Today's News

  • Robertson rallies past Clayton

    Coming back from a three-touchdown deficit, the Robertson football team extended its win streak to five games by beating Clayton 33-22 on Friday night at the Yellow Jackets' home field.

    Clayton used an effective rushing attack to build a 22-0 lead by the 4:15 mark of the second quarter.

    Arjay Ortiz threw three touchdown passes -- two to JR Gonzalez and one to Sebastian Gonzales -- and ran for another to rally the Cardinals back with the first 26 of 33 unanswered points. Joseph Paul Griego added a fourth quarter score as RHS moved to 5-2.

  • 100 days

    Sam Minner marked his hundredth day as Highlands University’s president this past Thursday.

    He is the university’s 19th president, if you exclude those who served on an interim basis.

    Minner, 62, was selected, by regents from a field of six finalists. He started his new job on July 1. Since then he has made it a point to have students and faculty over to his house for dinners, to join MainStreet de Las Vegas’ Board of Directors and to  speak to civic organizations like MainStreet and Kiwanis.

  • Nobel Peace Prize boosts struggling Tunisian democracy

    By Paul Schemm, Bouazza Ben Bouzza and Karl Ritter
    The Associated Press

    TUNIS, Tunisia — It was the fall of 2013 and Tunisia’s newfound democracy was in grave danger. The assassination of a left-wing politician had prompted the opposition to walk out of the constitutional assembly. The government was paralyzed, the constitution unfinished and the country on the brink of war.

  • 1 dead, 3 wounded in NAU shooting

    By Felicia Fonseca
    The Associated Press

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — An overnight confrontation between two groups of students escalated into gunfire Friday when a freshman at Northern Arizona University killed one person and wounded three others, authorities said.

    University police chief Gregory T. Fowler identified the shooter as 18-year-old Steven Jones and said he used a handgun in the shootings at about 1:20 a.m. Friday. Police were still interviewing Jones and he had not been booked into jail Friday morning.

  • Editorial: The student loan crisis

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The New York Times and was originally published Oct. 7.

    A vast majority of the more than 10 million Americans who have defaulted on or are behind on repaying their student loans could have benefited from income-driven repayment plans that are intended to ease pressure on distressed borrowers and keep them from defaulting on their federal loans.

  • Another Perspective: Letting the countryside dwindle away

    By Richard Lindeborg

    Who does this describe? [Our] “heart and soul is being ripped out. We have allowed the rural counties to wither away into poverty and neglect, with few local services left. In small towns across the country, police stations, post offices, banks, and libraries have closed. Local groceries, which have no hope of competing with major supermarkets . . . have gone out of business.

  • Just a Thought - Happiness, joy, discontentment and money

    By Rick Kraft

    What makes you happy?  What robs you of your joy?  What makes you discontent? What are you a slave to?  Let me address these questions and in particular connect them to money.

    I enjoy listening to sermons on my ipod from several pastors across the country. My favorite pastor to listen to is Dr. Andy Stanley of North Point Church, north of Atlanta, Ga. It is possible that I have heard every one of his sermons for the past 15 years.       

  • Editorial Roundup - October 11th, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Portsmouth Herald (N.H.), on bullying (Sept. 16):

    Bullying among our youth has become a hot button topic the last few years as well-publicized incidents, especially of cyberbullying, resulting in trauma and even suicides by victims have made headlines.

    A new study by the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire provides interesting insight into this nasty phenomenon — and lots of hope.

  • Time for some picking
  • Palabras Pintorescas: Fall is falling behind this year

    I discovered predictions, particularly about weather forecasting rarely come true. Yes, we have had no measurable rain (or snow) in September. Way back in the old days we often had a measurable snow storm around Labor Day Weekend. And now we are supposed to have El Niño coming our way. I wonder if it actually will show up as winter approaches.