Today's News

  • Que Pasa July 24, 2016

    2 p.m.
    Nat Gold Players performance of the Musical, “Nunsense II: The Second Coming” by Dan Goggin. Shows will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Shows will be July 24 and Aug. 6, and 7. Friday and Saturday shows at 7 p.m. Sunday matinées at 2 p.m. All shows at Charlie’s Event Center on Douglas Ave. Tickets are: General admission $10 in advance, $12 at the door; and students and seniors over 65, $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Tickets are available online at www.natgoldplayers.com.

    9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Editorial Cartoon: July 24, 2016
  • Editorial: Health group dragging its feet

    The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government has joined with the Santa Fe New Mexican and the Albuquerque Journal in taking a Tennessee company to court in an effort to force it to release settlement agreements it has entered into with inmates in the state’s prison system.

    Corizon Health provided all medical services at 10 state prison facilities and was paid $37 million a year through a contract with the New Mexico Department of Corrections. The company was hit with numerous lawsuits alleging that it provided inadequate care.

  • Just a Thought: Everything rises and falls on leadership

    One of my mentors is author and pastor John Maxwell. I have listened to hundreds and hundreds of talks by him as well as many of his books on CDs.  

    His wisdom has helped equip me to teach leadership to others. I had the opportunity to meet him once at a book signing after he spoke in Atlanta.

     He has been named a bestselling author by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week. In 2014 he was named the No. 1 leadership and management expert in the world by Inc. Magazine. He has authored over 50 books.

  • Editorial Roundup - July 24, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Times-Picayune on recent shootings of six Baton Rouge police officers (July 19):

    Montrell Jackson was 32 and married with a 4-month-old baby. He had been a Baton Rouge police officer for 10 years and was president of his Denham Springs neighborhood association.

    Matthew Gerald, 41, had served in the Marines and the Army and did three tours in Iraq without being harmed. He and his wife celebrated their fourth anniversary two weeks ago. He had been a Baton Rouge police officer for less than a year.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Kids raised in sanitorium, yet escaped dreaded diseases

    The oldtimers I knew might say there was a lot of “caming” and “wenting” in our mountains during the Fourth of July festivities. Neighbors down the road sent fireworks high into the sky after dark, and they were both festive and sparkly.

    I was glad my dear old dog, Casey, was in dog heaven. She hated any and all loud noises as many dogs do. Yes, the weather was perfect for this holiday.

  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu - July 24, 2016

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

    Orange chicken, pasta salad, green bean almandine, broccoli, and potluck roll and margarine

    Pork loin, black-eyed peas, cooked cabbage, cornbread and margarine, and peach cobbler

    Pepper steak, rice, buttered carrots, pineapple celery salad, and apple cobbler

    Chicken fajita, flour tortilla, chile beans with cheese, gelatin, and oranges slices

  • Dear Teacher - July 24, 2016

    By Marge Eberts
    and Peggy Gisler

     Question: When I was younger, children were diagnosed with attention deficit disorder. Now my grandson has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. What is the difference between ADD and ADHD? — Clarification Needed

  • Got a need for speed?

    Las Vegas Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University is inviting local athletes of various ages to its annual speed camp as well as a cross country camp, both to be held this coming week.

    The cross country camp for distance runners will run from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday at Perkins Stadium.
    The speed camp, designed to help athletes in all sports improve their speed, will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, also at the Perk.

  • North-South returns

    It’s the midsummer classic, part two. And there’s ample reason for locals to take interest.

    On Monday, Robertson’s Hannah Lopez and Ashley Encinias are two of the athletes expected to represent Las Vegas and the North in the Class 3A-4A North-South volleyball match.

    The contest gets under way at 6:30 p.m. at West Mesa High School in Albuquerque and will be one of three all-star volleyball matches played that evening.