Today's News

  • Noticias - Dec. 5, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Casa de Samaritan Homeless shelter at 716 Grand Ave. is operating every night, providing meals, laundry and hot showers from 6 to 8:30 p.m. From November through March, the shelter is open for overnight stays. Their Thrift Store, at Seventh and Legion, offers vouchers for clothing, bedding, etc. Samaritan House offers a food pantry distribution every second and fifth Wednesday. Applications for rental services for those who may qualify are available. Call 454-1390.

  • Plenty of events for the weekend

    Mora County residents get ready, this weekend is going to be full of fun this weekend in Mora as the Christmas invasion has begun.

    Tonight (Friday) starting at 6 p.m. at Tapetas de Lana in Mora will host “Noche de Familia.” The evening will consist of a movie, food and other fun activities.  

    This event is sponsored by the Mora County DWI program. Everyone is welcome to this free event that promotes sobriety and family.

  • Basketball time
  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Dec. 3, 2014


    6 p.m. —  Mora County DWI Program’s Noche de Familia, movie, food and activities, Tapetas de Lana
    TBA —  Mora High School Rangerettes basketball at Santa Rosa Invite, away

    9 a.m.  to 3 p.m.—  Mora WinterFest, featuring arts and crafts by area artisans, Mora Elementary Gym
    TBA —  Mora High School Rangerettes basketball at Santa Rosa Invite, away
    Noon —  Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball vs. Dulce, away

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Thankfully, ‘tis time to try Tamera’s tasty tamales

    My buddy and fellow columnist, Art Trujillo, thinks that flying fruitcake will land on his day of retirement. Be careful what you wish for, Art. You might get several fruitcakes before then. My readers are always thoughtful and generous, I’ve learned. No further fruitcake columns are in the works here at the ranch, but I just discovered, in a treasure trove of very old letters sent to my mother in 1944, no less, a recipe for onion cake.

  • Lady Dons hang on

    West Las Vegas junior guard Deanna Bustos swished four straight free throws in the closing seconds Tuesday night, nudging the Lady Dons to a 69-63 win over visiting Santa Fe Indian School.

    The Lady Braves — ranked sixth in Class 4A, two spots below West — had reduced a 19-point deficit to 64-63 with 20 seconds remaining.

    Kimarie Ramone’s hard drive to the bucket got SFIS within one, but she missed what would’ve been the tying free throw.

  • Breakthrough victory for Cowgirls

    Nobody can fault strength of schedule for New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team this season.

    The Cowgirls knocked off one of the region’s more solid teams, Texas-Permian Basin, in a 70-63 triumph Tuesday night at the Wilson Complex, avenging an earlier season 76-55 loss in Odessa.

    NMHU, now 1-3 under new head coach Brianna Finch, has also played then-No. 1 West Texas A&M, coming deliciously close to an upset before falling 84-73.

    Anngelina Sanchez scored a game-high 19 points on 8-for-17 shooting to lead Highlands on Tuesday.

  • A Major League hire - NMHU baseball coach Hunt to be assisted by World Series champ

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    Former Major League Baseball player Mike Marshall, who won two World Series rings as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, will join the coaching staff at New Mexico Highlands University this season.

    The university announced the hire on Wednesday in a news release.

    Marshall will serve as associate head coach under first-year head coach Shannon Hunt.

  • Boxing: NM Silver Gloves in town

    New Mexico State Silver Gloves is back in town this weekend, bringing three days of amateur boxing action to the Meadow City.

    First bout is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at Crespin’s Boxing Gym, 900 West Valencia St. The tournament continues through Sunday at the venue.

    Admission is $12 adults, $8 students, and free to children younger than 5.

    For more information, those interested may contact State Silver Gloves coordinator Carlos Crespin at 429-4068 or 425-1422.

  • Lobos rally, beat Aggies

    Deshawn Delaney scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed seven boards to lead New Mexico past New Mexico State 62-47 on Wednesday night in Albuquerque.

    The Aggies (3-5) led 23-10 before UNM (4-3) mounted a 24-5 run to end the first half.

    The Lobos lead the overall series 117-96.