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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 16, 2013

    Pre-tailgate barbecue set for Friday
    Alta Vista Regional Hospital is hosting a free community-wide pre-tailgate barbecue in celebration of New Mexico Highlands University’s 120th Anniversary from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday at the hospital’s employee parking lot. Don’t forget to wear purple.

  • Weather - Oct. 16, 2013

    Wednesday
    A chance of snow showers before noon, then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Southeast wind 10-15 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New snow accumulation of 1-2 inches possible. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 27. Southwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 29.

    Friday

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 16, 2013

    TODAYHOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Whooo’s Haunting the Teeny Tiny Ghost?”  by Kay Winters. Free and open to the public.
    • New Mexico Highlands University Homecoming festivities, 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, Time Capsule Ceremony, student center, capsule will be opened up in 2063; and 2:30 p.m. roadway to Perkins Stadium stenciling, meet in front of the Stu Clark Building.

  • Happy 120th, Highlands

    As New Mexico Highlands University celebrates its 120th birthday this week, it’s worth taking a look at the impact the institution has had on our community.

    It’s difficult to imagine the city of Las Vegas without Highlands.

    From the beginning, the university has served as a vital economic engine in Las Vegas, employing hundreds and drawing many students to this area.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 16, 2013
  • Work of Art — A prof’s word was law

    At Highlands University in the ‘80s, a secretary I used to know circulated a sheet that contained clever descriptions of the college hierarchy.

    It started with the dean, who was “able to leap tall buildings at a single bound” and was “more powerful than a locomotive.”

    The department head could leap Quonset huts and sometimes win a tug-of-war with a switch engine.

    The full professor left scuff marks trying to leap over a chair. The lowly instructor would trip over his own shoes.

  • Lady Cards drop Taos

    Judith Trujillo’s homecoming to the gym in which she spent ample time in her younger years was enough to put a smile on her face and those of her Robertson Lady Cardinals.

    There, Robertson swept Taos 25-10, 25-23 and 25-14 on Saturday to regain traction in the District 2-3A volleyball campaign.

    The Lady Cards improved to  6-7 overall and 1-1 in district heading into Tuesday’s match against Raton. They host Pojoaque Valley on Saturday.

    “Hopefully we keep building up and start to peak now that it counts,” Trujillo said.

  • Dons XC makes push

    Moises Coca continues his recent streak of top-four finishes for West Las Vegas’ cross country program.

    Coca chased third-place finishes at Jemez Valley and La Cueva with a fourth this past weekend at Los Lunas.

    At Jemez Oct. 2, Leroy “Caro” Armijo’s Dons varsity placed second as a team behind Laguna Acoma.

    West’s middle schoolers also fared well, taking dual third-place trophies with groups stocked mostly with seventh graders.

  • Cowgirl spikers find win column

    Snapping a five-match losing skid, the New Mexico Highlands volleyball team scored an emphatic straight-sets win over visiting Colorado-Colorado Springs on Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

    Each of the games was competitive, but the Cowgirls prevailed 25-20, 25-20 and 25-21 to move to 8-10 overall and 2-7 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The Mountain Lions dropped to 7-9 and 3-5, respectively.

    Darian Mullen paced Highlands in kills for the second night in a row, connecting on 13 in 27 attacks and a .370 percentage.

  • No. 12 FLC stops NMHU

    One goal was all that separated the nationally ranked No. 12 Fort Lewis Skyhawks and host New Mexico Highlands on a cool Sunday afternoon at Perkins Stadium.

    Fort Lewis’ score came roughly one hour into the match. Jordan Hix dribbled a pass through to Emma Cannis, who finished for her fourth goal of the season.

    That was it, as the Skyhawk defense quieted the much-improved Cowgirl front line. Highlands managed only four shots on goal, and all four were handled by Caitlyn Espinosa at the FLC net.