Today's News

  • In Brief - News - Feb. 1, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Authorities seek TB patient  

    CLOVIS — Eastern New Mexico authorities are searching for a man with contagious tuberculosis. The Department of Public Safety issued a news release Monday asking the public for help in finding 45-year-old Robert J. Gutierrez. He was last seen in Clovis on Friday.

    Gutierrez has been diagnosed with active pulmonary tuberculosis with lung disease. Gutierrez should be presumed to be infectious and should be placed in airborne isolation.

  • Looking Back - News - Feb. 1, 2012

    In 1935

    Saturday, Feb. 2 — Faculty members of Normal University were delightfully entertained Friday afternoon at tea at the home of Dr. and Mrs. H.C. Gossard. Special music was provided for the guests during the afternoon. This lovely social function was one of a series given every first Friday afternoon in the month by Dr. and Mrs. Gossard for the School faculty.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 2, 2012

    MESA competition is Friday

    New Mexico MESA’s 2012 regional design challenge will take place starting at 7:30 a.m. this Friday at Wilson Complex on the New Mexico Highlands University campus. High school and middle school students will participate in the event, which is open to the public. To volunteer to be a judge or for information, call 426-2021.

  • Weather - Feb. 2, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming south. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 26. West wind around 10 mph.

    A slight chance of rain showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. West wind 15-20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 30 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.


  • Legislature to honor Roy ‘Puffy’ Gonzales

    Roy “Puffy” Gonzales dedicated his life to teaching music to students of West Las Vegas. He taught in the Valley area for more than 30 years. He touched many of his students’ lives in such a positive way.  

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 1, 2012


    • The Citizens Police Academy, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 1, for seven sessions at New Mexico Highlands University Sininger Hall 100. Free and open to the public - certificate upon completion. Instruction by New Mexico State Police Capt. Tommy Hooper and Lt. Martin. Hosted by NMHU, Social and Behavioral Sciences and visiting professor Jill Baskerville. For more information, call Capt. Hooper or Lt. Martin at 425-6771.

  • The campaign for literacy

    Congratulations to The Literacy Council of Northeastern New Mexico for another successful event. Last week’s literacy fair — the third for Las Vegas in as many years — featured about 25 literacy-related booths, attracted more than 200 participants and was graced by the presence of the state’s First Gentleman, Chuck Franco.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 1, 2012
  • Work of Art - Locals give edge to Patriots

    Except for the fact that more than half of them are Dallas Cowboy fans, it looks like a fairly balanced account of how this Sunday’s Super Bowl will turn out.

    At 4:28 p.m., as the world sits down to a big helping of football and meatball stew, the New England Patriots take on the New York Giants.

    The game features some of the cleverest, new commercials on TV, and that’s the reason at least one person interviewed plans to be watching on Sunday.

  • Cowgirl track 15th in nation

    Making the biggest move upward of any team previously in the national top 25, the New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field team jumped to No. 15 in the nation among NCAA Division II schools in the newest rankings released this past week by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

    The Cowgirls, coached by Bob DeVries, had been ranked No. 22 in the first USTFCCCA poll of the season.