Today's News

  • Hansen, Cowgirls take 3 of 4

    Sweet, Caroline!

    Caroline Hansen, a New Mexico Highlands University senior, smashed a team-high 52 kills in four matches for the Cowgirls this past weekend in the South Central Classic and earned all-tournament honors.

    Hansen, who is from Gramado, Brazil, also had 41 digs and three aces to help Highlands win three of four matches in the season-opening tournament.

    After beating East Central 3-1, NMHU lost to Southeastern Oklahoma 3-2. But the Cowgirls closed with wins over Southern Arkansas, 3-2, and Cameron, 3-2.

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  • Go Fish - Sept. 18, 2016

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Catches of the week
    Monastery Lake: Julia Vigil of Rio Rancho caught a 23-inch rainbow trout Sept. 5. She was using purple PowerBait.

    Ute Lake: The Leinbergers of Clovis caught and released a 5.89-pound largemouth bass Sep 10. They were fishing a team tournament and using a top water lure.

  • Outlaws 9-10 now 3-0
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 16, 2016

    Cross country
    • Memorial Middle School at Taos, 3 p.m., Taos
    • Robertson vs. Ruidoso, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • NMHU women at Adams State, 4 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    • Robertson boys at Desert Academy, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • NMHU at Colorado School of Mines, 7 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    • Robertson at Santa Fe tournament, TBA, Santa Fe
    • Valley Middle School vs. Cariños, 4 p.m., Valley

  • UPDATED: ‘Death threats’ led to lockdown
  • Crown jewel of Highlands - Trolley building unveiled

    What was once an eye-sore has turned into a gem for Highlands University. On Monday, in front of a packed room filled with dignitaries, staff, and students, the ribbon was cut and the 21,027 square-foot Trolley Building was officially opened.

    The ribbon-cutting ceremony marked an end to the several year project, and offered a sense of pride and accomplishment to Highlands.

  • Accrediting body places Highlands on probation

    The Higher Learning Commission has determined that New Mexico Highlands University is out of compliance with accreditation standards it is required to follow, and it has slapped the university with probation and asked university officials to correct the deficiencies.

    Highlands was notified of the probation last week. If it manages to correct the problems soon, it could get off probation as soon as June 2018. The accrediting body notes in its letter that Highlands remains fully accredited despite the probation.

  • West board hires superintendent

    Chris Gutierrez has been selected to lead West Las Vegas Schools officially. During a board meeting on Friday evening, the board voted unanimously to name him the district’s superintendent.

    Gutierrez, 36, has been overseeing the district since July after the board failed to renew its contract with former superintendent Gene Parson.

  • Weather - Sept. 14, 2016


    HIGH 73° / LOW 51°
    Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 7 am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. South wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
    6:43 a.m. to 7:09 p.m.


    HIGH 77° / LOW 48°
    A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
    6:44 a.m. to 7:07 p.m.


  • Looking Back - Sept. 14, 2016

    Friday, Sept. 9, 1966 — Several new faculty and staff members have joined Highlands University. They are Dr. Merritt McGahan, newly appointed graduate dean; Ralph Quintana, history department; Dr. Robert Muncy, education department; and Dr. Ralph Carlisle Smith, academic dean.