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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - July 4, 2014

    TODAYHOY

  • Lucky scratcher for Martinez

    Submitted to the Optic

    A Las Vegas man won a $50,000 prize from the New Mexico Lottery.

    Beating odds of 1 in 160,000, Ernest Martinez revealed the prize in a “$50,000 Gold Rush” Scratcher™ that he bought along with his lunch on Wednesday.  He played the $5 game in his truck before leaving the store’s parking lot.   

    “I started laughing,” Martinez recalled for lottery officials in Albuquerque.  “And I laughed all the way home.  It was so exciting.”  

  • Red Cross issues holiday safety tips

    Submitted to the Optic
    This Fourth of July weekend, many people will be traveling, firing up the backyard grill or enjoying fireworks, and the American Red Cross offers a series of steps everyone can follow to safely enjoy the holiday weekend.
    “Everyone looks forward to having fun over the Fourth of July, and the Red Cross wants to make sure people know how to stay safe while enjoying the holiday,” said Josett Valdez Negley, Interim Regional CEO of the American Red Cross in New Mexico.

    Highway safety

  • Mora County Notebook - Groundbreaking held for senior center

    Recently, a great event took place in Wagon Mound as a group of people gathered on the outskirts of Wagon Mound for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new senior citizens center.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - July 4, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Monday
    9 am. to 11 a.m. – Vacation Bible School, Mora Presbyterian Church, for children and youth
    5:30 p.m. — Advisory board meeting, Mora Valley Community Health Services, MVCHS administration Building
    Wednesday
    Junior Ranger Camp for ages 7 and 8, Fort Union National Monument. For reservations, call 425-8025.
    Thursday
    Junior Ranger Camp for ages 9 and 10, Fort Union National Monument. For reservations, call 425-8025.
     
    Friday

  • Palabras Pintorescas: We aren’t just the other Las Vegas any more

    As I continue to marvel at the huge newspaper story in my old, ragged copy of the Denver Post (May 30, 1954) The July issue of New Mexico Magazine lands in my mailbox. “Las Vegas Historic Revival” is headlined on the cover, no less!
    Turn to page 36, and you will discover seven (yes, 7) pages of fabulous photographs and text about “our town,” no less.

  • District 4 Tourneys
  • Fiesta run on tap for Fourth of July

    Hundreds of runners and walkers of all ages are expected to take part in this week’s annual Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run, and you are invited to join them.

    Five individual events that are part of the Fiesta Run will all take place on Friday morning, the Fourth of July, in conjunction with the city’s annual fiestas.

    Late registration is available at race headquarters behind the Plaza Hotel until 15 minutes before each race begins.
    Information on each:

  • Howard’s brilliant day can’t save U.S.

    By Ronald Blum
    AP Sports Writer
    SALVADOR, Brazil  — They captured the hearts of America — from coast to coast, big towns and small, all the way to the White House.
    Capturing the World Cup will have to wait.
    Just like four years ago, the United States is going home after the round of 16, beaten when Belgium scored twice in extra time Tuesday and then held on for a 2-1 win.
    “Thirty-one teams get their heart broken,” goalkeeper Tim Howard said. “It has to end sometime. It ended a little bit early for us.”

  • Undefeated