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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 2, 2017
  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Where you are standing now

    By Beth Urech

    “Long ago, God circled a spot on the map exactly where you are standing now.”

    How do these words affect you? Do they affirm that you are in the right place at the right time, or do you think, “Whoever wrote that has a lot of nerve.”

  • Just a Thought: Change your life, change your world

    By Rick Kraft

    It is a Saturday morning and I am at my keyboard beginning my 896th “Just A Thought” Column. I begin by asking myself the question, “What can I write to change the life of each of my readers in Las Vegas?”

    This question pushes and challenges me as I really do take this weekly column writing seriously. Each of you is so diverse and at a different spot on the path of life that no single message will meet every one of your needs.

    Some of you are in the middle of one of the worst storms that has ever hit your life.

  • From the Highlands President - Here are three solutions to help higher ed

    By Sam Minner

    For quite some time, there’s been a debate on how to make colleges and universities more responsive and relevant to today’s world. Like my colleagues at New Mexico Highlands and other institutions around New Mexico, I am committed to improving higher education for our students, their families and our communities. Good solutions to these issues can come from any source, and I work hard to be open to ideas and recommendations from anyone who takes the time to speak with me about them.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: When flash floods beckon, don’t be a doubter

    When I step outside this morning I am so surprised at how warm, actually hot it is, so early in the summer. There are almost no clouds anywhere in the sky and the creeks are now quickly being reduced to only a trickle as that big snow pack on Gascon Point quickly melts away.

  • Dear Teacher - July 2, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: Both my wife and I went to college, which led us to get good jobs in our chosen professions: teaching and accounting. Besides the ever-present articles on how college graduates make far more than those who are high school graduates, what are some other reasons for going to college? — Justifying College

  • Another gold
  • Isotopes’ Cuevas an all-star

    Noel Cuevas, the Albuquerque Isotopes’ most prolific hitter this summer, is the team’s lone selection to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team.

    A 25-year-old outfielder from Camuy, Puerto Rico, Cuevas has led the Isotopes in total hits (88) and total bases (140) this season.

  • Eight divisions, seven titles

    When Las Vegas Little League’s majors (11-12) baseball team held on to win 16-8 over La Plaza on Thursday afternoon in Santa Rosa, it capped a memorable week on the diamonds for the District 4 tournaments.

    Meadow City teams combined to win seven of the eight contested divisions in the district event. Each of those seven teams now gets ready for state tournaments scattered across New Mexico, from Clovis to Carlsbad.

  • Go Fish - July 2, 2017

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Catches of the week
    Conchas Lake: Mario Armendariz of Santa Fe caught a 5.2-pound largemouth bass June 25. He was using a green crankbait.

    Morphy Reservoir: Joseph Valdez, 6, of Santa Fe, caught an 18-inch rainbow trout June 24. He was using PowerBait.