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Today's News

  • Non-profits urged to apply for PNM grants

    Submitted to the Optic
    Up to $250,000 is available to qualifying nonprofits between now and Sept. 9 through PNM’s Reduce Your Use Grants. Nonprofit organizations who are also PNM customers can apply online for a Reduce Your Use Grant of up to $5,000 to bring life to their energy-saving projects.

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 12, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees meeting, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12 at K-Bob’s Restaurant. The agenda includes naming delegates to the 2013 NMAER State Convention in Artesia. For more information, contact Tomás at 575-421-2455.

  • Highlands to host reading and discussion group

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    The New Mexico Highlands University Donnelly Library presents a free reading and discussion group titled “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys.”
    The books are available at Donnelly Library, thanks to a National Endowment for the Humanities grant awarded to the library for the Muslim Journeys collection.

  • Another Perspective — State abandons common sense

    Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration faced a dilemma at the beginning of this year: A new computer program designed to detect Medicaid fraud had sounded alarms at more than a dozen of the state’s behavioral health care providers, including some of the biggest and most reputable names in mental health care in New Mexico.

    What administration officials did next is both telling and troubling.

  • Emergency projects

    With all the rain we’ve received over the last two months, it would be natural for the city to shelve its emergency water projects. But that would be the wrong move, given the limited storage we have and our city’s vulnerability to drought.

    Just look at the town of Magdalena where thousands of gallons of water had to be trucked in last month because its only operating well failed.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 12, 2013
  • Volleyball camp at Highlands
  • Elway: Broncos poised for major run

    By Arnie Stapleton
    AP Pro Football Writer
    DENVER — John Elway says the Denver Broncos, still stinging from their playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens in January, are primed for greatness in 2013 if they can just stay healthy and hungry.
    Two of the biggest reasons for his optimism: Von Miller and Peyton Manning.

  • Union appealing A-Rod decision

    By Jay Cohen
    AP Sports Writer
    CHICAGO — The Major League Baseball Players Association formally appealed Alex Rodriguez’s 211-game suspension Wednesday, sending the case to an independent arbitrator.
    Union spokesman Greg Bouris confirmed the appeal and said the players’ association had no further comment.
    Rodriguez, who was back at third base and batting third for the New York Yankees against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night, said he had “no reaction” to the filing of the grievance.

  • Autograph controversy raising more questions

    By Ralph D. Russo
    AP Sports Writer
    NEW YORK — A simple search on eBay reveals Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is far from the only college football player whose autograph is for sale.
    Pick a star and you can find memorabilia with a supposedly verified signature.
    South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney. Ohio State’s Braxton Miller. Oregon’s De’Anthony Thomas. Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater. Alabama’s AJ McCarron. The list goes on and on.