Today's News

  • Rio Mora refuge was site for ‘STEM Showdown’

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    High school students from Northern New Mexico experienced science disciplines firsthand at a national wildlife refuge, thanks to a partnership between Highlands University and the Denver Zoo.

    The STEM Showdown event took place at the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge, a 4,224-acre property on the Mora River 30 minutes north of Highlands’ main Las Vegas campus. The Denver Zoo co-manages the refuge with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

    Wednesday, Oct. 4

    How should your community grow and change? San Miguel County is updating its comprehensive plan and needs your input to develop policies guiding long-term growth and development in the county. County officials will be on hand to answer your questions on Oct. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rociada Fire Station. Visit www.smcounty.net for the online survey, meeting schedules and plan process and information.

    Thursday, Oct. 5

  • What’s the right protocol for foreigners and our flag?

    Work of Art

    Oh, my, how times have changed. But whether they’ve changed for the better is questionable.

    There isn’t much else in the news if you exclude the horrendous massacre of 59 people, as of press time, in a Las Vegas, Nev., outdoor concert venue and casino.

  • Profit is not a dirty word

    This editorial, by Vic Topmiller Jr., recently appeared in the Silver City Daily Press.

    Profit is not a dirty word. It just becomes dirty when abused, and the very association it has with certain people and groups of people is where the dirt comes from.

    Get it? If you get too close to dirty people some of the dirt rubs off. That should be a good lesson for some of us — “If you play with dirt you will soon have dirty hands.”

  • NMHU roundup: Overtime goal lifts Highlands

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Breanna Fatten saw her chance, and she didn’t let it slip away. Fatten slashed inside for a game-winning goal, lifting New Mexico Highlands to a 2-1 women’s soccer triumph in overtime at Colorado Christian on Sunday in Lakewood, Colo.

    The victory gives the Cowgirls and head coach Oscar Mendoza a winning record (2-1-1) in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • Second-half sting

    He wasn’t particularly their beloved Paris.

    Black Hills State running back Phydell Paris rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns and caught a TD pass to help the Yellow Jackets rally to a 50-40 win at New Mexico Highlands on Saturday afternoon at West Las Vegas.

    The Cowboys had largely contained Paris — the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s second-leading rusher — in building a 34-20 advantage by halftime. But Paris found his stride in the second half.

  • Ortiz scored five TDs in RHS win

    A commanding second half lifted Robertson to a 33-20 homecoming victory over Taos in a battle of unbeatens on Friday night at Cardinal Stadium.

    Arjay Ortiz’s 47-yard scamper up the western sideline on the opening drive of the third quarter gave the host Cardinals the lead for good at 20-14 after the District 2-4A rivals — ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the NMOTSC.com coaches’ poll — had battled to a 14-14 halftime tie.

    It was one of five touchdowns for the senior quarterback, whose most spectacular play may have been on defense.

  • Looking Ahead, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

    Cross country: Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School at Los Alamos, 3 p.m., Valley Middle School at Taos, 3 p.m.; Volleyball: Cochiti at Valley Middle School, 4 p.m.
    THURSDAY Football: Memorial Middle School vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., TBA; Soccer: Robertson girls and boys at Santa Fe Prep, 4:30 p.m. Volleyball: Taos (A,B,C) at Robertson, 4 p.m., Marr Gym; Pojoaque Valley (A,B,C) at West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym; Memorial Middle School vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., TBA.

  • Prep roundup: Running with the pack

    Buoyed by a runner-up finish from Miguel Coca, the West Las Vegas boys’ cross country team kept its recent hot streak in Albuquerque going Saturday.

    The Dons placed third in Volcano Vista’s meet, beating a number of big Duke City schools like Del Norte and Manzano. They finished behind only host Volcano Vista and Cibola in the boys’ varsity race.

  • Friday night football: RHS wins battle of unbeatens

       A commanding second half lifted Robertson to a 33-20 homecoming victory over Taos in a battle of unbeatens on Friday night at Cardinal Stadium.