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Today's News

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

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services Board meeting, administration building
    Tuesday
    Deadline for signing up for Miranda Serna Memorial Basketball Camp after this date cost will be $55
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball A’s vs. Angels, Little League Field, Holman
    6 p.m. — Dodgers vs. Cardinals Field #1, Rockies vs. A’s, Field #2, Holman
    Thursday
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball Angels vs. Pirates, Little League Field, Holman

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Road building and the little taxi

    Surprises come in different ways, I’ve learned. I sometimes remember to watch Antiques Roadshow on Channel  5. About the time I start to think that old piece of junk hiding on the shelf is just that: junk, I see something very similar appraised on that show, and it is usually worth a lot of money.

  • Tech lab opens
  • Armijo students of the month
  • Union Elementary Honor Roll

    Submitted to the Optic

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - May 29, 2013

    THUMBS UP! A CULINARY TREASURE
    It’s official. The state Tourism Department has designated Charlie’s Bakery & Cafe as one of only 27 Culinary Treasures in New Mexico. The recognition likely doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone in Las Vegas who has eaten there. But the designation will likely lead to tourists discovering and falling in love with it. Congratulations to owners Charlie and Elizabeth Sandoval for the well-deserved recognition.

    THUMBS DOWN! EX-JUDGE SHOULD HAVE BEEN UP FRONT

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 31, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia: Remarkable women of Las Vegas

    There is on display at the Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation, an exhibit called “Remarkable Women of Las Vegas,” and for some time we have intended to include the impressive work in Nuestra Historia. Created by Highlands University media arts student Deanna Threadgill, and funded by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the Media Arts Department at Highlands, the display honors nine women of the Las Vegas area who have made significant contributions to the community — as mothers, educators, writers, healers and folklorists.

  • Oil and Gas Issues - Pipelines: Safety and other impacts

    Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a series of columns addressing issues associated with oil and gas development in San Miguel County. The columns were written by participants in PROTECT San Miguel county, a local all-volunteer grass-roots organization. The group has been working with the county’s oil and gas task force for three years, has toured several existing oil and gas producing facilities, and has been collecting extensive research on the issues. More information is at http://PROTECTsmc.org.

  • Clarification on ad opposing recall

    An ad opposing the mayoral recall was published in the Las Vegas Optic last Friday, and we neglected to include a sentence about organizational affiliation being for identification purposes only.

    There were several instances whereby individuals, when they signed on to the ad, included the organizations with which they are affiliated, simply  for identification. Inclusion of the names of those organizations does not necessarily mean that the organization itself is opposed to the recall.