Today's News

  • Nuestra Historia - The two-hour break that saved Highlands

    On Monday, Feb. 6, 1893, Highlands University was born, only because John DeWitt Veeder and Felix Martinez were able to outmaneuver those who would have established only one normal school for the Territory, in Silver City, or none at all. It was a momentous day for Las Vegas, which would be forever transformed as the home of one of New Mexico’s early institutions of higher education.

  • Our Watershed - Mother Nature’s water system

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series running over several consecutive Fridays. It is written by members of the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, which seeks to foster land stewardship in the Gallinas, Sapello and Tecolote watersheds.

    The city of Las Vegas and its residents depend on water in the Gallinas River for more than 90 percent of its municipal needs. Storrie Lake Water Users Association receives almost all its water from the Gallinas River. That’s a serious dependency.

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  • Que Pasa - March 22, 2013

    • The 19th Annual Fiesta de la Hispanidad will take place on Saturday, March 23 in Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of NMHU. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Event starts at 6:30 p.m. Sponsors are Community 1st Bank, NMHU President Jim Fries, and the NMHU Foundation Office. Admission is $5 with ticket availability starting March 18 across the street from Ilfeld from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Donna Martinez at 454-3238 for ticket information or Sara at 454-0438.

  • Mora County Notebook - The beauty of the valley

    Mora County goes from high mountains to rolling plains.

    Every season brings scenes of beauty and thrills.

    A sunrise and sunset that show beautiful colorful clouds is seen often. When the snow covers the ground and clings to the trees it brings people out with their cameras to share with friend in photo albums, Facebook and just to share from the modern cameras.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 22, 2013


    Mora high school baseball tournament at Monte del Sol, away
    Mora high school baseball tournament continues at Monte Del Sol
    9 a.m. — Seed Exchange, seedlings for sale, other displays, entertainment, potluck, movie showing “Genetic Seed Roulette,” Tapetes de Lana meeting room
    10 a.m. — Mora track and field, Laguna Acoma, away
    11 a.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball game vs. West Las Vegas, home

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Enjoying the great outdoors safely

    When scanning the skies, following the resident red tail hawk, I always have to pull out the binoculars and check out Gascon Point. The snow pack will provide some much needed runoff. But there should be deep drifts everywhere and sadly, I don’t see many.  But ... we still have time for a big snow storm or two.

    Speaking of our wilderness, I discovered an old pamphlet put out by the southwest region of our U.S. Forest Service. The 10 “Wilderness use Hints” are timely, even if the publication is aged.

  • Greyhounds edge Cowboys

    Eastern New Mexico won its fourth game in six tries this season against New Mexico Highlands on Tuesday evening, pulling out a 6-4 decision in Portales.

    NMHU is 14-8 overall; ENMU improved to 12-10.

    Down 6-3 going into the ninth inning, Highlands looked to rally but generated just one run against the pitching of Greyhounds closer Ryan Pruitt, who picked up the save.   

  • Highlands grapplers academic honorees

    Three New Mexico Highlands wrestlers are among the 2012-13 NCAA Division II All-Academic Wrestling Teams announced at the recent NCAA Division II National Championships in Birmingham, Ala.

    The NMHU wrestlers selected are Easton Hargrave, a human performance and sport major with a 3.57 grade point average; Igor Gomzin, an accounting major with a 3.88 GPA; and Justin Rockhill, a forestry major with a 3.26 GPA.

    All three wrestlers will be returning to the team next season.