Today's News

  • Work of Art - No bang for our bucks

    There can be no doubt — no doubt whatsoever — that Sandra Bullock ranks second in the pulchritude department. She’s gorgeous, just a step below Katherine Zeta Jones.

    But let me explain:

    I’m not one of those callow teenybopper reviewers who go gaga over anyone who’s relatively attractive. I’ve given up on inviting Marilyn Monroe into my dreams, to make room for KZJ, and in her absence, Sandra Bullock.

    But the more I type these three names, the more I feel like the kind of dizzy fan I criticize.

  • Going to State! Seven area teams begin championship quests this weekend

    Seven area high school teams and their fans are gearing up for one of the most anticipated events on the calendar — the New Mexico Activities Association state basketball championships.

    Or, as they call it ‘round these parts, “State.”

    Teams learned their postseason pairings late Sunday, hours after the last of the district tournaments around the state had concluded. Considering how long the hoops season has been, things will happen now at a relentless pace.

  • Rangel earns trip to nationals

    By Vincent Nolasco
    NMHU Sports Information

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Erick Rangel was a man on a mission over the weekend, ensuring that New Mexico Highlands would be represented at the NCAA Division II National Wrestling Championships.

    Rangel placed third in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament, which doubles as the NCAA Super IV Regional, in Grand Junction, Colo. The Cowboys’ 125-pounder will compete for a national title March 14-15 in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Cowgirls’ rally ends in eighth

    A couple of home runs in the bottom of the eighth inning were almost enough to turn the tide for New Mexico Highlands’ softball team in an extra-inning thriller against Regis on Sunday at Cowgirl Field.


  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 5, 2014

    • Robertson at Santa Fe High, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    • Robertson JV at Santa Fe High (DH), 3 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson at St. Michael’s (DH), 3 p.m., Santa Fe

    • LCC at Odessa (DH), noon, Odessa, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • First round of girls’ state tournaments, TBA, campus sites

  • School overcharged $54,000

    Talk about sticker shock.

    A software conversion error resulted in New Mexico Highlands University being substantially overbilled for natural gas it received from the city’s distribution system. But this wasn’t your typical billing error that can simply be fixed by the city utilities department.

    Highlands University was overbilled to the tune of $54,113, resulting in city Utilities Director Ken Garcia having to go before the City Council to request its permission to adjust the bill.

  • Remaking a classic
  • City election set for Tuesday

    City of Las Vegas voters will head to the polls Tuesday to elect a municipal judge and two city councilors.

    Unlike in past years where city voters had to go to a designated polling site, this year any registered city voter can vote at either of the two polling sites set up by the City Clerk’s office. Those polling places are Robertson High School’s Michel Marr Gymnasium and the West Las Vegas Gillie Lopez Gymnasium. The move is expected to save the city $9,000.

    Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Audit faults agency for mismanagement

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A state audit on Thursday concluded Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration poorly managed federal Medicaid money and improperly handled fraud allegations against more than a dozen mental health providers, some of which have gone out of business because of billing disputes with the state.

  • Looking Back - March 3, 2014

    In 1964
    Tuesday, March 3 — At its last weekly meeting, Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity on the Highlands Campus, agreed to help decorate the day-rooms for patients at the New Mexico State Hospital. The proposal was presented to the 50 students in TKE’s by E. Eloy Martinez, director of volunteer services for the hospital. It was explained to the students that most of the patients’ day-rooms have little or nothing in the way of pictures or decorations on the walls.