Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 22, 2014
  • Work of Art - ‘Whatever’ wins again

    It seems as if we’ll be stuck with it forever. A poll of 1,173 adults, conducted by researchers at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., discovered that the word “whatever,” has — for the fifth straight year — secured the title as the most annoying word in conversation.

  • Taking the fifth - WLV teams dominate on Saturday

    ALBUQUERQUE — It was their day in court, and both of West Las Vegas High’s varsity basketball teams pleaded the fifth on Saturday.

    The Lady Dons gradually outplayed Socorro in a 57-43 win, and then the Dons closed with a strong three quarters following a tight first period in a 63-34 rout of Bloomfield. Both games came in the consolation finals of the Hope Christian Invitational, giving West Las Vegas twin fifth-place trophies to take home.

  • Rico a 3-time champ

    ALBUQUERQUE — Racking up near-fall points about as quickly as the match referee could count them off, Robertson’s Rico Montoya cruised to an 18-3 win over Carlos Sandoval of Albuquerque’s Manzano High in the 132-pound championship of the 2014 Joe Vivian Wrestling Classic on Saturday night at Cibola High School.

    Montoya led the match 14-0 before yielding points to Sandoval.

    The RHS junior went 5-0 in the 132-pound division, securing an early stoppage and wrapping up his third Joe Vivian title in as many seasons.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 22, 2014

    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Robertson, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Valley, 4 p.m., MMS gym

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) at Raton, 5:30 p.m., Raton
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Air Force, TBA, Colorado Springs
    • NMHU at Adams State, 7 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.


  • Milestone for forestry program

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University Department of Natural Resources Management’s Forestry Program received official accreditation from the Society of American Foresters, making it the first university in the state to offer an accredited forestry degree.

    Highlands is also now the only Hispanic Serving Institution in the country to be SAF accredited. The Council on Higher Education recognizes SAF as the accrediting body for forestry programs.

  • New sheriff in town - Espinoza pledges to bring stability

    MORA – Amos Espinoza has his work cut out for him as the new Mora County Sheriff.

    On Friday, Mora County Magistrate John Sanchez administered the oath of office to Espinoza. Espinoza will fill out the remaining term of Thomas Garza, who resigned from the elected position in December as part of a plea agreement stemming from charges he was facing including tampering with public records and criminal solicitation, both fourth-degree felonies.

  • Economy, education major issues

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A plateful of problems, including a weak economy and struggling schools, await New Mexico’s lawmakers when they return to work for an election-year legislative session.

    The Legislature’s 30-day session convenes Tuesday against a potentially divisive political backdrop.

  • County to review attorney proposals

    Jesus Lopez has been the attorney for San Miguel County for about 20 years, but two other firms are now pushing for that contract.  

    During last week’s San Miguel County Commission meeting, commissioners chose to move ahead with reviewing the three proposals submitted in response to a request for proposals the county put out.

    Lopez’s contract with the county expired at the end of 2013. The commission directed County Manager Les Montoya to offer Lopez an extension until a decision is made on which firm to hire.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 20, 2014

    In 1964
    Wednesday, Jan. 22 — Nine Highlands University seniors have been selected for membership in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, Ray Farmer, dean of students, has announced. They are Orlando Baca, Roger Callaway, Donna Lorene Dixon, Patricia Marie Gallegos, Donna Sue Keserich, William Lomas, Concha Madrid, Amado Manuel Padilla and Richard Rindone. Miss Gallegos, Miss Keserich and Mr. Callaway are from Las Vegas.