Today's News

  • GOP should put America first

    The following editorial was published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on May 29:

    John Sirica was a Republican appointed to the bench by fellow Republican Dwight Eisenhower. Howard Baker was a Republican senator from Tennessee and the ranking Republican on the special Senate committee investigating the 1972 break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office building.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 4, 2017
  • Just a Thought: Lessons from ‘Hamilton’

    By Rick Kraft

    What can we learn from the hottest Broadway production in years? Plenty.

    If you like thought-provoking theater, US history, or catchy contemporary music, when the “Hamilton” production comes close to you, go see it. Inspired after reading a biography on Alexander Hamilton, composer Lin-Manuel Miranda spent several years and did a brilliant job of writing the theater production of Hamilton’s life.

    There are several themes in Miranda’s production that warrant mentioning and discussing.

  • Babbling Brooks - Lessons learned by the military must be taught

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    As I watched some of our military veterans move toward the barrels used in last week’s VFW Post 1457 Memorial Day flag-burning ceremony, I noticed that several young children were among the 50 people in attendance. I wondered what they’d been taught about the American military, its history, war and casualties and the walking wounded.

  • Editorial Roundup - June 4, 2017

    The Santa Cruz Sentinel on Americans with Disabilities Act victims:

    California adopted reforms last year to curb predatory disability lawsuits, but, as evidenced by more state and federal proposals, the problem remains.

  • Students of the month - June 4, 2017
  • Dear Teacher - June 4, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: You have written about the academic dividends that summer homework can pay in the elementary and middle school years. I want to add to that the academic dividends that it can pay to high school students.  

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Friends, relatives visit to recharge batteries

    I know summertime is here. A quick check of my calendar points that out. Friends and relatives from near and far in our great country wonder when they can come to our mountains to “recharge their battery.” How could one not recharge their battery here in this fun and so varied part of New Mexico, I ask? No matter where one goes, there is something new to learn and something new to experience.

    After so many years of entertaining both dude ranch guests and family members,  we know almost everyone needs a real green chile fix.

  • Vatos eye threepeat

    Philadelphia has become a home away from home for the New Mexico Highlands University Vatos rugby club.

    And that’s the way they like it.

    Philly is the host city for the National Small College Rugby Organization championships, to be held this weekend.

    NMHU is the two-time defending national champion in NSCRO sevens rugby, having won in 2015 and 2016.

  • Topes nip Cats in 13

    With two outs in the bottom of the 13th — some four hours since first pitch — Albuquerque pitcher Matt Flemer went up to pinch hit.

    Flemer connected, driving Raimel Tapia home from third for the walk-off run in a 6-5 win over visiting Sacramento late Thursday at Isotopes Park.

    It was the third time in four games that the Isotopes won in walk-off fashion.

    Albuquerque manager Glenallen Hill employed a total of 19 players in the win, which pushed the team’s record to 28-25 — a half-game behind division leader Salt Lake.