Today's News

  • Distinguished alum honored for work with orphans

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    In 2011, Joannes Paulus Yimbesalu founded Hope For Children Cameroon, a nonprofit that has improved the lives of more than 3,000 Cameroonian children, youth, women and men.

    The nonprofit’s work includes tuition assistance programs, donating school supplies, constructing pit latrines, promoting the rights of people with disabilities, and advancing gender equality.

  • New Mexico House GOP hopeful spurns debate invitations

    By Russell Contreras, The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE  — Voters for a closely watched southern New Mexico U.S. House race likely won’t get a chance to see a televised debate after the GOP hopeful ignored invites and rejected dates without giving alternatives.

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, October 26, 2018

    Friday, Oct. 26-Sunday, Oct. 28
    The Robertson High School Red Wave Band will present a haunted house starting at 7 p.m. at the RHS McFarland Gym. Concessions will be available. $5 in advance or at the door.

    Friday, Oct. 26

    Join Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and other artists for a Dia de los Muertos art showing at Gallery 140, located at 140 Bridge St. For information, contact Olivia Lovato at 505-425-9281.

    Friday, Oct. 26

  • Noticias, Friday, October 26, 2018
    • The Adoptive and Foster Spiritual Group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows religious education building. The group provides spiritual support to families with adopted and foster children. For more information, call Dolores Ortega or Savannah Montoya at 505-440-8686.
    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for information.
  • Misinformation for a gullible citizenry

    Here we are, in the verge of one of the most important midterm elections in American history, and Russian meddling is being charged. Guess it never really stopped.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, October 26

    A big thumbs up to the Highlands Cowboys football team for muscling out a Homecoming win over South Dakota School of Mines, 53-52 Saturday afternoon.

    While the squad of second-year coach Marty Fine didn’t have its best outing, the guys in purple found a way to show all the alumni and current and potential future Cowgirls and Cowboys in attendance that a win can still happen.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, October 26
  • Athletes’ hard work pays off

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands Media Liaison

    Two hard-working Highlands University women
    athletes received Cowgirl Way scholarships.

    Christina Mbadie, a hammer thrower for the track and field team, and Arianna Baca, a forward for the basketball team, both received $500 scholarships from Southwest Capital Bank.

    Mbadie is a senior business major from Cameroon who maintains a 3.9 GPA and Baca is a junior business major from Albuquerque, New Mexico, who maintains a 3.48 GPA.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, October 26-28

    Cross Country

    • Mora at Desert Academy, 3 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Pecos at Los Alamos, 3 p.m., Los Alamos


    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Bosque, 3 and 4:30 p.m.,

    RHS Field

    • NMHU vs. Adams State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Wagon Mound at Cimarron, 5 p.m., Cimarron


    • NMHU at Chadron State, 1 p.m.,

    Chadron, Neb.

  • Go Fish: Friday, Oct. 26

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the week
    Laguna Del Campo: Gianna Perez, age 6, of Servilleta caught a 22-inch rainbow trout Oct.14. She was using worms.