Today's News

  • Dear Teacher - Aug. 21, 2016

    By Marge Eberts
    and Peggy Gisler
    Question: Will my daughter get a leg up on completing college earlier by taking dual enrollment classes next year in high school? —Wondering

  • A victory for transparency

    Proponents of open government won a significant victory last week when a district judge in Santa Fe ordered Corizon Health to release settlement agreements it has entered into with inmates in the state’s prison system.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 21, 2016
  • Another Perspective: It’s time for a change at Luna

    By Joe McCaffrey

  • Just a Thought: I come from a long line of love

    By Rick Kraft

    Every one of us knows a couple whose marriage has stood the test of time. A grandparent or great grandparent type couple who truly enjoy each other’s company after 50 or 60 years of being committed to one another. Truth be known, each of these couples has both weathered storms and experienced sunny days...

    I had the opportunity to attend a recent Michael Martin Murphey concert and to enjoy it from the front row. I have enjoyed his music over the years and have been able to attend several of his concerts over the decades. He is now 71.

  • Another Perspective: Solving our city’s water problems

    By Arthur Ray Gallegos

    All of the state’s irrigation ditches are diversions from the river basins that stem from an enduring Hispanic and Native American cultural ancestry that is part of the historical record long before New Mexico became a territory or was awarded statehood.

  • State champs in spotlight
  • Remembering Rey

    Submitted to the Optic

    Affectionately known as “Big Rey,” and warmly regarded by a host of friends he made through his life, the late Rey Moberg was memorialized in an appropriate fashion this past weekend.

    More than 70 players along with a number of relatives and friends turned out for the inaugural Moberg Classic golf tournament at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

  • Cardullo Player of Week

    Stephen Cardullo, the Albuquerque outfielder playing his first year of Triple-A baseball after toiling for years in independent leagues, hit another milestone this past week.

    Cardullo, 28, was named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week after helping the Isotopes to the latter part of an eight-game winning streak. In a six-game span, the Hollywood, Fla., native hit .417 with three home runs, three doubles and nine runs batted in.

  • Phelps vs. Bolt - Who’s the greatest Olympian of all time?

    Usain Bolt flashed to his third gold medal in the 200-meter dash Thursday, adding more confirmation — if any was needed — that he is the world’s fastest man.

    Bolt also owns three golds in the 100, and his dominance had sports pundits rather needlessly comparing the Jamaican sprinter to U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, whose Rio Games pushed his record medal collection to even more obscene heights (23 gold, 28 total).

    So who really is the greatest Olympian of all time?