Today's News

  • Students of the month - Nov. 24
  • Que Pasa - Nov. 24, 2014

    • La Plaza Little League Annual Meeting, 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 24 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. The purposes of the meeting is to elect board members.
    • The Committee for Clean Water Air and Earth is having no meeting on Monday, Nov. 24 at the First Presbyterian Church on Douglas. Meetings will resume at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1.

    • No Story Time at Carnegie Library on Wednesday, Nov. 26 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.


  • Angels among us

    If you’re like most American families, chances are you’ve already bought your turkey, and your pantry is overflowing with everything you need to prepare an amazing Thanksgiving meal.

    Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the many blessings in our lives. But it should also be a time to think of those less fortunate and to do what we can to make their lives a little brighter.

  • Editorial cartoon - Nov. 24, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico - The sentiment behind Thanksgiving

    Let’s face it: Thanksgiving traditions are based on an incomplete memory. Maybe the Puritans sat down and ate with Native Americans a time or two, but they actually brought more death and destruction to the tribes they encountered than they did turkey and dressing.

    But it’s the sentiment, not its historic significance, that makes Thanksgiving special. I think most Americans are both believers and optimists, so taking time to give thanks is simply part of our better nature.

  • Unbearable - Missing three key players, No. 1 Cardinals rally but fall to Hatch

    Murphy’s Law 1, Cardinals 0.

    Robertson’s reign in Class 4A football is over, thanks to the Hatch Valley Bears and a perfect storm of bad breaks — some self-inflicted — over the last couple of weeks.

    The eighth-seeded Bears upset the No. 1 ranked and defending state champion Cardinals 20-16 on Saturday at Cardinal Stadium, shaking up the playoff bracket.

    The absence of three key RHS players had a significant impact.

  • Montoya signs with UNC

    A chance to learn from a national championship caliber coach was all the push Rico Montoya needed to sign with the University of Northern Colorado.

    The Robertson senior, who will pursue his fifth state wrestling title this winter, made his college choice official this past week by signing a national letter of intent.

    “UNC wasn’t really on my radar until I saw that Troy Nickerson was going to be coaching there,” Montoya said.

  • Slavin leads Cowboys in league honors

    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands football boasted 11 players on the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Teams, and senior Tyler Slavin was named Offensive Player of the Year.

    Seniors Patrick Carney and Jared Koster were named were named First Team All-Conference punter and inside linebacker, respectively.

  • NMHU runners shut out at regionals

    New Mexico Highlands’ cross country season came to an end Saturday in Denver, with the men finishing 10th and the women 18th in the NCAA Division II South Central regionals.

    Only the top six teams and the top three individual runners from non-qualifying schools make the cut for nationals.

    Highlands’ Raymond Tanui just missed individual qualification as the sixth-fastest runner from a non–qualifying school. He earned All-Region honors by finishing among the top 25 men overall.

  • City fills key director post

    The City Council signed off Wednesday on the appointment of Lindsey K. Valdez as the new community development director, but one councilor abstained from the vote, citing litigation that is under way.

    Acting City Manager Elmer Martinez appointed Valdez — a former city employee — to the post after she emerged as the top candidate in the selection process.

    “It’s an important position for the city,” Martinez said.