• The Gorras Blancas ride at Gallinas

    It was on the second night when they came. Three riders, with white sacks over their heads to protect their identity, rode down the steep trail from the high country. The meeting was secret and held in the mountains adjacent to the village of Gallinas at the base of the ridges along the Rio Gallinas.

    It was 1890 and Las Gorras Blancas, the White Caps, were there to convince others of the need to resist the break up of the Commons, land that had been guaranteed under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildago in 1848. Membership in the highly secretive movement grew to 1,500.

  • Homeland Security praises Highlands

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    A representative from the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management praised New Mexico Highlands University for its recent improvements in campus security.

    “You have a terrific school, and your folks are doing a great job,” Rudy Holmes, an emergency preparedness coordinator for the department, wrote to Highlands officials.

    Holmes toured Highlands University Oct. 28 and reviewed the university’s emergency plans. In his initial report, Holmes commended the university for:

  • Local youth to be honored

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     ALBUQUERQUE—Estevan B. Flores II, of Las Vegas, has been nominated for the Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Award for his community service work. Estevan, age 19, got a taste for politics when he was elected New Mexico Boys State Governor in 2007.

    He also served as class president for his senior year of high school and worked with the City of Las Vegas Youth Commission, as well as done community service work for the San Miguel County Detention Center and keep America Beautiful. His goal — to become president of the United States.

  • Highlands sponsors institutes

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    New Mexico Highlands University will sponsor the 17th annual Back to School Family Institute Nov. 13-14 in Albuquerque along with the 10th annual Youth Leadership Institute.

  • Women's club gives $3,000 for scholarships

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    The Las Vegas Women’s Club presented a check for $3,000 to the New Mexico Highlands University Foundation for scholarships to benefit three Highlands students.

    This year, the club awarded a $1,500 scholarship to Caroline Leigh Montoya, already a Highlands student, and $750 scholarships each to incoming freshman Felicia Lopez and Faith Romero, both 2008 graduates of West Las Vegas High School.

  • From Pecos to Australia

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    Eight Students representing Pecos Middle School and Pecos High School will travel to Australia from Nov. 11 to 25, 2008, to participate in RACV Energy Breakthrough Competition.

    The Pecos Independent School District has been selected by the Center for Relational Learning to participate in the RACV Energy Breakthrough program in Maryborough Victoria, Australia.

    The event will focus on innovative energy competitions that include categories such as, Innovations in Technology; Pushcarts;

  • Chief Gold to speak at Luna

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    Las Vegas Police Chief Gary Gold will be the featured speaker at Luna Community College’s “A Conversation with the Community” at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the LRC Auditorium. Gold, District Attorney Richard Flores and Sgt. Carlos Mendoza of the New Mexico State Police will talk on the topic of “Drugs and Gangs.”

    They are part of several lecturers who have or will speak at Luna Community College in September, October and November.

    All lectures are free and open to the community.

  • Seeking past scholars

    The Viles Scholarship Foundation Inc., who awards scholarships to graduating seniors from Las Vegas Robertson, West Las Vegas, Wagon Mound, Pecos and Mora High Schools, will be celebrating its 50th anniversary (1958-2008) on Oct. 24, during New Mexico Highlands University’s Homecoming.

  • Highlands float wins in SF Parade

    A group of Highlands University students from the rodeo team, student ambassador program, and student senate won first place in the cowboy float category at the Santa Fe Fiestas Parade Sept. 7.

    The recruitment office at Highlands coordinated the Cowboy float in both the Santa Fe Fiestas Parade and the State Fair Parade Sept. 6 in Albuquerque.

  • Luna's voice acting classes

    Introduction to Voice Acting Class, offered through Luna Community College on Monday, Sept. 29, will open the door to just that opportunity.

    Today, people just like you use their voices professionally for commercials, audio books, training videos, educational material, the Internet and more. Getting Paid to Talk is an adult education class taught by the voice acting professionals from Voice Coaches, an industry leader in voice acting training with students all over the country.