Today's News

  • Looking Back - Jan. 19

    In 1965
    Wednesday, Jan. 20 — The Wagon Mound Saints blasted the Watrous Larks 105-47 in a basketball game played last Sunday in the Wagon Mound Gym. Wagon Mound had a torrid third quarter when the team scored 45 points to put the game completely out of reach for the hapless Larks. Playing for the Saints this year are Erminio Cruz, Frank Medina, Carlos Lopez, Leroy LeDoux, Bernie Montoya, Lenny Chavez, Leo Madrid, Jackie Martinez, Connie Duran, Johnny Juarros and Sam Clouthier.

  • Looking ahead - News - Jan. 19, 2015

    Children’s Chorus meeting on Wednesdays
    Las Vegas Children’s Chorus, sponsored and led by UWC-USA students, meets from 4 to 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday starting this week at the Old Town Mission Church. No experience necessary; ages 6 to 12, It  is fun, free and educational. For more information, call Kevin Zoernig at 505-699-6624.

  • Weather - Jan. 19, 2015

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. West wind 10-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 25. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming south after midnight.

    Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Southeast wind 5-10 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 22.

    A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. A 30 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:08 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

  • Obama’s address to pitch tax proposals

    By Julie Pace
    AP White House Correspondent

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class.

  • Small town battle
  • Que Pasa - Jan. 19, 2015

    • Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, Casa de Cultura and La Milpa Community Garden’s community volunteer day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19 at La Milpa Community Garden located at 319 Taos St. The day is in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy. Volunteers will build raised garden beds, remove trees and weeds, and perform basic garden cleaning duties to get the community garden ready for spring planting. For more information, contact lgarcia@hermitspeakwatersheds.org.

  • A man of peace

    Editor’s note: A version of this editorial appeared in the Jan. 21, 2013 Optic.

    On this holiday in which we remember a man who gave his life for “a more perfect union,” we should also remember how he acted. He was a man who lived in violent times, yet his response was peaceful.

  • Editorial cartoon - Jan. 19, 2015
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Working stiffs: Pay attention to upcoming session

    This will be a year for laws governing jobs.

    If you’re a blue-collar worker, this will be a good time to start keeping up with the activities of the New Mexico Legislature. It convenes Tuesday for a 60-day session and two measures — related to “right to work” and the state’s minimum wage — are getting plenty of ink already.

  • Hope-WLV: Clash of the Titans

    If Saturday night’s marquee matchup between No. 1 Hope Christian and No. 2 West Las Vegas is any indication of things to come, this March’s state tournament should be a treat.

    The Huskies prevailed 73-68 in the championship game of Hope’s three-day boys’ tourney in Albuquerque.

    The two teams battled to a 17-all stalemate after one period, with Hope pulling ahead 31-28 by halftime. It was 48-42 going into the final period.

    Jordan Leake led the defending champs with 24 points. Dedric Milford had 22.