Today's News

  • New Mexico In Brief, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Regulators approve solar proposal

    SANTA FE — Residents in some of the most remote corners of the Navajo Nation will have access to phone and internet service under a plan approved by New Mexico utility regulators.

    The Public Regulation Commission on Wednesday gave unanimous approval to a plan by Sacred Wind Communications to use the New Mexico Universal Service Fund to help pay for individual solar units that can be used on homes without electricity.

  • NMHU Distinguished Retired Staff: Darlene Chavez

    NOTE: This is part of a series of profiles of the eight 2017 Distinguished Alumni and others being honored this month by Highlands University as part of its Homecoming celebration.

    Darlene Chavez retired from Highlands in 2016 after 25 years of service in business-related management positions. For the last 15 years of her Highlands’ tenure, Chavez was the development finance officer in the Advancement Office, which includes the Foundation and Alumni Offices.

  • Coyote Ranger District plans prescribed burns

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    SANTA FE — Fire managers in the Coyote Ranger District of Santa Fe National Forest hope to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to conduct previously announced prescribed burns sometime between late September and Dec. 31, 2017.

    Fire managers are looking at three targets for fall burning on the Coyote District:

    • The French Mesa treatment area (5,041 acres located approximately 10 miles north of Gallina);

  • American Cardinals

    Theresa Wesner/ For the Optic

    It’s Homecoming week at Robertson High School, meaning the usual theme days leading up to Friday’s assembly, parade and 7 p.m. Homecoming football game against Taos.

    Monday was “American Day.” RHS freshmen CeCe Barela, Ashlyn Trujillo and Kyle Conway and sophomores Aaliyah Apodacaand Remijo Chavez seemed to enjoy dressing for the ocassion.

  • Homecoming showdown

    Homecoming, indeed.

    One Robertson High School alumnus is returning to his old stadium, and he’s hoping his team — not the host Cardinals — will be flying high when Friday’s Homecoming game is done. While it’s not Taos head football coach Art Abreu Jr.’s first antagonistic encounter with his alma mater, this figures to be his best chance yet to lead the Tigers to an upset.

    Like Robertson, Taos is 5-0 overall and 1-0 in District 2-4A. The Tigers are ranked No. 3 in the MaxPreps ratings right behind the No. 2 Cardinals.

  • Roundup: Spikers ace another test; Lady Dons get 2nd win

    Ranked second in Class 4A, Robertson volleyball (9-1) has had a robust early schedule this season, having already played three other teams in the top five.

    The latest of those matches came Tuesday night: a straight-sets win at No. 3-ranked St. Michael’s in Santa Fe.

    Game scores were 25-12, 25-16, 25-22.

    Brandee Fulgenzi led Robertson with 13 kills and 23 digs. Alianza Darley had 13 kills and seven blocks. Lauren Fulgenzi logged 33 assists. Ashlea Lujan and Taylor Jackson combined for 35 digs.

  • Looking Ahead, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017


    Cross country: Robertson at Desert Twilight, TBA, Casa Grande, Ariz. Football n Robertson vs. Taos (homecoming), 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium Golf : Robertson, West Las Vegas at Raton, 10 a.m., Raton; Soccer: NMHU women at Colorado School of Mines, 5 p.m., Golden, Colo.; West Las Vegas girls (B) at Academy for Technology and the Classics, 4 p.m., Santa Fe; Volleyball:  Metro State at NMHU, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex;  Robertson, West Las Vegas at Portales tournament, TBA, Portales.


  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

  • Paying homage of the gods of our 21st century

    Dispatch New Mexico

    I’ve been thinking about God lately.

    The Supreme Being is important to me, because I don’t want this to be all there is. The idea that there’s nothing beyond my one life is just too much pressure. I don’t know how Trump can stand it.

    Here in the 21st century, we worship many gods. New-and-improved gods, straight off the showroom floor, built to redeem us in our modern existence. I think we finally figured out that being saved is only fun if you sin your way in.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 29, 2017


    Despite a minimal amount of fanfare, the new New Mexico license plates are appearing on numerous vehicles in the Meadow City.

    Most of them begin with two or three capital letters. The markings are bright and clear. And the message on the plates correctly refers to us as the chile (NEVER end this word with an “I”) capital of the world. And it shows both red and green varieties, punctuating the Christmas theme. Look around for a few dozen of these plates.