Today's News

  • Mayor can start playing ball any time now

    NOTE: This editorial was corrected to correct Kim Delgado serving on a committee to review applicants for the city attorney position, rather than the police chief committee. A correction will be published in a November 2018 print edition of the Optic.

    To say Mayor Tonita Gurulé-Giron could have handled the hiring of Jerry Delgado differently would be a vast understatement.

  • ‘Little Brown Girl’ in Las Vegas

    How wonderful to share good news: the Media Arts and Technology department’s MFA in Cultural Technology has just been approved by the HLC. This is the first new program and terminal degree to be offered at NMHU in many years.

    Last week, Aldrena Corder, a Ballen Visiting  Scholar presented a provocative talk in the McCaffrey Historic Trolley Building. In case you didn’t know, the Nina Tesla Ballen Visiting Professorship is intended to promote an energized scholastic environment among the faculty at NMHU.

  • Am. 1 could streamline appeals, save money

    By Supreme Court Justice Edward Chávez

    New Mexico voters can lay the groundwork for the speedier resolution of certain legal matters and save taxpayer money by adopting Constitutional Amendment No. 1 on the general election ballot.

    The proposed amendment would authorize the Legislature to adjust or streamline the appeals process by enacting a statute — passing a bill and having it signed by the governor — rather than changing the state constitution.

  • The man, the boy and the donkey

    You just can’t please everyone. You can try, but in the end you will not succeed. If you try to please everyone, you may end up pleasing no one.

    Have you ever said, “I just can’t make everyone happy?” Sure you have. This is a line that is used to justify upsetting someone with a decision you have made that has caused someone it impacts anguish. As we maneuver through life we impact some lives positively, but we also impact some lives negatively.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, November 4
  • Unseasonably strange weather a causes for concern?

    It is trying to rain as I write this in late October. I continue to wonder about just what Mother Nature has in store for us all this fall season.

  • College Wrestling: Cowboys rely on young talent

    After graduating their only wrestler who qualified for the national tournament last season, and a few other seniors, the New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys will be using its young talent to fill those open spots. They need to fill the 149-, 157-, 165-, 174-pound and heavyweight weight classes.

    On the team this season, there are more than a dozen true freshman and redshirt freshmen. Head coach Doug Moses said he is hoping the redshirt freshmen are able to fill in those open spots.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, November 4-6


    • District 5–2A

    tournament, TBD


    • District 3–2A tournament, TBD


    • Robertson boys vs. Winner of Game 7, Bernalillo Soccer Complex, Bernalillo


    • n District 3–2A tournament, TBD
  • Volleyball: Robertson sweeps West; awaits 2-3A outcome

    The day prior to the Vegas Bowl football game, the Robertson Lady Cardinals and the West Las Vegas Lady Dons went head-to-head in volleyball.

    “It’s always a healthy rivalry,” Robertson coach Stacy Fulgenzi said after her team’s 25-7, 25-11, 25-13 win Thursday. “It’s a good thing to have two good teams in one town. I think it’s going to be a good game tomorrow so it was nice to play before the game.”

  • Cleared for takeoff

    Fans of the Robertson High School Cardinals have likely heard “Fly with the Birds,” a hip-hop song written and performed by RHS seniors Andres Garcia and Jake Gamel.

    It’s been played at several Robertson sporting events, and the duo has even performed the song live for fellow students.

    Garcia and Gamel, known as Gx2, have been friends for years and have always shared a love of music. They’ve competed in rap battles since they were freshmen, and about seven months ago, they started writing songs together.