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Today's News

  • Highlands celebrates Native American week

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University celebrated Native American Week last week with traditional dance performances, a pueblo throw, traditional attire day, and more.

    The university’s American Indian Science and Engineering Society and the Native American Club sponsored the events.

    Alexis Hustito of the Zuni Pueblo is the AISES president. The 20-year-old junior is pursuing her bachelor of fine arts degree with an emphasis in painting.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 29, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • The Las Vegas Optic office will be closed on Friday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
    • San Miguel County offices will be closed from 8 am. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. County offices will reopen on Monday, Dec. 2.

  • Noticias - Nov. 29, 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.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Nov. 29, 2013

    The Associated Press

    ABQ schools retooling policy

    ALBUQUERQUE — Albuquerque’s public school district is retooling its social media policy.
    The effort comes on the heels of a recent flap involving Superintendent Winston Brooks but  reports that the district says the overhaul has been in the making for a long time.
    Brooks recently apologized for Twitter posts that included comparing the state education secretary to farm animals.

  • Educational opportunities
  • Mora County Notebook: Thanksgiving is a special day for families

    Yesterday was a special day in the year. Families met to share in the blessings of the year and to feast on the bounties that have been provided. Then there is the traditional Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and football.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Nov. 29, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Tucumcari, away, junior varsity and varsity
    5 p.m. — Mora Rangers basketball vs. West Las Vegas, home, junior varsity and varsity
    Saturday
    1 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball vs. Dulce, away, 7th and 8th
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Taos,  away, junior varsity and varsity
    Monday
    4:30 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball, vs. Santa Rosa, away, 7th and 8th

  • Palabras Pintorescas: What’s old is new again

    What is old is new again. So goes the saying rattling around in my brain. I tend to get so interested in local history that I find I forget what I researched and read just a few years ago.

  • Wonderland
  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 29, 2013

    THUMBS UP! A SPECTACULAR VICTORY
    Who would have thought that Robertson High School’s football team could have defeated St. Michael’s on the Horseman’s own field, no less? Early in the season the Horsemen embarrassed Robertson, defeating the team 50-0. But this past Saturday the Cardinals got their revenge, defeating the No. 1-ranked Horsemen 22-13. Great job Cards, and good luck in Taos this weekend.

    THUMBS UP! WELCOME MOISTURE