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Today's News

  • Near-miss for Cowgirls vs. USW

    It’s a good thing the Highlands Cowgirls had Amanda Beauchamp, Desiree Valentine and Katelyn White back in the fold for Monday night’s home game against University of the Southwest. Considering all the fouls whistled against NMHU in the first half alone, the team needed the extra personnel.

    Indeed, free throw shooting allowed Southwest to stay in the game in the early going. Highlands, increasingly healthy and boasting a nearly full roster for the first time this season, controlled much of the contest but the Mustangs used a late flourish to snag a 59-51 win.

  • TRIPP'S TRIPPIN': Proposal would shake up district

    Newsflash: St. Michael’s no longer in District 2-3A. Is it possible? Can it be real? Are there some people doing somersaults of joy? What would you say if this is a possibility?

    Well, for those who would like to see this, you might get your wish, that is if a new alignment and classification proposal by the New Mexico Activities Association is approved by New Mexico school superintendents and the NMAA Board of Directors.

  • LETTER: Workers' rights are human rights

    Today marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This remarkable document, formulated in the aftermath of World War II, expanded the scope and application of our own Bill of Rights, written 159 years earlier.

     The UDHR applies to all individuals throughout the world, whatever their country or beliefs, without any exceptions for local customs. For example, “Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.” (Article 16 (2))

  • District clearing mold

    A crew is working on getting rid of mold inside Union Elementary School.

    On Wednesday, the crew disinfected the mold with bleach and covered it with primer. That process resulted in some children getting nauseated, Superintendent Jim Abreu said.

    The mold was caused by problems with the school’s roof, which the district fixed on a short-term basis, Abreu said. Next summer, the district plans to replace the roof.

  • RHS band prepares for concert

    At last week’s Electric Light Parade, the bands from both West Las Vegas High and Middle schools took part.

    And so did Moriarty High School’s, which had to endure a two-hour drive.

    Noticeably missing was Robertson High School’s band. The parade is likely the biggest local event in which school musicians can show off their talents.

    But Robertson’s longtime band director, Wally Sanchez, said he had good reasons for not having his band participate. It was the second year in a row in which it didn’t.

  • EDITORIAL: Address issue responsibly

    Next week, San Miguel County Commission members will have a weighty issue placed on their shoulders. At 10 a.m. Tuesday, they will consider an amendment to the county’s renewable energy ordinance to establish greater setbacks and noise limits for wind turbines. We hope the commissioners will give it the serious consideration it deserves.

  • Suspect sent to state hospital

    The trial for a woman accused of killing an 83-year-old man has been further delayed because she has been sent to the state hospital to determine her competency.

    Jessica Livingston, 24, is charged with an open count of murder in the June 2007 death of Jose Apodaca. She and Dolores Salazar, 19, allegedly robbed Apodaca and then dragged him with their car.

    Livingston had been scheduled to attend a status hearing on her case on Nov. 17, but four days before, she tried to kill herself in the San Miguel County jail, according to court documents.

  • Wind farm may offer money

    In Fond du Lac County, Wis., wind power developer Invenergy paid $500 per year to property owners within a third of a mile of any of its turbines. Property owners near more than one turbine were paid $750.

    A similar deal is not out of the question for a project in San Miguel County, an Invenergy executive says.

  • HU arrests two in burglary

    Highlands University police arrested two people in connection with an on-campus burglary during the Thanksgiving break.

    Highlands Police Chief Scott Scarborough said the campus’ newly installed security cameras helped identify two suspects accused of stealing electronics from a residence hall.

  • Wind farm may offer money

    In Fond du Lac County, Wis., wind power developer Invenergy paid $500 per year to property owners within a third of a mile of any of its turbines. Property owners near more than one turbine were paid $750.

    A similar deal is not out of the question for a project in San Miguel County, an Invenergy executive says.