Today's News

  • Just a Thought: Walk across the street and listen

    By Rick Kraft

    We live in difficult times.

    On one side of the street is a highly emotional mob of people with slogan-filled signs. They deeply believe in their cause. Collectively, they chant in unison. They are still contained but are real close to exploding out of control.

  • Editorial Roundup - Aug. 14, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Marietta Times of Ohio on the Zika virus (Aug. 5):
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory that pregnant women should stay out of a section of Miami is not the most disturbing news about the Zika virus this week.
    CDC officials’ warning was bad enough, to be sure. The agency said an outbreak of 14 cases of Zika in Miami’s Wynwood district was the reason for its advisory. Zika can cause birth defects.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 14, 2016

    In 1966
    Thursday, Aug. 4, 1966 — This is the first year in the history of New Mexico’s North-South games that both coaches for either North or South basketball and football teams have been chosen from the same high school in the same year. The two coaches are Coach Frank Herrera and Leland Abreu, both of West Las Vegas High School. Coach Herrera enters his seventh season as head football coach at West Las Vegas while Abreu enters his third year.

  • Blue ribbon winner
  • Que Pasa - Aug. 14, 2016



    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    6 p.m.
    San Miguel County Federation of Democratic Women Organizational Meeting will be held at the home of Judy Humphreys located at 409 South Pacific. This meeting is for politically inclined women who are interested in participating in the upcoming election.  


  • Noticias - Aug. 14, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to… mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

    • The “Si Se Puede” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 310 Mills Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the NA helpline: 1-866-885-6562 or Frances at 575-815-8544.

    • Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577.

    • If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.

  • Mora shooters place in state competition

    Submitted to the Optic

    Recently, participants in the Mora 4-H Shooting Sports program participated in the state’s 2016 4-H Shooting Sports contest at the Whittington NRA Center in Raton. The objectives were to assist the 4-H members to learn and practice the rules of rifle, pistol, shotgun, muzzle loading, compound and traditional archery, safety, sportsmanship and accuracy with firearms.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Sacks of sugar fail to quench thirst of many hummingbirds

    If it is August, some annual events are totally predictable. Dozens, and I do mean dozens, of hummingbirds have found my five feeders on my desk. A five-pound sack of sugar only lasts a day and at least a dozen more hummers jam each feeder. An occasional wasp also stops by for a treat, but I quickly swat him away. I’m sure we also have nests hidden in our lilac bushes, but I have not seen one. Oh, what tough little birds these cute things are!

  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — Aug. 14, 2016

    Senior Lunch Menu

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

    Meatballs, wild rice, carrots and peppers, bread stick, and fruit yogurt
    Hamburger, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, potato salad, creamy coleslaw, and cottage cheese with pears
    Baked chicken, corn, asparagus, wheat roll with margarine, and pumpkin spice cookie
    Pork roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, asparagus, bread and margarine, and applesauce

  • And so it begins