Today's News

  • Students of the month - March 6
  • Noticias - March 6, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Ambercare is looking for exceptional people for volunteers, who are 18 years of age or older, with a tremendous capacity for caring to offer their services as a hospice volunteer. Hospice volunteers may read to a patient, take a walk, hold a hand when needed, play games or simply listen and provide companionship. If you would like to volunteer, contact local Ambercare Volunteer Coordinator, Diane Ortiz at 426-5898.

  • Que Pasa - March 6, 2015

    • Heart of David Worship Center Family Movie Nights at 2 p.m. every Saturday in March at 333 Peggy Lane. Movies are free of charge but “bring your stacks because we got snacks”. Showing on Saturday, March 7 is “Earth to Echo,” rated PG.
    • The Board of Trustees of the Tecolote Land Grant will meet at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, March 7 at the Tecolote Community Center. For more information, call secretary/treasurer Louis Martinez at 575-421-5003.


  • State tourney time
  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 6, 2015


    6 p.m. —  Mora High School girls basketball vs. Mountainair in the first round of state tournaments, home
    5:30 p.m. —  Mora High School boys basketball vs. Gateway Christian of Roswell in the first round of state tournaments, home
    No school until Monday, March 16 for energy saving days


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

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Majestic Watrous willow trees are landmarks

    I continue to be surprised at what I find in very old newspapers I have in my collection. One of my favorites is “The Valmora Sun,” published way back in the 1930s.

  • Celebrating Dr. Seuss
  • Dear Teacher - March 6

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My daughter recently told me that two of her four children have been diagnosed with learning disabilities.

    Does this mean that they will never do well in school? Exactly what are learning disabilities? — No Knowledge

  • Van donated to tardy boy’s family

    The Associated Press

    GRANTS PASS, Ore.  — Southern Oregon businesses have donated a minivan to a family whose 6-year-old son was publicly punished for being late to school when his mother said her health issues and car trouble were to blame.

    A photo posted on Facebook of young Hunter Cmelo sitting isolated behind a cardboard screen in a school lunchroom generated outrage and heated phone calls and commentary.

  • Frontier prostitution subject of talk

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College history instructor Laura Gonzales-Meredith says she loves to teach. Part of teaching is lecturing and Gonzales-Meredith presented to a crowd of more than 300 recently. It took place at the New Mexico Museum of Art as part of the Las Golondrinas Winter Lecture Series. Gonzales-Meredith’s topic was “Caves, Cribs & Cathouses: How Frontier Prostitution Helped Build the West.”