Today's News

  • In Brief - News - Oct. 7, 2016

    Staff and Wire Reports

  • Jail Log - Oct. 7, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 28 and Oct. 4:
    Esther Garcia, 33,  one-day commitment, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Lorenzo Gallegos, 54, hold for Santa Fe County, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Anna Tafoya, 34, possession of alcohol, 24 hour hold, Adult Probation Office
    Robert Salinas, 32, bench warrant: failure to appear in accordance with release imposed by the court, District Court

  • Looking Back - Oct. 7, 2016

    Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1966 — Enrollment at Highlands University reached an all-time high this fall, with 1,714 students being enrolled, according to James Elliott, registrar. The figure represents a 16.7 percent increase over the 1965 enrollment of 1,468. Freshmen comprised the largest class with 718; sophomores totaled 400; juniors were 225, and the senior class showed the smallest increase, with 193, or a 4.3 percent jump.

  • Weather - Oct. 7, 2016


    HIGH 62° / LOW 38°
    Sunny, with a high near 62. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Friday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 38. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.
    7:01 a.m. to 6:35 p.m.


  • Highlands University Homecoming activities

    Saturday, Oct. 8
    7 a.m. — Alumni Cowboy 5k Gallop & Trot & Li’l Cowboy Stick Pony Trot– Gene Torres Golf Course
    8 a.m. to 12 noon — Breakfast Celebration for Class of 1966 – Kennedy Lounge
    9 a.m. — 25th Annual Piedras Gene Torres Golf Classic – Gene Torres Golf Course
    9 a.m. — Parade Reception and VIP viewing area, Kennedy Lounge
    Homecoming Parade – Downtown Las Vegas – lineup at 8 a.m. at 5th & Friedman

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 7, 2016

    All day
    New Mexico Highlands University will host a number of homecoming activities throughout the day including a H Club Golf Tournament starting at 8 a.m. at Gene Torres Golf Course and ending with a stadium dance starting at 10 p.m. at Perkins Stadium. All activities are listed online at

    All day

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 7, 2016


  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 7, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - An inky wretch at the state press convention

    Sometimes I wonder why the hell I stick with the newspaper business. The pay’s lousy, the hours are all over the place and there’s more than enough stress.

    Then I go to a New Mexico Press Association convention and I’m reminded that it’s not so bad.

    I feel a certain camaraderie at such events, in large part because I’ve been involved in New Mexico newspapers for a dozen years now. I know a lot of publishers, editors and reporters around the state, and am proud to call many of them my friends.

  • Purple pride — Cowboys hope for homecoming breakthrough

    Five games into the 2016 college football season, New Mexico Highlands remains a work in progress.

    The Cowboys are 0-5 after enduring a brutal stretch that included NCAA Division I FCS opponent Northern Arizona, 2014 NCAA Division II national champion (and defending RMAC champ) Colorado State-Pueblo, and a couple of surprisingly strong league foes in Colorado Mines and Black  Hills State.