Today's News

  • Senate attempts to slow down bills

    The Associated Press

    Republican-backed bills that sailed through New Mexico’s GOP-led House are facing a bumpier ride in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

    Last week, Senate Democrats announced they have assigned bills related to REAL ID, strengthening three strike laws and closing child pornography loopholes to three committees, meaning they will have to survive three separate votes before making it to the chamber’s floor with less than three weeks left in the 30-day Legislative session.

  • Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 3, 2015
  • Editorial: Vindication for Planned Parenthood

    Editor’s note: The following Houston Chronicle editorial was originally published on Jan. 27:

  • A work of Art: Becoming so Americanized

    American pop culture apparently redounds throughout the world. And just when I begin to feel sorry for some non-Americans, as they seem to struggle with American English, I get a surprise.

    In our travels across the Atlantic, we’ve observed how remarkably similar things really are. At a McDonalds restaurant in Basel, Switzerland, we sat near crowds of teens swallowing Big Macs while texting and listening to popular American music. The only difference seemed to be that the default additive to a Swiss order of fries is mayo instead of catsup.

  • Looking Back Feb. 3, 2015

    Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1966 — The community of Mora has undertaken a drive to establish a public library. At a meeting of the Mora Library Committee last week it was decided to kick off a book and donation campaign immediately in order to establish the much needed facility as soon as possible. The first contributor in Mora to the library fund was the Joe Martinez family. They donated 40 books on merchandising dating back to the 1800s.

  • Promoting literacy
  • Weather Feb. 3, 2016


    HIGH 30° / LOW 3°

    A 10 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 30. Wind chill values as low as -4. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

    6:59 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.



  • Que Pasa Feb. 3, 2016


    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.


    7 p.m.
    The El Creston Mutual Domestic Consumer’s Water Association board will meet at 49 Mira Sol Road in the Ojitos Frios Subdivision. The public is welcome.


  • Cowgirls cruise in Colorado

    Las Vegas Optic

    Getting a key contribution from several New Mexico natives, the Highlands women’s track and field squad earned a team championship in this past weekend’s NCAA Division II Challenge hosted by Colorado School of Mines in Golden.

    The Cowgirls, coached by Bob DeVries, amassed 130.5 points, well ahead of Nebraska-Kearney (92.5) and Colorado State-Pueblo (77).

    Salcia Slack triumphed in the triple jump, clearing 41-3 3/4, winning the event and qualifying for the NCAA national meet.

  • Lady Dons roll to 17-3

    By Dave Kavanaugh
    Las Vegas Optic

    Five Lady Dons scored in double figures and West Las Vegas’ team defense forced turnovers that led to numerous offensive chances in a 77-31 rout of Capital this past Friday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    It was among the last tune-ups for West before the start of the District 2-4A portion of the schedule this week. West hosts Taos on Thursday evening.