Today's News

  • N.M. students ‘Stand for the Second’

    The Associated Press
    CARLSBAD  — New Mexico teenagers joined with students from across the U.S. in a school walkout to support gun ownership.

    Students from schools in Carlsbad, Albuquerque and Santa Fe participated in the movement Wednesday called “Stand for the Second,” which aims to raise awareness of Second Amendment rights.

  • Mora Schools locked down briefly

    Las Vegas Optic reports
    Students with Mora Independent Schools experienced a lockdown Thursday morning due to threats made on social media, said MISD Board Chairman Tranquilino Hurtado in a letter to parents posted on the district’s website.

    Hurtado said the Mora County Sheriff’s Office and state police officials concluded that the threat was not made on campus. The lockdown, which began about at 9:30 a.m., was lifted and classes resumed.
    The threats remain under investigation. A sheriff’s deputy was assigned to the campus.

  • Registration under way for summer Spanish Immersion Institute

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Registration is under way for the New Mexico Highlands Summer Spanish Immersion Institute that prepares teachers to take the New Mexico bilingual certification La Prueba exam.

    The university’s School of Education is presenting the institute May 29 through June 5 on its main campus in Las Vegas.

  • We need the new minds

    It’s as important for new people to run for office as it is for us to have clean water. However, like all water, there will need to be some filtering and testing.

    We know we can always find that one grandparent who says “Back in my day, we didn’t need all this fancy schmancy vetting of candidates. All we needed was the willingness and courage to run, a sound message and some decent priorities.”

  • 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.