Today's News

  • Que Pasa - May 7, 2014

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Where’s Mommy?” by Beverly Donofrio and Barbara McClintock. Free and open to the public.

    • Sunrise Kiwanis Club barbecue dinner, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 8 at West Las Vegas High School. Any proceeds are donated to the needs of children in our community. Tickets are $10 and available from any Kiwanis member or by calling 425-9346.

  • Las Vegas native accepted to University of Edinburgh

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University psychology graduate Joanna Tsyitee is headed to the prestigious University of Edinburgh for a graduate program in counseling psychology.

    Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is ranked in the top 20 universities in the world. The 23-year-old Las Vegas native will begin her graduate studies in Scotland in September.

    Tsyitee completed her B.A. in psychology with a minor in anthropology from Highlands in December 2013, earning magna cum laude.

  • The rising cost of tuition

    University students throughout New Mexico have been hit with substantial tuition increases over the last several years as the amount of money the state spends per university student has dropped.

    It’s a troubling trend highlighted by the Washington, D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, according to a recent story in the Santa Fe New Mexican.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 7, 2014
  • Work of Art: Let’s hear it for maturity

    The standard for survival in college is “two hours of study and preparation for every hour in class.” Go figure: You enter college as a full-time student, signing up for five courses totaling 15 credits. The credits, or units,  correspond neatly to the number of hours of class time each course requires.

    And to be successful, one ought to devote twice as much time preparing and studying as time spent in an actual class.

  • Dramatic wins for local golfers

    Both boys’ and girls’ individual District 2-3A golf championships boiled down to dramatic playoff situations on Monday at Gene Torres Golf Course.

    In each case, a golfer from the Meadow City emerged triumphant.

    Robert Gallegos of Robertson overcame an erratic shot on the first playoff hole, winning on a second playoff hole against Tucumcari’s John Paul Garcia, a state qualifier last season.

  • LV sluggers in state playoffs

    Their reward for a winning spring that included a District 2-3A title is a home game in the first round of the state softball tournament.

    Robertson’s Lady Cardinals will be the No. 5 seed and will host No. 12 Ruidoso, tentatively at 11 a.m. Saturday.

    West Las Vegas, which made it all the way to the 3A final last year, will make a return trip to state, albeit with a tougher path. The Lady Dons are the No. 13 seed and travel to No. 4 Hope Christian in Albuquerque. Game time had not been set as of press time.

  • State tennis in spotlight

    Juliana Guerin is eyeing her third state singles tennis title. David Romero III is hunting his first after taking one in doubles last May.

    Those storylines and others will play out this week in Albuquerque, site of the Class 1A-3A state tennis championships. First-round action gets things started on Wednesday afternoon at the Jerry Cline Complex.

  • Highlands’ Slack shatters national heptathlon mark

    Salcia Slack racked up an NCAA Division II record 5,833 points in the women’s heptathlon on Monday in Alamosa, Colo., easily winning the event in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference outdoor track and field championships.

    Slack has already qualified for the NCAA Division II outdoor national championships in the heptathlon.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 7, 2014

    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Class 1A-3A state tournaments (individuals), TBA, Jerry Cline Complex, Albuquerque

    • NMHU at RMAC Tournament, TBA, Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park