Today's News

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Kroening was a tough cowboy

    I  have discovered becoming a senior citizen isn’t all that bad. So many things pop up around here, and almost every event begins with “Do you remember...” Yes, very often I can answer, “Yes, I do.”

    I suspect this Cowboys Reunion Optic will carry a story about Cowboys and cowgirls from way back — as in the 1950s or earlier.

  • NMHU athletic director, SID leave school

    Another change of leadership at New Mexico Highlands University’s athletic department has marked an offseason that already has seen change in the form of new coaches beginning work in a couple of major programs.

    After scarcely a year at the helm, Jeff Falkner has left the NMHU athletic director’s position to accept the equivalent post at California State-Dominguez Hills, a Division II institution in Carson, Calif.

    He was to start that job on Monday, according to CSUDH officials.

  • State finalists
  • Four-run ninth lifts Isotopes

    Four big runs in the bottom of the ninth reversed fortunes for the Albuquerque Isotopes on Tuesday night as they rallied for a 7-6 walk-off win over Salt Lake in the start of a series at Isotopes Park.

    Tim Smalling darted home for the winning run after a passed ball by Bees catcher Rafael Lopez.

    The win came on the heels of a tough set with the Sacramento River Cats, who won three of four at The Lab.

    Albuquerque hosts Salt Lake through Friday to wrap up an eight-game homestand.

  • Brady vows to fight suspension

    By Jimmy Golen
    AP Sports Writer

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to put my faith in the league.”

  • Go Fish - July 31

    Fishing report, July 28

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait and spinners for trout. We had no reports on perch.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow on Monday near Cimarron was 77 cfs. Fishing was good using brassies, elk hair caddis, Montana prince nymphs and micromays for trout. Trout fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms. A few were also caught by anglers using Pistol Petes.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 31, 2015

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    • Working cowboy rodeo, 2:30 p.m., Santa Fe Trail Event Center (Zamora Arena)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.


  • County budget approved

    The San Miguel County Commission voted unanimously on Monday to approve a final county budget that outlines nearly $23.1 million in projected spending for the fiscal year that started on July 1.

    County staff estimate that total county revenues for the fiscal year will be nearly $19.8 million. They plan to dip into the county’s cash balances to come up with the remaining $3.29 million that the county is planning to spend.

  • A warm welcome
  • A look back at the Old West - Exhibits part of Cowboys Reunion

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    In celebration of the Las Vegas Cowboys Reunion Centennial Celebration, Highlands University will host art exhibitions in Kennedy Hall and Donnelly Library’s Ray Drew Gallery.

    The Ray Drew exhibit captures the gritty spirit of the Centennial Celebration through rare historic panoramic photographs, and the Kennedy exhibit provides a taste of contemporary cowboy art by New Mexico artists such as nationally known sculptor Duke Sundt. Both exhibitions open Saturday.