Today's News

  • Research trip inspires Griego’s interest in Ph.D.

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A field class at the Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve in Veracruz, Mexico solidified New Mexico Highlands biology graduate José Griego’s interest in pursuing a doctorate degree in wildlife biology.

  • Drive begins for Amai fund

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University Foundation launched a fundraising campaign to raise $2,800 to make the Dr. Robert Amai Fund for Chemistry Students a permanent endowment.

    The fund, named after a popular Highlands professor emeritus, has provided dozens of scholarships for outstanding chemistry students. The university’s Chemistry Department and the student Chemistry Club spearheaded the fundraiser.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - July 18, 2014


  • Editorial Cartoon - July 18, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - Benigno Romero, father of the State Hospital

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    Created by territorial law in 1889, the New Mexico State Hospital opened its doors in May 1893, and since that time has been the mainstay of the Las Vegas economy. In recent history, the number of employees at the Hospital has hovered at about 1,000, and few in this area have not had one or more family members employed there. Needless to say, the area economy may not have survived through the years without the State Hospital.

  • Dukes icon Collins to be honored

    By Lee Van Horn
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    Terry Collins, Orel Hershiser and Von Joshua have been elected into the Albuquerque Professional Baseball Hall of Fame.

    The induction ceremony will take place after the Dukes Retro Night on Saturday, when the Isotopes take on the Sacramento River Cats at 7:05 p.m.

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  • Destiny takes a hand - Westgate ace shines as LV 11-12 girls finish 3rd

    Westgate pitcher Destiny Garcia pitched one perfect game on Tuesday and was one out away from another in a Wednesday afternoon semifinal vs. Las Vegas in the New Mexico Little League majors (11-12) softball championship tournament.

    But Lettie Vigil finally cracked the code, roping a shot between third and short and then dashing to first.

  • Go Fish - July 18

    Fishing report, July 15
    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was good using Power Bait, marshmallows and Pistol Petes tipped with worms. Anglers also did well trolling a worm behind a cow bell attractor. We had no reports on perch.

  • Triggers hold on vs. Vegas

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers dipped to 15-40 after Monday night’s 10-9 squeaker loss at Trinidad.

    Las Vegas began the game in a 3-0 hole because that had been the score when the previous night’s game was rained out at Santa Rosa High School’s baseball field. Pecos League officials canceled the originally scheduled Monday game between Trinidad and Las Vegas and instead had the rivals resume the suspended game, which had just reached the second inning when the storm struck.