Today's News

  • Life and times: Guess I’m not in Kansas anymore

    By Kelsey Kendall

    Yes, I’m from Kansas. No, we’re not there anymore. I don’t have a little dog, and I can’t just click my heels together to go back to visit my family. Now with the “Wizard of Oz” jokes out of the way, I think we can move on with life.

  • Just a thought: Navigating in a stress-filled world

    When is the last time you felt stress? I’ll bet there is something on your mind right now that is causing you to be anxious or to worry. How do you handle stress? More importantly, how are you going to handle it going forward?

  • Editorial: State auditor must continue to apply pressure

    We believe that State Auditor Brian Colon’s letter to Las Vegas Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron was a good first step toward accountability, but it can’t be the only step in that process. 

  • Community liaisons will reach out to Las Vegas

    New Mexico Highlands aims to strengthen and create relationships with Las Vegas businesses, organizations and individuals through a new community liaison position.

    Juli Salman, alumni affairs director at Highlands, and Linda Anderle, the administrative assistant in the University Relations Office, will share the part-time position. Both will also continue their other Highlands responsibilities. 

  • Isotopes split series with Sounds

    After losing all three games against Memphis in the end of July, the Albuquerque Isotopes split a four-game series against the Nashville Sounds, Aug. 2–5. 

    The Isotopes fell on Friday 7–3, as all three of their runs came in the top of the first via a homer from Robert Ramos, bringing home Sam Hilliard and Pat Valaika. 

  • Dispatch New Mexico: On the cusp of changes in public education

    Up until recently, it’s been pretty much a seamless takeover.

    Worn out by Susana Martinez’s can’t-do/won’t do policies as governor toward issues like clean energy, full marijuana legalization and public education, voters made their voices heard in New Mexico with the resounding election of Michelle Lujan Grisham last year. Since then she’s been pushing the state in a far more progressive direction — touting education reform as her top priority.

  • Que Pasa 8/9/2019

    Saturday,  Aug. 10

    Celebrate with El Valle Community Center in Villanueva at the upcoming Open House and Back to School Bash. They will be unveiling of a Historical Marker placed at the Community Center and  offer tours of the Villanueva David F. Cargo Library housed at the center.

  • Mora native offered position at LANL

    By Margaret McKinney


    Monte Roybal, a New Mexico Highlands computer science graduate student and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, has landed a coveted permanent software developer position at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), calling it a dream come true.

    Roybal is among six Highlands University graduates with a Master of Science in computer science whom LANL hired during early spring semester 2019.

  • Highlands graduate student to help Nigerian school

    By Margaret McKinney


    Quadri Kelani, a New Mexico Highlands educational leadership graduate student, aims to use his new knowledge to help manage his family’s school in his native Lagos, Nigeria.

    Kelani’s family owns Vintage Plus, a kindergarten through sixth grade Montessori school that also cares for babies in a nursery.

  • Work of Art: Ocean-hopping again

    We never really thought this would happen, but in a few short days Bonnie and I will be guests at the homes of a couple of foreign exchange students.

    Some readers may recall the names of Ana Granados and Phaedra Wouters, who lived with us four years ago. They are from Madrid, Spain and Antwerp, Belgium, respectively.