Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 8, 2016

    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    •La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    •La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park; La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park


  • Cultural Exchange

    If a year ago we had known the implications of having two strangers long-term into our home and lives, would we have gone through with it?

    This is not a rhetorical question. My wife, Bonnie, and I obviously didn’t realize all that’s necessary when we “adopted” two high school foreign exchange students through the American Field Services program. They joined us in early September and have become welcome additions.

  • UWC hires new president

    Las Vegas Optic

    The board of trustees of UWC-USA has selected New Mexico native Victoria Mora as the fifth president of UWC-USA.

    She will begin her new job on Aug. 1. Currently the senior vice-president for development and alumni relations at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, Mora earned a Ph.D. in philosophy at Yale University in 1992 and returned to New Mexico to join the faculty of St. John’s College. In 2006, Mora assumed the duties of dean of the college before leading the advancement and development teams beginning in 2012.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Rock and glass: Ariz. canyons & Chicago skyscrapers

    After a laughter-filled evening with Cousin John, we departed Taylor, Arizona and continued driving “off the route.”

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 5, 2016
  • Vote this Tuesday

    If you think that this Tuesday’s election isn’t important because it’s just a primary, think again. The General Election isn’t until November, but all local races in San Miguel and Mora counties will be decided Tuesday because no Republicans filed for the posts.

  • Another Perspective: Maximizing student success

    The number of students who leave college before they complete their education is a depressing statistic. Here in New Mexico, approximately 14 percent of students complete a bachelor’s degree in four years. The six-year graduation rate in New Mexico is only about 42 percent; a better number, but still far too short of where we need to be. Too many students leave with little to show except what too many of them consider a personal failure and debt.

  • Just a Thought: We are governed by the law of the harvest

    Who you are today is no accident. Where you are today is no accident. You are who you are and where you are because of choices you have made. It is the Law of the Harvest. You will not find the Law of the Harvest written into our federal laws. You will not find the Law of the Harvest written into our state or city laws. Yet the Law of the Harvest governs each of us.

  • Editorial Roundup - June 5, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on free speech (May 31):

    In the seven volumes of “Harry Potter,” J.K. Rowling told millions of readers a story about the power and triumph of love. Earlier this month, accepting an award at the PEN American Center gala, she issued a reminder about dealing with hatred.

  • Dear Teacher - June 5, 2016

    By Marge Eberts
    and Peggy Gisler

    Question: When my son was in kindergarten, the school recommended that he be held back. He’s now in second grade and still having problems with his schoolwork. We did tutoring for a while but discontinued it because of the cost.

    Because of all his academic problems, my husband and I are now considering having him repeat second grade. Would this be a good idea? — Retention or Not