Today's News

  • The Nation and World In Brief, Nov. 22, 2017

    The Associated Press

    African leader won’t resign

  • New Mexico In Brief, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Only GOP Lt. Gov. hopeful drops out

    ALBUQUERQUE — The only Republican candidate for New Mexico lieutenant governor has abruptly withdrawn from the race.

    Former Indian Affairs Department Secretary Kelly Zunie dropped out Friday, citing concerns about residency requirements.

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017

    Thursday Nov. 23

    A free Thanksgiving dinner will take place form 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., El Sombrero Restaurant, 825 Mills Ave., Las Vegas.


    Friday, Nov. 24

  • Water Alliance policy angers San Juan residents

    As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, some families in an area in western San Miguel County have more on their minds than sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce.

    Installation of new infrastructure has been followed be a change in rates for El Valle Water Alliance in the area of the village of San Juan, located southeast of Pecos. San Miguel County Commission Chair Rock Ulibarri he's aware of a water service shutoff that has left about 10 families with no water since Wednesday, Nov. 15.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017.

  • A primer on expressions

    It’s been only in my adult years that I’ve come across the term “Black Friday.” I’ve heard several explanations as to why it’s called that — some much more plausible than others.

    Three of the most common explanations about the term have to do with weather conditions and pollution, the kind we find in big cities, compounded by rain, snow, sleet and sludge, as shoppers rush home with their treasures.

  • Tax simplification needs simplifying

    By John Stossel

    As you read this, President Trump’s tax plan is being debated. Congress will change it. Where this ends, no one knows. 

    I want two things: 

    1. Simplification.

    2. More money in private hands.

  • Wrestler and special agent: NMHU alumnus went from mat world to Secret Service

    The year 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Hector Hernandez’s national wrestling championship for New Mexico Highlands University.
    The Optic recently interviewed Hernandez, now 52, to revisit that history-making day and the journey that surrounded it. Hernandez has since gone on to a distinguished career with the U.S. Secret Service now at the 25-year mark.
    This is the second of a two-part series.

    Hector Hernandez didn’t have long to bask in the glory of his national wrestling championship in 1987.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Nov. 26 - Dec. 1

    SUNDAY (Nov. 26)
    • NMHU men at Wyoming, TBA, Laramie, Wyo.

    • Memorial Middle School girls at Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Los Alamos
    • Pecos Middle School girls vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Pecos
    • Valley Middle School girls at Aspen, TBA

    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Pecos girls (A,B) at East Mountain, 5 p.m., Sandia Park

  • RHS faces Portales in rematch of title tilt

    One game away from a third straight appearance in the Class 4A state championship, the Robertson football team is seasoned and savvy about the postseason.

    And about the Portales Rams, the team that spoiled the Cardinals’ party last December.

    This Saturday (1:30 p.m. kickoff at Cardinal Stadium), it’ll be a rematch of the 2016 state title game as Portales comes to town looking to defend the championship.