Today's News

  • Jail Log - Oct. 21, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Oct. 11 and Oct. 19:

    Joseph Herrera, 49, hold for District Court
    Jeremy Allen, 24, bench warrant: possession of drug paraphernalia, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Michelle Espinoza, age unavailable, DWI, distribution / trafficking of a controlled substance — cocaine, failure to stop at a stop sign, San Miguel Magistrate Court

  • Weather - Oct. 21, 2016


    HIGH 74° / LOW 43°
    Sunny, with a high near 74. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.  
    7:13 a.m. to 6:17 p.m.


    HIGH 77° / LOW 46°
    Sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
    7:14 a.m. to 6:16 p.m.


    HIGH 78° / LOW 45°
    Sunny, with a high near 78.
    7:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 21, 2016

    Monday, Oct. 17, 1966 —  Charles I. Romero, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nash Romero, 905 Gallinas, has accepted the position of instructor in speech at San Fernando Valley State College in Northridge, Calif. Romero, who was active in speech at Highlands University, where he received his B.A. degree in speech, earned an M.A. degree at the University of Arizona. He plans to complete doctoral studies at the University of Iowa in 1967.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 21, 2016

    6 to 9 p.m.
    Casa de Cultura’s Eleventh Annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration takes place at Burris Hall with altars on display, Calavera face painting, Mariachi Cardenal, and pan dulce and chocolate. The art exhibit will be on display from Oct. 21 to Nov. 4. For more information, call 454-6771.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 21, 2016

    Congratulations to Burt Bazan who is $10,000 richer today after having sunk a hole-in-one on hole No. 9 at the Gene Torres Golf Course. This took place during a tournament last Saturday. The prize was made possible by an insurance policy for such contests.  


  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 21, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Trump is TV’s money-maker

    Trump is television’s money maker. Television created him. Now it’s being left to newspapers to rein him in.

    I’m talking about Donald Trump and the role the media have played in his ascension. Here’s a man who became a superstar TV celebrity in collusion with NBC, which began airing the reality show The Apprentice a dozen years ago. The show took the Trump brand beyond its New York City roots and into the homes of everyday Americans, making him a household name just as people were looking desperately for a change in national leadership.

  • In town battle
  • Schedules get interesting

    With three of its final four games in the friendly confines of Perkins Stadium, the New Mexico Highlands football team remains in search of an elusive victory.

    The Cowboys (0-7, 0-6 RMAC) host Western State (5-2, 5-2) for a noontime kickoff Saturday. Banged up with injuries for the last couple weeks after the toughest stretch of the schedule, they suffered a 73-0 loss at Chadron State last week.

  • Indians punch ticket to Series

    The Associated Press

    TORONTO — For the Cleveland Indians, the script was the same every game — hope for the best from whoever they started, then count on Andrew Miller and the bullpen to close it out.

    That plan seemed especially dicey in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series, with lightly used Ryan Merritt on the mound.

    But out of nowhere, the rookie delivered.