Today's News

  • Spikers fall 3-1

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The Cowgirls took set one, but the Grizzlies took the final three sets as the New Mexico Highlands volleyball team (10-14, 5-9 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) fell to Adams State (13-10, 7-7 RMAC) 22-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-10 Saturday night.

  • Get out and Vote

    The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that provides information about political issues and candidates for public office in order to promote greater citizen participation in government. Because the League is nonpartisan, it does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. It does provide unbiased, factual information for citizens to use when preparing to vote.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Oct. 29, 2014

    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    • Robertson at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs, 4:30 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • State tournament first-round matches, TBA, campus sites

    Cross country

  • City has $44M for water projects

    The city of Las Vegas has secured $44.2 million of the $78.4 million it needs to pay for the critical Phase 1 water projects identified in the preliminary engineering report, officials announced Thursday.

    It’s been three years since the PER was made public and since the city began working on the five year plan, so city officials decided it was time to hold a public meeting to discuss the progress that has already been made.

  • Stumping for votes - King says he’s optimistic

    With a little more than a week to go before the Nov. 4 General Election, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gary King, runningmate Deb Haaland and human rights activist Dolores Huerta embarked on a six-city tour in a final push to shore up support among voters in his own party.

    “We know who the governor was with this week, Mitt Romney,” King told a crowd of about 120 party faithful at Charlie’s Bakery & Cafe on Saturday. “We’re here in Las Vegas, we’re here with you guys because this is the heart of New Mexico.”

  • Balderas, Riedel vie for AG post

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    The race to be New Mexico’s attorney general pits state Auditor Hector Balderas, a rising star in the Democratic Party, against Republican Susan Riedel, a former prosecutor and judge with more than two decades of legal experience.

    Balderas wants to build an agency that would serve as a watchdog to ferret out fraud, waste and corruption.

    Riedel says she knows how to put criminals behind bars and would do the same for officials who abuse the public’s trust.

  • New committee assignments at East

    With the appointment of Leroy Lujan to the Las Vegas City Schools board last month there has been a shift in committee appointments. The normally calm movement of appointments became intense between board secretary Luis Ortiz and board member Gloria Lovato Pacheco. Both Lovato Pacheco and Ortiz declared their desire to sit on the finance committee after board president Gabe Lucero opened nominations.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Oct. 27, 2014

    The Associated Press

    Sharpie pens allowed at polls
    SANTA FE — New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran says her office has not banned Sharpie pens from marking New Mexico ballots on Election Day.
    Her office said Friday state officials recently ordered Paper Mate felt tip markers for counties over concerns the Sharpies might bleed through ballots. But the office said the bleeding does not affect how the ballot is tabulated.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 27, 2014

    In 1964
    Tuesday, Oct. 27 — The Annual Meeting and banquet of the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce was held last evening at University Hall on the Highlands campus.The six new directors of the Chamber, elected to serve two-year terms, are Ed Brown of Brown’s Dairy; Bill Keserich of Bill Keserich Service Station; W.W. Mason of Farmway Feed and Equipment; Cokey Romero, of Romero Plaza Sundries; Dr. Ralph Carlisl;e Smith of Highlands University; and William Wertz of Wertz Sporting Goods.

  • Looking ahead - News - Oct. 27, 2014

    Rociada, Mora flu shot clinics
    Free flu shot clinics are scheduled for Monday (today) in Rociada and Mora. They will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Rociada Fire Department, and from 9 a.m. to noon at the Mora Senior Center. There is no charge for the clinic, but participants are asked to take along their insurance card, including Medicaid and Medicare.