Today's News

  • Just a Thought: Living in a world with no privacy left

    By Rick Kraft

    There is no privacy anymore. It seems that whatever anyone does is being watched or recorded. Today we live in a world with the highest accountability in the history of mankind.

    Everything you say or do can and may be used against you. A random picture can be taken of you and posted internationally on Facebook mere seconds after it is taken.

  • Another Perspective: Vetoes have dangerous consequences

    By Bill McCamley

    A few weeks ago, Susana Martinez vetoed funding for every state college and university. All of it.

    Since then, neither she nor House Republican Leaders have proposed a plan to restore it. Because every public school relies on New Mexico for 30 to 50 percent of their budgets, if not changed this decision will annihilate them.
    What does this mean for you? Plenty.

  • Editorial Roundup - April 30, 2017

    The New York Times on former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s alleged ties to Russia:

    Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, was fired weeks ago, but his ties to Russia keep raising questions this White House won’t answer and dark suspicions it can’t seem to dispel.

  • Weather - April 30, 2017


    HIGH 53° / LOW 34°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Sunday night — mostly clear, with a low around 34.
    6:10 a.m. to 7:47 p.m.


    HIGH 64° / LOW 37°
    Sunny, with a high near 64. Monday night —mostly clear, with a low around 37.
    6:09 a.m. to 7:48 p.m.


  • Noticias - April 30, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    • Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

    • If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.

  • Que Pasa - April 30, 2017

    April 30
    Flamenco lessons will take place at Palms Ballroom in the Plaza Hotel from noon to 1 p.m. for children 6 to 13 years old and from 1 to 2 p.m. for high school and college students, and adults. A flamenco show with Emi Arte Flamenco will take place at 3 p.m. and cost is $10. This performance is open to the public and proceeds will benefit our newly formed Meadow City Academy of Music. All fees are payable at the door. Parents are encouraged to observe classes.

    Upcoming & Ongoing
    May 3

  • Dear Teacher - April 30, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I hear that children starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school are going to be required to read more nonfiction, from news articles to historic documents. What is the reason for this new emphasis on reading nonfictional materials? — Changing Times

  • Study: Program shows poorer math results

    By Maria Danilova
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Students attending private schools in the nation’s capital through a federally funded voucher program are doing worse in math compared to their peers, according to a government study released Thursday.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Optic’s new home has long and varied history

    One of the non-surprises in my long life is the idea that nothing will change. Change is inevitable, however, and very newest change I have just encountered is discovering the Optic has moved.

  • Leo: ‘Never give up’

    Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano is coming to Las Vegas.

    Manzano is scheduled to speak on the theme “Never, never give up” at noon Tuesday, May 2, at Luna Community College’s Luna Café (at the school library).

    The event is open to the public. Prior to that he will be the subject of an on-air interview with KNMX.