Today's News

  • 10th Annual Synergy Fest today and Saturday

    Submitted to the Optic
    The 10th Anniversary Synergy Fest will be held today (Friday) and Saturday at the Gene Torres Golf Course. This two-day collaboration features family-friendly fun activities, sustainable energy and ecology education, plus a rich variety of live entertainment, including more than 10 bands. The music lineup showcases both New Mexico favorites and national acts. Choice local vendors will be serving gourmet food and craft brews, and admission is free.  

  • Que Pasa - June 27, 2014

    • 10th Annual Synergy Fest, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 27 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 at the Gene Torres Golf Course. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.synergyfest.com.


  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - June 27, 2014


  • Editorial Cartoons - June 27, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - Trinidad goes to Washington

    As concerns the next several columns in particular, I humbly acknowledge the scholarly writings of Ralph Emerson Twitchell, Lynn Perrigo and Maurilio Vigil, as well as the personal history imparted to me by Don Miguel Romero’s great-grandson, John Paul Taylor, and by my dear friend since childhood, Arabella Romero Aragón, Don Miguel’s great-great-granddaughter.

  • Editorial Roundup - June 27, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Kearney Hub on how student debt puts graduates in a deep hole (June 20):
    Should college graduates be allowed to refinance their student loans at today’s lower market rates, as other borrowers can do for mortgages and consumer loans? That was the question posed last week in a student loan bill before the U.S. Senate.

  • All-Stars take field

    Starting Saturday morning and continuing through Thursday, July 3, Las Vegas will be overrun with Little Leaguers and their supporters.

    La Plaza is hosting the annual District 4 tournaments in baseball and softball 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 divisions.

    Additionally, a two-team juniors softball playoff will be held.

    Action will take place at the Rodriguez Park complex located on the western reaches of Grant Street; admission is free, and concessions will be available.

    Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at the complex.

  • Faithful
  • Tennis camp begins Monday

    Robertson High School Athletics Director Juan Carlos Fulgenzi will be hosting Tennis Camp of Champs June 30-July 3, 9 a.m. to  noon at RHS tennis courts on Fifth Street.

    Cost of the camp is $45. Ages 6 and up and all skill levels are welcome to attend.

    To register, or for more details, contact coach Fulgenzi at 429-7235.

  • Player safety scrutinized

    By John Leicester
    The Associated Press
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Felled by an opponent’s knee to the head as they both chased the ball, a player is seemingly out cold on a World Cup pitch. The clock is ticking. Millions are watching. National honor, careers and sponsorship dollars are at stake.