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Today's News

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - April 25, 2014

    THUMBS UP! DRUMMING UP EXCITEMENT FOR SCIENCE
    New Mexico Highlands University biology professor Carol Linder recently gave fourth- and fifth-grade students at Mike Mateo Sena Elementary a tour of her lab and provided them with a lesson on DNA. Getting young students excited about science and math is critical to our nation’s future, and we’re happy to see Highlands faculty doing their part.

    THUMBS UP! LATEST BHI PHASE

  • Editorial Roundup - April 25, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Houston Chronicle on the demographic changes occurring in Texas and the importance of improving education conditions for black and brown kids (April 18):
    Texas is changing: Improving education conditions for black and brown kids is key to a bright future

  • East owns rematch

    Pitching problems tripped up West Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon, and visiting Robertson capitalized on it — on both the baseball and softball diamonds at the WLV complex.

    So after having split doubleheaders with their crosstown rivals earlier this spring, the Robertson Cardinals and Lady Cardinals secured wins in the regular-season East-West series.

  • Highlands wrestler is new All-American

    By Vincent Nolasco
    NMHU Sports Information

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Easton Hargrave was the shining New Mexico Highlands University wrestler this past weekend at the U.S. Open Greco. Hargrave earned Greco-Roman All-American status.

    Three Cowboy wrestlers competed at the Asics U.S. Open Greco and the FILA Junior Nationals.

  • Go Fish - April 25

    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. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the week
    Eagle Nest Lake: On April 18, Angelico Chavez of Las Vegas caught a 34-inch, 9-pound northern pike. He was using a No. 5 Mepps spinner.

  • District tennis prelim on tap

    A rare home appearance for local tennis players is set for this weekend, when Robertson hosts the pre-district tournaments –– well, part of them, anyway.

    Capital High School in Santa Fe will serve as host site for the individual portion of the pre-district affair beginning at 9 a.m. Friday.

    Then the Fulgenzi Tennis Complex on the RHS campus will host the team portion at 9 a.m. Saturday.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 25, 2014

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC at Midland (DH), noon, Midland, Texas
    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo, 6 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Pecos (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • LCC vs. Midland (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    Tennis
    • Pre-District 2-3A tournament, 9 a.m., Capital High tennis courts, Santa Fe (NEW TIME, LOCATION)
    Track and field

  • Audit dings city over IT issues

    The independent auditing firm hired to comb through the city of Las Vegas’ books and processes gave the city unmodified or clean opinions on its financial statements and federal programs, but the firm raised serious concerns about information technology deficiencies it identified.

    The audit, conducted by Albuquerque-based Moss Adams LLP Certified Public Accountants, covers the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2013. It was submitted to the state Auditor’s Office on time but was only recently released to the Public.

  • Another four years
  • Legacy Day event honors Sanchez

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Foundation is honoring Leveo Sánchez, distinguished alumnus and chairman of the Board of Regents, at 2 p.m. Saturday for Legacy Day.

    The event will be in the Student Union Building at the northwest corner of National Avenue and Eighth Street.