Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 10, 2014


  • A step back in DWI fight

    Anyone in New Mexico who picks up a newspaper or watches television news knows that we have a major problem with repeat DWI drivers in this state.

    The list of repeat DWI drivers who have killed or maimed someone in New Mexico is long, and it grows by the day.

    That’s why it’s unfortunate that the House Transportation and Public Works Committee voted 5-2 last week to table a bill that would have imposed stiffer penalties on repeat DWI offenders, a move that one of the bill’s sponsors says effectively killed the legislation.

  • Program opens door for youth

    By Jon C. Boren

    NMSU Associate Dean

    While New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service is well known for providing research-based education in traditional areas like agriculture, nutrition and 4-H, Extension programs also bring powerful STEM and health-related educational programs each year to thousands of youth across New Mexico.

  • West’s depth overwhelms RHS

    The largest basketball crowd at Mike Marr Gym this winter witnessed a game effort from the host Cardinals, as well as a pretty decent clinic of hoops from the victorious West Las Vegas Dons on Saturday night.

    West won 88-54 to remain unbeaten in District 2-3A boys’ basketball this season under David Bustos. The Dons are 15-6 overall and 5-0 in 2-3A.

    Robertson (9-14, 2-3) saw its win streak end at two games. Manuel Romero’s group had won at Socorro 63-53 on Tuesday and at Pojoaque Valley 63-46 on Thursday.

  • Steady win secured by Lady Dons

    There were no “Why so quiet?” taunts from the Robertson crowd this time around.

    West Las Vegas fans were joyfully noisy Friday night as they watched their Lady Dons lead from start to finish in a 59-47 triumph over the host Lady Cardinals at Mike Marr Gym.

    Given the competitive environment of the division this winter, it was a much-needed get-even win for West, which had lost its only District 2-3A game to date at the hands of RHS on Jan. 22 at Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 10, 2014

    • NMHU vs. Lubbock Christian, 1 p.m., Brandt Park
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Ruidoso, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Valley Middle School boys at Pecos, 4 p.m., Pecos

    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Socorro, 4 p.m., Socorro

    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) vs. Raton, 5:30 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • LCC at Lamar (DH), 9 a.m., Lamar, Colo.

  • Skidding Cowboys lose 4th in a row

    Las Vegas Optic

    Unable to come all the way back from a 13-point halftime deficit Saturday night, the Highlands Cowboys saw a decent chance at a good road upset fade away.

    Fort Lewis (14-6, 11-5) held on for a 96-90 decision on its home floor in Durango, Colo.

    The Cowboys have now lost four in a row, falling to 10-11 overall and 7-10 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
    The Skyhawks built a 57-44 cushion by intermission, and they padded that to 65-47 on the foul shooting of Alex Herrera at the 17:14 mark.

  • Kinsey Institute gets sex expert’s archives

    By Jon Blau
    The Herald-Times

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind.  — From the drawers of Dr. Helen Fisher’s New York City apartment to seven white boxes at Indiana University’s Kinsey Institute, the personal effects of one of the world’s most interviewed sex experts outline her career with magazine stacks, VHS tapes and audio cassettes without their cases.

  • Judge plans group wedding ceremony Feb. 14

    The Associated Press

    CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Whenever Valentine’s Day falls on a weekday, a Harrison County, West Virginia, judge presides over happy couples instead of defendants and plaintiffs.

    Circuit Court Judge Thomas A. Bedell holds a group wedding ceremony on Feb. 14 for couples who want to participate. This year’s noon ceremony will mark the 12th time he has held the event.

    “Part of the fun is just to see who shows up at 12 o’clock on Feb. 14,” Bedell told The Exponent Telegram.

  • A few tips for Valentine’s Day

    By Leanne Italie
    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — The way Tom & Lorenzo see it, you’ve got lots of choices come Valentine’s Day.
    How about having some fun playing rich and famous, or you could stay true to yourself, whether that means handing over carnations instead of Cartier.