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  • Correction

    Two photos published on Page 1 of the Nov. 1 Optic had a misidentified location. The photos were taken at Calvary Baptist Church on Baca Avenue.

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  • New Mexico In Brief, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

    Keller in the wrong; no penalty issued

    ALBUQUERQUE — An ethics board says Democratic Albuquerque mayoral candidate Tim Keller broke campaign finance rules when his publicly financed campaign accepted “in-kind” cash donations.

  • Soccer: Seven local players are all-state

    Perhaps no sequence showcased T.J. Trujillo’s speed, durability and shooting accuracy — in that chronological order — like one in an Oct. 12 win over Pojoaque Valley.

    Frustrating the Elks with his fast drive up the right flank, Trujillo was met with a crunching tackle attempt and a trip a few yards onto their half of the pitch. 

  • Dons break Colts

    By Dave Kavanaugh, Las Vegas Optic

    Normally not the most demonstrative of personalities on the West Las Vegas roster, Antonio Bustamante  couldn’t help himself this time.

  • College roundup: Hoops begins, football ends for Highlands

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    D.J. Bustos’ collegiate debut came on the same floor where he’d played his last high school game — the shiny surface of the fabled Pit.

  • RHS run ends in final

    By Dave Kavanaugh, Las Vegas Optic

    RIO RANCHO — For the second year in a row, Robertson’s volleyball team found itself playing in the Class 4A state championship match at the Santa Ana Star Center.

    For the second year in a row, the mighty Sandia Prep turned the Lady Cardinals away.

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

    Wednesday, Nov. 15

  • UWC staffer honored for fundraising career

    Submitted to the Optic

    During her 30-year career, Christie Baskett, vice president for advancement at the United World College-USA in Montezuma, has raised more than $136 million for nonprofits across the nation.

  • Lots of zeros in a billion

    Listening to a radio broadcast on population trends in the United States, I was amazed at how anybody could possibly understand the amount or meaning of figures the announcer tossed out.

  • She took on the bully — and won

    By Connie Schultz

    Last January, John Carman returned from Donald Trump's inauguration apparently so puffed up that he decided to make fun of the much larger crowd at the Women's March the next day.

    This, in itself, is not news. There are plenty of men in America who would rather mock women than try to understand them. Carman, however, is one of nine elected members of Atlantic County's freeholder board in New Jersey.

    Carman, a Republican, was up for re-election Tuesday.

    This is where it gets interesting.