Today's News

  • Prep Basketball: Gonzalez’s 3-pointer wins game for West

    In a thrilling game on their home court, the West Las Vegas Dons (12–13 overall, 5–4 district 3A-2) beat the St. Michaels Horsemen (17–8, 8–1) by one point, 56–55, in overtime.

    Prior to the game, the Horsemen were undefeated in district play.

    “Beating St. Michaels is a big thing here,” West coach Clyde Sanchez said. “Nobody has gone undefeated in the two years I have been here so far in the district. We are the only ones who have the win against Taos last year and so far against St. Michaels [this year].”

  • McKayla Encinias signs with Kansas college

    Softball has been part of Robertson senior McKayla Encinias’ life for as long as she can remember. Her dad used to play, and she has been at the field starting at a very young age.

    “My whole family is about baseball and softball, so it’s how I got brought up,” she said. “If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t have found the sport I love so much.”

    Part of what she loves about softball so much is her teammates.

  • Prep Basketball: Early lead helps Cardinals beat Raton

    In their second-to-last home game of the regular season, the Robertson Cardinals (13–12 overall, 5–4 district 3A-2) defeated the Raton Tigers (9–16, 1–8) 54–39 on Wednesday night.

    Robertson coach Manuel Romero said he knew the game would be a challenge from the start because freshman Mathew Gonzales and junior Santiago Gonzales were both playing sick, and junior Julius Vaughn was at a family funeral.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Feb. 22-24

    NMHU women vs. Metropolitan State University of Denver, 5 p.m., John A. Wilson Complex
    NMHU men vs. Metropolitan State University of Denver, 7 p.m., John A. Wilson Complex
    Pecos boys (A,B) vs. Texico, 4 p.m., Louis G. Sanchez Gym
    Pecos girls (A,B) vs. Texico, 5:30 p.m., Louis G. Sanchez Gym
    Wagon Mound boys (A) at Cimarron, 6 p.m., Cimarron
    West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Robertson, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym
    Track and Field  
    NMHU at RMAC Indoor Championships, Alamosa

  • Go Fish: Friday, Feb. 22

    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
    Elephant Butte Lake: Aiden Cashman, age 8, of Los Lunas caught an 18-inch largemouth bass Feb. 2. He was using a shad lure.

  • Rep. Haaland visits Roundhouse

    U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., shakes hands after the congresswoman from Albuquerque addressed a joint session of the New Mexico Legislature on Monday, Feb. 18. 

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  • Budget bill with higher spending heads to House floor

    A key committee in the state House of Representatives approved a $7 billion budget proposal on Monday, calling for a nearly 11 percent increase in spending over the current fiscal year as New Mexico rides an oil boom that is filling its coffers and Democratic legislators pledge to significantly boost funding for public education.

  • Legislative roundup, Feb. 20

    Legislative roundup, Feb. 19, 2019

    Days remaining in session: 25

    Immigration enforcement: A poll conducted for two advocacy groups has found that most registered voters in New Mexico don’t want state tax dollars used to enforce federal immigration laws.

  • Bill would limit tax hikes cap

    Can a 16-word edit to a state statute resolve one of Santa Fe’s most vexing property tax questions?

    State Rep. Matthew McQueen, D-Galisteo, hopes so.

    McQueen last week introduced a bill that proposes to amend an 18-year-old law that critics say has allowed corporate owners of apartment complexes and nursing homes plus some wealthy homeowners to receive thousands of dollars in property tax breaks each year.

  • Proposal on how regents are picked advances

    A proposed constitutional amendment to create a nominating commission for university regents cleared the Senate Rules Committee on Monday. 

    The vote was 7-3.

    The sponsor, Democratic Sen. Jeff Steinborn of Las Cruces, said an independent body of nominators, and not the governor alone, should establish a field of candidates to serve as regents.