Today's News

  • In Brief - News - June 14, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Gov. Martinez lifts hiring freeze
    SANTA FE — A hiring freeze New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez ordered in March is being lifted after state finances stabilized.

    A state Personnel Office spokesman told the Santa Fe New Mexican last week that the restrictions on new state hiring were lifted because it appears the state budget year won’t end with a deficit on June 30.

  • Weather - June 14, 2017


    HIGH 87° / LOW 50°
    Sunny, with a high near 87. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday night ­— clear, with a low around 50.
    5:45 a.m. to 8:18 p.m.


    HIGH 90° / LOW 50°
    Sunny, with a high near 90. North wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Thursday night — clear, with a low around 50.
    5:45 a.m. to 8:18 p.m.

  • Swimming lessons
  • Que Pasa - June 14, 2017

    Friends of Las Vegas Carnegie Library will present Zoo To You at noon at the library. The performance is part of the library’s Summer Reading Program. Attendees and lunch are limited for this free performance. Contact Zach at 505-426-3304 to register.

    7 p.m.

  • Trump is not Hitler

    This editorial was recently published in the Northwest Florida Daily News.

    Donald Trump is a lot of things, but he’s not Adolf Hitler.

    While perusing social media for news tips on a daily basis, we see a lot of nonsensical things. Many of them are political in nature. Most recently, photos of Adolf Hitler beside President Trump have caught our attention.

    “Fascism has come to America!” one meme proclaims.

    “Heil Trump!” blasts another one, referencing the Nazi salute “Heil Hitler!”

  • Work of Art: Lemonade stand creates juicy news

    A friend, Luke Phillips, who used to work in the composing room at the Optic, when it was on Lincoln Avenue, dropped a note recently, in which he explained that the city council session he covers in a California town had been meeting for three hours and had yet to finish Item #1 on the agenda.

    Ah, the glamour people in the news business can experience amounts to pure splendor!

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 14, 2017
  • Champions crowned

    The Dodgers were one out away from a championship upset Saturday afternoon in La Plaza’s Majors Division final at Rodriguez Park.

    Then Anthony Silva happened.

    Silva ripped a two-run homer over the “mini-Green Monster” in right field, instantly flipping the script from an 11-10 Dodgers lead to a 12-11 Yankees win.

    The Yankees emerged as the only La Plaza team to win both the regular-season and tournament titles; earlier Saturday, the No. 2 seeds knocked off the No. 1s in both Minors baseball and Majors softball.

  • North-South gets chippy

    Local area athletes helped the North win annual all-star competitions in boys’ and girls’ basketball and tennis over the weekend in Albuquerque.

    Meanwhile, an out-of-control brawl that caused the Class 3A-4A football game to be called at halftime grabbed headlines in the 2017 North-South Games.

  • Golden moment

    The Associated Press

    OAKLAND, Calif. — As the gold confetti fell and a fresh gray NBA champion cap sat a tad off-kilter on his head, Kevin Durant embraced mother Wanda. Then he moved across the podium and hugged Stephen Curry before accepting his shiny MVP trophy and hoisting it for everyone to see.

    From the Bay all the way to OKC.