Today's News

  • Judging you, judging me, judging others

    By Rick Kraft

    “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” Words of wisdom from Mother Teresa. Which is more important in our lives, judging others or loving them?

    In our lives, we spend a lot of time judging others. It happens daily, even hourly. There are two critical things to understand about judging others: We judge from our own personal framework and we often don’t have all the information about the person we are judging.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, May 6, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, May 6, 2018.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, May 6-10

    SUNDAY (May 6)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. El Paso Chihuahuas, 1:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque 
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 1 p.m., UWC campus, Montezuma


    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    • Class 1A-4A state tournament, TBA, Albuquerque

  • WLVS deals with reduced funding

    The budget kept the West Las Vegas School Board busy during a special meeting held on Wednesday afternoon.

    The district received a state equalization guarantee of $13 million from the legislature, and the board discussed how the money would be used during the 2018-19 school year.

    “We actually decreased in the amount that we’re getting, from one year to the next by $75,000,” Business Manager Dinah Maynes said.

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, May 4, 2018

    Sunday, May 6
    RUIDO Indivisible, which stands for both the Resistant Unified Indivisible Democratic Organization and is the Spanish word for “noise,” will meet from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at “The Spot” Old Town Mission”, at Chavez and Socorro streets in Las Vegas. Victor Reyes of Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Campaign will be featured speaker.
    Monday, May 7

  • Spring exhibit for NMHU Media Arts set for Wednesday

    Highlands University media arts and technology students will showcase their work in the department’s Spring Exhibit on Wednesday, May 9 at 5:30 p.m. with film screenings beginning at 6:30 p.m.

    The exhibit is open to the public and is in the university’s McCaffrey Historic Trolley Building, at 1183 San Francisco Ave.

  • Master of the slopes: Las Vegas' Herrera wins national gold in snowboarding event

    Edward Herrera, a 31-year-old Las Vegas man, made history by capturing a national championship in BoarderCross and SkierCross during the USA Snowboard and Freeski Association competition on April 11 at Copper Mountain Resort in Colorado.

  • RHS tennis takes three of four individual state titles

    Robertson tennis keeps on rolling, beginning its state championship weekend by capturing three of four individual titles Thursday at the Jerry Cline Complex in Albuquerque.

    The RHS girls seek to win a fifth straight team championship while the boys go for a repeat Friday and Saturday at Albuquerque Academy.


  • Thumbs: Our high-country lowdown on the news, April 13, 2018

    Dozens of San Miguel and Mora county residents call the Optic each month with reports of perceived or suspected government wrongdoing. David G. Romero not only took matters into his own hands, he began a paper trail of documentation that he wasn’t even required to compile.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, May 4, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, May 4, 2018.