Today's News

  • Weather - Jan. 13, 2017


    HIGH 50° / LOW 34°
    Partly sunny, with a high near 50. South wind 5 to 15 mph. Friday night — a 40 percent chance of rain.
    7:10 a.m. to 5:09 p.m.


    HIGH 44° / LOW 35°
    Rain likely before 11 a.m., then showers likely after 11 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 44. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
    7:10 a.m. to 5:10 p.m.


  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Jan. 13, 2017

    A Highlands University social faculty member now has a new title. The University has announced the appointment of Christina Duran as the new dean of the Facundo Valdez School of Social Work. Duran is no stranger to the area, having served as the school’s interim associate dean since July 2014. She brings impressive credentials to her new position. She earned her Ph.D. degree in American Studies and has a Master’s degree in Social Work from UCLA. We look forward to her assuming duties as dean for the growing department.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 13, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Upcoming legislative session promises to be lively

    Lock up your cash, bar the doors and hide the booze: The legislature is about to come to order.

    The New Mexico Legislature convenes next week, and it promises to be a feisty one. The 60-day session begins on Tuesday, Jan. 17 and will run through March 18.

  • Battle of 518

    The first time he tried to dunk the basketball Wednesday night, Kasean Pryor ran out of runway.

    The second time, Dante Jenkins’ lead pass gave him more than enough room. The Robertson sophomore, eyeing the rim the whole way, wound up for takeoff, extended his arm and slammed the ball home.

    Pryor’s dunk put an exclamation point on an 83-68 win over visiting Mora before a full house at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Girls’ hoops sign-up ongoing through Jan. 20

    Girls’ basketball players in grades three through seven are invited to sign up for city league now through Jan. 20.

    The City of Las Vegas Recreation Department announces registration ($40 per child) for the upcoming girls’ season in two divisions — third and fourth grades and fifth through seventh grades.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 13, 2017

    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs, 5 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • West Las Vegas boys, girls at Hope Christian tournaments, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Valley boys at Tierra Encantada, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson at Joe Vivian Classic, 11 a.m., Volcano Vista, Albuquerque

    • NMHU women and men vs. Metro State, 5 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Wingate, 1 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

  • Arrest made in shooting

    A Cimarron man has been arrested in connection with a December shooting in Ribera.

    Benito L. Chavez Jr., 42, was arrested and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center last Wednesday. He has been charged with aggravated battery — use of a deadly weapon, or, in the alternative, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, both third-degree felonies.

  • Makerspace studio planned - Founder wants to make science fun

    While pursuing his master’s degree at Highlands University, Mariano Ulibarri developed a program to help young people by teaching them about technology while making it fun and exciting.

    He opened up his Parachute Factory organization and its Makerspace area in February 2013. Ulibarri held many events and camps at his previous location on Bridge Street. But due to costs, he put the factory on hold for a short while and accepted a job with his alma mater in October.

  • Highlands selects new provost

    By Sean Weaver
    Highlands University

    Roxanne Gonzales knows firsthand how education can change a community.

    “My father grew up in the South Valley in Albuquerque and was the first in his neighborhood to graduate from college,” Gonzales said. “His legacy fueled in me a dedication to serving individuals who have a desire to gain an education.”