Today's News

  • Noticias - July 31, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.
    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 or 426-7594 for more information.

  • Que Pasa - July 31, 2015

    • Robertson High School class of 1965 is celebrating its 50-year high school reunion from July 31 to Aug. 2. Call Dickie Martinez at dickmartinez2@yahoo.com.
    • The art exhibit “Nature’s Patterns: Paintings” by Linda Wooten-Green and Linear Portraits by Kevin Overhulser will be on display until Friday, July 31 at El Fidel Gallery and Restaurant.


  • Recreating a 100-year-old road trip

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Historic Vehicle Association is celebrating America’s Road Trip Century by following Edsel Ford’s epic 1915 journey from Detroit to San Francisco. The HVA will be driving a 1915 Ford Model T is similar to the car Edsel Ford drove. The event incorporates the centennial celebrations of the Ford Estate at Fair Lane and Panama-Pacific International Exposition the historic departure and destination points for Edsel Ford’s trip.

  • Plane debris heading to France

    By Greg Keller and Sylvie Corbet
    The Associated Press

    PARIS — A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation’s most perplexing and expensive mysteries.

    Malaysia’s prime minister said Thursday the debris found on the French island of Reunion will be sent for investigation to the French city of Toulouse, the center for European aviation.

  • In Brief - News - July 31, 2015

    The Associated Press
    Balderas’ office firings OK

    ALBUQUERQUE — A judge has recommended a state board dismiss appeals by 20 former employees of the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office seeking to get their jobs back.
    An administrative law judge recently ruled Attorney General Hector Balderas had the authority to fire the workers and recommended that the State Personnel Office allow the firings to stand.
    Balderas fired the workers when he took office last January.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - May 31, 2015


  • Editorial cartoon - July 31, 2015
  • Another perspective - Success for all ... or some

    By Sam Minner

  • Just a Thought - Change in system equals change in results

    By Rick Kraft

    Insanity has been defined as “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” This quote has been attributed to several famous people, including Albert Einstein and Ben Franklin.

    It amazes me how often we don’t get this concept. We think if we stay the same way long enough, the world around us will change for the better. Then we get frustrated when it doesn’t. We fail to recognize that the same actions equal the same results.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - July 31, 2015


    3 to 6 p.m. —  Mora Valley Farmers Market is held from 3 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Southwest Capital Bank in Mora. For more information about the market, call Betsy at 505-220-1845.


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

    Monday — Beef enchilada, salad with dressing, pinto beans, Spanish rice, salsa and orange