Local News

  • New provost at Highlands

    By Sean Weaver
    Highlands University

    Ensuring the ongoing focus on mission-driven planning is one of the top priorities for Highlands University’s new provost.

    “Working with the Higher Learning Commission, the university’s accrediting agency, to shape Highlands’ future is the utmost of importance,” said Roxanne Gonzales, who became Highlands’ provost and vice president of academic affairs in April.

  • HU, Luna graduations held

    With New Mexico Highlands University expecting one of its most robust graduating classes in recent history, school officials are wondering how they’re going to replace the sheer number of students leaving the Las Vegas campus.

    Still, it’s a good problem to have, they insist.

    NMHU held its spring commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wilson Complex.

    Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales, a former Highlands regent, delivered the commencement address.

  • Perry backs nuclear power

    The Associated Press

    LOS ALAMOS — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Wednesday vowed to advocate for nuclear power as the nation looks for ways to fuel its economy and limit the effects of electricity generation on the environment.

    Perry made the comments during a visit to Los Alamos National Laboratory in northern New Mexico, where nuclear research has been among the main focuses since the lab’s founding years during World War II. Los Alamos played a key role in the top-secret Manhattan Project to develop the first atomic bomb.

  • SOS: No rush on climate change

    By Mark Thiessen
    The Associated Press
    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Arctic nations have renewed calls for the world to address climate warming, but U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States will not rush to make a decision on its policies.

    Tillerson spoke Thursday in Fairbanks, Alaska, at a meeting of the Arctic Council, an advisory group made up of the eight Arctic nations and indigenous groups.

  • In Brief - News - May 14, 2017

    Staff and wire reports

    Security query in photo shoot
    NEW YORK — The White House is facing criticism for a possible security breach after it allowed a Russian news service photographer into the Oval Office to snap photos of President Donald Trump and a pair of top Russian officials.

  • Feds to probe fatal shooting of youth

    By Claudia Lauer
    The Associated Press

    DALLAS — The U.S. Justice Department has launched an investigation into the fatal shooting of a black 15-year-old by a white police officer, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Thursday.

  • Making a splash
  • Congressman visits Robertson
  • Weather - May 14, 2017


    HIGH 81° / LOW 46°
    Sunny, with a high near 81. Breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
    5:56 a.m. to 7:58 p.m.


    HIGH 81° / LOW 45°
    Sunny, with a high near 81. Monday night —mostly clear, with a low around 45.
    5:56 a.m. to 7:59 p.m.


  • Mayor facing recall effort

    Las Vegas Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron is facing a second recall effort, just months after a failed effort in the fall.

    The latest recall effort, filed by local resident Alex Aragon was registered with the city on April 28. Aragon is also getting help from former city IT employe Diego Trujillo and other past city employees.