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Today's News

  • Dead Sea Scrolls fascinate

    Several decades ago, I met a neighbor, a slightly older man, who had studied to become a Trappist monk and spent years  in study, prayer, fasting and living the simple life.

    My friend, Frank, left the monastery after a few years, deciding it wasn’t the life for him, but I was intrigued, nevertheless.

    As I look back, I wonder whether I would have lasted as a Trappist. At the time, in my early teens, I considered life as a monk. To me, monks were men who contemplated, followed  scholarly pursuits, prayed and sought union with God.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, September 5, 2018
  • Weekend roundup: Making quick work

    Stacy Fulgenzi said it was good to finally get the season opener out of the way, as her Robertson volleyball team did — in short order — with a three-game sweep of Socorro on Saturday at Mike Marr Gym.

    The Lady Cardinals (1-0) had waited longer than most fall sports teams to get started, but they will make up for it this week. They were to play resurgent Pojoaque Valley on Tuesday, then host defending state champion Sandia Prep on Thursday in a rematch of the last two years’ Class 4A finals.

  • Brown, Cowboys ground Skyhawks

    By Clayton Jones
    NMHU Sports Information

    It wasn’t just that New Mexico Highlands defensive back Malik Brown had a pair of interceptions during the Cowboys’ 45-31 win on the road Friday night at Fort Lewis. It was the timeliness of those interceptions that helped him earn recognition as Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday — the football program’s first RMAC weekly honor in nearly four years.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Sept. 5-7

    WEDNESDAY (Sept. 5)
    Soccer

    • NMHU women vs. Eastern New Mexico, 6:30 p.m., Sanchez Family Stadium
    Volleyball
    • Mora Middle School vs. Anton Chico, 4 p.m., Mora
    • Pecos Middle School at McCurdy, 4 p.m., Española

    THURSDAY
    Cross country

    • Pecos Middle School at Moriarty, 3 p.m., Moriarty
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys (A,B) at Socorro, 3 and 5 p.m., Socorro

  • City, Storrie Project Association formally announce details of agreement

    The City Of Las Vegas and the Storrie Project Water Users Association recently announced they have finalized an agreement for longstanding perpetual storage needs.

    City of Las Vegas Mayor Tonita Gurulé-Giron announced that as of July 27, the SPWUA has finalized the agreement with the City of Las Vegas and granted and conveyed to the city an 800 acre-foot permanent storage easement in Storrie Lake Reservoir.

    In a news release, Gurulé-Giron said the agreement addresses the City’s historical storage shortages.

  • Jail Log, Sunday's Optic, Sept. 2, 2018

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Aug. 22 and Aug. 29, 2018:

    Gallegos, Andreques, Resisting, Evading Or Obstructing An Officer (Resisting), Criminal Trespass (Unposted), Disorderly Conduct, Felony Criminal Damage To Property (Over $1000), Three Bench Warrants Failure To Appear/Failure To Pay.

    Montoya, Johnny G., Bench Warrant Fta/Ftp.

    Arguello, Adrian, Three Bench Warrants Fta/Ftp.

    Herrera, John David Felony Tampering With Evidence.

  • BCBSNM provides school supplies to Vegas students

    Submitted to the Optic

    Employees of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico have been providing school supplies to students through the Operation Back to School campaign for 28 years.

    This year, BCBSNM employees raised more than $13,000 to purchase school supplies for 11 schools around the state.

    BCBSNM made a delivery to the Las Vegas City Schools administration office on Aug. 22. The donations were for Mike Mateo Sena Elementary and the Early Childhood Center.

  • ‘Esports’ club to launch at NMHU during semester

    A new esports initiative at New Mexico Highlands aims to get students involved in competitive video gaming via a club at the university that will launch during the fall semester of 2018.

    The Esports Club will focus on League of Legends and Overwatch, two of the most popular video games with tens of millions of players worldwide.

  • The danger of stereotyping others

    By Rick Kraft

    Most of our individual makeups are not exclusively black or white. When it comes to our personal beliefs on significant issues we do have some extreme blacks and whites, but mostly we live in a world of grays. Regardless, we are quick to stereotype others, yet don’t like to be stereotyped ourselves.