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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 24, 2014

    Community health forum
    The San Miguel Family and Community Health Council will hold a community forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Room 322 of the new Student Center at Highlands to inform the public about current health statistics for San Miguel County and to receive input regarding health issues in the area. For information, contact Rosalie Martinez at 429-7986 or Barbara Casey, 429-5904.

  • Weather - March 24, 2014

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 63. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 27. Southeast wind 5-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 10-15 mph in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Breezy. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 35. Breezy.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:59 a.m. to 7:16 p.m.

  • Meet and greet
  • Que Pasa - March 24, 2014

    TODAY
    HOY
    • The Las Vegas Senior Center will conduct a Medicare Presentation, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 24 at the center. Come to the workshop to review what you should know about Medicare Preventive Services. Information provided will discuss how early detection keeps you healthy and prevents chronic illness. Be aware of Medicare fraud and protect yourself against local scams.

  • A milestone at Alta Vista

    One of the most important institutions in any community is its hospital. Hospitals are vital to the economies of the communities they serve, providing much needed jobs.

    But even more important than that, hospitals — more specifically, the doctors, nurses and others employed there — nurture us back to health when we’re ill. Their employees comfort us when we’re at our most vulnerable.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 24, 2014
  • Another Perspective - Rural NM not forgotten

    By Terry Brunner

    The recent economic recession hit New Mexico’s rural communities especially hard. Its impacts are reflected in New Mexico’s frequently reported grim social and economic statistics. The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Mission area, the only federal agency with a specifically rural mission, is working hard to help rural communities help recover of from the recession.

  • Gonzales to lead Dons football

    West Las Vegas’ search for a head football coach reached its conclusion Friday — meeting a generally favorable response from Dons faithful and those who have followed the career of Adrian Gonzales.

    Gonzales emerged as the choice at West after a round of interviews on Monday. Also in the mix were two other New Mexico candidates — including one other local — and two from out of state.

  • Cowboys rally past Mavs

    Down 11-6 midway through the eighth inning Friday against archrival Colorado Mesa, New Mexico Highlands kept plugging away, trying to make something happen.

    Then something did.

    The Cowboys cut the deficit with a three-run eighth, and after holding the Mavericks in check defensively, they put together another three-run inning in the bottom of the ninth.

    The coup de grace was Matthew Chavez’s walk-off two-run double to lift the Cowboys to a dramatic 12-11 comeback win at Brandt Park.

  • Roundup - RHS softball 4th in tourney

    St. Michael’s edged Robertson 11-9 in a shootout of a third-place game Saturday in the Lady Horsemen’s own tournament in Santa Fe.

    The Lady Cardinals finished the weekend 1-2 and are now 5-2 overall this season under Adrian Jaramillo.

    Robertson had reached the semifinals but lost 9-7 to Raton on Friday.