Local News

  • 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.

  • 2016 Highlands homecoming honorees

    Distinguished Young Alumnus: Joe Winkles

  • Weather - Oct. 2, 2016


    HIGH 78° / LOW 48°
    Sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Sunday night — mostly clear, with a low around 48.
    6:57 a.m. to 6:42 p.m.


    HIGH 74° / LOW 42°
    A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Breezy. Monday night — a 20 percent chance of showers.  
    6:58 a.m. to 6:41 p.m.


  • Looking Back - Oct. 2, 2016

    Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1966 — Robertson High School students have named new Safety Club officers for the school year. They are Fred Gerdeman, president; Sara McWilliams, treasurer; Sandra Martinez, secretary; and Jim Garcia, vice president. The driving safety instructor is Tony Lovato.

  • Robbery suspect apprehended

    A 29-year-old Las Vegas man has been arrested and charged with three felonies for robbing the Allsup’s on Seventh and Dalbey on Monday night, according to court documents.

    Nicholas Leyba, who resides on the 700 block of Dalbey Drive — allegedly brandished a knife and threatened to slash a cashier’s throat with the knife if she didn’t give him the money, according to the arrest warrant affidavit filed earlier this week in San Miguel County Magistrate Court.