Today's News

  • Ice cream overdoses remembered

    Walking around my childhood neighborhood haunts, as I did this week, stirred up many memories, not all of the pleasant. Or not all ending pleasantly.

    I realize some readers may wish I’d get off the kick about my childhood, but just recently something has happened to help me focus even more on the days of yore.

    Let me explain:

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, May 30, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

  • Body of missing man returned to family

    The body of a man who went missing last fall has been returned to his family so that there can be a proper burial and services.

    The date of death for Johnny "Juno" Garcia, Jr., 42, is listed as March 6, 2018, the day his remains was found by a ranch hand on property not far from Sapello. The discovery happened exactly five months after Garcia had last been seen walkng along N.M. 518 in the Sapello area.

  • Amtrak line under tough project requirements

    New safety and construction mandates — and the expense and short time window for implementation — have raised new concerns about federal support for a rail line that runs through Las Vegas. 

  • Usual suspects survive Game 7s, head to NBA Finals rematch

    The Associated Press

    HOUSTON  — Stephen Curry and Golden State turned all those Houston bricks into a road back to the NBA Finals.

    Needing not only all their firepower but also 27 straight misses by the Rockets during an epic cold streak from 3-point range, the Warriors rallied to keep alive their hopes for a repeat.

  • Stanley Cup Finals: Vegas takes opener

    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — In a single nine-minute stretch of the third period, the Washington Capitals dramatically took the lead before the Vegas Golden Knights replied with two goals of their own. Washington’s Tom Wilson also flattened Vegas forward Jonathan Marchessault with a blindside hit that could reverberate through the Stanley Cup Final.

  • Topes double up on River Cats

    Sam Howard didn’t just pitch a good game Monday to help the Isotopes double up host Sacramento 4-2.

    He also contributed a hit in the top of the third inning and wound up scoring a run off Raimel Tapia’s two-out single to make it 1-1.

    Howard pitched five frames, giving up just one run off seven hits and a walk to even his record to 3-3. More importantly, Albuquerque climbed to 28-24, second in the division and two games out of first.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, May 30-June 2

    WEDNESDAY (May 30)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Little League games, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park


    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park


  • Jail Log, Sunday's Optic, May 27, 2018

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 16 and May 23, 2018:

    Robert Clarke, Bench Warrant, Failure to appear / Failure to Pay.

    Rita E. Sandoval, Bench Warrant, Fta/Ftp.

    Lazarus Shawn Fahey, Bench Warrant, Fta/Ftp.

    Angela J. Padilla, Two Bench Warrants, Fta/Ftp.

    John Paul Chavez, Bench Warrant, Fta/Ftp.

    Christopher J. Salazar, Bench Warrant, Fta/Ftp.

    John F. Salazar, Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance.

  • Cowgirls seventh in NCAA outdoor nationals

    The Highlands Cowgirls landed two third-place medals along with two fourths and one fifth in this past weekend’s NCAA Division II outdoor track and field championships held in Charlotte, N.C. The team, coached by Bob DeVries and his assistants, placed seventh as a team in the national meet with 26 points.