Today's News

  • Exercising the mind and body

    A large crowd filled Sala de Madrid on Saturday as several groups comprised the Dr. Seuss Literacy Celebration

    In addition to giveaways of books, book markers, pencils and notebooks, there was entertainment.

    The program, sponsored by the Literacy Council of Northeastern New Mexico, included an exercise regimen (above), in which participants perform a dance by imitating the movements of a dancer on a TV screen.

    The dancers are sponsored by Barbara Venturi, NE District Chairwoman of the Elks Club.

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

    Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 1-4
    United World College-USA will host its Annual Conference on the Montezuma campus. Free and open to the public, the conference will include lectures, a Balkan dance workshop, performances, yoga, hiking and more. To learn more or to register, go to uwc-usa.org and look for “Annual Conference.” For information, call Naomi Swinton at 505-454-4206.


  • Honored musicians

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Gabriel Serna Jr. of Las Vegas, age 7, recently competed in The New Mexico Hispano Music Association Children and Youth Competition, where he was nominated for Child Artist of the Year and Song of the year for “La Del Mono Colorado.”

    The winners for the competition were announced at the 27th annual New Mexico Hispano Awards on Jan. 13 at Ohkay Casino.

  • Fans split in this year’s Super Bowl picks

    About a dozen years ago, when I asked members of the public to predict the outcome of the then-current Super Bowl game, I of course included myself.

    Even if my team, the great Oakland Raiders, failed to make it to the big game, I’d always include some kind of lament over their failure to qualify.

    Well, the Raiders, the world’s greatest team, will be watching the game from the stands, or on TV this year. Darn!

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.

  • 2018 Cardinal Classic final team standings

    2018 Cardinal Classic
    final team standings

    1. Piedra Vista, 588 team points
    2. Silver, 561.5
    3. Farmington, 446.5
    4. Taos, 406
    5. Cobre, 401
    6. Robertson, 372.5
    7. Roswell, 320
    8. Albuquerque Academy, 313
    9. Valencia, 308
    10. Los Lunas, 288.5
    11. Tucumcari, 267
    12. Kirtland Central, 264
    13. Capital, 253.5
    14. Los Alamos, 251.5
    15. Moriarty, 197.5
    16. St. Michael’s, 181
    17. Trinidad (Colo.), 150.5
    18. Grants, 144.5

  • Classic showdowns on mat

    Jonathan Trujillo apparently wasn’t content with trying to win his weight class at this past weekend’s Cardinal Classic.

    He has been doing that with regularity this winter, including a championship in the prestigious Joe Vivian Classic earlier this month.

    So he set his sights elsewhere over the weekend, targeting an unbeaten three-time defending state champion Nick Rino from Class 5A Piedra Vista. In doing so, Trujillo would have to move up a weight class from 138 to 145.

  • Nwabuzor clutch in Cowboy win

    Be like Mike.

    Mike Nwabuzor accounted for eight consecutive Cowboy points, swishing clutch free throws in the closing seconds, to help Highlands’ men edge Chadron State 69-67 Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

    Nwabuzor finished the game 11-for-11 at the foul line, scoring a team-high 17 points in all. Desmond Carpenter (13) and Jordan Jones (10) also reached double digits for NMHU.

    The win salvaged a weekend split for the Cowboys, who’d lost to Regis the previous evening 76-66.

  • RHS, Pojoaque girls set up clash for 2-4A supremacy

    Making chess moves on boards miles apart, Robertson and Pojoaque Valley girls’ basketball teams both swept to 3-0 records in District 2-4A this past Friday night.

    Now they’ll go head to head to determine which is No. 1 in the district. Tip-off is around 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ben Lujan Gym in Jacona.

    The Lady Cardinals (18-3 overall) did their part by putting Taos in checkmate early Friday 57-16.

  • County fire chief resigns

    Elauterio "Mike" Montaño recently resigned as San Miguel County's fire chief and has been replaced quickly — though neither he nor county officials are saying much about the transition.