Today's News

  • UPDATED: ‘Death threats’ led to lockdown
  • Crown jewel of Highlands - Trolley building unveiled

    What was once an eye-sore has turned into a gem for Highlands University. On Monday, in front of a packed room filled with dignitaries, staff, and students, the ribbon was cut and the 21,027 square-foot Trolley Building was officially opened.

    The ribbon-cutting ceremony marked an end to the several year project, and offered a sense of pride and accomplishment to Highlands.

  • Accrediting body places Highlands on probation

    The Higher Learning Commission has determined that New Mexico Highlands University is out of compliance with accreditation standards it is required to follow, and it has slapped the university with probation and asked university officials to correct the deficiencies.

    Highlands was notified of the probation last week. If it manages to correct the problems soon, it could get off probation as soon as June 2018. The accrediting body notes in its letter that Highlands remains fully accredited despite the probation.

  • West board hires superintendent

    Chris Gutierrez has been selected to lead West Las Vegas Schools officially. During a board meeting on Friday evening, the board voted unanimously to name him the district’s superintendent.

    Gutierrez, 36, has been overseeing the district since July after the board failed to renew its contract with former superintendent Gene Parson.

  • Weather - Sept. 14, 2016


    HIGH 73° / LOW 51°
    Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 7 am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. South wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
    6:43 a.m. to 7:09 p.m.


    HIGH 77° / LOW 48°
    A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
    6:44 a.m. to 7:07 p.m.


  • Looking Back - Sept. 14, 2016

    Friday, Sept. 9, 1966 — Several new faculty and staff members have joined Highlands University. They are Dr. Merritt McGahan, newly appointed graduate dean; Ralph Quintana, history department; Dr. Robert Muncy, education department; and Dr. Ralph Carlisle Smith, academic dean.

  • An evening of comedy
  • Magic show Friday at Ilfeld

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Mike Super Magic and Illusion show will hit the stage at 7 p.m. Friday in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave., on the Highlands campus.

    Super’s appeal to audiences of all ages has made him one of the most sought-after magicians in the United States and internationally.

    Super has garnered numerous awards such as being voted America’s Favorite Mystifier on NBC’s hit TV show Phenomenon.

    He was also named Best Novelty Performer of the Year.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 14, 2016


    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    6 p.m.
    San Miguel Search and Rescue will meet at the New Mexico State Police Headquarters on the hill across from KFUN radio in Las Vegas. For more information, contact Sally Flores at 429-2807.


    7 p.m.

  • A double standard

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Rutland Herald of Vermont and was originally published on Sept. 8.

    Hillary Clinton is contending with a double standard that is about more than gender. Because she has a record of accomplishment — as first lady, senator and secretary of state — the public expects a high standard of success from her. Every deviation from excellence is subject to scrutiny. Every failing is magnified.