Today's News

  • Three thieves that rob you of life

    There are three thieves who will rob you of every minute of your life that they can. They will pickpocket you every opportunity they have. What is neat about this is that you don’t have to be robbed! You get to choose whether or not you will let these thieves take from you and lower your quality of life.

  • Let’s go over a few policies

    Newspaper columns are used for many things: To voice viewpoints, encourage or discourage specific actions and to make announcements.

    Some editors and editorial boards also use columns to explain and clarify policy. That’s what we’ll do here: let’s talk about obituaries, as some recent questions have arisen.

    Death of loved ones is never an easy subject to discuss, much less bring up. When family or a close friend dies, it’s usually a traumatic event in the lives of at least dozens of people.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, October 21
  • Meet three formidable women

    When Abigail Lumsden told me her mother’s art exhibit opens Nov. 2, at Highlands University’s Kennedy Gallery, I was delighted.

    I was already writing about two incredible women, and now I can add a third.

    There is something satisfying about a trilogy. Barbara Davis Lawrence’s retrospective exhibit will run from Nov. 2 to Dec. 4, including a reception Sunday, Nov. 18 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., with food, wine and music by Abigail and her husband, Les Horan.

  • Breast cancer: Reduce risk and understand screening

    By Dr. Tracy Wilkerson

    One in eight women living in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society.

    As the most common form of cancer among American women, the chance a woman will die from the disease is one in 37. This risk has increased over the last four decades, making early detection and prevention methods critical.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, October 21-23

    Women’s Soccer

    • NMHU women vs. Westminster, 11:30 a.m., Sanchez Family Stadium

    No competition scheduled.


    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Santa Fe Prep, 3 and 4:30 p.m., RHS Field
    • Robertson girls (A,B) at Santa Fe Prep, 3 and 4:30 p.m., Santa Fe


  • College Football: Cowboys to host S.D. Mines in Homecoming contest

    The New Mexico Highlands football team welcomes South Dakota Mines to town at 1 p.m. Saturday for the Cowboys’ annual Homecoming game at Sanchez Family Stadium.

  • College XC: NMHU women 14th, Cowboys 16th in Kansas

    VICTORIA, Kan. — The New Mexico Highlands women’s cross country team took 14th and the men’s team took 16th at the Fort Hays State Tiger Open on Saturday, Oct. 13, on a wet and muddy course at Sand Plum Nature Trail.

    The field was made up of no less than 10 nationally or regionally ranked teams in both races in an event both NMHU teams rested two of their top five runners.

  • Decision 2018: Governor candidates

    MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM, Democratic Party Nominee

    1. You could be serving New Mexicans in any of a variety of capacities. Which factors led to your decision to run for governor in particular?
    Governors have the power to drive real change at the state level. I’ve served under three different governors from both parties, and know how the vision, leadership, and policies of these administrations have the power to shape our state’s future.

  • Decision 2018: N.M. Lieutenant Governor candidate

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Democrat Howie Morales and his representatives did not respond to the Optic questionnaire.