Today's News

  • Highlands football stumbles at Mesa

    Forced to climb out of a 24-0 hole, the New Mexico Highlands football team stumbled to a 31-19 defeat Saturday at Colorado Mesa in Grand Junction, Colo.

    The Cowboys (2-4 overall, 2-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) played stretches of the game without starting quarterback Lance Orender and a leading receiver.

    With backup QB Tanner Wright at the controls, the Cowboys eventually rallied, outscoring the host Mavericks 19-7 over the final 20 minutes.

  • Weekend Roundup - Lady Don spikers working on details

    West Las Vegas volleyball enjoys a lofty statewide ranking — No. 6 in the most recent NMOTSC.com poll — but head coach Karli Salazar says her team remains a work in progress.

    “They’re improving,” she said of her Lady Dons. “But we have a lot of unforced errors at this point.”

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Oct. 13, 2014

    • West Las Vegas (B) vs. Española Valley, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Robertson boys at Moreno Valley, TBA
    • West Las Vegas vs. Española Valley, 6 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Raton, 4 p.m., MMS

    • Robertson Invitational, TBA, Pendaries Golf Course, Rociada

    • Robertson girls at Moreno Valley, 3 p.m., Angel Fire

  • Applebees, anyone?

    How would you like an Applebees, Denny’s or IHOP setting up shop in Las Vegas?

    A study commissioned by the city of Las Vegas determined that those businesses, along with 17 others, would do well in this community.

    But some members of the governing body worry that existing businesses could be hurt by the competition.

    Buxton Analytics, the company that conducted the study, looked at how members of our community spend their money by tracking credit and debit card transactions.

  • Study: Strong support for reintegration center

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The number of former inmates who return to jail at the San Miguel County Detention Center could be reduced, thanks to research by New Mexico Highlands social work students.

    The graduate students conducted a feasibility study to assess the need for a proposed 12-bed adult reintegration center. The center would be the first facility of its kind in northeastern New Mexico to provide on-site substance abuse treatment and other services to inmates.

  • Free legal fair to take place Tuesday

    If you need legal advice on a civil matter but don’t have the money to hire an attorney, Tuesday is your opportunity to talk to a lawyer for free.

    Several attorneys will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New Mexico Highlands University Student Union Building, 800 National Avenue, for a free legal fair. Area attorneys will provide free consultations on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Ebola patient’s death renews questions

    By Nomaan Merchant and Josh Funk
    The Associated Press

    DALLAS — The death of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States renewed questions about his medical care and whether Thomas Eric Duncan’s life could have been extended or saved if the Texas hospital where he first sought help had taken him in sooner.

    Duncan died in Dallas on Wednesday, a little more than a week after his illness exposed gaps in the nation’s defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down anyone exposed to him.

  • Jail Log - Oct. 10, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 29 and Oct. 3:
    Lucianne Gonzales, 33, three-day commitment
    Pete Castillo, 26, seven-day commitment
    Jesus Romero, 36, 28-day commitment
    Amanda Patron, 31, fraud over $2,500, embezzlement over $500, conspiracy, embezzlement over 250, embezzlement up to 250, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Joseph Martinez, 27, failure to pay child support
    Daniel Esparza, 49, seven-day commitment
    Gonzalo Villal, 28, probation violation

  • Goblins, ghouls and the undead — New Mexico Style

    A book review by Martha McCaffrey

    New Mexico Book of the Undead: Goblin & Ghoul Folklore by Ray John de Aragón, History Press, 2014.

    Do you like stories about the undead, ghouls and frightening spirits, witches that change into vampire bats, werewolves and La Llorona, who walks the banks of rivers howling for her lost children?

  • Looking Back - Oct. 10, 2014

    In 1964

    Thursday, Oct. 8 — The City Council’s Streets and Alleys Committee, the State Highway Department and the Bureau of Public Roads has recommended that the traffic lights at National and Eighth Street and Seventh and National be removed, thus allowing continuous traffic on this thoroughfare. An additional recommendation was that the traffic lights at Grand and Douglas, Twelfth and National and Seventh and Douglas be changed over to an activated traffic system, which will work upon the basis of traffic flow.