Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 26, 2015

    •  Carnegie Library Story Time is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26 in the children’s area of library. This week’s book is “Hugo and the Space Dog” by Lee Lorenz. All programs are free and open to the public.
    • El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumer Association special board meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26 with location to be announced. For location and more information, call 426-2146.

  • APS should fire Valentino

    Just when you thought the scandal at Albuquerque Public Schools couldn’t get any worse, more dirty laundry emerges.

    It turns out that the man hired by new APS Superintendent Luis Valentino to be the district’s deputy superintendent faces four felony counts of sexual assault on a child in Colorado involving two victims.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 26, 2015
  • Work of Art: A great dad-son combo

    The cause of much consternation as we returned from our summer break to resume classwork at Immaculate Conception School in 1954 was whether the bulk we’d acquired during vacation had magically slipped away. That was the time we returned as freshmen to the homeroom of Sister Mary Missa Massa.

    The baby fat we thought we’d exchanged for muscle just wasn’t there. Here’s what happened:

  • Outlaws start youth football slate with wins

    Submitted to the Optic

    On Saturday, Aug. 22, the Las Vegas Outlaws 7-8 and 9-10 teams both opened the 2015 fall season of the Northern New Mexico Children Football League with wins.

    The 7-8 Outlaws beat up on the NMCFL spring flag champion Santa Fe Venom 20-0. Scoring for the young Outlaws: C.J. Perea with two rushing touchdowns and Ethan Tafoya with one.

    “We had a great day of blocking by our offensive line; without those boys we wouldn’t score a point,” said head coach Carlos Perea.

  • Dons football team pushing forward

    There was a time in the fall of 2014 when the West Las Vegas football team found itself trailing Pojoaque Valley on the road, 21-0.

    “There would’ve been times (in years prior) when they would’ve given up at that point,” said WLV head coach Adrian Gonzales. “They would’ve thought ‘We can’t come back.’”

    Not this time.

    The Dons dug deep and rallied, somehow making a game of it before falling by just two points, 21-19, to the favored Elks.

  • Hold on, cowboy
  • Isotopes saluting fans this week at The Lab

    With the summer fading and another season of Pacific Coast League baseball waning, the Albuquerque Isotopes organization is inviting fans to one last hurrah.

    As the Isotopes conclude their final home- stand this week, the team and its sponsors are treating spectators to several promotional giveaways  and a couple of their popular fireworks shows.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 26, 2015

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • NMHU women vs. University of the Southwest, 1 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Mora Middle School vs. Questa, 4 p.m., Mora

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Monte del Sol, 3 and 5 p.m., RHS field


  • Making a comeback - City police once again using Tasers

    Five years after then-Las Vegas police chief Gary Gold suspended the use of Tasers amid mounting criticism about their use, the devices have made a comeback to the Las Vegas Police Department.

    With the help of District Attorney Richard Flores’ office, the Las Vegas Police Department has launched a pilot program, purchasing four bright yellow Tasers. The Tasers, which are electroshock weapons, have been handed out to a lieutenant and three sergeants who supervise street officers.