Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 1, 2017

    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Pojoaque Valley, TBA, Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    • Mora boys (A,B) and girls (A,B) vs. Mesa Vista, 4 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Pecos girls and boys at Academy for Technology and the Classics, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas hosts district duals, 3 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym


  • BREAKING: West and Robertson officials submit proposal to NMAA

    There just might be a boy’s varsity basketball game between Robertson High School and West Las Vegas High School after all. On Friday afternoon, West Las Vegas Superintendent Christopher Gutierrez said officials from both West and Las Vegas City Schools are proposing to hold the originally scheduled Feb. 8 game between the two boys varsity basketball squads.

  • Half of East’s buildings empty

    Roughly 180 parents, students and community members packed the Robertson High School band room on Thursday evening to hear about the proposed right-sizing plan for Las Vegas City Schools.

  • Making a comeback - Mora school officials tout progress

    Ella Arellano saw an opportunity to make a difference, and she took it.

    Arellano has been superintendent of the Mora Independent Schools for just a few months, and she’s already having an impact.  

    Since taking the helm, Arellano has been able to bring the district back into compliance on several issues, but she would likely tell you that her greatest accomplishment so far has been putting the focus back on students.

  • Mugging suspect dies in laundromat

    The man charged with mugging an elderly woman on Bridge Street in October was found dead at a west side laundromat on Thursday.

    Authorities suspect that Mario Montaño, 32 of the 900 block of Union, died of a drug overdose.

    Police were dispatched to the Mills Plaza Laundromat in the Mills Plaza Shopping Center shortly before 6 p.m. on Thursday.

    “He was in a bathroom by himself,” Police Chief Juan Montaño told the Optic. He added that drug paraphernalia was also found.

  • Health officials urge flu shot

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Health officials are urging New Mexico residents to get the flu shot as flu cases are on the rise.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that based on the rising number of clinic visits and hospital admissions for flu-like symptoms, health officials believe flu season will peak in New Mexico in the coming weeks.

  • Poll: Many worried about potential health care loss

    By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Emily Swanson
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Though “Obamacare” still divides Americans, a majority worries many will lose coverage if the 2010 law is repealed in the nation’s long-running political standoff over health care.

  • Trump’s tax returns

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The New York Times and was originally published on Jan. 24.

    One of the features on the White House website that didn’t vanish when President Trump took the oath of office on Friday is the “We the People” page, which allows ordinary Americans to petition their government to address an issue of importance to them. The Obama White House, which created the feature, responded to petitions that received at least 100,000 signatures within 30 days.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 29, 2017
  • Lawmakers’ Perspective - NM blessed with diverse, abundant energy sources

    The sun shines on New Mexico more than 300 days a year, the wind consistently blows through Curry, Roosevelt, Quay and De Baca counties, natural gas production continues to support San Juan and Rio Arriba counties, and oil flows up from the Permian Basin, the most prolific oil play in the United States, to drive the economy in Lea and Eddy counties.

    Our state is blessed with diverse and abundant energy sources, and we should celebrate all of them.