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Today's News

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Acequias provide water for many uses

    Almost all of us who grew up here in northern New Mexico know what an “acequia” (ditch) is. This vast ditch system, was constructed way over two centuries ago to carry irrigation water from the rivers and streams that begin in our mountains to the lush fields and orchards and gardens of almost every mountain valley here.

  • Clean-up time
  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu - April 17. 2016

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

    MONDAY
    Carne adovada, Spanish rice, country blend vegetables, flour tortilla, and gelatin with fruit

    TUESDAY
    Steak and stuff, asparagus, carrots, wheat roll with margarine, and strawberry shortcake

    WEDNESDAY
    Liver and onions, mashed potatoes, green beans, sliced cucumbers, wheat roll with margarine, and peaches and strawberries with topping

    THURSDAY

  • Looking Back April 17th, 2015

    Monday, April 18, 1966 — New leaders elected by the Las Vegas Elks Lodge are Charlie Vigil, lecturing knight; Frank Montenegro, loyal knight; Carl Breuning, outgoing exalted ruler; J.D. Williams, new exalted ruler; Alex Coull, board member, E.R. Cooper, leading knight; Jack Lawson, organize; Jim Leger, secretary; M.O. Henriquez, treasurer; William Plank, chaplain; Leo Montoya, tyler; Tommy McCant, esquire and Phil Leger, inner guard.

  • Weather April 17, 2016

    Sunday

    HIGH 71° / LOW 38°

    A chance of snow showers before noon, then a chance of rain showers. Some thunder is also possible. Partly sunny, with a high near 50. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:25 a.m. to 7:36 p.m.

     

    Monday

  • Highlands President to talk on value of degree

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University President Sam Minner invites the community to a roundtable on Monday about the value of a college degree.

    The roundtable discussion will be from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom, 800 National Ave. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Que Pasa April 17, 2016

    4.18.2016
    MONDAY
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Free 2015 tax return preparation is offered for low- and middle-income persons and seniors by the AARP Tax-Aide Program. You do not have to be a senior, or a member of AARP, to receive the help. Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays (only) at the Highlands Student Union, third floor, National and Eighth. Call 505-652-4106 for an appointment. Walk-ins will be served as possible between appointments. Participants are asked to bring all documents and their 2014 return.

    4.19.2016

  • Noticias April 17, 2016

    Submit your
    calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    •Ambercare is looking for exceptional people for volunteers, who are 18 or older, with a 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 Orlando LeFebre at 505-554-4988.

  • New women’s hoops coach at HU

    Las Vegas Optic

    Joseph Anders once led Division I Arizona State to the PAC-12 women’s basketball semifinals.

    He was on board as part of ASU’s coaching staff when they made it to the Elite Eight.

    More recently, he helped the University of New Mexico women reach the Mountain West postseason two times in four years.

    Now, Anders will try to turn around the women’s hoops program at New Mexico Highlands. He was named interim head coach of the Cowgirls this past week, replacing Brianna Finch.

  • Three in a row for Isotopes

    Breaking a 2-2 tie when Jordan Patterson’s line-drive double scored Stephen Cardullo in the top of the sixth, the Albuquerque Isotopes relied on good defense until they got a couple late insurance runs in a 5-2 win Thursday in Reno, Nev.

    It was the third straight victory for the Isotopes, clinching a series win over the Aces to wrap the season-opening eight-game road trip.

    The Topes are hosting Tacoma and then Reno in an eight-game homestand at Isotopes Park. Matinees are slated for both Sunday and Monday.