Today's News

  • Swinging through Fiestas

    The swings were one of the top attractions at Bennett’s Carnival that took place all four days of the Fiestas De Las Vegas. The event took place at West Las Vegas High School.

  • Mayor avoids questions at work session

    At an otherwise routine 10-minute Las Vegas City Council work session, embattled Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron did not address the allegations against her and left through the side door immediately after the meeting ended.

    Wednesday was the first time the City Council had met since the Attorney General issued search warrants for Gurule-Giron’s home and office in connection to an ongoing investigation in which she is accused of bid-rigging, favoritism and kickbacks to her alleged boyfriend, Marvin Salazar, the owner of Gemini Construction.

  • NM official sets private prison transfer timeline

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A plan to transfer operations at a New Mexico lockup from a private company to the state is expected to begin next month, though final details and negotiations remain under way, the state’s top prison official told lawmakers.

  • NTSB: Pilot flew too low, causing NM fatal crash

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A helicopter pilot apparently caused a fatal wreck last year that killed him and four other people including Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett, a report this week said.

    The National Transportation Safety Board said its investigation found no mechanical problems with the helicopter, a single-engine Bell UH-1H manufactured in 1967, and found that pilot Coleman Dodd was flying too low over mountainous terrain at night.

  • County Commission shows support for wildlife corridors

    At its monthly meeting, the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution protecting wildlife corridors in the Upper Rio Grande Basin, accepted grants for the solid waste department and selected a new company to provide medical services at the county detention center.

    Commissioner Max Trujillo presented the resolution, which urged land management agencies from around the state, specifically the U.S. Forest Service, to protect the wildlife in the area and be mindful of the wildlife corridors vital to the survival of many animals.

  • NM regulators chart course for coal plant closure

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE— New Mexico regulators on Wednesday decided on a course for how they will handle a major utility case that marks the beginning of the end for coal-fired electricity generation in the state.

    The state’s largest utility, Public Service Co. of New Mexico, recently submitted its application for closing the San Juan Generating Station.

  • Highlands to help develop new early childhood assessment

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    The Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations at New Mexico Highlands University will play a lead role in developing a statewide early childhood learning needs assessment.

    The New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership contracted with CESDP to help develop the State of New Mexico’s Early Learning Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan.

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, July 12, 2019

    Thursday-Saturday, July 11-13
    The AAUW Summer Used Book Sale will be held July 11–13, 2019 at Sala de Madrid on the Highlands University campus at Eighth and University. The sale starts at 10 a.m. all 3 days and goes till 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon on Saturday. Hardcover books are $2 and paperbacks $1. 
    Bargain books are $1. Donations will be accepted on Wednesday, July 10, between noon and 4 p.m. at Sala de Madrid. Funds raised support educational programs and NMHU scholarships for women.

    Sunday, July 28

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, July 12, 2019


  • A road trip to the Continental Divide

    I took advantage of a long holiday weekend to travel up to the Continental Divide, where I camped and explored some of the highest points in Colorado and, unfortunately, took a little national news and commentary along with me.

    “Civilization” came to me through the radio, particularly National Public Radio, and since I found nearly all of the programs interesting and compelling, I kept listening.