Today's News

  • Reaching for the gold - Highlands’ own Olympian

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Sochi Winter Olympic flame was extinguished Feb. 24, but New Mexico Highlands University has its own Olympian with her sights set on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.  

    Jessie Bates, a tae kwon do athlete, wore the red, white and blue for the USA team in the 2010 Singapore Youth Olympics, bringing home the bronze medal in the flyweight division. She was among 100 tae kwon do competitors from 67 countries.

  • Alta Vista has new leader

    A man with executive leadership positions in hospitals in Arizona, South Carolina and Oklahoma has been named the new chief executive officer of Alta Vista Regional Hospital.

    Chris Wolf began his new job on Monday. Prior to coming to Las Vegas, Wolf served as CEO of Payson Regional Medical Center in Payson, Ariz., a position he held since 2002.

  • Trial of LV native opens in Virginia

    Editor’s note: This article is being reprinted with the permission of The Free Lance-Star.

    By Keith Epps
    The Free Lance-Star

    A broken heart and other pressures pushed Arthur Gonzales to the breaking point last year when he snapped and killed his wife of 17 years at the Stafford County, Va., home they’d shared since 2010, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 7, 2014

    In 1964

    Thursday, March 5 — The Highlands University basketball Cowboys squad completed the 1963-64 season with a 15-7 record that included individual and team records. The team, coached by Don Gibson, scored 1,846 points by going over the 100-point mark seven times. Members of the team are Martin Nava, Clifford Powell, Billy Cochran, John Skaggs, Tony Trujillo, Ken Crouch, Don Cowan, Bill Dinwiddie, Gene Schmitz, Guy Moore and Reyes Garcia.

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 7, 2014

    Spring forward

    The good news is we will soon have an extra hour of sunlight each evening. The bad news is that we’re going to lose an hour of sleep this Sunday, when daylight saving time begins. So don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night.

  • Weather - March 7, 2014

     20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 61. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. A 50 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Northwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming northeast in the evening.

    A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Northeast wind 10-15 mph. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.

    Sunny, with a high near 59. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 36.

  • Jail Log - March 7, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Feb. 22 and Feb. 27.

    Jerry Martinez, 37, trafficking a controlled substance with crack cocaine, conspiracy to traffic controlled substance to wit Crack Cocaine, bench warrant SM Magistrate
    Paul Trujillo, 31, seven-day commitment
    Amanda Padilla, 30,  failure to appear, bench warrant SM Magistrate
    Benito Mora, 35, failure to pay fines, bench warrant  LV Municipal  
    Lorenzo Gallegos, 51, criminal trespass, public nuisance  

  • DWI checkpoints planned here

    The State Police Department is warning motorists that it will be conducting sobriety checkpoints in San Miguel County during the months of March and April. 

    “Our efforts continue to show a significant reduction in alcohol related fatalities...,” said Sgt. Damyan Brown, in a news release. “These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving. “

  • Golden anniversary
  • Que Pasa - March 7, 2014

    • Public Hearing on San Miguel County Planning & Zoning Department’s revisions to proposed ordinance to regulate gas/oil operations in San Miguel County, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 7 at the County Commission Chambers in the county courthouse at 500 W. National Avenue.