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Today's News

  • Noticias - Nov. 1, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 1, 2013

    FRIDAY VIERNES
    • Las Vegas Senior Center Halloween Dance, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 at the center. Music provided by Sangre Joven. There will be a costume contest and a cake walk. Cost is $5 per person. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • The Board of Trustees of the Tecolote Land Grant will meet at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Tecolote Community Center. For more information, call Joe Herrera at 575-427-1141.

    SUNDAY DOMINGO

  • Mora County Notebook: Old Mora Courthouse has interesting history

    The most beautiful building Mora has ever had was the old courthouse that is just a memory for some of the older people. There have been old photos and paintings made to remind the younger generation of the past. This beautiful painting was done by the artist Sylvia Ortega who lives in Guadalupita.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Nov. 1, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    3 p.m. — Mora Cross Country.-District Tournament-Pojoaque
    Saturday
    7 p.m. to 11 p.m. ­— Benefit Dance for Greg Medina, VFW Post 1131, music by Danny Alcon/Los Paisanos
    Monday
    TBA — Mora Rangerette volleyball, District Tournament
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services Board meeting, MVCHS Administration Building

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

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

  • Palabras Pintorescas: ‘Copters, police do a fine job during emergencies

    Oh! Look! It is a bird, no...it is a plane. No it is a helicopter in our hay field across the road from my house. And this isn’t the first time we have had a helicopter land in the field.

    This “bird” was a Medivac helicopter, called in by both our state police and our fire department responders to pick up the driver of a wrecked car, down our road about a mile or so.  

  • West students win contest

    Submitted to the Optic

    A group of west Las Vegas High School Students won best in show in the poster category and best of show in the high school category for their poster that advocated for Los Alamos National Laboratory to develop alternative pesticides that are non-toxic to honeybees as part of LANL’s 70th anniversary for its services to the nation.

    This competition asked students and their teachers in grades 2 to 12 to use the STEM method to develop ideas in order to solve everyday issues that LANL could later work on in the next 70 years.

  • Students discuss obesity, diabetes

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University exercise and sport sciences students presented projects on obesity and diabetes as part of a Binational Border Health Fair the university sponsored Oct. 8 to Oct. 9.

  • In Brief - Education - Nov. 1, 2013

    From The Associated Press

  • Fear the beard: Red Sox win

    The Associated Press

    BOSTON — There hasn’t been a party like this in New England for nearly a century.

    Turmoil to triumph. Worst to first.

    David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox, baseball’s bearded wonders, capped their remarkable turnaround by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 on Wednesday night to win their third World Series championship in 10 seasons.

  • ‘Beasties’ host state match Sat.

    After securing a runner-up finish in district, the Robertson girls’ soccer team earned a No. 6 seed in the Class 1A-3A state tournament, which begins this weekend around New Mexico.

    The Lady Cardinals and head coach Ian Williamson will play host to No. 11 seed East Mountain in a first-round match that gets under way at 1 p.m. Saturday at RHS Field.