Today's News

  • Highlands set to host advance screening of PBS film

    Highlands University will host a screening of a new, powerful PBS documentary on Wednesday, just days before it hits airwaves nationwide. 

    “The Pushouts” will be shown at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, inside the New Mexico Highlands University Student Union Theater. Following the screening, Martin Flores, who features prominently throughout the documentary, will lead a discussion with those in attendance. 

  • San Miguel County takes steps to prevent exploratory mining

    The San Miguel County Commissioners took steps to prevent exploratory mining operations in the county, at their regular meeting, held Tuesday afternoon. 

    Commissioners passed a resolution requiring that a moratorium be established on hard rock mining, which would prevent outside groups from participating in exploratory mining operations for at least the next six months. 

  • Luna hires new vice president

    The Luna Board of Trustees met Tuesday in a regular session where they welcomed the new vice president for instruction and student services, Kenneth Patterson. 

    He and his husband have relocated from Alabama, according to an LCC press release. When he came before the board to introduce himself, he said he was impressed by the amount of opportunities offered to the students.

  • Luna Board approves unaudited financial report

    By Kelsey Kendall

    The Luna Community College Board of Trustees unanimously approved the report of actuals, representing what was actually spent in the fiscal year 2018-2019. 

  • Owner of Mary Ann’s Famous Burritos enjoys quiet retirement

    By Kelsey Kendall


  • Police: Man struck woman with diaper bag as children watched

    A Las Vegas man has been charged with felony child abuse after police allege he struck a woman with a diaper bag as two children sat just feet away.

    Juan R. Rubio, 30, was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on Sept. 4, charged with abuse of a child (for placing a child in a dangerous situation), a third-degree felony, and one count of misdemeanor aggravated battery.

  • Jail Log 9/11/2019

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Aug. 22 and Aug. 28, 2019: 

    James K. Muse, Aggravated Battery (Household Member) (Two Counts).

    Austin S. Gonzales, Driving While License Suspended or Revoked.

  • Highlands prepares for Homecoming festivities

    New Mexico Highlands University’s homecoming festivities kick off Sept. 13 and continue through Sept. 21. The theme for homecoming this year is “The Heart of Highlands – Inspiring diversity, pride and legacy.”

    “Highlands is about the diversity of people from many backgrounds coming together to form a family,” said Juli Salman, Alumni Affairs director. “Homecoming is a time for people to feel connected and joyful.”

  • LCC reps attend accreditation hearing

    By Kelsey Kendall

    The ongoing issue of accreditation at Luna Community College was once again reviewed at an update hearing with the Institutional Actions Council in Chicago Aug. 12-13. 

  • Specialty coffeehouse opens in Watrous

    By Kelsey Kendall

    The building used to be the general store owner’s house. It was stripped down to its bones, redone and made into the new Watrous Coffeehouse serving the tiny community and some of the travelers along I-25.