Today's News

  • Legislature In Brief, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

    The Santa Fe New Mexican

    Invoking Teddy: Rep. Bill McCamley, one of the Roundhouse’s more verbose lawmakers, gave a long, emotional farewell speech Thursday.

    Actually, McCamley recited former President Teddy Roosevelt’s speech from 1910 about being in the arena.

  • Jail Log, Sunday's Optic, Feb. 18, 2018

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Feb. 10 and Feb. 13, 2018:
    Phillip Conway Trujillo, Adult Probation Warrant; Possession, Delivery Or Manufacture Of Drug Paraphernalia, Las Vegas Municipal Court.
    Fidel Garcia, Driving On Suspended / Revoked License, San Miguel Magistrrate / Sandoval County.
    Jason A. Jaramillo, Felony Warrant, San Miguel District Court.
    Misty Martinez, Bench Warrant, Bernalillo Metro Court.

  • NMHU has welcome center, visit specialist

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University recently launched a new Welcome Center and other campus visit services geared toward prospective student’s individual academic interests.
    Crystal Burch is the new campus visit specialist at Highlands.

    Burch has worked in higher education for nearly seven years. Previously, she served as Highlands’ admissions specialist in the Office of Student Recruitment and Undergraduate Admissions.

  • Picking from two extremes

    A recent political cartoon, published in New Mexico’s largest newspaper, seems to have stirred up more discussion, fallout and venom than nearly all the cartoons published during the unprecedentedly brutal 2016 election cycle.

  • Three more bad ideas to reform higher education

    New Mexico’s higher education was, once again, on the minds of many of our elected officials during this year’s legislative session, and  lots of ideas to improve our state’s higher education have echoed around the statehouse.

    Some ideas had merit. Some did not.

    Here are three bad ideas I recently heard:

  • Making the next time the best ever

    By Rick Kraft

    The best time ever might be the next time. Maybe, just maybe, by giving it all that you have, the next time will be the best.

    On July 5, 1969, a band who called themselves “The Rolling Stones” broke through onto the music scene when they performed a free concert in Hyde Park, England. More than 200,000 attended the event.

  • After the session: Priorities moving forward

    After spending the past several years trying to dig ourselves out of a financial recession and slow economic growth, New Mexico has the potential for a bright future, but only if we have our priorities in order.

    On the one hand, the human spirit is dynamic, fluid and persistent and is led by our curiosity and an innate need to address issues that affect our lives and to help one another.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.

  • Rangers, Pecos teams rule district standings

    The Mora Rangers took advantage of a supportive home crowd clad mostly in green, clinching the regular-season District 5-2A boys’ basketball championship Thursday night.

    Mora beat its closest district rival, Escalante, in an 83-66 home contest.

    The Rangers improved to 18-7 overall and stayed unbeaten in the district at 7-0.

    The visiting Lobos slipped to 13-11 and 6-2. Their hope of catching Mora for the regular-season title and hosting rights for this coming week’s district tournament evaporated with the defeat.

  • Meadow City Soccer Club excels at Meltdown

    Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas’ Meadow City Soccer Club kicked off its 2018 season this past weekend at the AYSO Meltdown Tournament held in Bernalillo Soccer Complex.

    Despite playing up an age division and being one of the few co-ed teams playing in the 12U Boys division, the select team went 3-1 over the two-day friendly, outscoring its competition 8-3.

    “We looked solid out there,” said Ron Doss, who co-coaches with Ian Williamson and Shannon Doss. “Our fitness, team play, and skill set are right on track.”