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Today's News

  • FYI - News - Nov. 11, 2011

    In observance of the Veterans Day holiday, San Miguel County, city of Las Vegas and most state and federal offices will be closed on Friday, as will the courts, local banks and State Employees Credit Union.

    Highlands, Luna and Las Vegas City Schools will all be open. West Las Vegas Schools’ central office is open.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! VETERANS DAY. On this day in which we honor our veterans, we’re also wrapping up our nearly decade-long “war” in Iraq. The president says our soldiers there should be home for the holidays. That’s cause for a great celebration, and the giving of sincere thanks. We’re happy for the service men and women who are returning home, and we’re grateful for your dedication to our nation.
    And for those who continue to serve, wherever you are, thanks to you as well. We are safer as a nation because of your best efforts.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 11, 2011
  • Veteran's Perspective: Our real national debt

    Google the term “National Debt” and you will quickly receive the search results for millions of websites.

    Most deal with the very serious issues of government overspending and the accumulation of more than two centuries of federal deficits. Yet very few bring up the biggest national debt of them all — that which America owes to her veterans.

    Today, Veterans Day, marks the perfect opportunity for us to take an historical audit on just how much this nation owes her heroes.

  • Nuestra Historia - El Padre Polaco and his pipe

    We continue our fact-or-fiction series with the tale of the Polish priest who accidentally burned down our first church, when he fell asleep smoking his pipe — so it is said.

    He was Alexander Grzelachowski (gre-law-how-ski), the first parish priest at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, who came to Las Vegas in 1851. Born in Poland when much of that country was part of Russia, he studied for the priesthood in France, and later immigrated to the United States.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 11, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Las Vegas Elks Lodge is holding a Veterans Day Breakfast, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at the lodge located at 2305 Collins Drive. All area veterans are invited and encouraged to attend. They will be served a full hot breakfast.


    • A Veterans Day ceremony is being held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at Veterans Park. Members of the National Guard’s 720th Transportation Company who served in Desert Storm will take part in the ceremony.

  • Contestants battling for talent title

    Finding the most elite talent from New Mexico Highlands University is the goal of an upcoming event. On Monday evening there will be a battle for the title of Univerity Celebrity. Chris Burns, NMHU Student Senate President, developed this idea to promote and expose the talent at the local university.

    “University Celebrity finds the best college talent,” Burns said. “Other students have talent besides just the athletes.”

  • Group criticizes appointee

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez’s appointment of Santa Fe energy consultant Douglas Howe to New Mexico’s utility regulator came under fire Tuesday from a liberal group because he once worked on a project for Libya’s government-owned electric company.

    Howe dismissed the criticisms by Progress New Mexico and a spokesman for Martinez called it a “smear attack.”

  • Cowboys look for silver lining

    Six consecutive losses have soured the sweet taste of four straight season-opening wins by New Mexico Highlands football.

    But a victory this weekend over visiting Fort Lewis (2-8, 1-6 RMAC) in the season finale would make a nice after-dinner mint for the Cowboy faithful.

    Highlands fell to 4-6 overall and 2-6 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference after a loss at Western New Mexico this past Saturday, taking away any chance at making head coach Eric Young’s debut season a winning one.

  • Dazzling debut

    Beginner’s luck?

    Not even close, says Andrea Romero, who attributes her recent fitness competition championships to a gauntlet of high-intensity training and dieting.

    A native of the Las Vegas area, Romero captured first place in three categories at the National Physique Committee’s GNC Colorado Open on Oct. 22 in Denver.

    She placed first in Bikini Novice A-class, Bikini Open B-class and was named Overall Bikini Champion. The NPC sanctions competitions in men’s and women’s bodybuilding and women’s fitness categories.