Today's News

  • Town hall Saturday

    Las Vegas-area residents are invited to join Congressman Ben Ray Lujan for a town hall meeting from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the NMHU Student Center Ballroom.

    Lujan is specifically interested in hearing from New Mexicans on how they are impacted by the Affordable Care Act, according to a news release: “This is part of an ongoing effort to listen to constituent concerns and ensure that quality and affordable health care remains within reach for all New Mexicans.”

  • Jail Log - March 24, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between March 15 and 22:
    Frank Loomis Jr., 50, bench warrant: failure to appear, San Miguel County Magistrate Court
    Brandon West, 28, bench warrant: fugitive out of Colorado, larceny, Colorado
    Jason Romero, 33, bench warrant: failure to appear, possession of marijuana, concealing identity, District Court, Las Vegas Municipal Court
    Janet Martinez, 50, driving on a suspended or revoked license, no insurance, San Miguel County Magistrate Court

  • Professor creates running wellness program for youth

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A Highlands University education professor created Running 505, a youth program that promotes health and emotional wellness through the joy of running.

    Melani Buchanan Farmer, who teaches in the School of Education at Highlands’ Rio Rancho Center, said the overall goal of Running 505 is promoting long-term wellness for youths in 5th through 8th grade.

  • Weather - March 24, 2017


    HIGH 53° / LOW 29°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 25 mph.
    6:58 a.m. to 7:16 p.m.


    HIGH 68° / LOW 36°
    Sunny, with a high near 68. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Saturday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 36.
    6:57 a.m. to 7:17 p.m.


  • Que Pasa - March 24, 2017


    3 p.m.
    El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association annual meeting will take place at Sheridan Volunteer Fire Station. The meeting will feature election of directors, briefings on El Creston’s accomplishments, plans for the future and voting on next year’s assessments.

    Upcoming & Ongoing

    March 29

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - March 24, 2017


  • Editorial Cartoon - March 24, 2017
  • Editorial Roundup - March 24, 2017

    The San Francisco Chronicle on Ivanka Trump’s role in the White House (March 21):

    The Trump family’s tangle of wealth and privilege has an additional complication. Ivanka Trump is getting an inner-circle White House office and security clearance, making her the most powerful first daughter in recent times.

  • Another Perspective: What’s happened to the Democratic Party?

    Once I was a Democrat. I went to see JFK at a rally in Elmhurst, Ill., wrote to Jimmy Carter and voted for William Jefferson Clinton in his first term.

    But things started to change in the ‘60s with the anything- goes generation, and culminated in Bill’s gig/gag with Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office. I learned then we had devolved from a party of upstanding principles to one of political opportunism, i.e. get what you can, any way you can.

  • Locals chosen for North hoops rosters

    Ten area players have been honored by being named to the North-South all-star games for basketball.

    Selection is limited to seniors from each year’s graduating class. The annual North-South games are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association, with selections based on input from coaches in their respective regions. In addition to those named to initial all-star rosters, there may be additional honorees depending on participation.