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Today's News

  • HU’s Romero helps Native Americans with challenges

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    One of the biggest challenges Native American students face in college is keeping their cultural identity strong, said Highlands’ new Native American recruiter.

  • Schools to launch tech program

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Students at one Santa Fe elementary school will soon share about 250 iPads as the school district takes a first step toward launching a $55 million plan to provide each of its 14,000 students with a digital device over the next five years.

    The district is contracting with Apple Inc. and Pearson PLC, an educational services company that provides a curriculum on the devices. It’s also working with IT Connect Inc., a local company that will provide the hardware, software and other support.

  • Editorial cartoon - Sept. 5, 2014
  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 5, 2014

    THUMBS UP! BUCKETS OF COLD WATER
    Luna Community College President Pete Campos and other college employees took part in an ice bucket challenge last month to raise money for the LCC Foundation and student scholarships. Contributors donated money to the Foundation in exchange for Campos and other staffers agreeing to have buckets of ice-cold water poured on them. We applaud Campos and all of the other participants for being good sports.

    THUMBS DOWN! GUILTY PLEA IN ROBBERY CASES

  • Nuestra Historia - Las Vegas before the A.T. & S.F

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    Las Vegas prospered for almost a half century before the railroad arrived in 1879. During that short span beginning in 1835, our town saw expansive growth and change. Because of its prime location along the Santa Fe Trail, Las Vegas experienced more bustle and flurry than any other place in New Mexico.

    In the 50 years before the railroad, our town witnessed first-hand the major transformative developments of the time, and more than any other place in New Mexico, Las Vegas was at the cross roads of history.

  • Editorial Roundup - Sept. 5, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Kearney Hub on lawmakers ignoring immigration realities (Aug. 29):
    The problem with U.S. immigration policy is that it makes legal entry into the country so expensive, time-consuming and risky that instead of entering through the front door, foreigners are sneaking in through the back door — illegally.

  • Sports Roundup - Spikers look solid

    They didn’t leave the bus running, but the engine was probably still warm when they got back on board.

    West Las Vegas’ varsity volleyball team made quick work of host Raton on Tuesday night, sweeping to a 25-13, 25-6, 25-12 victory.

    The Lady Dons are 2-1, not counting pool play from last weekend’s Belen tournament, under first-year head coach Karli Salazar.

    Salazar reported a mostly smooth match for West — and one that saw the Lady Dons’ performance from the service line surface as a real weapon.

  • Cowboys open season vs. Hounds Saturday

    Linebacker Jared Koster made 63 tackles — 24 solo — and 14 tackles for loss along with three and a half sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery to go with seven deflections and five quarterback hurries.

    Punter Patrick Carney averaged 45.2 yards a punt with a long of 73 plus nine touchbacks, 12 punts inside the opponents’ 20-yard line, and 22 longer than 50 yards.

  • Youth Soccer - Sept. 5

    The following are Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches scheduled for this coming weekend.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept. 5, 2014

    Friday
    Football
    • West Las Vegas at Española  Valley, 7 p.m., Española
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Texas-Permian Basin, 6 p.m., Odessa, Texas
    • Robertson girls at Navajo Prep, TBA, Rehoboth tournament
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Texas A&M-Commerce and Texas Woman’s, 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Canyon, Texas

    Saturday
    Cross country
    • NMHU at George Kyte Invite, 9 a.m., Flagstaff, Ariz.
    • Robertson at Del Norte, 8 a.m., Albuquerque
    Football