Today's News

  • Lady Cardinals win 3A state championship

    ALBUQUERQUE — After losing to the Santa Fe Indian Lady Braves (27–5) in the district tournament championship game, the Robertson Lady Cardinals (29–2) defeated them 62–46 in The Pit on Friday to claim the 3A state championship.
    It was the fifth time the two district teams have faced each other this season.

  • Bill raising film tax rebate cap goes to governor

    Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said she was going to take the "shackles" off the state's film industry by removing an annual $50 million cap on tax rebate payouts to eligible production companies that film in the state.

  • Pecos advances to championship with overtime win
  • Valley Middle Student Council places first in state conference

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Established in 1950, the New Mexico Association of Student Councils was founded by educators to create an organization for student leaders.

    The aim was to encourage them to practice the democratic process, citizenship and service while fostering an exchange of ideas and problem-solving strategies in New Mexico’s schools.

    Their vision statement is to create the leaders of tomorrow, today ­— all in the spirit of serving, guiding, and leading. Each year, a different school hosts the state conference.

  • From Bosque Farms to the Roundhouse

    Dax Sullivan, visiting the Capitol from Bosque Farms, prepares to throw a wooden glider from the balcony down to his mother on the Rotunda floor while they wait for the start of the New Mexico Agriculture Roundhouse Feed on Thursday. The 2019 New Mexico Legislative Session ends Saturday at noon.

  • Jail Log Sunday's Optic, March 17, 2019

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between March 6 and March 13, 2019:

    Mario Pena, Bench Warrant Failure To Appear / Failure To Pay.

    Olegario Quinonez, Battery (Household Member).

    Spencer Nyarady, Driving Under The Influence, 1st.

    Cody T Henson, Hold For Other Agency.

    Lisa M Pino, Bench Warrant Fta/Ftp.

    Sonia Ulibarri, Bench Warrant Fta/Ftp, Three Counts.

  • Lawmaker: Sending marijuana-related bill to the governor highly unlikely

    Santa Fe New Mexican

    Recreational marijuana unlikely: The likelihood that New Mexicans will be able to access legal recreational cannabis is fading away.

     Friday, Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas, D-Albuquerque, said he thought the bill “probably will not get heard” in the Senate Finance Committee, where it’s been sitting since the House of Representatives voted 36-34 to approve the proposal.

  • María Villarreal Haase: New Bilingual Education and Spanish faculty member

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    María Villarreal Haase said it’s a dream come true to be teaching bilingual education and Spanish at New Mexico Highlands University.

    Villarreal Haase, a veteran college bilingual education professor who started her career as an educator teaching kindergarten through high school Spanish and bilingual education, joined the Highlands faculty spring semester 2019.

  • Just a thought... Close your eyes and play the ‘what if’ game

    There is a lot you can think about when you are strapped down on a gurney being flown by an ambulance plane to a heart hospital 200 miles away, expecting to have life threatening surgery upon arriving. Since this is still fresh in my mind, let me share what I thought about when I was in this situation a few weeks ago.

    I did not have any fear of death for my own sake. I knew my life was in God’s hands and He would determine what happened next. That was good enough for me. I had no desire to die, but if it was my time to change addresses, then so be it.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, March 17

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, March 17