Today's News

  • Weather - Feb. 3, 2014

    A 10 percent chance of snow showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. South wind 10-15 mph. Scattered snow showers at night. Cloudy, with a low around 16. South wind 5-15 mph, becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

    A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Northwest wind around 10 mph. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8.


  • NM expecting fewer for health exchange

    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s state-run health insurance exchange has sharply reduced its enrollment expectations for this year by about half.

    Mike Nuñez, interim CEO of the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, says problems with the federal healthcare.gov website slowed the state’s efforts to promote enrollment.

    The state had expected up to 83,000 people to register this year, according to a study cited in an application for a grant under the Affordable Care Act.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Feb. 3, 2014

    The Associated Press

    Mom with kids is DWI suspect

    MESQUITE, N.M. — Authorities say a Dona Ana County woman was driving under the influence of alcohol with her two children in the backseat.
    Dona Ana County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 23-year-old Blanca Borrego, of Mesquite, just before 2 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Anthony Drive and Landers Road for a traffic violation.
    Deputies found Borrego’s 5-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter improperly restrained in the car.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 3, 2014

    • Free 2013 tax return preparation is offered for low- and middle-income persons and seniors by the AARP Tax-Aide Program. You do not have to be a senior or a member of AARP to receive the help. Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, beginning on Feb. 3 and through April 14, at the (New) Highlands Student Union, third floor, National and Eighth. Call 505-652-4106 for an appointment. Walk-ins also welcome. Bring all your documents.

  • An important decision

    We have published a few letters to the editor from individuals urging the Las Vegas City Schools Board of Education to keep Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez because bringing someone new in at this point would be disruptive.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 3, 2014
  • Just a Thought - You choose your influences

    By Rick Kraft

    Who in this world influences your life? We all are influenced by others. We don’t live our lives in a vacuum. We are not each born on a remote island with no one around. We don’t live our lives with an abundance of food, clothing, and shelter automatically provided without our ever having to lift a finger.

  • West teams rock Pojoaque

    For years, Pojoaque Valley has been a perennial thorn in the side for West Las Vegas’ basketball teams.

    So even if this is a decided down year for the Elks and Elkettes, it feels good to those in green and gold to be able to dominate their rivals from Jacona.

    The Dons did so on Friday, pummeling Pojoaque 72-43 in a game that got out of hand early.

    Then the Lady Dons followed suit on Saturday night, overtaking the Elkettes late in the first quarter and then remaining in front for a 43-35 verdict.

  • Grapplers’ delight - Montoya, Yara win titles to lead RHS to fifth place in Cardinal Classic

    Host Robertson High landed just two wrestlers in the coveted Gold bracket finals of its own tournament over the weekend, but the Cardinals went two for two and solidified its hold on fifth place.

    Rico Montoya extended his string of tournament championships — a run that dates back to last season — by pinning Capital’s Gilbert Mancha to win the Cardinal Classic’s 132-pound division on Saturday afternoon.

  • Cowboy wrestlers KO OKC

    NMHU Sports Information

    Key decisions at weight classes 165 to 184 proved to be the difference in propelling the New Mexico Highlands wrestling team (4-4) to a 22-15 win over Oklahoma City (6-9) Friday afternoon at Robertson High’s Mike Marr Gym.

    The dual was held as a special feature during Robertson’s annual Cardinal Classic tournament.