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Today's News

  • We’re obsessed with science — sometimes

    Science teachers and college professors everywhere might have been delighted to see how much American interest there was in the recent solar eclipse. Between class involvement, travel of great distances to get to the best viewing spots and widespread dialogue about proper eye protection, the desire to experience and learn from a natural phenomenon is encouraging.

    However, if, during upcoming budget cycles and hearings or conferences, it would be great if many not directly in the science world would stick up for its importance.

  • Editorial cartoon - Sept. 3, 2017
  • Just a thought - Don’t kick the can down the road; pick it up

    By Rick Kraft

    If there is a better version of yourself in your mind, why not become that better version?

    Become today who you intend to be tomorrow. Why not?

    If I asked you to close your eyes and imagine the person you would like to become in a month, three months, or six months ... whom would you visualize? Do you see a thinner you? A happily married person? A person with less financial stress? You on a beach vacation?

    Who do you plan to become?

  • Another Perspective - Don’t confuse gloating with relief

    By John Geffroy

    On Aug. 16, the Las Vegas Optic published an editorial which originally appeared in the Jacksonville, N.C., Daily News entitled “Dems, don’t gloat over failure.”

  • Another Perspective - A Las Vegan’s account of the solar eclipse

    By Joe Cooney

    I traveled with fellow Las Vegans Joe Whiteman and Mary Byers all the way to a remote mountaintop near Dubois, Wyo. to watch the recent solar eclipse.

    The morning was glorious and sunny with no hint of the astronomical drama that was about to unfold. We had camped about a half-mile below the viewing spot because of the steepness of the rocky dirt road and because of a bog that had developed in one of it’s few flat sections that was a sure invitation to getting our vehicle stuck.

  • Cowboys snap skid

    Luke Jones’ 47-yard field goal Thursday night did more than just win a football game for New Mexico Highlands University.

    It also helped smash a losing streak that had reached 12 games dating back to Nov. 7, 2015, while starting the Marty Fine NMHU coaching era off on the right foot.

  • Go Fish - Sept. 3, 2017

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Catches of the week
    Conchas Lake: Mike Estrada of Belen caught and released a 4.38-pound largemouth bass Aug. 26. He was using a green jig with a green pumpkin Yamamoto baby craw trailer.

    Shuree Ponds: Ruth Laws, 8, and Will Laws, 7, of Albuquerque, caught 16-inch rainbows Aug. 26. They were using Pistol Petes.

  • Beasties cruise in home debut

    Within the first 20 minutes of Thursday’s home opener with Bernalillo, the Robertson Lady Cardinals scored twice.

    As it turned out, they’d need both goals to pull out a win and get back to .500 at 2-2.

    Miranda Montoya set up the first goal when her drive on the left flank lured the Bernalillo keeper off her line for a botched early save attempt. Montoya regained control of the ball, but instead of shooting, she dished it across to Gabriella Montoya, who punched it into the unprotected net.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept. 3, 2017

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m., Reno, Nev.

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Southern Nazarene, 1:30 p.m., Eco Park, Taos

    TUESDAY
    Football
    • Robertson (B) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., RHS Field

  • Cowboy football ends 12-game slide

    Luke Jones' 40-yard field goal with 2:48 left in the game lifted New Mexico Highlands to a stirring 23-22 comeback victory over Dixie State (Utah) in the season opener.

    Highlands ended a 12-game losing skid and gave first-year head coach Marty Fine a win in his debut. The game was held at the Herrera Complex on the campus of West Las Vegas, which has served as a makeshift home for the Cowboys while their home stadium undergoes turf replacement.

    The Cowboys trailed most of the game, and they faced a 22-7 deficit with 7:52 left in the third quarter.