Today's News

  • Looking Back - Feb. 16, 2015

    In 1965
    Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1965 — A former Las Vegan, Paul T. Nolan, is the author of the lead article in the January New Mexico Magazine. Titled “Captain Jack Rides Again,” it is the story of Capt. Jack  Crawford, an Indian scout after the Civil War, who toured with Buffalo Bill Cody in melodrama of the western frontier. Nolan is now on the faculty of the University of Southwestern Louisiana. According to Nolan, Capt. Jack was the first New Mexican to copyright plays, the first being dated 1888 in the file of the Library of Congress.

  • Looking ahead - News - Feb. 16, 2015

    Pancake Supper is Tuesday
    St. Paul’s Peace Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the church located on the corner of Eighth Street and National Avenue. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger; this includes all-you-can-eat pancakes and ham.

  • Weather - Feb. 15, 2015

    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. South wind 10-15 mph, becoming northwest in the afternoon. A 50 percent chance of snow showers at night, mainly after 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Northeast wind 15-20 mph, becoming southeast 5-10 mph after midnight.


  • FYI - News - Feb. 15, 2015

    The Santa Fe National Forest will waive fees at many recreation sites and amenities over the Presidents Day weekend Feb. 14-16, 2015. Fees at all national forests and grasslands will be waived at many day-use sites, such as picnic grounds and developed trailheads, in cooperation with other federal agencies. For more information, call the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District at 505-757-6121 or 425-3535. 

  • ‘Flores and Friends’ concert on Friday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A “Flores and Friends” music faculty concert at Highlands University Friday evening features 19th and 20th century music ranging from romantic to avant-garde compositions.

    The concert is at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave. Ticket prices are $10. To purchase advance tickets, call Flores at 426-2176.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 16, 2015

    • St. Paul’s Peace Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the church located on the corner of Eighth Street and National Avenue. Tickets are $8 per adult, $4 for children 12 and younger and includes all-you-can-eat pancakes and ham.


  • Editorial cartoon - Feb. 16, 2015
  • Too many data breaches

    From filing tax returns and paying bills over the internet to online banking and electronic medical records, virtually every aspect of our lives is documented in an electronic record somewhere.

    There’s no question that these advances in technology have made our lives easier. But in the quest for greater convenience we have failed to do enough to safeguard the electronic systems we’re using, and we’re now beginning to realize just how vulnerable we are.

    The data breaches that have occurred in the last 18 months alone have been staggering.

  • Dispatch New Mexico - Another dismal round of voting

    I had thought I’d seen it all — paying attention to the news after so many years will do that to you. Politics becomes so predictable, advocacy so redundant, today’s story so much like yesterday’s. The news, like history, tends to repeat itself.

    But last week I read a story in the Roswell Daily Record unlike any I’d ever seen before. In the Chaves County town of Hagerman, population 1,200 or so, no one voted in the school board election. That’s right, nobody. Nada. Zero. Zip. Not even the candidates themselves.

  • A Valentine’s Day sweep

    Omar Garcia delivered a Valentine’s Day greeting that  New Mexico Highlands University baseball fans could appreciate.

    Garcia hit six times in seven at-bats Saturday, amassing eight RBI, six runs, two home runs and two doubles to help the Cowboys sweep Eastern New Mexico in a doubleheader at Brandt Park.

    NMHU won a 12-11 squeaker in Saturday’s first game, then held on for a 17-11 win in the nightcap.