Today's News

  • Highlands, provost to part ways

    A little more than two years after she was hired as New Mexico Highlands University’s provost and vice president of academic affairs, Teresita Aguilar and the university are parting ways.

  • National group chides Alta Vista

    The National Organization for Women delivered a swift rebuke to Alta Vista Regional Hospital earlier this month, criticizing the local hospital for its decision to close its obstetrics unit in March.

    The organization’s Santa Fe regional chapter wrote a scathing letter to Chris Wolf, chief executive officer at the local hospital, expressing the organization’s dismay over the hospital’s decision.  

  • Missing artwork replaced

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    For decades, seven Depression-era murals that lined the lobby walls in Highlands University’s Ilfeld Auditorium were missing one of their own, a blank space on the wall testified to a mysterious missing mural. The series of eight murals is complete again, thanks to a new oil painting by a Highlands student.

  • NM gets $3.3M for legal help

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE, — State officials say New Mexico has received $3.3 million to help provide legal assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure.

    The money is from a 2014 settlement with Bank of America and its subsidiaries over mortgage practices.

    Terms of the settlement restrict use of the money to foreclosure prevention legal assistance and community redevelopment.

    In New Mexico, the money will be awarded to legal aid groups based on grant applications.

  • The ultimate sacrifice

    On days like today, our thoughts turn to those who gave their lives for our country in the wars fought on our behalf. But we should also remember those who lost loved ones.

  • Another Perspective: ‘Come, follow me’

    By Charles Padilla

    The record says, “Fighting was fierce in the area dubbed the Fish Hook, May 26, 1943, 15 days after the initial invasion.

    The advance of K Company, 32nd Infantry, had stalled near the top of the pass. If the Enemy could hold the Aleutian Islands, Including Attu and Kiska, from there, they could bomb the west coast.

  • Just a Thought: The fable of six blind men and an elephant

    By Rick Kraft

    Perception is reality to the beholder. Good or bad, right or wrong, our perceptions control us. We make decisions based upon how we perceive things. Unfortunately, many of our perceptions are wrong.

    Oftentimes we become defensive of our perceptions. We are confident that our perception is accurate.  What we don’t realize is that we don’t see the entire picture.

  • Editorial Roundup — May 29, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    Lincoln (Nebraska) Journal Star (May 20):

    Cool the transgender fight.

    On the spectrum of human sexuality, transgender kids are probably the smallest, most vulnerable minority.
    It’s sad to see that they have become ground zero in the nation’s ongoing culture war.

  • HU alum leads Arizona school to excellence

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A Highlands University alumnus is the principal of an Arizona public school that was named an A+ School of Excellence.
    Michael Crudder, B.A. 1986 and M.A. 1987, leads Copperwood Elementary School in Glendale, Ariz. The Arizona Educational Foundation tapped Copperwood for the A+ honor in May.

  • Que Pasa - May 29, 2016


    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.


    Las Vegas Dollies Third Annual Benefit Run will take place. All vehicles are welcome. For more information, contact Veronica Karla Martinez at 426-7791 or mamakar505@gmail.com.

    Upcoming & Ongoing

    June 15 to July 13