Today's News

  • East sodding project hits snag

    Baseball season has ended and football is on the horizon for Robertson High School, but the issue of substandard fields continues.

    During a board meeting on Thursday evening, the Las Vegas City Schools board declined to award the sodding of the high school baseball field to Parson’s Lawn and Landscaping in a split vote. Some parents have complained that the baseball field was unsafe this past season because it lacks sod.

  • Lost man rescued from wilderness

    A 68-year-old man who became separated from his hiking partners Wednesday afternoon in the Carson National Forest near Mora was rescued by New Mexico Search and Rescue the following day, according to the state Department of Public Safety.

    The man became separated from his party at about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday while on a day hike. New Mexico Search and Rescue was activated at 7:53 p.m., and area volunteers searched the area around where he was last seen all night.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - June 23, 2014

    The Associated Press

    State jobless rate drops
     New Mexico’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.5 percent in May, down from 6.8 percent the previous month and 6.9 percent a year ago.
    The state Workforce Solutions Department said Friday that the state’s economy lost 600 jobs over the year.
    Over the year, the sector with the largest job gain was financial activities and retail trade sectors. They each have added 2,200 jobs since May 2013.

  • Teacher evaluation system gets mixed reviews

    The Associated Press
    New Mexico school districts are giving mixed reviews on this year’s new teacher evaluations.
    Roswell Superintendent Tom Burris told The Albuquerque Journal that his school district only discovered a small percentage of its evaluations contained errors. That affected about 4 percent of its 700 teachers.
    “I thought (the switch to the new evaluations) went pretty well,” he said.

  • Looking Back - June 23, 2014

    In 1964

  • Looking ahead - News - June 23, 2014

    Synergy Fest
    10th Annual Synergy Fest, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 27 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 at the Gene Torres Golf Course. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.synergyfest.com.

  • Weather - June 23, 2014

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

  • Leippe to be recognized at NMHU summer reunion

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    Legendary Highlands University fine arts professor and renowned sculptor Harry Leippe will be honored at the Summer Alumni Reunion Friday.
    The distinguished emeritus professor and longtime Las Vegas resident will be recognized at the alumni dinner at 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Student Union Building at the northwest corner of National Avenue and 8th Street.
    Leippe’s 28-year tenure at Highlands began in 1962, during the university’s visual arts renaissance.

  • QuÉ Pasa - June 23, 2014

    • New Mexico Highlands University swimming pool is offering swim lessons for children 4 and older starting June 30. The lessons run Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for two weeks for the cost of $30 for eight lessons. Registration takes place on Monday, June 23 through Monday, July 10 before each session. If you have any questions, call the pool at 454-3073.

  • Include educators

    Gov. Susana Martinez has made it clear that she wants to reform New Mexico’s education system, and we applaud that goal.

    Having an effective education system is critical to so many quality of life issues, economic development being chief among them. So it makes sense that the governor and her administration are making education a top priority.

    But wanting to improve the education system in this state and actually doing it are two very different things.