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NMHU Alumna To Speak At Commencement

LAS VEGAS, NM ― Felicia Ortiz, a New Mexico Highlands alumna and successful businesswoman who serves on the Nevada State Board of Education, will speak at the Highlands University main campus commencement ceremony May 11.


Rio Rancho student wins 2019 New Mexico Spelling Bee

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hard work and long hours of studying paid off for 14-year-old Eliana Juarez, who took first place in the 2019 Albuquerque Journal New Mexico Spelling Bee.


Girls Championship Roundup: Robertson Wins First State Title

For the first time in history, a blue trophy in the sport of basketball will be headed to Las Vegas. Neither West Las Vegas or Robertson High School boys or girls teams had ever claimed a state championship in the sport, but the first-seeded Lady Cardinals (29-2) from Robertson changed that March 15


Unique sighting in northern New Mexico going viral on social media

CIMMARON, N.M. (KRQE) - A rare sight caught on camera in Cimmaron is getting a lot of attention on social media. A photo of a bear surrounded by elk has been viewed and shared thousands of times since it was posted on Monday.


Former PNM chairman loses battle with cancer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Throughout much of his tenure as president and CEO of Public Service Company of New Mexico, Jerry Geist was known as an innovator whose company wowed many in the nation’s utility industry.


Monster ex-priest repeatedly rapes 8-year-old girl, breaking her nose and forcing her to clean up her own vomit: Police

A former priest from New Mexico is accused of repeatedly raping an 8-year-old girl, in one case forcing her to clean up her own vomit and in another attack breaking her nose, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports.


Pecos Picks Apart Peñasco in Semifinals, 62-44

Given she’s just a sophomore, Pecos High School’s Trinity Herrera is still soft-spoken, however, her game did all the talking for her in the Class 2A state semifinals. The young guard stole the show by scoring a game-high 25 points, including 15 in the first half to lift Pecos by Peñasco High School


Video: A three-peat for Pecos

The Pecos boys basketball team completed a three-peat by defeating the Newcomb Skyhawks 58-37 in the championship game of the Class 2A state tournament. Of the three titles, this one might be the most impressive because of the Panthers’ roster overhaul. Only three players returned this season with s


Pecos knocks off Peñasco to advance

RIO RANCHO — It has been 22 long years since Ron Drake, the man who not long ago became New Mexico’s all-time winningest girls basketball coach, has taken a team to a state championship game.


Power outage affects 5,921 in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (KRQE) - A power outage in Las Vegas is currently affecting 5,921 customers Wednesday. PNM says their crews are patrolling lines in order to locate and address the issue.


Storm system spawns tornadoes, causes widespread wind damage

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A weather system that forecasters have called historic has spawned tornadoes, caused a train derailment, caused several accidents on Interstate 25 near Wagon Mound and a major power failure in Las Vegas, N.M.


Glorieta Camps Prescribed Burn Planned For Friday

SANTA FE ― Glorieta Camps, The Nature Conservancy’s Rio Grande Water Fund and the Forest Stewards Guild plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including moisture levels, air quality, wind direction, and weather forecasts to initiate a prescribed burn Friday, March 15 at Glorieta Camps, west


Baker A+D takes architecture prize

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Baker A+D architecture firm has been awarded the Jeff Harnar Award from the Thornburg Foundation for its work on the historic trolley barn at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M.


Lobos are seventh seed after loss to Wyoming

New Mexico picked up an 88-81 loss at Laramie, Wyo against the Cowboys on Saturday night. After that result, and the results of a couple other conference games, the Lobos officially became the No. 7 seed for the Mountain West Tournament in Las Vegas next week.


Pecos overwhelms Monte del Sol, 84-51, advances to quarterfinal

The Pecos Panthers live off of their opponent’s mistakes. The Monte del Sol Dragons learned that Saturday night. The Panthers’ pressure and up-tempo style overwhelmed Monte del Sol at times, and Pecos rolled to an 84-51 win in Louis G. Sanchez Memorial Gymnasium in the opening round Saturday of the