Today's News

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! RECYCLING PROGRESS. The city of Las Vegas is about to play host to two collection points for the countywide recycling program. One will be at the corner of Hot Springs Boulevard and Mills Avenue; the other at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center at 1751 North Grand Ave. The sites will be fenced and city officials are determined to keep the area clean.

  • Nuestra Historia - Starvation Peak; Pablita’s conclusion

    An old and intriguing legend is that Spanish settlers, pursued by hostile Native Americans, took refuge and starved atop El Cerrito de Bernal, a small butte rising 7,031 feet, about 12  miles southwest of Las Vegas. As a result, since anyone can remember, the small mesa has been called Starvation Peak.  (Cerrito means small mountain, and the first written reference to El Cerrito de Bernal was in  1794,  in the description of the San Miguel del Bado land grant, which designates the butte as the grant’s northeastern boundary.)

  • Editorial Cartoons - Oct. 28, 2011
  • Another Perspective: Back to my hometown

    Editor’s note: This article was originally published on www.YourLifeIsATrip.com, a group blog featuring experiential storytelling and first-person travel narratives.

    I had lived in Santa Fe for 23 years before it occurred to me to offer to move back to Las Vegas, where I was raised, to help out my mom.

  • District XC, state soccer in LV

    The road to the state championships in cross country and soccer runs through the Meadow City this year.

    That’s because it’s Las Vegas’ turn to host the District 2-3A cross country meet (4 p.m. Friday at the Gene Torres Golf Course, to be specific). Robertson, West Las Vegas and Taos will vie for district titles and then get ready for the state meet Nov. 5 in Rio Rancho.

  • Dons homecoming
  • Highlands runners jump to No. 15 in national poll

    Making the biggest move of any program in the nation, the New Mexico Highlands University men’s cross country team jumped from No. 20 to No. 15 in this week’s U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association national rankings.

    The ranking is the highest for the Cowboys since the 2007 season when the squad placed 10th at the NCAA Division II national championships.

  • Wellness education spotlighted at NMHU

    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico health, physical education, recreation and dance professionals gathered at Highlands University Oct. 13- 14 for a “Wellness Near the Wilderness” convention hosted by the university’s Exercise and Sport Sciences Department.

    “It was a great opportunity to share success stories and collaborate with colleagues on new ideas for how to continue to support healthy and active lifestyles,” said Pete LeRoy, an exercise and sport sciences professor at Highlands who managed the convention.

  • Go Fish - Oct. 28, 2011

    This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    COYOTE CREEK: The flow is .63 cfs. No report.

  • Gearing up