Today's News

  • Students collect food for protestors

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Students in the Native American Club at Highlands University stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock protest over the Dakota Access pipeline with a fundraiser of canned food and winter clothes for the protesters.

    Since August, members of the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota and other Native American tribes from across the country have gathered in an effort to stop the section of the oil pipeline that crosses the Standing Rock Reservation.

  • Jail Log - Nov. 18, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 9 and Nov. 14:
    Hannah Montoya, 19, bench warrant: failure to appear, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Jeffrey Clark, 27, possession with intent to distribute LSD, speeding, reckless driving, driving on a  suspended or revoked license, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Frank Martinez, 53, criminal damage to property, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Andrew Romero, 34, bench warrant: failure to pay fines, Mora/San Miguel Magistrate Court

  • Looking Back - Nov. 18, 2016

    Wednesday, Nov. 16, 1966 — Down from the mountains Monday afternoon came the 44-foot tree cut and delivered by members of the Las Vegas Jaycees. The Jaycees have challenged other service clubs to assist in lighting and paying costs of installing the Christmas decorations.

  • Weather - Nov. 18, 2016


    HIGH 47° / LOW 21°
    Sunny, with a high near 47. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    6:40 a.m. to 4:52 p.m.


    HIGH 55° / LOW 31°
    Sunny, with a high near 55. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
    6:41 a.m. to 4:51 p.m.


  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 18, 2016

    Congratulations to the Mora volleyball coach Jacquelyn Sanchez and her team on capturing the Class 2A state volleyball championship over the powerful Son Blazers of Mesilla Valley Christian. The championship win brings the long-sought-after blue trophy to Mora after three decades. The last time was in 1986. And congratulations to Stacy Fulgenzi and her Lady Cardinal volleyball team on its second-place finish at the 4A state volleyball finals.


  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 18, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Kids’ lessons learned from Trump’s rise to power

    Let’s talk about the kids in the aftermath of this presidential election.

    Little pictures have big ears, and a lot of children, according to a range of reports from all over the nation, have been frightened by Donald Trump. In Albuquerque, there are reports of kids — a lot of them children of color — coming to school afraid their parents are going to be deported. Their fears, borne out of the Trump’s aggressive rhetoric, have school officials urging parents to talk with them about it.

  • Playoff time for Birds

    Ruidoso head coach Kief Johnson has said that while he credits Robertson for being a quality team, his Warriors didn’t play their best game when they lost 47-14 at Cardinal Stadium back on Sept. 16.

    Robertson opens against Ruidoso Saturday afternoon in the Class 4A state football playoffs. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. at Cardinal Stadium.

    The Cardinals (10-0 overall) are the No. 1 seed in the classification and want to return to the state title game for a second straight season.

    The Warriors (6-5) are the No. 8 seed and looking for an upset.

  • Montoya 2 for 2 for UNC

    Rico Montoya is back to doing what he got so accustomed to in high school — winning wrestling tournaments.

    Montoya, a sophomore at the University of Northern Colorado, won his second tournament title in as many events this past Sunday. The latest championship was in the 133-pound division of UNC’s own open tournament in Greeley.

    He started the tournament with a 12-1 romp against New Mexico Highlands’ Jack Gaylor.

    Then he scored a fall in 1:02 against Jared Johnshoy of Colorado Mesa.

  • Scherzer, Porcello win Cy Youngs

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK  — Max Scherzer celebrated aboard a boat off the British Virgin Islands, doused by college pals on a floating party.

    Rick Porcello enjoyed the moment at his parents’ home in New Jersey, surrounded by family, friends and a few bottles of wine.

    As for Justin Verlander, well, fuming supermodel Kate Upton brought the heat for her fiance.

    Rotation mates for five seasons in Detroit, the three right-handers topped the Cy Young Award talk Wednesday: