Today's News

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu — Jan. 31, 2016

    9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    The New Mexico Environment Department Drinking Water Bureau and Rural Community Assistance Corporation are offering free training for water system board members in your area! The training will focus on board responsibilities and management. The training will take place at St. Gertrude’s Parish Hall. Contact Laura Dubin at 505-819-8511 or Ldubin@rcac.org to register.

    4 p.m.
    The Rangers of Mora Middle School will take on the Questa for this away game in Questa.


  • Palabras Pinturescas: For best results, keep all ingredients at room temp.

    Speaking of miracles, watch out, Art (my friend and fellow columnist) because you may be chased by the salad dressing police! The possibility of a Miracle Whip---ing is not out of the question I’d say.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 31, 2016

    Tuesday, Feb. 1, 1966 — George Lincoln Rockwell, head of the American Nazi Party, came to the Highlands University campus in Las Vegas Monday night at the invitation of the Student Senate. He came and saw -- but he surely did little conquering, although he was afforded a generally courteous and good humored reception. No untoward incidents of any kind took place as about 700 students and faculty members filled University Hall to the brim.

  • Huge success
  • Weather - Jan. 31, 2016


    HIGH 54° / LOW 30°

    A 10 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 54. West wind 15 to 20 mph. Sunday night — a 10 percent chance of snow showers.

    7:02 a.m. to 5:27 p.m.



    HIGH 40° / LOW 15°

    Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 40. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
    Monday night — a 40 percent chance of snow showers.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 31, 2016

    1 to 3:30 p.m.
    Eighth Annual Literacy Fair will take place at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center gymnasium. This event is sponsored by The Literacy Council of Northeastern New Mexico, a division of the LV Arts Council. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call Dorothy T. Maestas at 454-0005.

  • Noticias - Jan. 31, 2016

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    •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.

    •Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577.

  • Wrestlers to vie for RMAC titles

    Submitted to the Optic

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Wrestling Championships in 20 years are set for Sunday at the U.S. Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs.

    The event, which will feature all nine RMAC wrestling schools, is set to begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday. The second session is slated for 3:30 p.m., while the finals, which will be broadcast live on Comcast Entertainment Television, are set for a 5 p.m. start.

  • Meet the Cowboys

    Las Vegas Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University’s likely wrestling lineup, by weight class:

    125 lbs.) Jacob España, redshirt junior, Albuquerque (Volcano Vista High). España is 14-11 overall with one pin, six technical falls, three major decisions.

    125) Trevor Perez, redshirt freshman, Las Vegas, Nev. Perez is 2-3 with one pin.

    133) Trey Humphrey, redshirt senior, Overland Park, Kans. Humphrey is 6-5 with two pins.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Jan. 31 2016

    •NMHU at RMAC championships, TBA, Colorado Springs

    8Pecos boys (A,B), girls (A,B) at Monte del Sol, 3 p.m., Santa Fe
    •West Las Vegas freshman boys vs. Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    •Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Peñasco, 5 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    •Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Socorro, 4 p.m., Socorro
    •Mora boys (A,B), girls (A,B) at Questa, 3:30 p.m., Questa