Local News

  • Man arrested for trying to stab officer

    A Las Vegas man was arrested Friday and charged with a third-degree felony for attempting to stab a Las Vegas police sergeant with a knife on Friday, according to a probable cause statement filed Monday in San Miguel County Magistrate Court.

    Sgt. Michael Lopez escaped injury, but the knife cut through the uniform shirt he was wearing.

    Lopez was able to take the suspect into custody. Adan M. Vigil, 68, of the 2200 block of Eighth Street, has been charged with aggravated battery upon a peace officer with a deadly weapon.

  • Still no agreement on state budget fix

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Republican majority leaders in the New Mexico House of Representatives pushed forward Monday with a budget solvency plan designed to preserve funding for public safety and childhood development programs, deepen cuts to higher education and sideline any tax increases.

  • Clinton tears into Trump on taxes

    By Ken Thomas and Jonathan Lemire
    The Associated Press

    TOLEDO, Ohio — Hillary Clinton tore into Donald Trump’s tax maneuvering, business skills and trustworthiness Monday as she sought to capitalize on news that the New York real estate mogul may have paid no federal taxes for years.

    Unfazed, he boasted of using U.S. tax laws “brilliantly” and cast himself as a savvy business survivor poised to save a reeling nation.

  • Highlands pride

    Homecoming activities
    Wednesday, Oct. 5

    2:30 p.m. — Roadway to Perkins Stenciling – Meet in front of Perkins Stadium/Stu Clark
    5 p.m. — Cowboy Car Bashing – Old Campus Police Parking Lot

    Thursday, Oct. 6

    10:30 a.m. — H Club Meeting – Student Center Governance Room
    1 to 4 p.m. — Edible Book Festival – Donnelly Library – voting from 1 to 3 p.m. with the cake walk from 3 to 4 p.m.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 5, 2016

    Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1966 — The Highlands University Cowboys football squad, following a 69-13 whipping of Panhandle A&M, now has seven new records. They include most points per game, 69; most points in one game by a player, 30, by Carl Garrett; most touchdowns in a game, five, Garrett; and most touchdowns in a quarter, four, Garrett.

  • Saving the Monarch butterfly

    Fall has officially arrived as nights get cool and the leaves are start to change slowly, but surely. Farmers have started to harvest their goods for the long winter months ahead.

    Soon birds and Monarch butterflies will start their way to warmer climates for the winter.

    But for many seventh-grade students, the fall means a special lesson about nature and how to help save Monarch butterflies. The butterfly is a critical species as it is a valuable pollinator helping with the growth of our food and vegetation for livestock.

  • Donnelly turns 50

    The Thomas C. Donnelly Library at Highlands University celebrates its 50th anniversary as an enduring symbol of research, study, teaching and learning during homecoming week.

    The milestone will include three public events, an Edible Book Festival on Thursday, a cocktail reception and silent auction on Friday, and an exhibit of Highlands University history in the Ray Drew Gallery.

  • El Fidel Hotel up for sale

    A storied downtown Las Vegas landmark where a prominent newspaperman shot a judge and a State Highway Department official during the 1920s is being sold in an online auction.

    Opening bid for the El Fidel Hotel is $300,000. The auction will begin on Oct. 27 and end on Nov. 1.

    The Douglas Avenue property, currently owned by the Wolff family, features 34 renovated hotel rooms and apartments, a restaurant with beer and wine license, offices, retail spaces, lobby and coffee bar. It also comes with an adjacent warehouse and an additional parking lot.

  • Divided America: Minorities hopeful, whites sour on future

    Editor’s note: This is part of Divided America, AP’s ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in American society.

    By Nicholas Riccardi and Scott Bauer
    The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo  — Consider two women in their 70s, both residents of the Kansas City area. One is white and affluent; the other is black and working class.

    Guess which one is more optimistic about the country’s future and that of their grandchildren?

    More than likely, you guessed wrong.

  • HU homecoming festivities under way

    Highlands University

    This year’s Highlands University’s homecoming festivities continue through Oct. 9 with the theme of Paint the Town Purple: Follow the Purple Brick Road.

    Some highlights include the Oct. 8 homecoming parade at 9 a.m. and the homecoming football game at noon in Perkins Stadium, with the Cowboys taking on the Hardrockers of South Dakota School of Mines.