Today's Features

  • The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for June 19 to June 23.

    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, toast, yogurt, and peanut butter
    Lunch: Green chile beef stew, salad with dressing, tortilla, and sweet rice

    Breakfast: Cereal, English muffin with peanut butter
    Lunch: Baked fish squares, tartar sauce, green beans, potato wedges, and mixed fruit

    Breakfast: Bacon burrito with egg and cheese

    June 19
    New Mexico Highlands University Swimming pool will offer swim lessons for children ages 4 and older, starting June 19. The lessons will run Monday through Thursday, at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. at a cost of $30 for eight lessons. Registration will take place until Monday, June 19 before each session. For more information, call 454-3073.


    9 a.m.

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    • First Born program provides services to families in San Miguel and Mora counties. It is a free and confidential home visiting program. To learn more about the program, or to schedule an informational visit, call 454-1343.

    • Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is taking applications for volunteers. Call 454-0223 or visit the office.

  • Suddenly it is summer. Spring here in the mountains comes and goes quickly. The ranch chores and the farming chores keep all of us busy. Thankfully the days are long and warm so the work gets done without many complications.

  • 6.17.2017

    10:30 a.m.

  • 6.15.2017
    Friends of Las Vegas Carnegie Library will present Zoo To You at noon at the library. The performance is part of the library’s Summer Reading Program. Attendees and lunch are limited for this free performance. Contact Zach at 505-426-3304 to register.

    7 p.m.

  • Senior Lunch Menu

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers,
    with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for June 12 to June 16.

    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, cheese, bacon, juice, and tortilla
    Lunch: Green chile cheeseburger, pork and beans, corn, and yogurt

    Breakfast: Bagel, cheese, juice, and cereal
    Lunch: Open face turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas, and diced pears

  • 6.12.2017

    June 12
    The Bereavement Ministry at Immaculate Conception Church invites the public to honor their deceased male relatives with carnations on Father’s Day, June 18. The carnations will be placed at the church altar for all mass celebrations on that day and the names of the loved ones will be included in a booklet inserted in the church bulletins distributed the same day. The last day to purchase flowers is June 12. For further information, call Rosa at 505-587-9602 or Yoly at 505-587-9790.

  • I learned long ago that it is a small world out there, in so many ways. I have been a Rotarian for 20 years, and I have yet to hear a boring program at a meeting. Last month’s meeting was yet another reminder of that.

    The director of accreditation for Highlands University, E.J. Choe is a classical musician and an unbelievable pianist. The upright piano got a workout and then some at the Plaza Hotel during our lunch-hour meeting there.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Five Mora High School students have been selected to attend New Mexico Boys and Girls state. They are: Alonzo Aragon, Eloy Roybal, Luzia Manuel, Adriana Alcon and Mariah Garza.

    Aragon is the son of Frank and Cindy Aragon; Eloy Roybal is son of Cindy Branch. The two are attendimg Boys State at the Eastern New Mexico University campus from May 28 to June 2.  

    Girls State was held on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Girls State took place from June 4 to June 9.