Today's News

  • Weather - April 23, 2017


    HIGH 73° / LOW 43°
    Sunny, with a high near 73. South wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
    Sunday night — mostly clear, with a low around 43.
    6:18 a.m. to 7:41 p.m.


    HIGH 81° / LOW 46°
    Sunny, with a high near 81. Breezy. Monday night — mostly clear, with a low around 46. Windy.
    6:17 a.m. to 7:42 p.m.


  • Spring time fun
  • Prescription drug take-back day scheduled for April 29

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The San Miguel County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and Highlands University are sponsoring a day for the community to come together on Wednesday to safely dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

    The second Drug Take-Back/Family Fun Day is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Highlands University’s Melody Park.

    Desiree Martínez, HU-CARES prevention coordinator at Highlands, is helping organize the event on behalf of the San Miguel County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.

  • Senior Lunch Menu — April 23, 2017

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for April 24 to April 28.

    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, cheese, red chile, and potato
    Lunch: Beef tips over egg noodles, steamed cauliflower, garden salad with dressing, whole wheat roll, and fruit cocktail

    Breakfast: Sausage burrito, and salsa
    Lunch: Beef and cheese enchilada with red chile, pinto beans, Spanish rice, and lemon pudding

  • Que Pasa - April 23, 2017


    3 p.m.
    The Highlands University Madrigal Choir presents a concert, Music Here and Now in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. Some of the musical selections include Ron Strauss’ Adon Olam, and Bob Chilcott’s compositions Jazz Song of Innocence and Ophelia, Caliban and Miranda. Ticket prices are $5. Highlands University students with valid IDs are free along with other students with IDs.


    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

  • Photo op is a personal choice

    The following editorial was published in the Boston Herald on April 19.

    Five years ago we were drowning in a sea of outrage over Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas’ decision to “snub” President Obama during his team’s visit to the White House.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 23, 2017
  • Another Perspective: Stopping higher ed funds wrong move

    By Sam Minner

    A few days ago, I and all other university presidents in New Mexico were informed that we would receive no state appropriations effective July 1. The many challenges associated with balancing the state budget are well known and, unless revenues increase from some source, additional legally required cuts must be made to balance the budget.

  • Just a Thought: Are you talking about your ethics or mine?

    By Rick Kraft

    Several years back when I was the New Mexico State Bar President I was speaking to a group of a few hundred lawyers at a conference and I asked the group the question, “How many of you in this room are unethical?” Not a hand went up. Good ... I thought.

  • Editorial Roundup - April 23, 2017

    The following editorial excerpt was published in the Los Angeles Times on April 19.

    Under its last chairman, Democrat Tom Wheeler, the Federal Communications Commission dramatically ramped up its regulation of telecommunications companies, especially those that provide broadband Internet access to the home. The commission adopted rules to preserve net neutrality, limit the collection and use of data about where people go online and subsidize broadband access services, while also slapping conditions on or flat-out opposing mergers between major broadband companies.