Today's News

  • Unconventional advice for graduates

    Editor’s note: This column was first written and distributed in 2015.

    It’s that time of year, when just about every newspaper in the state gives front-page attention to at least one local graduation.

    They’re always a big deal, especially to those who walk across that ceremonial stage and make their families proud.Graduations mark a transition in our lives, but sometimes I think it’s over-emphasized.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, May 18, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, May 18, 2018.

  • DeVries, Topal honored by RMAC

    After guiding his New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field team to a team championship in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference outdoor meet, Bob DeVries has been recognized as RMAC Coach of the Year.

    Highlands’ Annie Topal joined DeVries in reaping postseason honors, earning Field Athlete of the Year. Colorado-Colorado Springs’ Skylyn Webb was named Track Athlete of the Year, her second such honor after doing so for the indoor season.

  • State champ wrestlers sign with Highlands

    New Mexico Highlands’ wrestling program has landed not one but two state champions from Robertson High School.

    Jonathan Trujillo and Tristan Trujillo, both of whom finished their prep careers by repeating as individual state champions this past February, have signed national letters of intent to continue their educations while wrestling with NMHU.


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  • Soccer teams to play for titles Saturday in SF

    The Meadow City Soccer Club will be vying for two Northern Alliance league championships this weekend at the Downs of Santa Fe.

    The Las Vegas-based Rebels U15 travel team will compete vs. Santa Fe Marco in the U15 title game at 11:10 a.m. Saturday on Field 8 of the complex, which is located south of Santa Fe off I-25. The Ninjas U12 team will play Los Alamos Dynamos in a semifinal at 10:10 a.m. Saturday on Field 6; the winner will advance to the U12 final at 12:15, also on Field 6.

  • Isotopes rise to .500 mark

    The Albuquerque Isotopes got a rare night off Wednesday as they prepared for an eight-game homestand against Reno and Salt Lake.

    It’s been a good month so far. Starting with a 4-1 triumph over the then-division-leading El Paso on the Cinco de Mayo, the team’s debut as its alter ego “Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico,” the Isotopes won seven of eight games.

    They split a four-game road series at the Las Vegas 51s, but finished on an up note with Tuesday’s 10-3 victory. That got the team’s record to 10-5 in May and 20-20 overall.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, May 18-22

    FRIDAY (May 18)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Little League games, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park


    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque


    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 1:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque 


  • Go Fish: Friday, May 18

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & 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
    Cowles Ponds: Natalie Chavez, age 12, of Rio Rancho, caught three 15-inch rainbow trout May 13. She was using salmon peach PowerBait.

  • Council agrees to re-zone property used for farmers market

    Re-zoning of property to accomodate a farmers market was one of the few actions taken by the Las Vegas City Council at Wednesday's three-hour regular meeting — but not without a lengthy discussion.

    The Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance moving property, located on the southwest corner of Hot Springs Boulevard and Mills Avenue, from multi-family residential zoning to general commercial zoning.

  • Police: Former Mora Schools coach raped, stabbed student

    A former Mora Schools coach was taken to the San Miguel County Detention Center this week after New Mexico State Police say he raped and later stabbed a female student.

    The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was called to investigate Apoloino Leroy Blea, 21, of Mora, a former Mora and Pecos Schools coach, for criminal sexual penetration of a 14-year-old sophmore girl at Mora High School while he was an assistant coach and student manager for the MHS boys basketball team.