Today's News

  • Anniversary Saturday for Dwan Light Sanctuary

    Submitted to the Optic

    The United World College-USA will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Dwan Light Sanctuary with a free concert open to the public featuring its international students. The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the sanctuary.

    Seating is limited to 70. Guests are asked to RSVP by calling 454-4252 or at www.uwc-usa.org.

    A gift to the UWC-USA and wider communities by Virginia Dwan, the light sanctuary was a collaboration between Dwan, artist Charles Ross and architect Laban Wingert.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 14, 2016

    10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
    Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance presentation of “Living with Beavers,” a demonstration of flow device installation. Presentations will take place at Trout Springs Ranch in Gallinas. Trout Springs Ranch, Gallinas Canyon. Meet past the 10 mile post on NM 65 (the Gallinas Canyon road) for an escorted tour. Other: Wear walking shoes for a short hike to the site. Bring water and a snack. For more information, contact Lea Knutson at 425-5514 or 505-617-1360.

    10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Noticias - Oct. 16, 2016

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    • The Adoptive and Foster Spiritual Group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows religious education building. The group provides spiritual support to families with adopted and foster children. For more information, call Dolores Ortega or Savannah Montoya at 505-440-8686.

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  • Dispatch New Mexico - NM’s election not going to pot

    Thanks, Albuquerque Journal, for providing the best snapshot to date of New Mexicans’ political leanings this election cycle. Not everything they asked likely voters about is on this year’s general election ballots, but they certainly play into the equation.

  • Highlands teams top 3 in Stampede

    NMHU Sports Information

    Collins Kurui captured his third consecutive individual championship over the weekend with a win in the Buffalo Stampede hosted by West Texas A&M in Canyon, Texas.

    Kurui (25:21) led a 1-2-3 sweep for the New Mexico Highlands men, who earned a second-place team finish behind Eastern New Mexico.

  • Right on track - Redbirds unbeaten going into homecoming tilt

    On Wednesday night, Robertson head football coach Leroy Gonzalez shared video — shot during a recent practice — of Connor Houdek booting a 55-yard field goal, splitting the uprights right down the middle.

    Maybe if the Cardinals opt for such long-range kicks instead of touchdowns Friday night, their homecoming game with Santa Fe Indian will take the full scheduled 48 minutes.


  • Lady Cards down Pojo in three

    Refusing to give up even one set, the No. 4 Robertson volleyball team scored an important sweep of No. 3 Pojoaque Valley (11-5, 3-1) on Tuesday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    Game scores were 27-25, 25-23, 25-16, in a duel of top-five squads.

    Brandelyn Fulgenzi (10 kills), Alianza Darley (8), Jazmyne Jenkins (7) and Rachele Portillo (3) were active on the attack for the Lady Cardinals, who improved to 10-5 overall and 3-0 in District 2-4A.

  • Outlaws win two on road

    Devaughn Kensey scored three touchdowns to lead the 7-8 Las Vegas Outlaws youth football team to a 19-0 win over the Santa Fe Broncos this past weekend.

    The 7-8 team improved to 4-2 in the Northern New Mexico Children’s Football League standings.

    C.J. Perea accounted for four TDs in leading the 9-10 Outlaws past the Estancia Bears, 25-0.

    Perea connected with Zeke Villegas and Josh Martinez through the air for one touchdown each and ran for two more. Villegas added an extra point.

    The 9-10 Outlaws are 7-0.