Today's News

  • Weather - Feb. 18, 2015

    Sunny, with a high near 50. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Clear at night, with a low around 27. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming west after midnight.

    Sunny, with a high near 64. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 33.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. A 10 percent chance of rain at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:44 a.m. to 5:46 p.m.

  • Snowy weather fun
  • Que Pasa - Feb. 18, 2015

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Sam and Dave Dig a Hole” by Mac Barnett. Free and open to the public.

    • “Flores and Friends” featuring Yasmin Flores, Linda King, Andre Garcia-Nuthmann will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20 at Kennedy Lounge on the Highlands campus. Admission is $10 and it is a fundraiser for the purchase of instrumental music.

  • A shaky start

    San Miguel County has enjoyed solid leadership for years, both at the Commission and administrative levels.

    While some area governing bodies were entangled in nasty infighting or power struggles, the San Miguel County Commission has been working quietly and diligently getting things done. If we had to guess, we’d say that a large part of that success was due to the efforts of the last two Commission chairmen, Nicolas Leger and David Salazar, who were both level-headed and pragmatic in how they approached their roles.  

  • Editorial cartoon - Feb. 18, 2015
  • Work of Art: ‘Social promotion’ - it rankles

    Some expressions simply rankle. But even so, their overuse leads them to become part of the lexicon, which in turn works toward acceptance.

    Let me explain:

  • Cowboys, Chavez pound Hounds

    Momentum swung Highlands’ way, then to Eastern New Mexico, then back to the host Cowboys on Sunday as NMHU took a 10-8 win in the finale of a four-game baseball series at Brandt Park.

    Highlands and first-year head coach Shannon Hunt won the series three games to one.

    NMHU (4-3) hosts West Texas A&M from the Lone Star Conference for a three-game set that begins at 1 p.m. Friday.

    The Buffs are 7-2, and one of the losses came against then-No. 9 Southern Arkansas.

  • Another big week for HU track

    ALBUQUERQUE — After a successful Friday night at the Don Kirby New Mexico Elite Invitational, it could not get much better on Saturday for New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field.

    However, the sprinters took over to provisionally qualify multiple athletes in multiple events for the Cowgirls.

    “I don’t dare say ‘mission accomplished’ as we have a lot of work to do heading into the RMAC championships, but what a weekend for our athletes,” head coach Bob DeVries said.

  • Riders on the road

    Luna Community College baseball dropped three games at Western Oklahoma State College over the weekend in Altus, Okla. The host Pioneers prevailed 4-3, 14-3 and 16-10.

    Luna catcher Bronson Pulgados starred in Friday’s 4-3 nailbiter, going 3 for 5 with one double and scoring twice. Right fielder Brian Chaparro hit 2 for 4, both doubles.

  • Junior wrestling camp opens Feb. 23

    Area youngsters are invited to participate in the upcoming Junior Cardinal Classic Wrestling Camp, slated for Feb. 23-28 at Robertson’s McFarland Hall.

    Children of ages ranging from kindergarten through fifth grade are eligible to participate. The camp and tournament will be overseen by Robertson coaches and wrestlers, who’ll be fresh off their state tourney.

    Cost is $25 per wrestler; families with multiple participants will receive a discount for each additional child. The fee covers instruction, tournament entry and a camp T-shirt.