Today's News

  • Trump and climate change

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Norwich Bulletin of Connecticut and was originally published on Dec. 20.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 28, 2016
  • Work of Art: A challenging resolution

    The new year, 2017, soon will be here, and so will I. I’ll be pondering the kind of New Year’s Resolution to try this time.

    One of them is to work on my second million dollars. I say it’s my second million because I gave up on my attempt for the first million.

    Do people even make resolutions anymore? It seems that some 20 or 30 years ago, such promises probably pre-occupied people. In much earlier installments of this column I’ve tried, albeit briefly and perhaps even half-heartedly, to choose one resolution and stick to it.

  • Homecoming 63 - Stu Clark Tournament tips off Wednesday

    The last three teams to win the Stu Clark Tournament are back for more as the fabled holiday event, which turns 63 this winter, tips off Wednesday at Highlands’ Wilson Complex.

    Passes are $12 each and will be available at the door. The tournament runs through Friday.

    Four Stu Clark participants from last year — hometown teams Robertson and West Las Vegas plus mainstays Bernalillo and St. Pius X — are joined by Atrisco Heritage, Cobre, Moriarty and Sandia Prep for the three-day boys’ basketball tourney.

  • Pecos hosting Tri-Cities

    After meeting in the championship games of the major regular-season tournaments in 2015-16, the Mora Rangers and Pecos Panthers could be headed to another trophy showdown in this year’s Tri-Cities Tournament.

    Pecos is hosting the Tri this time, with action beginning Wednesday at Sanchez Gym.

    As fate would have it, Mora (6-3) and Pecos (6-1) are on opposite halves of the bracket, meaning they could meet in Friday’s title game.

  • Michigan settles for the Orange

    By Ralph D. Russo
    The Associated Press

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 28, 2016

    • Stu Clark Tournament: Atrisco Heritage vs. Sandia Prep, 1 p.m.; Moriarty vs. St. Pius X, 2:30 p.m.; Robertson vs. Cobre, 6 p.m.; West Las Vegas vs. Bernalillo, 7:30 p.m.; all games at Wilson Complex
    • Robertson girls at Texico Citizens Bank tourney, TBA, Texico
    • Pecos boys host Tri-Cities tourney (including Pecos, Mora), TBA, Sanchez Gym
    • Pecos girls at St. Mike’s tourney, TBA, Santa Fe
    • Robertson at Sierra Nevada Classic, TBA, Reno, Nev.

  • Las Posadas — Pecos National Monument hosts re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s quest for shelter

    Braving frigid temperatures, plenty of people bundled up to experience Las Posadas recently.

    For many years, the Pecos National Historical Park would open its doors to the traditional Christmas event, but for unknown reasons the re-enactment wasn’t held for several years at the monument. But this year, the gates at the monument were opened  once again for the traditional festivity, which represents the journey Mary and Joseph undertook in Bethlehem in search of shelter for Mary to give birth.

  • Police probe 2 unrelated shootings

    Las Vegas police investigating a drive-by shooting ended up in an hourslong standoff with two suspects early Friday morning.

    The drive-by shooting occurred at around midnight Thursday on Tecolote Street, Las Vegas Police Chief Juan Montaño confirmed. He said no one was injured in the shooting.

    State police, meanwhile, are investigation an apparently unrelated shooting that occurred on Dec. 14 in Ribera, about 20 miles south of Las Vegas on Interstate 25. In that case, a man was shot, though authorities aren’t disclosing many details.

  • Hanukkah: Maccabees, menorahs and miracles

    By Diana Presser
    For the Optic

    This weekend, the Judeo-Christian world will celebrate their respective miracles of Divine light: Christians will recall the Star of Bethlehem guiding the Magi to the Baby Jesus, and Jews will commemorate the Festival of Light, or Hanukkah.  

    Both of these events occurred during the Second Temple Period, spanning over 400 years from 516 BCE to 70 CE, when Jerusalem’s Temple stood as the spiritual center of Judaism in the ancient world.