Today's News

  • 2018 Highlands king, queen

    No Homecoming football game would be complete without a king and queen crowning. Highlands University’s James Mayden, an MBA student, and Bethany Anidi, a senior undergraduate and a health major, were crowned at halftime of Saturday’s NMHU Homecoming game. The Cowboy football team, later in the game, scored in the final seconds of an exciting come-from-behind, 53-52 win over South Dakota School of Mines.

  • 2018 Highlands University Homecoming

    Highlands University’s marching band was a part of Saturday’s Homecoming parade. The Cowboy football team, later in the day, scored in the final seconds of an exciting come-from-behind, 53-52 win over South Dakota School of Mines in the Homecoming game. See pages 7 and 8, for more on an exciting sports weekend in Las Vegas.

  • State’s Court DWI Program about to expand again

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    SANTA FE — Five New Mexico problem-solving courts have earned certification under a new evaluation process that ensures the treatment-based programs use high quality methods in helping offenders who struggle with addictions that contribute to repeat criminal behavior.

    Three additional drug court programs are currently in the certification process through the Administrative Office of the Courts, and four are to begin in November.

  • Las Vegas native wins regional drag racing title

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    A Highlands University employee won a regional championship for drag racing at the Pueblo Motorsports Park in Colorado Oct. 6.

    Manuel Baca Jr., a plumber in the university Facilities Services Division, brought home the top honors for the National Drag Racing Association Summit Elapsed Time (ET) finals, which featured 28 racers from New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas.

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    Friday, Oct. 26-Sunday, Oct. 28
    The Robertson High School Red Wave Band will present a haunted house starting at 7 p.m. at the RHS McFarland Gym. Concessions will be available. $5 in advance or at the door.

    Friday, Oct. 26
    Join Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and others for a Dia de los Muertos art showing at Gallery 140, located at 140 Bridge St. For information, contact Olivia Lovato at 505-425-9281.

    Friday, Oct. 26

  • Noticias, Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    • San Miguel County Magistrate Court hours: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays.
    • A Friday bridge group plays at the Las Vegas Senior Center at 1 p.m.  New players are welcome. For information call Bill Neis, 454-4118, or email eumo@stonefieldsheep.com.
  • The longest election season

    Somebody needs to set me straight on this: Isn’t this absolutely and positively the longest and most contentious election season ever?

    That’s one question I’ve pondered for months. Now pushing my 79th year, I obviously am becoming forgetful, which is why I’m wondering whether the same thing happened last midterm election and the one before that, and the one ...

    Maybe someone with political savvy, someone like my late mother, R.I.P., could explain all this confusion, as I can’t do it on my own.

    Here’s the issue:

  • College soccer: Cowgirls drop final match on home pitch

    By Clayton Jones, NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team played Westminster tough, but couldn’t break through the Griffin defense as the Cowgirls lost 2-0 Sunday afternoon at Sanchez Family Stadium.

    NMHU (1-12-1 overall, 1-9-1 RMAC) fell behind 1-0 in the 29th minute when Westminster’s Alexa Maple took a pass from Libby Dearden and scored from 30 yards out into the top-left corner.

  • College volleyball: Cowgirls bounce back, but fall at home

    By Clayton Jones, NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands volleyball team fought back after dropping the first two games and snagged the third game from Dixie State, but fell in four 3-1 (25-10, 25-9, 18-25, 25-12) to the Trailblazers Saturday night at Wilson Complex.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, October 23-25

    No competition scheduled


    • West Las Vegas at Santa Fe Indian, 7 p.m., Santa Fe n Memorial Middle School vs. West Las Vegas Middle School, 5 p.m., Cardinal Stadium