Today's News

  • State Supreme Court intervenes in investment suit

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico’s highest court has temporarily put on hold a lawsuit by a state agency seeking to recover money for investment deals it contends were influenced by political considerations during former Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration.

    The move by the Supreme Court came earlier this week at the request of former pension fund investment officer Frank Foy, who brought whistleblower lawsuits in 2008 and 2009 alleging a pay-to-play scheme involving state investments.

  • Students of the month - April 7, 2014
  • Que Pasa - April 7, 2014

    • Fine Art Print lecture series by Dr. Robert Bell, 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8 in the George and Sheryl Talbot Fine Art Print Room in Kennedy Alumni Hall. Sponsored by the NMHU Foundation. This talk is titled, “Japanese Prints.” For more information, call the foundation office at 454-3248 or Bob Read at 454-3338.


  • Editorial Cartoon - April 7, 2014
  • Vigilance needed

    Anyone in New Mexico who has picked up a newspaper or watched television news in the last four months likely knows the tragic story of Omaree Varela.

    Omaree was a 9-year-old Albuquerque boy who was kicked to death, allegedly by his mother, in December. In the days and months following the boy’s death, the media have chronicled instance after instance where Albuquerque police or Children, Youth and Families Department caseworkers received reports that Omaree was being abused, yet they took no action to remove him from the home.

  • Another Perspective - What does Gov Martinez have against unions?

    By Ellen Bernstein

    If you haven’t heard by now, Susana Martinez is trying to prevent public sector unions from collecting membership dues.

    The governor’s conversation may be about dues, but the deeper context is about something much greater: the existence of unions, the right to organize and workplace democracy.

  • Splitsville - Robertson, West Las Vegas go halfers in baseball, softball twinbills

    Tempers flared and drama ensued as crosstown rivals Robertson and West Las Vegas met on the baseball diamond for the first time this spring Saturday at Whorton Field.

    Each squad won once in lopsided fashion, giving fans on both sides of the Gallinas something to be happy about — and, perhaps, something to be not so happy about.

    West Las Vegas (11-5) won game one, doing most of its damage in innings three, four and five en route to a 9-2 verdict.

  • Little League - April 7

    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little League games. All games are played at Keyes Park.

    Orioles vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m. Monday
    Yankees vs. Reds, 7:30 p.m. Monday
    Angels vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday
    Reds vs. Red Sox, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
    Mets vs. Reds, 4 p.m. Friday
    Yankees vs. Angels, 6 p.m. Friday
    Cardinals vs. Red Sox, 8 p.m. Friday

    Bats vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m. Monday
    Rattlers vs. Sandgnats, 7:45 p.m. Monday

  • Cowgirls fall in pod play

    In a reversal of fortune, the Highlands softball team found itself battling through a four-game slide over the weekend just days after having won its sixth consecutive game.

    On Saturday, Colorado-Colorado Springs dealt the Cowgirls a 13-4 defeat after holding them to five hits.

    Korey Kulpins (9-4) went six innings for the Mountain Lions and gave up just one earned run. That offset a good game by Highlands’ Dominique Padilla, who went 3 for 3 at the plate with two runs batted in.

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  • Cowboys secure series vs. Regis

    Morgan McCasland, E.J. Stanton and Joe Cervantes all hit home runs for New Mexico Highlands in Saturday’s early game with Regis.

    The long bombs paid off and allowed the Cowboys to keep a lead in the face of Ty Overboe’s three-run homer for Regis in the final inning.

    Highlands held on for a 6-4 win and then went on to beat the visiting Rangers in the nightcap. The Cowboys’ third straight win over Regis left them hunting a series sweep on Sunday afternoon, after this issue went to press.