Today's News

  • FYI - Sports - July 20, 2012

    Robertson and Memorial volleyball summer practices are now under way. High school practices are 7-8:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 6-7:30 Thursday at Mike Marr Gym. MMS practices are 6-7:30 Monday through Thursday, also at Marr Gym.

    RHS girls’ soccer will host a youth soccer camp for boys and girls age 5-12 from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, July 23, through Friday, July 27, at the RHS field. Cost is $30 per camper. Call 603-1019 or 429-8395 for details. Proceeds benefit the RHS girls’ soccer program.

  • It’s fiesta time for Mora County

    Las Vegas Optic Staff

    The schedule may have changed from one weekend to another but the fun and excitement won’t, as the 2012 Mora Fiesta promises to again be its usual good time for all who attend.

    This year’s lineup includes a rodeo on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, the crowning of this year’s queen, a Saturday morning parade and more than a dozen performers and bands carrying the sounds of the fiesta through the weekend.

  • Mora Senior Center lunch menu - 7/23-27

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

    Monday, July  23 — Chili dog, baked potato wedges, mixed vegetables with butter, and orange

    Tuesday, July 24 — Ham with noodles, California vegetables, salad with dressing, cottage cheese, and peaches

    Wednesday, July 25 — Taco salad, mexicorn, saltine crackers, and mixed fruit

    Thursday, July 26 — Santa Fe chicken with rice, broccoli with cheese, buttered carrots, and pineapple upside-down cake

  • Mountain Mamas celebrate 8th year

    Members of the Mora  Mountain Mamas met at the home of Sylvia Ortega in Guadalupita earlier this month.

    The activity of the day was to identify the members by their baby pictures. It was a hard assignment, but two of the members managed to identify four of the women.

    Ortega gave the group tours of her studio where she has many of her beautiful paintings on display. She has been teaching some community members the art of painting. They enjoy the class and their instructor. The students are painting beautiful pictures to sell or give to their families.

  • Delighted with the fire station news

    I live on the edge of a very large forest. Therefore, fire is a very large priority, whether it be forest or house fire. I am delighted to learn from a recent Optic story that we will have a third fire station in this very large area. This station will be up in the Sapello Canyon, near San Ignacio.

  • North-South presence expands in Las Vegas

    Las Vegas Optic Staff

    A dozen years since Art Abreu, Jay Moore and a small crew of volunteers first brought North-South mania to Las Vegas, the mid-summer tradition has never been bigger in the Meadow City.

    This year, for the first time, the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s Class 1A-2A-3A all-star baseball events were situated in town, joining the list of North-South football and boys’ and girls’ basketball contests that have been part of the season for years now.

  • Stabbing victim is critical

    Las Vegas police had a busy weekend, responding on Saturday night to a near fatal stabbing on the river walk and then getting called out a few hours later to a triple shooting at a home on Apache.
    Details on the stabbing were sketchy as of press time, but Las Vegas Deputy Chief Eugene Garcia said Monday that the victim was transported to University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque and was in the hospital’s intensive care unit in critical condition.
    Garcia said the altercation involved an uncle and a nephew.

  • City wants cut of county tax hike

    By Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic
    Las Vegas City Manager Timothy Dodge says that if San Miguel County wants the city’s support for the one-fourth of 1 percent increase in the sales tax it will likely ask voters to approve in November, the county will probably have to agree to use part of the money generated to offset dispatch and ambulance service costs inside the city limits as well as in the county.

  • Ranch owner seeks to ‘rejuvenate’ river

    By Phaedra Haywood
    Santa Fe New Mexican

    SANTA FE — Contrary to rumors, the man who purchased the Rowe area ranch formerly owned by Val Kilmer is not damming the Pecos River. But the Texas oil and gas executive does have big plans for the property, and they include making “enhancements” to the river that runs through his land.

  • Vegas has new childcare center

    Parents and guardians now have another option for childcare in Las Vegas.

    Last month, Alizza “Ali” Gonzalez opened up a new facility that isn’t your typical childcare center.