Today's News

  • Cards beat Dons in 3A baseball title game
  • Trikes for life

    Luna Community College preschoolers participated in a community give-back Trike-A-Thon for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital on April 25.

    They raised $1,100.

  • Jail Log Sunday's Optic, May 19, 2019

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 8 and May 15, 2019:

  • Ex-northern N.M. teacher gets 108 years in prison for sex abuse

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico teacher convicted of sexually abusing two fourth-grade girls more than a decade ago has been sentenced to 108 years in prison.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports Gary Gregor was sentenced Thursday in a Santa Fe court.

    The former Santa Fe and Espanola elementary school teacher now in his 60s faced up to 144 years in prison.

  • United World College-USA graduation set for May 25

    By Gwen Albers, Las Vegas Optic

    Angel Mendoza and Maria Gomez left Mexico in search of the American dream.

    They found living wage jobs, worked hard and now their three sons are proof the dream can be achieved.

    At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, the couple’s middle son, Cristian Mendoza Gomez, will graduate from the United World College-USA. Cristian, who attended the Montezuma international high school on a full scholarship, will continue his education at American University in Washington, D.C.

  • Luján Announces Winner of 2019 Congressional Art Competition

    Las Vegas Optic Reports

    SANTA FE — Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, announced on Monday that Sarah Warder, a freshman from Raton, is this year’s winner of the New Mexico Third Congressional District’s Congressional Art Competition.

  • Time to appoint a city manager

    It’s past time for Mayor Tonita Gurulé-Girón to take action on the city manager position: either appoint Ann Marie Gallegos for the permanent position, or advertise the position. Gallegos has been around plenty of controversy throughout her career.

    She holds the distinction of having been paid $70,000 to drop a retaliation suit against the city in 2004, three years after the mayor and council voted to terminate her first five-year stint as city manager.

  • It’s all about how you finish

    I want to finish strong. Regardless of the race I have run, I want to finish strong. In the life we live, how we live is important. Yet more important is how we finish.

    For many of us, most of our life is in the rear view mirror. We can’t change this. We have had mountaintop experiences with our arms raised in the air. We have walked deep in the valley, with our head looking down. That is not important now. This article is about your today and your tomorrows.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, May 19

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, May 19

  • Reintegration: important part of community strength

    Data from the New Mexico Sentencing Commission shows that returning to the community is a difficult task that poses serious challenges for those who have been released from incarceration.