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Today's News

  • The Nation In Brief, Oct. 25, 2017

    The Associated Press

    ‘Ask A Mexican’ column will be no more

    ALBUQUERQUE — The “Ask A Mexican” column, a satirical weekly installment about U.S. Latinos that once ran in more than three dozen alternative weekly newspapers across the country, is coming to an end.

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

    Wednesday, Oct. 25

    The 2017 Monster Ball College Night, hosted by New Mexico Highlands University and Luna Community College, is taking place 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Wilson Complex. The event is free and open to the public. Call 505-454-3394 for information or RSVP at apply.nmhu.edu/register/CollegeNight2017.

    Wednesday, Oct. 25

  • Three media arts students earn prestigious fellowships

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Three outstanding New Mexico Highlands University media arts students received $2,500 fellowships this academic year to develop independent projects, thanks to the Seabury Foundation.

    Elizabeth Lynch, Jamie García, and Brittany Hayes are the 2017 –18 Seabury Fellows.

  • ‘Mockingbird’ flares up anew

    There’s a bit of irony in the following, which concerns a reheated topic of racism, as shown in the decision of several school districts to ban Harper Lee’s award-winning novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

    Touching on Lee’s brilliant novel and of censorship leads me to make a couple of disclosures.

  • There's a severe shortage of mental health professionals

    This editorial was recently published in the Jacksonville (N.C.) Daily News.

    There is a national shortage of mental health professionals, and it’s being felt locally. Southeastern North Carolina and many other parts of the U.S. are seeing a shortage of all mental health providers.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

  • Suspicious vehicle call leads to drug bust at Walmart

    A Las Vegas man was arrested Sunday night after drugs were found in a vehicle and on his person.

    Randolph P. Valdez, 32, of the 3000 block of Ernest Road, was arrested at about 11:55 Sunday night while in possession of what Las Vegas Police Chief Juan Montaño described as a large quantity of narcotics. 

    Police were called to Walmart at about 11:53 p.m. for a report of a suspicious vehicle. Police located the car —a black Cadliac passenger vehicle — and found two people waiting inside the vehicle.

  • College roundup: Plans go awry at RMAC meet

    New Mexico Highlands’ men finished 11th and the women 13th in this past Saturday’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference cross country championships in Chadron, Neb.
    Kennedy Kipkogei (42nd, 27:02) and Natalia Marrujo (47th, 23:58) paced the Cowboys and Cowgirls, respectively. Collins Kurui was 50th and finished less than two seconds behind Kipkogei on the men's side.

  • Football: Dons stay unbeaten in 2-4A

    In a marquee football clash pitting the top two teams in Class 4A against each other, No. 1 Robertson led visiting No. 2 St. Michaels most of the night but wound up losing 33-27.

    Across town, West Las Vegas got out to an early lead and held on, despite Taos tying the game twice. The Dons won 35-27, matching the Horsemen with a 4-0 district record.

    The Cardinals (7-1, 3-1) and Dons (6-2, 4-0) meet for Vegas Bowl 57 on Saturday at Cardinal Stadium; kickoff is 2 p.m.

  • Volleyball: Straight-set dominance for RHS over Lady Dons

    Robertson completed a regular-season sweep of West Las Vegas on Saturday night with a 25-7, 25-11, 25-12 win at Mike Marr Gym.

    The evening was most noteworthy for the RHS recognition of — and the LVCS school district’s ongoing fundraising effort for — some local community members battling cancer.