Today's News

  • Cowgirls climb to No. 2 in nation

    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands’ women’s track and field team moved up to second in the nation thanks to the 1,600-meter relay qualification for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships this past weekend.

    Also announced Tuesday were the All-Region honorees across the nation. To be recognized for this honor, athletes had to be in the top five in an event in their respective regions. In New Mexico Highlands’ case, it is in the South Central Region.

  • Budget woes affecting cases

    The Associated Press

    A budget crisis is preventing contract public defenders from being provided for indigent defendants who aren’t jailed, an official said.

    Chief Public Defender Jorge Alvarado recently sent a letter to chief judges statewide explaining the impact of the crisis on his office, the Albuquerque Journal reported Tuesday.

  • Riley a noted archeologist - Local scholar gets lifetime award

    For 65 years Las Vegas resident Carroll L. Riley worked as a noted anthropologist, author and an expert in archeology of the southwest.

    On Friday, Riley, 92, received the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 43rd annual Heritage Preservation Awards ceremony, for his service in the field of archeology. The ceremony was held at the Scottish Rite Center in Santa Fe and is sponsored by the state Cultural Properties Review Committee.

  • Unorthodox career path for finalist

    Two years after stepping away from his job as a college administrator to pursue an opportunity with a private company, Lucas Lamadrid says he’s ready to return to university life.

    “I think the time is right for me and my family right now,” he said at a recent community forum.

  • Low salaries keeping teachers away

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A state legislative report says New Mexico is having trouble retaining teachers and recommends additional pay for certain teaching positions.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the Legislative Finance Committee found that only about half of the 871 new teachers who entered the state’s public school system in 2008 were still teaching five years later.

  • Looking ahead - News - May 13, 2015

    Fly fishing in the Gallinas River
    A Fly Fishing in the Gallinas River class will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 at Gallinas Canyon. Cost is $10 and will be taught by Aaron Juarros. To register or for exact location and directions, call Lea at 425-5514.

  • Weather - May 13, 2015

    Showers and thunderstorms. High near 64. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 42. West wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Southwest wind 10-20 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.


  • Exercise fun
  • Wildland Interface Summit Thursday at Mora Elementary

    With wildland fire season upon us the CHET fire station has organized a Wildland Interface Summit starting at 4 p.m. on Thursday at Mora Elementary School gym.

    Shawn Alvey, a captain at CHET Fire Department near Cleveland, said the event will include presentations by representatives of the state forestry department, National Resource Conservation Service, the National Forest Service and Mora County officials.

    They will discuss fire, defensible spacing, and funding available for landowners pertaining to cross fencing, thinning and farming.

  • Que Pasa - May 13, 2015

    • The West Las Vegas Band will be having its Spring Concert starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13 at Ilfeld Auditorium. They will be featuring guest artist Pancho Romero from NMSU (WLV alumnus), Emily Maestas (WLV alumna), Arnell David Arellanes (WLV alumnus), and Yasmin Flores. They are also inviting all Litra Romero students to participate in the event by playing Adelita at the concert. Stop by the band room or call for more information.