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Today's News

  • Noticias - Feb. 15, 2013

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

  • Legal forum for immigrants set for Friday

    Submitted to the Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University will host a Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals legal forum for immigrants from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today (Friday).

    The free legal forum will be in Douglas Hall, 805 University Ave.

    Allegra Love, a Santa Fe attorney and immigration expert, will present an overview about DACA and who qualifies.

    Love will also help participants individually with legal advice, a case review, preparing documents, and filling out paperwork. She is providing the service free of charge.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 15, 2013

    THUMBS UP! STATEWIDE ATTENTION. It’s easy in these parts to become self-absorbed in Las Vegas’ water problems, but we need to remember we’re not the only ones suffering from such circumstances. The entire state is facing a bleak long-range outlook, stemming from a prolonged drought as well as a legal battle with Texas over New Mexico’s dwindling water supply.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 15, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia - La Voz embraced Gorras Blancas crusade

    As noted in our last column, when Felix Martinez established La Voz del Pueblo in Las Vegas in 1890, a growing tempest was forming along the Gallinas and throughout San Miguel County — and La Voz would soon be at the head of the storm.

    Smoldering for decades, discontent among the Hispanic population came to a climax when Judge Elisha Long made his momentous 1889 decision in the Millheiser case, ruling that the common lands of the Las Vegas Land Grant could be lawfully fenced and claimed privately.

  • Editorial Roundup, Newspaper opinions from around the nation - Feb. 15, 2013

    Excerpts from around the nation

    The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn. (Feb. 11) — Congress likes to impose draconian consequences — the fiscal cliff, sequestration, national default — on itself, and unfortunately on the rest of us as well, for failing to do what it’s supposed to do.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Feb. 15, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Monte del Sol, junior varsity and varsity, away
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes vs. Monte del Sol-varsity-away
    Tuesday
    4 p.m. — Mora Ranges vs. Peñasco, junior varsity and varsity, home
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes vs. Peñasco, junior varsity and varsity, home
    Thursday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers Middle School vs. Taos, away
    Friday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Pecos, junior varsity and varsity, away

  • Mora County Notebook - Schools celebrate homecoming in style

    Last week was a great fun week for the staff and students of Mora  Schools. They had many different activities during their “Spirit Week.” The students dressed up and got points for their class.

    Monday was Pajama, hip hop or ‘90s day; Tuesday was Western or Crazy hair day.

    Wednesday was Old day or Baby day. On Thursday, there was a pep rally at 1 p.m. and a talent show for the court candidates at 6 p.m. Thursday was Toga day or hippie day.
    It was announced at the game that the seniors got the most points.

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Then there was light once again

    Flip a switch and wow! The lights are on! We rarely give a thought of any kind about just what it takes to keep those lights on, do we? I got to watch a nuts-and-bolts work order carried out right here in my own back yard recently.

  • FFA takes top spot in tournament

    By Allison Martinez
    Las Vegas FFA Reporter

    Two of the Las Vegas FFA Parliamentary Procedure teams recently traveled to Phoenix to compete at the Josh Morgan Memorial Parliamentary Procedure Tournament.

    The Las Vegas FFA senior team placed first at the tournament. The team consisted of Luke Romero, Clay Prieskorn, Manny Villanueva, Ramos Aragon, Tabitha Sanchez and Sharissa Higgins.