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Today's News

  • Gun found in suspect’s vehicle

    Authorities retrieved a loaded handgun from the vehicle of the suspect involved in Monday’s police standoff near the Abelino Montoya Recreation Center on north Grand Avenue.

    The suspect, Roger S. Romero, 29, of Chacon, was taken into custody Monday night after Las Vegas police subdued him with pepper balls and bean bag rounds. His sports utility vehicle was sealed and hauled away by a tow truck until officers could get a search warrant.

  • Anaya settles SEC fraud charges

    The Associated Press
    Former Gov. Toney Anaya has reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission in a fraud case involving an investment company that was focused on recovering and selling water from aquifers in New Mexico and elsewhere.
    The SEC announced Wednesday that Anaya, who previously served as a regent at New Mexico Highlands University, was one of four people charged with concealing from investors that two lawbreakers ran the company, Natural Blue Resources Inc.

  • Missoula Children’s Theatre auditions Mon.

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Missoula Children’s Theatre, the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, has been touring extensively for more than 40 years from Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,200 communities this year with up to 44 teams of Tour Actor/Directors. A tour team will arrive in Las Vegas on Monday with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything it takes to put on a play… except the cast.  

  • Que Pasa - July 18, 2014

    SATURDAY
    SÁBADO
    • Women’s Retreat for female military veterans and female family members of veterans, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, at Ride to Ride at 47 Alameda Road in Las Vegas For more information, call Lorraine Esquibel at 454-3738 or Nicole Olonovich at 454-2681.

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    LUNES

  • Mora County Notebook - Work camp at Mora Presbyterian church

    Last week a group of 27 adults and youth from Texas spent the week at the Mora Presbyterian Church repairing, painting, yard work and help in the Community Garden. They also held a three - day Vacation Bible School for local children and youth who participated in a few community service projects, as well as Bible study, which consisted of making table and wall decorations for Mora’s Senior Center and inspirational cards for the Mora Church’s food bank. The Bible School ended with a program and dinner for all families involved.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - July 18, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

  • Palabras Pintorescas: How my mind works: From kites to cows

    Our dense, conifer-rich forest dodged a bullet over our fourth of July weekend. The rains came, but the always- threatening lightening did not. That translates into no fires here so far, thankfully.

    Obviously, there is a little kid still in all of us, and that was very evident, right down the road from this ranch on the 4th.

    Our Pendaries neighbors hosted a kite flying event, in the open space behind the new John Harrington Memorial Garden.

  • Research trip inspires Griego’s interest in Ph.D.

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A field class at the Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve in Veracruz, Mexico solidified New Mexico Highlands biology graduate José Griego’s interest in pursuing a doctorate degree in wildlife biology.

  • Drive begins for Amai fund

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University Foundation launched a fundraising campaign to raise $2,800 to make the Dr. Robert Amai Fund for Chemistry Students a permanent endowment.

    The fund, named after a popular Highlands professor emeritus, has provided dozens of scholarships for outstanding chemistry students. The university’s Chemistry Department and the student Chemistry Club spearheaded the fundraiser.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - July 18, 2014

    THUMBS UP! SHOWING RESTRAINT