Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 17, 2011
  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! HOT SPOTS ALL OVER. The fire in Arizona that we’ve been breathing and the one near Raton that led to the Zia gas-line shutoff are the two most pressing examples, but they’re only part of a super-intense wildfire season. The acreage burned so far this season is more than twice the 20-year average for New Mexico, and it’s not showing signs of letting up.

  • Nuestra Historia - The Jesuit College — Part II

    Instruction at the Jesuit College was offered concurrently in both Spanish and English, perhaps making the school one of the first in the country to establish a bilingual curriculum.  

  • Orgullo del Norte -Statehood and the Spanish-American War

    “A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.”
    — Edward Abbey

    When the American Revolution took place, a large group of people declared war on their home country, their own government, and their fellow countrymen. All those who took up arms against Britain were not called traitors or rebels; they were called “patriots.” This act set the historical bar for what it means to be a patriot.

  • Editorial Roundup

    The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, on states trying to consolidate agencies (June 13) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin spent time during the 2011 legislative session asking lawmakers to approve cost-saving consolidation measures. She wasn’t alone. A number of governors took the same course this year as they sought to deal with budgets considerably smaller than in years past. As was the case in Oklahoma, results were mixed. ...

  • NMAA chief Tripp to leave post

    Gary Tripp, a Las Vegas native, has announced he is stepping down from his position as executive director of the New Mexico Activities Association, the organization that governs sports and a number of other extracurricular activities in high schools across the state.

    Tripp, who succeeded Dan Salzwedel in March 2004, said his planned departure is effective at the conclusion of the 2011-12 school year.

  • Big Bad Brian


  • Local sportscasters win award

    When fans of West Las Vegas’ football and basketball teams can’t make it to their favorite teams’ games, Richard Tripp and Gary Chavez are there to say, “No problem — we’ve got you covered.”

    Tripp and Chavez recently earned the New Mexico Broadcasters Association award for Sports Play by Play of the Year in recognition of their sportscasting on KNMX-AM 540 in the year 2010-11.

    The NMBA announced awards last week but made them official on June 10.

  • Barrel racer among leaders at CNFR

    Through Wednesday night, Sammi Lane remained within striking distance of a national championship in barrel racing at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo.

    Lane, a junior at New Mexico Highlands University, was in fourth place in the event standings through three rounds of competition. Only the final round remained to be played out as the weeklong CNFR nears its conclusion on Saturday.

  • Debut a success