Today's News

  • Weather - Oct. 26, 2016


    HIGH 73° / LOW 44°
    Sunny, with a high near 73. North wind around 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    7:18 a.m. to 6:11 p.m.


    HIGH 74° / LOW 48°
    Sunny, with a high near 74. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
    7:18 a.m. to 6:10 p.m.


  • Que Pasa - Oct. 26, 2016

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    5 to 8 p.m.
    The 17th Annual College Night will take place at Highlands University’s Student Union Building ballroom. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call Highlands at 454-3594 or Luna at 454-2550.

  • Vote yes on GO bonds

    There’s a great deal at stake during the Nov. 8 General Election, and we’re not just referring to the races for president, secretary of state and local legislative and congressional seats.

    New Mexico voters will also decide the fate of four general obligation bonds, one for senior citizen centers, one for libraries, one for higher education institutions across the state and another for public safety projects.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Oct. 26, 2016
  • Work of Art: The solemnity of football

    Seldom do I read a column that I couldn’t agree with more. I’m referring to a commentary in the Washington Post by Dan Steinberg, in which he deplores excessive enjoyment of sports.

    All of this reminds me of a fear some church members have which they believe applies not to themselves but to everyone else. The essence is that some people lose sleep over their fear that members of other churches might be having fun, enjoying life.

  • Another Perspective: Essential bail reform on Nov. 8 ballot

    By Charles W. Daniels

    This year, the Legislature unanimously agreed to place on our general election ballot one of the most significant justice reforms in our state’s history. The question we will vote on is whether to amend antiquated bail provisions of the New Mexico Constitution in order “to protect community safety by granting courts new authority to deny release on bail pending trial for dangerous defendants in felony cases while retaining the right to pretrial release for non-dangerous defendants who do not pose a flight risk.”

  • Editorial Roundup - Oct. 26, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    The (Meriden, Conn.) Record-Journal (Oct. 20):
    Back in March, when the wild and woolly Republican Presidential primary was in full-swing, we pondered what the general election campaign might look like if the bombastic Donald Trump was still in the mix.
    We wrote in this space: “If Trump is to be the GOP nominee, as heated as his campaign stops have been thus far, we shudder to think what his rallies may look like in the fall.”
    Turned out our concerns were justified.

  • Vegas Bowl 56: Rivalry gains steam

    Intrigue is higher than usual surrounding this year’s Vegas Bowl, a game that — as a rule — needs little to draw a crowd.

    That’s because the annual East-West football game will this year feature two bona fide state contenders instead of just one.

  • Airing it out - Cards 8-0 after St. Mike’s win

    Marc Grano has been a dutiful soldier for the Robertson Cardinals all season and in seasons prior. Generally the team’s second feature back on offense and a contributor on defense, he’s played his role seemingly without complaint. But on Saturday, with Robertson’s undefeated season suddenly in jeopardy for the first time in weeks, Grano stepped to the forefront and found himself thriving in a new role – catching the football from Arjay Ortiz.

  • Close but no cigar in Taos

    Robbie Alarcon’s 68-yard touchdown pass play to Marcus Coca got West Las Vegas within three points of Taos with 2:39 left in the game Friday night, but the host Tigers foiled the Dons’ rally, recovering an onside kick and picking up a crucial first down to run out the clock.

    Taos won 30-27, handing West (6-2, 3-1) its first loss in District 2-4A and just the second defeat overall this season.