years.

    St. Mike's came back to win game two 17-5 but finished second in 2-4A at 16-10, 9-3. The Cards are 21-4, 10-2, and ranked No. 1 in 4A baseball.

  • Cattlewoman, wife of longtime doctor celebrates 90th birthday

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Felicia Thal is described by her family as a "remarkable woman." Maybe that's why at an April 21 celebration of her 90th birthday, she was smiling and enjoying a beverage from a wine glass.

    Thal and her husband, Dr. Alan Thal, got deeply involved in the San Miguel County community more than a half-century ago. Both born in South Africa, they and came to the U.S. in 1950, with John Thal receiving surgical training at Cornell, John Hopkins and the University of Minnesota.

  • N.M. House of Representatives — District 40 Candidates

    With the retirement of District 40 N.M. Representative Nick Salazar, there are three Democrats and no one from any other parties vying to be a new face in the Roundhouse. Here are those Democrats' replies to an Optic questionnaire in advance of the June 5 primary, alphabetically by last name:


    Office sought: State Representative, District 40

    Age: 46

    Contact: PO Box 974, County Road A046 #9, Mora, N.M.

    Family: Widowed, in a relationship, mother to Joaquin, age 15.