Today's News

  • Trial to begin in Boyd shooting

    The Associated Press

    Two Albuquerque police officers whose shooting death of a homeless man during a hillside standoff led to protests and national outcry will stand trial for murder this month, with jury selection in the case set to begin Monday.

    Police video of the shooting of James Boyd in 2014 set the stage for demonstrations and marches that paralyzed parts of New Mexico’s largest city, where tensions over a high rate of officer-involved shootings had been building for years.

  • Zapateados perform at Millfest
  • Palabras Pinturescas: Antonia Apodaca’s music enthralls appreciative public

    I have known many talented people during my long life here in our mountains. And just over a week ago my so-very-long-time friend and neighbor was featured on a special program on our Public Broadcasting network, Channel 5 out of Albuquerque.

    The program was titled “Nuestra Musica.” Some of New Mexico’s most renown musicians gather at Santa Fe’s Lensic Theater.

  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — Sept. 11, 2016

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

    Baked ham, broccoli with cheese, roll and margarine, and pineapple upside-down cake

    Chicken fettuccine, carrots and peppers in margarine, garlic bread, and pears

    Kraut dog, California vegetables, baked French fries, strawberries and bananas, and pumpkin nut bread

    Carne adovada, Spanish rice, country blend vegetables, flour tortilla, and gelatin with fruit

  • Spreading positivity
  • Robertson students attend Girls State

    Submitted to the Optic

    Four Robertson High School students attended the 2016 American Legion Auxiliary Girls State at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales recently. They are Jaci Fulgenzi, Michaela Vigil-Lujan, Savannah Vigil-Lujan, and Amelia Zoernig.

    American Legion Auxiliary Girls State, is a week of learning focused on responsible citizenship and love for God and country.  

    In this government–in-action learning program, Fulgenzi was elected as one of the Spruce City Council women.

  • Dear Teacher - Sept. 11, 2016

    By Marge Eberts
    and Peggy Gisler

    Question: Is there an easy way to help kids adjust to an earlier bedtime for school? All of us have been staying up until 10 or later. — Need More Sleep

    Answer: It definitely takes some adjustment for children to get back into a good sleeping pattern after a summer of late nights! However, parents ­— with some pre-planning and getting started a few weeks before school starts — will be able to ease their children into a great sleep schedule.

  • Weather - Sept. 11, 2016


    HIGH 79° / LOW 55°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
    Sunday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 55.
    6:41 a.m. to 7:13 p.m.


    HIGH 77° / LOW 51°
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
    6:42 a.m. to 7:11 p.m.


  • Looking Back - Sept. 11, 2016

    Tuesday, Sept. 6, 1966 —  The West Las Vegas Dons defeated the Hawks of Laguna-Acoma by a score of 43-20 behind the passing and running of Frank Montenegro Friday night. Montenegro passed for 115 yards and scored three times on runs of eight, 10 and 15 yards. He also passed for a touchdown to Salomon Esquibel on a 30-yard scoring toss. Esquibel scored two other touchdowns on runs of 50 and 25 yards. Carlos Montoya scored the other touchdown for the Dons.

  • Remember 9/11