Today's News

  • Go Fish - June 12, 2016

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ.

    Catch of the week: Conchas Lake: Faith Garcia, 5, of Santa Fe caught her first bass June 4. It was a 16-inch, 2.5-pound smallmouth bass. She was trolling a green Zebco tube.

    Fishing report, June 7

  • Finishing with heart

    Submitted to the Optic

    Robertson High School 2016 graduate Morgan Diefendorf is the first recipient of the Eliana Marie Herrera Memorial Scholarship.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 12, 2016

    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    •La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    •Playoff: Las Vegas Grizzlies vs. ABQ Outlaws, 2 p.m., Herrera Complex

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    •La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park


  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — June 12, 2016

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

    Taco burger, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, Mexican salad, broccoli and cheese, and strawberries and bananas

    Pork chop, rice, oriental vegetables, beets, cottage cheese, fruit cocktail, and oatmeal cookie

    Taco soup, salad with dressing, flour tortilla, salsa, gelatin, and apricots


  • Students of the month - June 12, 2016
  • Dear Teacher - June 12, 2016

    By Marge Eberts
    and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I’ve always been an advocate of smart kids taking AP (advanced placement) courses. My son is reluctant to take an AP class, citing more work and possibly lower grades. What is your opinion? — Interested

  • More changes at City Hall

    The City Council put the brakes on a request by City Manager Richard Trujillo to hire former city manager Jack Maes as the new housing director.

    During a special meeting on Wednesday, the Council voted unanimously to “disapprove” the Maes appointment. The decision followed a lengthy executive session in which the governing body discussed personnel matters.

    The governing body did not publicly provide an explanation for its decision. Maes served as Las Vegas City Manager about 15 years ago.

  • Luna board gives prez 2 more years

    Luna Community College’s Board of Trustees voted on Wednesday to give President Leroy “Huero” Sanchez a two-year contract extension despite a request by one board member that the vote be delayed to give the board a chance to look into an allegation that Sanchez improperly gave himself a raise.

  • Drive yields loads of attire

    Judy and Chris Gallegos wanted to give back to their community. Earlier this year, the well-known Las Vegas couple decided to call several friends to help them with a clothing drive.

    With the help of friends Isabel Benavidez, Ida Vigil, Ramona Sedillo, Marie Sedillo, Rebecca Valdez, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard DeHerrera, Peggy Lucero, Michelle Sandoval, Eva Mascarenas, Liz Velasquez, Ramona Piechnik, Viola Trujillo, Edwina Trujillo, Tim and Van Chung, and staff from Las Vegas joined the Gallegoses to fill two trucks with gently used clothing.

  • Balance of power at stake in Legislature

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    Candidates for the New Mexico Legislature and statewide office turned their attention Wednesday to fall general elections after Democrats and Republicans locked in nominees for the House of Representatives and Senate.

    The balance of power is at stake in both legislative chambers in November, amid a hotly contested race for secretary of state.