Today's News

  • Work of Art - And what’s so funny?

    What’s so funny? John Adams, a long-time member of the Highlands University English Department, often asked me that between classes at Mortimer Hall.

    Unlike several other members of the Humanities faculty of yesteryear, Adams was an 8-to-5-er. If not in class, he was in his office. Therefore, he heard every giggle and chuckle that emanated from my journalism and speech classes down the hall.

  • Bears down - Highlands hoopsters sweep Grizzlies to conclude productive homestand

    Stargell Love came up with a huge steal and then swished two free throws to seal a 90-87 win for New Mexico Highlands over visiting Adams State on Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

    The Cowboys improved to 8-6 overall and 5-5 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. ASC fell to 7-5 and 4-5, respectively.

    Highlands’ win is a critical one because the Cowboys and Grizzlies are both in the middle of the pack in the RMAC standings and will be making a push for the playoffs in the next month.

  • Grapplers fare well in Moriarty

    Rico Montoya and Amos Rivera conquered five opponents apiece and earned all-tournament honors for Robertson in the Moriarty Duals on Saturday.

    Montoya (132 lbs.) and Rivera (195) were selected all-tourney by a coaches’ vote based on record, pins and overall performance.

    Robertson also got a strong weekend from Joseph Paul Griego (4-1 record at 138 lbs.), Kenny Yara (4-1 at 220), and Malachi Segura (2-2 at 185).

  • Ronaldo rejoices

    The Associated Press

    ZURICH — Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t hide how much it meant to him, finally being voted the world’s best soccer player again.

    Having spent four years in the shadow of his great rival Lionel Messi, Ronaldo broke down in tears after being elected the Ballon d’Or winner for 2013 on Monday — a rare display of emotion that showed just how important it was for the Portugal winger to get his hands on the trophy again.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 15, 2013

    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    • West Las Vegas boys and girls at Hope Christian tournament, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    • Valley Middle School boys vs. Tierra Encantada, 4 p.m., Valley gym
    • NMHU at Chadron State, 7 p.m., Chadron, Neb.


  • East board discusses finances

    The Las Vegas City Schools district has struggled with its budget for years, but on Thursday Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez informed the board that her administration is already getting the budget planning process in place for the upcoming school year.

    McNellis-Martinez told the board the district’s financials appear to be in good shape, although problems with the late audits still linger.

  • Jockeying for position
  • Council to consider new schedule

    The City Council will take up its annual open meetings resolution this Wednesday, and among the changes being considered is pushing the council’s work sessions from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.

    Among the other items on the agenda is a contract for City Attorney Dave Romero. At last week’s Council work session, the governing body went behind closed doors to discuss Romero’s contract.

    No formal action will be taken on the contract or the open meetings resolution until this week’s regular Council meeting.

  • States confirm drilling pollution

    By Kevin Begos
    The Associated Press

    PITTSBURGH — In at least four states that have nurtured the nation’s energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling, and pollution was confirmed in a number of them, according to a review that casts doubt on industry suggestions that such problems rarely happen.

  • 1st flu death of season reported in New Mexico

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed the state’s first flu death this season.

    The death reported was a 76 year-old woman from Santa Fe County. Her name wasn’t immediately released Thursday.

    Health officials say predominant circulating flu strain in New Mexico and the United States is influenza H1N1.

    The strain was first identified in 2009 and may cause severe illness even in healthy young adults.