Today's News

  • Weather - May 11, 2012

    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming east 5-10 mph. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Cloudy, with a low around 45. East wind 5-10 mph.

     A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Southeast wind 5-15 mph. Showers and thunderstorms likely at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.


  • Obama supports gay marriage

    By Julie Pace
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — On the fence no longer, President Barack Obama declared his unequivocal support for gay marriage on Wednesday, a historic announcement that gave the polarizing social issue a more prominent role in the 2012 race for the White House.

    The announcement was the first by a sitting president, and Republican challenger Mitt Romney swiftly disagreed with it. “I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman,” he said while campaigning in Oklahoma.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - May 11, 2012

    THUMBS UP! NO CLOSINGS. Good news for Holman, Villanueva and thousands of other rural communities across the nation — the U.S. Postal Service has scrapped its plan to close about 3,700 post offices, instead opting to cut hours instead.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 11, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - Ezequiel C de Baca fought to protect land grant

    After Felix Martinez left Las Vegas in 1900, La Voz del Pueblo continued under Ezequiel C de Baca and Antonio Lucero. The weekly newspaper had a circulation of about 3,000 throughout New Mexico, and was the Territory’s leading Spanish language periodical.

    C de Baca and Lucero continued their Hispanic-oriented populist advocacy on the pages of La Voz, and between 1900 and 1912, the weekly became the alternative (Democratic) newspaper, fiercely critical of the established Republican order of the time.

  • Another Perspective - Mora’s solid waste issues

    As a low-income community, Mora County has faced great challenges in addressing basic services with regard to solid waste management.  

    The Mora County Collection Center (Mora County Transfer Station) is a project that is a small portion to the larger issue of solid waste management in Mora County.  Historically, solid waste disposal has been challenging, difficult, and was in great need of improvement.   

  • Cowgirls 3rd in RMAC meet

    New Mexico Highlands University earned its best finish yet at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships this week at the Mountaineer Bowl in Gunnison, Colo.

    The Cowgirls, coached by Bob DeVries, made a serious push for second and wound up third with 128.5 team points in the women’s standings. The meet concluded Tuesday.

    Adams State emerged with the women’s team championship, amassing 181.2 points. Western State was the runner-up, edging Highlands with 137.2 points.

  • Suns shine
  • Quintana captures sixth in state golf

    Ascending a half-dozen spots on the leaderboard, West Las Vegas’ Jayme Quintana led a local contingent at the Class 1A-3A state golf championships by finishing tied for sixth on the girls’ side.

    Quintana shaved 10 strokes off her solid Monday total, going from a 94 to an 84 on Tuesday. Quintana’s second round effort was the fourth best of day two.

  • ‘Pokes climb in polls

    As the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball tournament got under way in Pueblo, Colo., the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys enjoyed a bump in the most recent national and regional rankings.

    The Cowboys, coached by Steve Jones, moved to the unofficial No. 30 position in the NCAA Division II, according to the National College Baseball Writers Association poll released Tuesday. The team received 14 points.

    With 56 points, Highlands held on to the No. 4 spot in the Central Region rankings also compiled by the NCBWA.