Today's News

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, Feb. 23, 2018

    The City of Las Vegas’ informing of the public regarding a murder that took place Saturday seems as if it could have been done with a greater sense of urgency. The only means the city used to get the word out about a wanted fugitive — considered armed and dangerous, and charged with second-degree murder — was through a “be-on-the-lookout” Facebook post on the Las Vegas Police Department’s page.

  • All in (almost) for some media bashing

    Let’s bash the media today.

    Yes, yes, I know. I’m part of this despicable crowd, though I am but a simple, small-town inky wretch. But after a career in newspapering, and as a lifelong consumer of all things media, maybe I have a little insight on the issue.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.

  • Schools respond to possible threats

    West Las Vegas Schools Superintendent Chris Gutierrez said on Thursday that police investigated claims that threats were posted on social media and in other communications but found no threats.
    “There are no known threats made to the high school or the middle school,” Gutierrez said.
    However, Gutierrez, who was attending a training session Thursday in Albuquerque, directed the campus to be closed, keeping students on campus and not allowing others on.

  • Wrestlemania in town

    Dozens of college grapplers hoping to achieve glory on a national stage will converge on the NMHU campus this weekend.

    Highlands hosts the NCAA Division II West super regional championships Friday and Saturday at the Wilson Complex. Action begins at 11 a.m. Friday, with sessions at 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. and noon on Saturday.

    Admission per session is $10 general, $5 seniors and students.

  • Moses an icon of grappling in RMAC

    Winning a national championship, earning All-American status and racking up a bunch of high-profile wins on the mat — all of which Doug Moses’ wrestlers have done over the course of his coaching career — are nice accomplishments.

    But Moses places a higher value on what his grapplers have done in the classroom and in life beyond their athletic days.

  • Coach hailed for helping grow youth wrestling

    David Luna first got into wrestling — he admits — because he wanted to belong, and he wasn’t big enough to play certain other sports.

    But he stayed with the sport because he liked the discipline it taught him, and he enjoyed the comraderie, the bond he developed with other wrestlers, friend or foe.

  • District 2-4A tourney: RHS boys pull away at West after tough battle

    On the far southwest corner of the basketball court at Gillie Lopez, in the narrow space of hardwood designating the right wing, is a piece of real estate that John Balizan knows as his happy place.

    The West Las Vegas sophomore has hit several huge shots from that particular spot, winning games or sending them into overtime.

    But as time ran out in Wednesday night’s District 2-4A boys’ quarterfinal between West and crosstown rival Robertson, Balizan slapped that area of floor in frustration.


  • Council: City receives Bradner Dam green-lights

    Amid the many items approved as part of a consent agenda package at Wednesday's Las Vegas City Council meeting, the city received some good news from the state level.

    The city received its notice of obligation for work at Bradner Dam as part of a $10 million legislative appropriation. That means the city is locked in and can begin work at the dam, located northwest of Las Vegas.

    The news comes just as crews are beginning work at the dam, according to Utilities Director Maria Gilvarry.

  • Tuesday night hoops: Loss puts Cowboy playoff hopes in jeopardy

    The Highlands Cowboys' hopes of reaching the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men's basketball playoffs took a hard hit Tuesday night in a 100-89 loss to visiting Western State (Colo.).

    Highlands and WSC entered the game tied for the eighth and final spot in the postseason tournament, but the Mountaineers now enjoy a one-game edge with only one game left in the regular season. That makes Saturday's home finale vs. Colorado Mesa a must-win for the Cowboys (14-13, 9-12) and coach Craig Snow.