Today's News

  • Looking ahead - News - Oct. 13, 2014

    Flu shot clinic set for Wednesday
    The San Miguel Public Health Office will be hosting a flu shot clinic from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at 18 Gallegos Road. There is no charge to those attending the clinic, but everyone should bring their insurance card, including Medicaid or Medicare, with them.

  • Weather - Oct. 13, 2014

    Sunny, with a high near 61. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 33. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Sunny, with a high near 74. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 42.

    Sunny, with a high near 81. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 49.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:06 a.m. to 6:28 p.m.

  • HU students help preserve New Mexico’s heritage

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Media arts students from Highlands University helped preserve New Mexico’s rich cultural heritage in 2014 by creating websites, museum exhibits, mobile apps, promotional videos, a book design and more for cultural institutions across the state.

    The 18 students are paid interns in the university’s one-of-a kind AmeriCorps Cultural Technology program, or ACT.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 13, 2014

    • San Miguel County offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 13 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.
    They will reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 14.
    • City of Las Vegas offices will be closed Monday, Oct. 13 in observance of Columbus Day. The Abe Montoya Recreation Center will remain open. All essential services will continue. City offices will re-open on Tuesday, Oct. 14.


  • Give Buxton a chance

    Matt Griego, the city’s interim Community Development director, likely got more than he was bargaining for this past Wednesday when he briefed the City Council on the results of the Buxton Analytics study.

    The city commissioned the study several months ago, agreeing to pay the company $50,000 in exchange for data about where Las Vegas residents are spending their money and what they’re spending it on. The company was also asked to use the data collected to identify retailers and chain restaurants that could do well in Las Vegas.

  • Editorial cartoon - Oct. 13, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Health facilities an issue of survival for small towns

    New Mexicans should be tired of all the state rankings, since they only seem to show us as the worst, or among the worst, in such issues as poverty, education, child welfare and more. So forgive me when I say, I’ve got one more — emergency services.

    I ran into this particular ranking in the AARP Bulletin, a monthly publication that I receive for getting old and paying my old-folks dues. I read about it in the Bulletin, but really it’s the American College of Emergency Physicians that sounded the alarm.

  • Homecoming rout - Raton no match for No. 1 Redbirds in 55-6 romp

    Robertson and Raton combined for 35 points in the first quarter Friday night.

    The first six were the Tigers’.

    The rest belonged to the Cardinals — who were just beginning an eventual 55-6 beatdown.

    It played out before Robertson’s 2014 homecoming crowd at Cardinal Stadium, and the few raindrops were far from adequate to dampen the enthusiasm for the undefeated Redbirds.

    The Cardinals moved their record to 7-0 as they prepare for the District 2-4A schedule, which starts with Pojoaque Valley’s visit this coming Friday.

  • Dons win second in a row

    Fans of Jose Juan Montaño had been waiting for a night like this one.

    Montaño delivered on Friday night in Tucumcari, passing for 492 yards and eight touchdowns in a 67-36 shootout victory — the Dons’ second in a row following an 0-5 start.

    Perhaps the most important statistic — other than the final score — is completion percentage. Montaño was unofficially credited with 31 of 39 passes on target, with several different receivers on the other end of them.

  • Highlands football stumbles at Mesa

    Forced to climb out of a 24-0 hole, the New Mexico Highlands football team stumbled to a 31-19 defeat Saturday at Colorado Mesa in Grand Junction, Colo.

    The Cowboys (2-4 overall, 2-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) played stretches of the game without starting quarterback Lance Orender and a leading receiver.

    With backup QB Tanner Wright at the controls, the Cowboys eventually rallied, outscoring the host Mavericks 19-7 over the final 20 minutes.