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Today's News

  • Noticias - June 20, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community First, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: Wal-Mart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • QuÉ Pasa - June 20, 2014

    SATURDAY
    SÁBADO
    • Summer Solstice Spiritual Service
    including ceremony for the Renewal of Body Mind Spirit, 6:45 a.m, Eight Treasures Exercise, on Saturday, June 21 followed by ceremony, meditation, readings, and a potluck at 8 a.m. This service is an opportunity for individuals to cultivate and renew themselves through traditional Taoist methods. For more info, call Peter or Jody Stege at 454-0003 or at 505-603-0581.

  • Mora County Notebook - Middle school students attend law camp

    Two Lazaro Garcia Middle School students recently returned from a week at University of New Mexico Law Camp. They were thrilled and excited with the experiences they had during the week. They stayed on campus all week. The program and expenses was funded by the Hispanic Bar Association.  

    Krystah Pacheco, daughter of Jessyka Sanchez, and Amiree Olivas, daughter of John and Pam Olivas, qualified to attend the camp. They both had to have high grades and write an essay, in addition to having to be recommended by various people.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - June 20, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball Angels vs. A’s, Little League Field, Holman
    6:45 p.m. — Little League Orioles vs. Cubs, Little League Field, Holman
    6 p.m. — Little League Rockies vs. A’s, Field #1; Yankees vs. Cubs, Field #2, Holman
    Wednesday
    11 a.m. — ECHO Food Distribution, Helping Hands Inc.
    Thursday
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball A’s vs. Orioles, Little League Field, Holman
    6:45 p.m. — Tee-ball Cubs vs. Angels, Little League Field, Holman

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Surprises of all sorts here at the ranch

    Surprises show up in all sorts of different ways around here. I am the happy recipient of “Death Comes Quickly,” Susan Witting Albert’s newest “who-dunnit” book in her China Bayles mystery series. This book is number 23 in the series, and I have read all of them. Susan and Bill Albert are our part-time neighbors who have a home in Pendaries.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - June 20, 2014

    THUMBS UP! NEW VIETNAM MEMORIAL
    Roughly 39 years after the Vietnam war ended, the 33 servicemen from northeastern New Mexico who lost their lives in it were honored with a new memorial. The names of those 33 men were carved onto flagstone to create the memorial, which was unveiled at Veterans Park last Saturday. It’s a fitting tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

    THUMBS DOWN! FALLING THROUGH THE CRACKS

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 20, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - The extraordinary Romero Brothers

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    In the first years of his freighting business, Miguel Romero and his five sons, and other family members, made the long journeys on the Santa Fe Trail themselves, from Las Vegas to St. Louis, Missouri and the great Mississippi River. Within a short time, however, Don Miguel was able to hire and provide for the many teamsters who would drive his wagons and caravans along the Trail, a journey of two months, as described in our previous column.

  • Editorial Roundup - June 20, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Chattanooga (Tennessee) Times on homeless veterans (June 17):
    Fixing the problem of homeless veterans — actually of all homelessness — is much harder than it sounds. Even with sufficient resources, homelessness is problem that keeps coming back if we lose focus. And we have.
    Still, in recent weeks we’ve made plans for a new day with a new group of disillusioned, disaffected people — especially the veterans among them.

  • Williams pursues Olympic goal

    As a wide receiver and kick returner for the New Mexico Highlands football team, Kevon Williams got used to long road trips, crisscrossing the region to Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and the like.

    In his second act, as an emerging star of the Vatos rugby club, Williams has taken travel to a new level, racking up frequent flier miles to Philadelphia, Denver, Houston and now San Diego.

    San Diego is especially notable because it’s where Williams goes to camp to chase an Olympic dream as member of the United States “sevens” rugby squad.