Today's News

  • Ginsburg apologizes for ‘ill-advised’ criticism of Trump

    By Mark Sherman
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Conceding her outspoken criticism of Donald Trump was “ill advised,” Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologized Thursday in an effort to quiet mounting complaints that she improperly crossed a line into partisan politics.

    Promising to be more discreet in the future, the leader of the court’s liberal wing said in a statement that judges should not comment on candidates for any public office.

  • Weather - July 15, 2016


    HIGH 91° / LOW 57°
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 1 pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. North wind 5 to 10 mph
    becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
    5:57 a.m. to 8:16 p.m.


    HIGH 97° / LOW 60°
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7 am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. East wind
    5 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
    5:58 a.m. to 8:16 p.m.

  • Couple celebrates 50th wedding anniversary

    Submitted to the Optic
    Larry and Beth Abney of Manuelitas recently celebrated their 50th year of marriage with family and friends in
    Albuquerque. Larry Abney and Beth Bailey were married in Las Vegas on July 8, 1966 by Justice of the Peace Jose
    Archuleta.They celebrated their anniversary on the weekend of July 1 in Albuquerque with their family: sons, Robert (Alicia) of Albuquerque, and Matt (Karen) of Las Cruces; and granddaughters, Noela and Kaley (Robert), and

  • Looking Back - July 15, 2016

    In 1966
    Thursday, July 7, 1966 — William C. (Billy) Wertz, 1210 Seventh St., was one of two students from New Mexico to be a winner in the sixth annual journalism awards in inter-collegiate competition for 1965-66. Wertz won his award in the spot news writing competition. At least twice district singles champion, Wertz competed in tennis tournaments throughout
    the state in doubles with David Warren. He is working for the Associated Press in San Francisco during the summer vacation and will return in the fall from his senior year at Stanford

  • Que Pasa - July 15, 2016

    8 a.m. to noon
    Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance will host a community work day doing thistle control. Volunteers are asked
    to meet at La Placita Fire Department in the village of Gallinas. Volunteers are asked to bring gloves and to wear
    work boots, long sleeve shirts, a hat and sunscreen. Water and snacks will be provided. For more information, call
    Lea at 425-5514.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - July 15, 2016


  • Editorial Cartoon - July 15, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Killings by cops not exclusive to big cities

    Think all the killings by cops making news these days are exclusive to urban areas? Think again. Here in New Mexico, we’ve had at least five so far this year, and unless I’m missing something, not one in Albuquerque this year.

  • All-state baseball: 3 locals star

    Three Las Vegas athletes are among those honored with selection to the all-state team in Class 4A baseball for this past school year.

    Brian Gonzales of West Las Vegas earned selection as both a second baseman (second team) and a pitcher (honorable mention).

    Brandon Lucero of Robertson was tabbed as an honorable mention as a pitcher.

    And Jeremy Fernandez of West Las Vegas was an honorable mention as an outfielder.

  • State or bust - Four local baseball teams in mix

    More state tournament action is on tap this weekend featuring Little Leaguers from the Meadow City as they compete across New Mexico.

    In 9-10 baseball, La Plaza’s All-Stars will play the District 7 champs at 6 p.m. Friday at Enchantment Little League in Los Lunas. Their bracket also includes Diné Nation, Altamont and Belen. A top-two finish gives the team a chance to move on to the championship bracket July 22-24 at Petroglyph in Albuquerque.