Today's News

  • Woods named HU student of the year

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    New Mexico Highlands University English/vocal performance junior Autumn Woods was named Student of the Year at the 16th Annual Student Leadership Recognition Banquet in early April.
    The Office of Campus Life coordinates the recognition event, and a committee of faculty, staff and students selected Woods from other nominees.
    The 20-year-old has earned a 3.85 GPA and is also a captain of the Cowgirl soccer team, starting as a midfielder and earning honors as an All-Conference player.

  • Device helps student communicate

    By Leah Todd
    The Casper Star-Tribune
    CASPER, Wyo. — Kelby Watson stood outside his apartment on a cold April morning, scanning the parking lot for his school bus.
    The 16-year-old’s mother, Teresa, walked outside to meet him. Kelby looked at her over his shoulder and reached for his voice, which lives inside a big black computer dangling from his neck.
    “Hi. Hello. I’m Kelby,” it said in a robotic monotone as Kelby tapped a glowing button on the computer’s touch-screen.

  • Redbirds solidify hold on 2nd

    Nathan Archuleta, Brandon Trujillo and Kenny Yara all shined at the plate Tuesday evening to help the Robertson Cardinals double up Raton 6-3 in Raton.

    Robertson, now 14-9 overall and 6-4 in District 2-3A, solidified its hold on second place in the district standings. Raton (18-8, 7-5) has settled into third place on the final week of the regular season.

    Archuleta is hitting .538, according to a MaxPreps statistical report, and is a headliner both on the RHS roster and in the district.

  • District tennis on tap
  • HU rodeo: Five nationals qualifiers

    Sending athletes to the College National Finals Rodeo is nothing new to the New Mexico Highlands University rodeo program.

    But it was a sweet feeling nonetheless this past weekend, when five Highlands athletes in six events qualified for the CNFR based on performances in the Grand Canyon Regional.

    Brady Dinwoodie and Tate Thybo punched their tickets to nationals by rising to regional championships in saddle bronc riding and bullriding, respectively, over the weekend in Las Cruces.

  • Potential buyers line up

    By Greg Beacham
    The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES — If Donald Sterling is compelled to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the list of potential buyers has more stars than their roster.
    Oprah Winfrey is contemplating a bid. Sean Combs is a Knicks fan, but he wants in.
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants the whole team. Matt Damon wants a tiny piece.

  • Albuquerque Sol soccer 2014 schedule

    Saturday, May 3: At Las Vegas, 8:30 p.m.
    Friday, May 9: At Colorado, 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, May 10: At Colorado, 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, May 24: Midland-Odessa, 7:30 p.m.
    Thursday, May 29: At Midland-Odessa, 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, May 31: At Laredo, 7:15 p.m.
    Friday, June 6: Tucson, 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, June 7: Tucson, 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, June 13: Colorado, 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, June 14: Colorado, 7:30 p.m.
    Thursday, June 19: Laredo, 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, June 21: friendly TBA, 7:30 p.m.

  • Go Fish - May 2

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and 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
    Pecos River: April 22, Daniel Lucero, Jr., age 3, of Belen caught a 19.5-inch and a 19.75-inch rainbow trout. It was a joint effort with dad Daniel Lucero. They were using worms and corn.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 2, 2014

    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • LCC vs. New Mexico Military (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Metro State (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    • District 2-3A tournament, 9 a.m., Taos
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Don Kirby Tailwind Open, Albuquerque
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Socorro, 3 p.m., Socorro

  • Romero: City crew at fault

    City Attorney Dave Romero says a city crew was at fault for his April 10 accident because workers left a manhole in the middle of the street open and unattended and did nothing to warn motorists about the hazard.