Today's News

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Pendaries, once thought risky, proves to be a fine investment

    When visiting with friends recently I was asked about our neighbor to the south, Pendaries Village, as it was initially named. This old ranch is just five miles or so up the road from this resort and we had fun watching it become a full- time summer resort and much more.

    Back in the late 1950s the Salk and Sabin vaccines for polio became available to every doctor in this country. My doctor father, Carl Gellenthien, was selected to immunize every person living in this San Miguel, Mora county area.

  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — April 16, 2017

    The lunch menu for the Mora/Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

    Beef enchilada, lettuce and tomato, pinto beans, salsa, crackers, and chocolate pudding

    Chicken salad, creamy cole slaw, glazed carrots, crackers, and cherry cobbler

    Rio Grande pot roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, potluck roll with margarine, and spice cake

    Baked ham, yams, broccoli, wheat dinner roll, and apple

  • Sign ‘em up

    As a Lady Don, Padilla put team first

    By Dave Kavanaugh
    Las Vegas Optic

    Jenika Padilla shrugs off the suggestion that she’s got a reputation for being unselfish, the consummate team player.
    As far as she’s concerned, that’s the only way to do things on a team.

    “I’m grateful to think that people think that about me,” she said. “But it’s a team sport. You have to have the right mindset.”

  • Go Fish - April 16, 2017

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. For future weekly reports, see weekend editions of the Optic.

    Fishing season began April 1; don’t forget your new license.

    Catches of the week
    Pecos River: Josiah Roybal, 5, of Pecos, caught a 17-inch rainbow trout April 9. He was fishing near the Dalton Day Use area and using corn.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 16, 2017

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 2:35 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.  

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 12:35 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Robertson (DH), 2 p.m., TBA
    • LVLL Majors: Angels vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Yankees vs. Mets, 7:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • LVLL Minors: Fireflies vs. Thunder, 6:15 p.m.; Hot Rods vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza first games TBA, Rodriguez Park

  • Luna target of multiple probes

    Finals may be a few weeks away for Luna Community College students, but school officials are undergoing huge tests as investigators look into alleged improprieties at the two-year college.

    For several months, college officials have faced special audits from the state Higher Education Department and the New Mexico State Auditor’s office. Now, the college is under investigation by the district attorney’s office and the state attorney general’s office as a result of audit findings.

  • Hospital’s services in crosshairs

    With concerns being raised over the services provided by Alta Vista Regional Hospital, some say it’s time to explore alternatives for health care.

    The San Miguel County Commission this past week gave the green light to Chairman Rock Ulibarri to begin exploring those options. While it is viewed as a preliminary step at most, the move does acknowledge a growing dissatisfaction among some in the community.

  • Thousands of eggs ready to go - Easter egg hunts scheduled

    Thousands of brightly colored eggs are ready for the fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Mora/San Miguel Farm and Livestock Bureau. The annual hunt, which takes place at 1 p.m. on Saturday at county fairgrounds off Hot Springs Boulevard north of Las Vegas, will have roughly 8,000 eggs for eager kids.

    The hunt will have hundreds of “golden” eggs containing gift certificates for bikes and cash from area businesses.

  • Russia balks at condemning Syria

    The Associated Press

    UNITED NATIONS — Russia vetoed a U.N. resolution Wednesday that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in a town in northern Syria and demanded a speedy investigation, triggering clashes between Moscow and the measure’s Western backers.

    The vote on the Security Council resolution drafted by Britain, France and the United States was 10 in favor, Russia and Bolivia against, and China, Kazakhstan and Ethiopia abstaining.

  • Jail Log - April 14, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 6 and 12:
    Tyler Flores, 37, probation violation: three-day sanction, Adult Probation Office
    Katherine Duran, 35, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, Las Vegas Municipal Court, Bernalillo
    Gavino Cavitt, 32, possession, delivery or manufacture of drug paraphernalia, drivers license, San Miguel County Magistrate Court