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Today's News

  • Ribera man drives up to NMSP station drunk with daughter, police say

    The New Mexico State Police say a Ribera man recently showed up to a State Police station in Albuquerque to report a child custody matter — and had been drunk while driving there with a child in his vehicle. 

    According to a news release from the Ralph Garcia, 37, of Ribera, showed up at a State Police station in Albuquerque at about 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 6. His 11-year-old daughter was with him.

  • Valley Elementary/Middle School, April 2018 Students of the Month

    Valley Elementary and Middle School Students of the Month for April 2018.

    They are Serenity Romero, kindergarten, and Abrianna Gallegos, first grade.

    Milagros Armijo, fourth grade; Lola Taylor, third grade and Julissa Acosta, second grade.

    Marco Salinas, fifth grade; Mailynn Griego, eighth grade; Faith Lyon, sixth grade; and Ezekiel Gallegos, seventh grade.
     

  • A handshake and a degree

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Be the kind of leaders that adhere to the highest standard for integrity, decorated Maj. Gen. Melvyn Montaño told graduates at the Highlands University main campus commencement May 12.

    A total of 983 students are on track to graduate from Highlands and its centers, with 489 students earning their diplomas at the main Las Vegas campus. Of the total graduates, 555 will earn bachelor’s degrees and 428 will earn master’s degrees.

  • Awards, presenters dominate meeting

    In the waning days before school breaks for summer, students in the West Las Vegas School District were spotlighted during the School Board’s regular monthly meeting, Monday night.

    The board also heard a presentation from Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn on land trust impacting San Miguel County and the state.

  • Decker named new ARMAS Director

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Susan Decker is the new director for the Achieving in Research, Math and Science Center at Highlands University.

    The ARMAS Center provides comprehensive science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) support services to students.

  • A bit of a musical treat

    Far be it from me to consider myself musical. It’s true that I took piano lessons in my 30’s, but not much grew out of that, despite my teacher, Ann Mishler’s encouragement and keeping her fingers crossed.

    A few years ago, a neighbor knocked on my door on a hot afternoon, like this one. He wanted to join us, he explained, because he was curious about what our gathering was about. We had decided on a wholesale washing of cars.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

  • Excelling on the links

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Robertson brought home some coveted hardware — the third-place trophy — from the Class 1A-4A state golf tournament, held May 7-8 at The Canyon Club at Four Hills in Albuquerque.

    The limeup included Charlie Hillis, Noah Gonzalez, Leon Lujan, Justin L’Esperance and Kyle Conway. Sam Hills is the head coach.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, May 16-19

    WEDNESDAY (May 16)
    Baseball

    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park

  • Store in El Fidel mall offers wide variety

    There are plenty of items in Judy Boles’ Gypsy Spirit store that seem right at home in the American Southwest. There are other items that could find a home anywhere.