Today's News

  • Reining in payday loans falls by wayside

    By Vik Jolly
    The Associated Press

    Jill Mooney recently took out a $300 loan from a storefront business to get out of a financial jam, putting up her $1,400 car as collateral.

    The Albuquerque mother of four thought it would take roughly three, $100-a-month payments to be done with the loan. But it took seven months, and the interest rate ended up being more than 200 percent.

    “They take advantage of you,” said Mooney of the loan outlets.

  • Looking Back - April 15, 2015

    In 1965
    Monday, April 12 — Miss Lupe Lopez, West Las Vegas High School, was presented with a typewriter in behalf of the Las Vegas Typewriter Co. for her outstanding test results during Highlands Day and during the year. The presentation was made during the State Commerce Club Awards Banquet Friday evening. The presentation was made by Dr. Robert Tussing, head of the business administration department at Highlands, following the banquet.

  • Looking ahead - News - April 15, 2015

    Arts and Crafts Fair planned for Saturday
    Spring Blossom Arts and Crafts Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 at Sala De Madrid. The fair is sponsored by Habitat for Humanity. For more information call Inez Gallegos-Lujan at 454-4434.

  • Weather - April 15, 2015

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Sunny, with a high near 63. Windy, with a west wind 15-25 mph, increasing to 25-35 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Windy, with a west wind 25-30 mph, becoming north 15-20 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.


  • Jazz and Brahms lovers concerts this weekend

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University Department of Music presents concerts for jazz and Brahms lovers in April.

    The Jazz Ensemble performs at 7 p.m. on Friday in the Student Union Building Theater, 800 National Ave. The Madrigal Choir performs All About Brahms at 3 p.m. Sunday in Ilfeld Auditorium.

    Ticket prices for both concerts are $5. Highlands University students with valid IDs are free.

  • HU-CARES marks sexual assault month Thursday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University campus and Las Vegas community have the chance to come together from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday to fold origami cranes symbolizing hope for sexual assault survivors — while also encouraging survivors to get the help they need.  

    The free event marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month and is in the Student Union Building Atrium at 800 National Ave. HU-CARES, the Center for Advocacy, Resources, Education and Support, is sponsoring the event.

  • Que Pasa - April 15, 2015

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Never Say Boo to a Goose!” by Jakki Wood and Clare Beaton. Free and open to the public.

  • A bold move for Highlands

    New Mexico Highlands University regents voted last month to adopt a new policy that requires full-time freshmen from outside the area to live in one of the university’s residence halls. The new requirement will go into effect this fall.

    University administrators, including Dean of Students Fidel Trujillo, are hoping that requiring freshmen without ties to this area to stay in residence halls during their first year at Highlands will boost student retention and graduation rates.

  • Editorial cartoon - April 15, 2015
  • Work of Art: Absurd name change

    “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
    By any other name would smell as sweet.”
    — Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

    • • •
    Search for the Española-based institution of higher learning and you’ll likely find web sites for Northern New Mexico College and Northern New Mexico University. It’s not a typo. Those who created the various web sites clearly knew what they were doing.