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Today's News

  • Looking Back - Jan. 31, 2014

    In 1964

    Thursday, Jan. 30— George Arellanes was named as the Republican candidate for mayor of West Las Vegas and Manuel Valdez and Carlos R. Baca were named as council candidates at a meeting of Town Republicans last night at the county court house. Town Police Magistrate Hilario Montaño, was named as the Republican candidate for that position in the upcoming election. Arellanes, was San Miguel County Sheriff for two years and is a business partner of former Mayor Junio Lopez.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 31, 2014

    Town Hall Meeting
    Mora County Commissioner John Olivas will speak on the passage of the Mora County Bill of Rights ordinance that bans fracking. The meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Mora High School Administration Board Room. Thomas Linzey, a lawyer representing Mora County, will be available to answer questions.

  • FYI - Jan. 31, 2013

    The loud boom that many Las Vegas residents heard shortly before noon on Wednesday was the result of military aircraft testing being done in the area, Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said. The noise had many wondering if there had been an explosion. But Montaño said his department received confirmation from the FAA that it was the result of military testing in the area.

  • Weather - Jan. 31, 2014

    Friday
    A 10 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Windy, with a southwest wind 25-30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 25. Breezy, with a west wind 20-25 mph, decreasing to 15-20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

  • Stalking awareness
  • Que Pasa - Jan. 31, 2014

    SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Town Hall Meeting with Mora County Commission Chair John Olivas, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Mora School board room. Olivas will speak about what is happening today and what he is doing now that the County has been sued over its community rights ordinance. Thomas Linzey, one of the lawyers representing Mora County, will be available to respond to questions concerning the recent lawsuits. Sponsored by the Mora Democracy School Committee.

  • Noticias - Jan. 31, 2014

    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.

  • Mora County Notebook - Mora High School homecoming successful

    Homecoming Week at Mora High School was a lot of fun and also work for the student government committee and their sponsor, Marco Sanchez. It was a week of extra fun with special days as bad hair day, pep rally, talent show and last the Homecoming Parade and game.

    At the game the queen and king were crowned and the royal court took over the basketball floor to process around the gym. The queen was Destiny Pacheco and king was Quintin Dobbs. The other candidates for the king and queen also marched in the processional.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Jan. 31, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    4 p.m. — Middle School Rangers vs. Questa, home

    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Middle School Rangers vs. Santa Rosa, home

    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services Board Meeting, Administration Building

    Tuesday
    4 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangers vs. Dulce, away

    Wednesday
    4 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangers vs. Pecos, home

  • Palabras Pintorescas - What treasures await in what we call junk?

    In the “Are there additions or corrections to the columns” section of the Optic where my “Palabras Pinturescas” column pops up, I need to follow up on some of my recent stories.

    I mentioned the book “He Heard His Brother Call His Name” by Patsy Dorris Hale. I was told it was only available on Amazon, and that was before I visited my favorite bookstore, Tome on the Range. They have copies on order as we speak.