Today's News

  • HU has lowest tuition in the West

    Highlands University has the lowest tuition and fees of any four-year college in an 11-state region in the West, according to a study.

    In the study, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education showed that Highlands’ tuition and fees for undergraduate residents was at $2,688 per year, far lower than other colleges in the region, which includes the dozens of colleges in California.

    The next lowest was Metropolitan State College of Denver, which charges $3,241 in tuition and fees.

  • COLUMN: Our congressional delegation

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s three new Democratic U.S. House members won election by solid margins. But can they all survive?

    The representatives from congressional districts 1 and 2 took over seats that Democrats have not held in over 25 years. The 3rd Congressional District looks plenty safe for Rep. Ben Ray Lujan.

    His most likely competition would likely come from another Democrat and that isn’t probable as long as his father remains a power in state politics.

  • EDITORIAL: Speedy? Yeah, right

    Last week, Gilberto Reyes, the former professional baseball player, tried to challenge his detention. And he had a good case to make: He’s been sitting in the county jail for nearly a year on a charge of drug distribution — a nonviolent crime, we might add. He hasn’t been able to make bail, so he’s been detained every day since he was charged with the offense in December 2007.

  • Dons snubbed; Cards make playoffs

    Vegas Bowl and the regular prep football season are over. The state playoffs are set. Vegas Bowl victor West Las Vegas is out. Robertson is in. Huh?

  • WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Dons win Vegas Bowl, etc.

    West Las Vegas snapped a four-year string of lopsided defeats in Vegas Bowl on Friday night with a virtuoso ground game and a shutdown defensive effort in the second half. The Dons took a 25-18 victory in one of the series’ more competitive games, giving their core group of seniors a huge reward for several years of trials..

    “We were just tired of losing to Robertson,” said one of those seniors, quarterback Derek Gold. “We showed heart; we wanted it more. We did everything perfect. We moved the ball and we stopped them on defense.”

  • State volleyball tourney opens today

    Volleyball teams representing Robertson and Mora begin their quests for state championships today.

    Robertson (13-9) is the seventh seed in the Class 3A state tournament after making it to the district final vs. Pojoaque. The Lady Cardinals were to play No. 1 Ruidoso, No. 6 Hope Christian, and No. 12 Cuba this morning in pool play.

    Those matches and others in Class 3A were to take place beginning 8 a.m. today at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

  • LETTERS: Mil Gracias

    Mil Gracias

    On behalf of the staff and students at West Las Vegas Middle School, I thank the District Attorney’s office for the interesting and educational presentations on domestic violence they shared with our sixth, seventh, and eighth graders last month. Twice a month, the middle school schedules presentations to help the students become aware and informed of real issues in their lives.

  • LETTER: Wealth is already redistributed

    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that over the past several years there has been a redistribution of the wealth. The middle class and the poor are getting poorer. Our governments embracing of the theory of trickle down economic is ultimately responsible for massive unemployment. Unemployment cuts off purchasing power. The result is economic depression.

  • LETTER: Blaming Duran is simply wrong

    The recent attempt by city officials, former housing directors, former mayor Henry Sanchez, hired consultants and the media, to blame Floyd Duran, Housing and Urban Development representative for the federal government for the city housing situation, is a copout. The only thing I have heard out of their mouth is innuendo, “mitote” and a let’s blame someone else except ourselves attitude. Haven’t they read the HUD reports? Where have they been these last three years?

  • County can file liens on properties

    San Miguel County has a new tool at its disposal for rural residents who don’t pay their solid waste bills — liens.

    This week, the San Miguel County Commission passed an ordinance allowing the county to assess liens on properties in which owners don’t pay their solid waste bills. The ordinance also increases the fine for illegal dumping from $500 to $1,000.

    Officials said the county would would consult its attorney before filing any liens to make sure all laws are followed.