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Today's News

  • Health Council to conduct community forum Tuesday

    Submitted to the Optic

    The San Miguel Family and Community Health Council will conduct a community forum from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the new Student Center on the New Mexico Highlands University campus. The forum will be in Room 322.

  • YouthBuild program
  • Noticias - March 21, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Que Pasa - March 21, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • Nat Gold Players presents “Dog See God,” 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 23 at Sala de Madrid on the NMHU campus. General admission is $10, Seniors and LVAC members tickets are $8, and students with ID are $5. Play not suitable for children younger than 14.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • Mora County Notebook - Credit Union holds annual meeting

    The Rincones Presbyterian Credit Union held its 53rd annual meeting on Sunday at the Tilford Memorial Building in Chacon. The meeting was well attended with 60 members present. The meeting was opened with a prayer by CLP Shirley Sandoval. Vice Chair Lebao Martinez introduced Frank Mulholland of the New Mexico Securities Division.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 21, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Saturday
    11 a.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. West Las Vegas, junior varsity, doubleheader
    Monday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Questa, home
    Tuesday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Raton, junior varsity, doubleheader, home
    Wednesday
    11 a.m. — ECHO food distribution, Helping Hands Inc.
    Thursday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. McCurdy, away

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU
    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Bullfighting compared to ballet

    There is a new kid in the corral, a different kid to some. To us who live on a ranch, he is a welcome addition. He is a shiny black yearling black Angus bull. He has a fancy background, and a fairly light birth weight, very important when one has a working ranch, as in a cow/calf operation.

    He jumped out of the trailer, ready to take on that old bull that has served this ranch so well for a long time. The old bull probably outweighs him by a thousand pounds, so it didn’t take long for him to realize he’d just be friends, fighting is for another day and time.

  • New Mexico seeks to lure Tesla battery factory

    Associated Press

    Excited by economic prospects, New Mexico officials are hoping to avoid what happened six years ago when Tesla Motors opted against establishing an auto manufacturing plant in the state.

    They’re discussing a variety of options in an effort to convince Tesla to build a lithium-ion battery factory here, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports.

  • Gov wants NM to stop collecting union dues

    Associated Press

    Contact talks with state employee unions are at an impasse because New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez wants the state to stop collecting union dues through withdrawals from employees’ paychecks, the governor said.

    The Republican governor raised the issue this week at a real estate luncheon in Albuquerque while criticizing teachers unions for opposing her administration’s policy initiatives, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

  • Free tax help available

    Associated Press

    Low income residents and senior citizens in New Mexico can get their taxes prepared for free.

    Gov. Susana Martinez was in Albuquerque Tuesday to highlight Tax Help New Mexico, which offers free tax preparation for anyone over 65 and New Mexicans with an annual income of less than $52,000.

    Last season, Tax Help New Mexico prepared 31,478 returns that resulted in $19 million in refunds and saved New Mexicans more than $4 million in tax preparation fees.