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Jessica Johnsen

Jessica Johnsen Will be Latina Technology Ambassador

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October 13, 2017

Article and photo courtesy of NMHU Office of University Relations A New Mexico Highlands University computer science faculty member will be an ambassador for increasing the number of Latina women in technology. TECHNOLOchicas, an initiative of the National Center for Women and Information Technology, chose Jessica Johnsen for the honor. “I recommend exploring careers in… Read More ›

Artists provide support for critical animal welfare organization

Since 2013, Animal Welfare Coalition has contracted with the City of Las Vegas and the County of San Miguel to run the pet center in Las Vegas at 1680 Grand Ave. Animal control officers and citizens bring stray animals into the shelter. Many are malnourished, sick, or injured. Few have licenses, proof of rabies vaccinations,… Read More ›

Getting fired up for E. Romero

A Partners in Preservation project What if one act performed once a day for 30 days by you could result in bringing preservation dollars to Las Vegas? Would you do it? If the answer is YES, mark your calendar and get ready to log in every day to Vote Your Mainstreet. With enough participation and… Read More ›

Dr. Kimberly Blea

Kimberly Blea Named Dean of Students

Kimberly Blea knows firsthand how an education at New Mexico Highlands University can lift individuals out of poverty. Blea, a Las Vegas, New Mexico native, is the new permanent dean of students at Highlands. “Highlands provides access to education to all students, especially those who are first-generation, low income, and underprepared,” Blea said. “I’m an… Read More ›

The Skillet - Las Vegas, NM

The Skillet: Fast-casual dining

For foodies on the go Fans of The Skillet, get ready to chow down on old favorites and new menu items. The food truck with an attitude and funky decor is now a 90-seat restaurant and bar. The new digs will be open soon in the old wool warehouse on 12th Street. Radical decor and… Read More ›

Marcos Vigil

Q&A: Tenor Marcos Vigil

Hometown favorite returns for September Songs Tenor Marcos Vigil holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from New Mexico State University and a Master’s Degree and a Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music. A Las Vegas, N.M. native, he comes back frequently to add his voice to the creative musical offerings performed locally…. Read More ›

Cheech and Chong

Coming Oct. 13 to NMHU

Cheech and Chong together again… (Article from NMHU Hot News link) The legendary comedy duo Cheech and Chong will perform Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. in New Mexico Highlands’ Wilson Complex, 1241 9th St. Over the course of their career, Cheech and Chong have starred in seven films together and recorded six gold comedy albums,… Read More ›

Ghost in the house

Is there a ghost in the house?

Find out at the CCHP Places with a Past Tour Aug. 5 The Las Vegas Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation Places with a Past Historic Homes and Buildings Tour returns on Aug. 5, with haunting recall of lore and legend about ghosts flitting here and there. Visit Montezuma Castle (United World College), the Plaza Hotel,… Read More ›

Mirror Image

Buff Tough and American Made

Darlene Wright says Herd Wear products are Buff Tough. “Bison down is so warm because it has a moisture regain 12 times that of any other natural fiber. Unlike wools or synthetics, it holds your body heat even when wet.  It is naturally hypo-allergenic and most are machine washable. Wearing only makes them softer and… Read More ›

At the Castaneda

Q&A With Tour Guide Kathy Hendrickson

More than a tour; it’s an experience If you are looking for someone to lead a tour of Las Vegas, N.M., you couldn’t find a better person for the job than Kathy Hendrickson of Southwest Detours. Her enthusiasm combined with copious amounts of research give clients what they’re looking for, an entertaining experience full of… Read More ›

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