Today's News

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 6-8

    FRIDAY (April 6)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 6:35 p.m., Salt Lake City
    • Luna at Clarendon College (DH), noon, Clarendon, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Adams State, 6 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • Mora at Peñasco, 4 p.m., Peñasco
    • Robertson JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA
    • Luna vs. Frank Phillips College (DH), 1 p.m., WLV field
    • Mora at McCurdy (DH), 3 p.m., Española

  • State releases findings from special City audit

    Wednesday, the Office of the New Mexico Auditor released a much-anticipated report.

  • On the hunt

    Theresa Wesner photo/For the Optic

    Emily Alvidrez picks up a plastic egg during an Easter egg hunt over the weekend.

    Mild, yet windy, conditions allowed a full slate of Easter weekend activities to take place.

  • Walking with a purpose

    Theresa Wesner photo/For the Optic

    Thousands of New Mexicans, including participants in Las Vegas who walked between Immaculate Conception Church to San Antonio Church, made pilgrimages on Good Friday in an annual act of prayer, reflection and sacrifice.

    The largest destination group is usually for El Santuario de Chimayo, with some walking to Chimayo from as far away as Albuquerque.

  • Police host forum on potential re-opening of Camp Luna shooting range

    By Susie Tsyitee, Special to the Optic

    They kept coming.

    Less than a handful of concerned citizens gathered on a March evening in the Las Vegas Police station’s training room to meet with Commander Eric Padilla and Interim Chief Chris Lopez about the condition and future of the shooting range located at Camp Luna.

    By start time, however, more than 40 Camp Luna-area residents, hunters, hobby shooters, and gun safety professionals listened while Padilla outlined city concerns and hopes.

  • Judge approves campaign cash settlement for Pearce, others

    By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A settlement agreement that allows Congressman Steve Pearce and other federal politicians to bring stockpiles of campaign cash home to run for New Mexico state offices has been approved.

    U.S. District Court Judge Judith Herrera on Monday signed a settlement between Pearce and the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office allowing federal campaign contributions to be transferred to a state campaign if state contributions limits were not exceeded.

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, April 4, 2018

    Thursday-Saturday, April 5-7
    The AAUW Annual Spring Used Book Sale will be held at Sala de Madrid on the Highlands University campus at Eighth and University. The sale is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Donations can be dropped off on-site Wednesday, April 4, noon to 4 p.m. Proceeds support scholarships for Highlands women and AAUW-sponsored educational programs.

    Friday, April 6

  • What, exactly, is a 'cascaron'?

    How often does it happen that a holy day clashes with a hellish day? It happened only three days ago, when a calendaric (is there even such a word?) date occurs to combine Easter Sunday with April Fool’s Day.

    That’s an opportunity for churchgoers to take part in both events.
    Easter Sunday is one of those holy days that flit all around the calendar; sometimes it falls in March, sometimes in April. My birthday is constant, on April 21, but Easter is not. However, I can recall several times when my birthday fell exactly on Easter.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, April 4, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

  • Luna getting NMDOT help with paving

    Thanks in part to the New Mexico Department of Transportation, Luna Community College is getting some of its parking lots paved this year.