Today's News

  • Looking Back - Aug. 21, 2015

    In 1965

    Tuesday, Aug. 24 —Development of a new subdivision known as University Heights, Unit 2, has begun here in Las Vegas. Ground was broken Friday and construction of the first group of homes starts immediately. Most of the first homes have been sold to Las Vegans that have waited since March for their homes to be started. R.P. Carmean, president of the Pat & Mike Construction Company, announced that homes from $12,350.00 and up would be built in the area surrounding Legion Park School as rapidly as the market and weather conditions allow.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 21, 2015

    Watrous Day Celebration

    Watrous Day Celebration will take place on Saturday, Aug. 22 at Watrous Park in Watrous, just off I-25. A free barbecue takes place from noon to 1 p.m. and from 1 to 4 p.m. live music by Eminente. The Sixth Annual Watrous day Horseshoe Tournament registration starts at 1 p.m. with a $10 entry fee per person. For more information, call 426-6016 or 429-6669.

  • Weather - Aug. 21, 2015

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. West wind 5-15 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Northwest wind 5-10 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.


  • In Brief - News - Aug. 21, 2015

    The Associated Press
    Retailer to close 90 stores

    HOUSTON — Stages Stores Inc., the company that owns Bealls, plans to close about 90 underperforming locations.
    The Houston-based retailer made the announcement Thursday.

  • Rodeo time in Pecos
  • Meadow City Music Fest schedule of events

    The Meadow City Music Festival kicks off today with a free performance by Floozy at Plaza Park. The event will run until Sunday.

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 21, 2015

    • Las Vegas Magistrate Court will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 26 through Friday, Aug. 28 as staff is attending the Magistrate Court Conference. Magistrate court will be open on Monday, Aug. 24 and Tuesday, Aug. 25 but will not have judges available on Tuesday, Aug. 25 as judges will be at the conference starting on Tuesday. Regular hours resume on Monday, Aug. 31.
    • Mora Magistrate Court will be closed until Friday, Aug. 28 due to staff and judges attending the annual conference.

  • Dept. to review Animas River spill

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The Interior Department will lead a review of the Colorado mine spill that tainted rivers in three western states.

    The review was announced late Tuesday after elected officials from both parties questioned whether the Environmental Protection Agency should be left to probe its own heavily criticized response to the disaster. EPA and contract workers accidentally unleashed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater on Aug. 5 as they inspected the idled Gold King mine.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - August 21, 2015

    Congratulations to Highlands University professor Bob Bell who was recently inducted into the United States Martial Arts Association’s 2015 Hall of Fame. Bell, an exercise and sports sciences professor at Highlands, is a retired chiropractor. He has a 7th degree black belt and has trained in judo for 30 years.


  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 21, 2015