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Today's News

  • Cowboys look for breakthrough

    NMHU is looking for its first win of the football season on Saturday when in-state rival Western New Mexico comes to town. The game will be at 1 p.m. at Perkins Stadium.

    To be fair, the first couple of games have been against stout opposition.

    Eastern New Mexico, which beat Highlands 44-21 in the season opener Sept. 6 at Perkins Stadium, is the defending co-champion of the Lone Star Conference.

  • Highlands cross country sets the bar in the fall

    Consistently the flag-bearer for competitiveness among fall sports programs at New Mexico Highlands University, the school’s cross country team is off to another promising start this fall.

    The men raced to an open win in the season-opening Northern Arizona University George Kyte Invitational in Flagstaff on Sept. 6, paced by Stephen Carbajal’s 23:52 finish, good for ninth overall and second among college men.

    Then the Cowboy harriers ran fifth in the Texas Tech Red Raider Invite on Sept. 12 in Lubbock, Texas. Carbajal was 16th individually.

  • Soccer, volleyball host matches

    NMHU women’s soccer will round out homecoming weekend with a home matinee Sunday against league rival Fort Lewis.

    Kickoff is noon at Perkins Stadium.

    The Cowgirls, coached by Justin Wagar, were 3-1 going into a midweek road game at Colorado State-Pueblo. Not counting a 4-0 loss at Angelo State on Sept. 7 in San Angelo, Texas, the team has outscored opponents a combined 10-0, with wins over Texas-Permian Basin, West Texas A&M and Eastern New Mexico.

  • Longtime prof to serve as parade marshal

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A longtime Highlands University biology professor who has dedicated her career to student success will be this year’s homecoming parade marshal.

    “I still relish the challenges of teaching students,” said Maureen Romine, whose tenure at Highlands has spanned 42 years.

    This year’s parade will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 20  and will run from Fifth Street and Friedman Avenue to the Plaza Park.

  • Homecoming at Highlands is more than just a game

    By Sean Weaver
    Highlands University

    There might be a few who say Homecoming is just another game.

    But to those who know otherwise, the combination of marching band music filling a crisp fall afternoon, the company of friends and the excitement leading up to the big match, Homecoming Week at New Mexico Highlands is a long-standing tradition.

    For generations, Highlands’ friends, alumni and their families have returned to the grounds to take part in a community celebration where their journey began.

  • Hilton Award honors Las Vegas couple

    By Sharon Vander Meer
    Highlands University

    The Hilton Award is given in recognition of individuals who support Highlands and the community. That defines Tito and Mary Chavez, who rarely say “no” when asked to donate an item to a silent auction or other fund-raising event. Tito also gives a substantial amount of time supporting causes he and Mary believe in,  including the Las Vegas First Independent Business Alliance.

  • Mike Melton tapped for Homecoming Spirit Award

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Mike Melton, regional president for Southwest Capital Bank, never misses a chance to promote Highlands, talking about what his alma mater means to him and the Las Vegas community.

    Melton, B.A. finance, also serves on the bank’s Board of Directors. He was tapped for the homecoming Spirit Award.

    Homecoming week is Sept. 15-20, with a full schedule of the festivities online at http://www.nmhu.edu/homecoming/

  • Levin to give gallery art talk today

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Santa Fe Artist Eli Levin will give a gallery talk about the First Invitational New Mexico Painters Exhibition at 2:30 p.m. today (Friday) in the Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave.

  • Plea in fatal DWI crash

    On the day that his trial was to have started, the teen accusing of causing the deaths of two young girls while driving drunk stood up in court and took responsibility for causing those deaths and for injuring another one of his passengers in the early morning hours of April 6, 2013.

  • Vietnam: 50 years later - Local honored for her sacrifice

    La Neel Pierce will never forget the day in April 1969 when she was told her son had died in the Vietnam War.

    Following in his father Ed’s footsteps, her son Lee joined the United States Air Force after college where he studied civil engineering and was active in ROTC. Pierce’s heart shattered when she was informed of her son’s death.