Today's News

  • Dispatch New Mexico: The echo chambers of modern America

    Maybe it began with the rise of Fox News. There, conservative people found a different spin on the news, more suitable to their tastes and opinions.

    \Or perhaps it was the rise of Rush Limbaugh, whose conservative rants were full of arrogance and hyperbole — a welcome relief from the liberal spinsters who monopolized the media.

  • Looking Back July 29, 2016

    Monday, July 25, 1966 — Mrs. Audrey Simpson today announced her resignation as Woman’s page editor of the Daily Optic for health and personal reasons. Her resignation becomes effective Aug. 5. Women interested in assuming the position should contact editor Cal Wilson between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.   

  • Looking Back July 29, 2016


    HIGH 89° / LOW 58°

    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. North wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    6:07 a.m. to 8:07 p.m.



  • Honoring police officers
  • Que Pasa July 29, 2016


    10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Eleventh Annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally will take place at Plaza Park. DJ music will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; a blood drive will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. at Plaza Hotel, vendor booths will open at noon, the Old Man’s Coming and Kick Off competition takes place at 5 p.m. followed by live music by Paul’s Alibi from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.roughridermotorcyclerally.com.

    7:30 p.m.

  • Major questions await Denver

    By Arnie Stapleton
    AP Por Football Writer

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Super Bowl champs begin training camp Thursday with major questions on both sides of the ball, beginning with who will be the one throwing it.

    General manager John Elway declared the Denver Broncos’ quarterback competition wide open.

    Coach Gary Kubiak said he’ll split snaps between Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch, beginning — but not set — in that order.

  • Bees get swatted

    Buzzworthy? For 363 days the Albuquerque Isotopes couldn’t find a way to get past the Salt Lake Bees.

    Then on Tuesday night Jeff Hoffman and the Topes took the sting out of that streak, doubling the Bees up 8-4 in front of 4,429 fans at Isotopes Park.

    Hoffman, the Albuquerque ace, threw the first five innings and limited the Bees to a single unearned run on three hits and no walks. Hoffman (5-8) struck out seven in the process.

  • Go Fish - July 29, 2016

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Catches of the Week
    Pecos River: Melissa Clayton of Santa Fe caught a 20-inch and a 17-inch rainbow trout July 21. She was fishing the river above the confluence of the Mora and using salmon eggs and worm. Robert Padilla, 63, of Albuquerque caught and released a 24-inch, 5-pound rainbow trout July 23. He was using a bead-head, hares ear nymph.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 29, 2016

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

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 2:35 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.Softball
    •City league games TBA

  • Get ready for more laughs

    What? The Olympics are coming to Las Vegas? In the parody  Over the Edge Part 8, Las Vegas will be host to this year’s Olympics in a play that will leave you laughing.

    Las Vegas’ own parody will provide plenty of comedy as the Las Vegas Community Theater group  pokes fun at local and national events, including the presidential election, animal control, Las Vegas mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron, the east and west division, the media and the oil and gas industry.