Today's News

  • West renews contract with Summit Foods

    Summit Foods will stay  at West Las Vegas schools for at least one more year. During a board meeting late last week the board unanimously approved a one-year extension to the food service contractor despite some concerns. The district has contracted out its food services since 2012.

    Board President David Romero said that throughout the last few years the district and Summit Foods have been able to work out the most of the complaints by district staff and students regarding food service.

  • Fireworks planned for Fiestas

    The annual Fourth of July Fiestas are more than two months away, but planning for the event is already in full swing.  

    And unlike the past few years where the city fireworks display was cancelled due to extreme drought condition, this year’s Fiestas will feature a municipal fireworks display.

    City events planner Annette Velarde briefed the governing body on the planning for the Fiestas during last week’s Council meeting.

  • In Brief - News - April 22, 2015

    The Associated Press
    Boy arrested in fatal shooting
    Authorities say a teenager is in custody in connection with the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy near Albuquerque.
    Red River Marshal David Smith says the name of the 15-year-old suspect isn’t being released.
    Smith says the boy is being held in the Juvenile Detention Center on suspicion of second-degree murder.

  • Looking Back - April 22, 2015

    In 1965
    Thursday, April 22 — Approximately 300 high school students will be on the Highlands university campus Saturday to participate in either the Fourth Annual Speech Tournament or the Second Modern Foreign Language Festival. Competition in the Speech Tournament will include debate, extemporaneous speaking, oratory and oral interpretation. The Modern Foreign Language Festival will have French, German and Spanish competition in one-act plays, extemporaneous speaking, original oratory, ready writing and interpretive reading.

  • Looking ahead - News - April 22, 2015

    Highlands career fair set for Thursday
    Highlands University’s annual Spring Career Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23 in the Student Union Ballroom, 800 National Ave.

  • Weather - April 22, 2015

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 39. South wind 15-20 mph, decreasing to 5-10 mph after midnight.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Breezy, with a southwest wind 5-15 mph, increasing to 15-25 mph in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Breezy.


  • Record number of employers for HU fair

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University students and alumni have the opportunity to meet a record number of employers and recruiters at the university’s annual Spring Career Fair on Thursday.

    The free event requires no preregistration and will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom, 800 National Ave. The Office of Career Services organizes the career fair.

  • Que Pasa - April 22, 2015

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Froggie Went A-Courtin’” as told by Iza Trapanin. Free and open to the public.

  • Regents must choose wisely

    Roughly four dozen candidates applied to be Highlands University’s next president, and the Presidential Search Committee has whittled that pool down to six finalists. Now comes the hard part: Figuring out which of those six is the best fit for Highlands.

    It will likely be the most important decision this Highlands Board of Regents will make.

    Selecting the wrong person could set the institution back years — think Manny Aragon and Selimo Rael. By contrast, we’re confident that the institution will thrive if regents select wisely.

  • Editorial cartoon - April 22, 2015