Today's News

  • Students of the month - April 3
  • Udall opens process for nominations

    Submitted to the Optic

    eginning on Tuesday, April 7, U.S. Senator Tom Udall will accept applications for nominations to U.S. military service academies. Throughout April, members of Udall’s staff will host several information sessions across the state for high school students and recent graduates who are interested in applying.

  • Dear Teacher - April 3

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My child is taking the AP test in history in May. I really don’t know much about it except that she may get college credit. What should parents know about AP exams? — Lacking Information

  • Bike ride raises cash for heart health

    By Roberto Acosta
    The Flint Journal

    FLUSHING, Mich.  — Derek Blalock met Tommy Smith in eighth grade at Flushing Middle School while playing football and sitting in German class.

    “We became pretty close because my mom ran a catering shop and his parents helped my mom out a lot with catering and a couple restaurants she owned,” said Blalock, a 21-year-old Michigan State University senior and Flushing High graduate, of Mary and Jonathan Smith.

  • Competition preparation
  • Que Pasa - April 3, 2015

    • Community Health Fair starts at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 6 at the Student Union Building on the Highlands campus. The fair is part of National Public Health Week activities. Exhibitors include national and local health service providers and organizations including United World College, American Red Cross and others. The public is encouraged to attend. Space still available for exhibitors. There will be free giveaways.
    • The Las Vegas Optic office will close at noon on Friday, April 3 in observance of Good Friday.

  • Business up and running
  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - April 3, 2015


    No school - Mora Schools on Spring Break

    11 a.m. —  Mora High School baseball vs. Questa, away, doubleheader
    11 a.m. —  Mora High School softball vs. Tucumcari, away, doubleheader
    No school - Mora Schools on Spring Break
    4 p.m. —  Mora High School baseball vs. McCurdy, home
    TBA —  NMHU and LCC college visit with AVID students, high school and middle school

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Highlands students in ‘50s lacked those fancy gadgets

    A recent Western Horsemen magazine’s cover features a very good looking horse’s head and the feature story (obviously) is: “Look Him in the Eye.” The gist of the story is — by looking him or her in the eye one can gauge the expression. This not-so-new idea pertains to almost all of our animal kingdom.

    My question is: How do I know what you are thinking? How are you aware of your immediate surroundings? and When do you ever look up, kid (and many adults) as you bury your face, look into that electronic instrument you are communicating with?

  • Cardinals ranked 4th in state

    Robertson has climbed to the No. 4 spot in the Class 4A state baseball poll conducted by NMOTSC.com.

    The Cardinals, who continued an extended out-of-town portion of their schedule with a win at Pojoaque Valley on Tuesday, are 7-5 overall.

    The team defeated the host Elks 13-9.

    Sandia Prep, Cobre and Bloomfield are the top three in the rankings, followed by Robertson.

    The Cardinals and coach Kenneth Sandoval get a long-awaited game in the Meadow City on Saturday when they meet West Las Vegas for the first time this spring.