Today's News

  • Many shined during crisis

    It goes without saying that we all wish the flood-waters that raged through Las Vegas and San Miguel County Friday and throughout the weekend could have instead been channeled into Storrie Lake. The massive amounts of water coming down Gallinas Canyon surely would have gone a long way toward replenishing the lake, which in recent years has looked more like a pond due to the extreme drought.

    Unfortunately, it just wasn’t meant to be.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 18, 2013
  • Work of Art — It’s a shared experience

    Something clicks when people are faced with a kind of commonality that matters. The flooding in Las Vegas proves  that such is true.

    Let me explain:

    I first noticed this we-have-something-in-common phenomenon when I was a few years younger and a student at the University of Missouri. The Columbia campus is so spread out that a bicycle becomes the main means of transportation.

    Have a car? Forget it! Some dormitories are a mile from the classrooms.

  • Chavez, Ohoueu lead HU charge

    Henrique Chavez was the first native-born American runner to cross the finish line — and the fifth overall — in the Red Raider Open this past Saturday in Lubbock, Texas.

    The Buena Vista native and former Mora High state champion led New Mexico Highlands to a second-place team finish in the collegiate men’s race. Fourteen teams competed in the meet.

    Paris native Marie-Josiane Ohoueu paced NMHU’s women, helping them finish fourth as a team.

    Chavez finished the 8K course in 25:57, 26 seconds ahead of the sixth-place finisher, Dylan Doss of West Texas A&M.

  • Cowgirl spikers match 2012 win total

    With a second straight weekend winning three of four matches in a tournament, the New Mexico Highlands University volleyball team has already equaled its win total from 2012.

    The Cowgirls are 6-2 in their second season under Bryan Crawford. Highlands went 3-1 over the weekend in its own I.C. Bhakta Invitational at the Wilson Complex.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 18, 2013

    Cross country
    • Memorial Middle School, West Las Vegas Middle School at Española, 3 p.m., Española
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Robertson boys vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., RHS
    • Robertson girls vs. Pojoaque Valley, 6 p.m., RHS

    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Capital, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    • Memorial Middle School vs. Taos, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., WLV
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Taos, 4 p.m., MMS gym


  • UPDATE: Canal fixed, carrying water again

    Repairs to the canal that ruptured Friday morning have been completed, and the canal is once again carrying water to Storrie Lake.

    Crews worked night and day on the repairs since the rupture was discovered, although their work was at times hampered by additional rain. The canal was back on line Monday afternoon. With the canal repaired, the amount of water in the Gallinas River should decrease.

  • BREAKING: Gallinas Rescue operation called off

    Heavy rain once again pelted Las Vegas and San Miguel County Sunday afternoon, and that was followed by a report to authorities that three 11 or 12 year old boys may have been swept away by the Gallinas River.

    A woman at the Mills Avenue Bridge reported that she thought the three boys fell into the river because they were there one moment and gone the next.

    Word of the potential drownings spread like wildfire on Facebook and word of mouth, and people crowded around bridges trying to catch a glimpse of the unfolding drama.

  • Highlands enrollment down

    The number of students attending New Mexico Highlands University’s main campus has dropped significantly this fall.
    Highlands President Jim Fries told regents on Thursday that there are 145 fewer Highlands students in Las Vegas this fall, which amounts to a 6 percent drop. Much of that drop was a decline in the number of freshmen attending Highlands’ main campus.

  • City considering new veterans hiring policy

    The City Council will take up a resolution this Wednesday urging its administrators to implement a policy to ensure that qualified veterans who apply for any vacancies at the city are at least given an interview.

    The resolution received support from city councilors at last week’s work session and was placed on the consent agenda, which generally means that it is likely to be approved.