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Today's News

  • Jail Log - April 26, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 15 and April 23:
    Michael Dalton, 45,  failure to appear San Miguel Magistrate bench warrant
    Vincent Quintana, 32, six- day commitment
    Robert Sena, 51, 2/19/1962 failure to appear San Miguel Magistrate bench warrant
    Jonathan Yancy, 24, possession of controlled substance
    David Leyba, 31, probation violation: failure to report
    Michael Robles, 28, probation violation: positive UA (10-day sanction)

  • 100th Birthday
  • Que Pasa - April 26, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • National Arbor Day celebration, 4 p.m. on Friday, April 26 in Plaza Park. Representatives from the Cub Scouts, City of Las Vegas Parks Department, Tierra y Montes, State Forestry, Las Vegas Wildlife Refuge and Las Vegas Tree Board are scheduled to attend.
    • The Abe Montoya Recreation Center is taking registrations for the Spring Co-Ed Volleyball Season. Deadline to register is Friday, April 26. Fee is $150 per team. Games will be on Wednesday evenings beginning May 1.

  • Noticias - April 26, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • David, Julian and Joey Martinez of Sheridan lost their home and all of their belongings recently to a structure fire. A donation account has been opened at the State Employees Credit Union for the family. They are also accepting donations of clothing and household items. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. For more information or to drop off donations, contact Jesus at 505-920-8659

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  • Maestas wins top NMSU spot

    Submitted to the Optic
    David Maestas, a 2009 graduate of West Las Vegas High School and former resident of Las Vegas, was recently elected president of the Associated Students of New Mexico State University, the student government of New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

  • Students recognized at banquet

    Submitted to the Optic
    New Mexico Highlands University honored numerous outstanding students and faculty at the 15th annual Student Leadership Recognition Banquet April 3.
    The Office of Campus life organizes the event each year.
    Margaret Gonzales, director of campus life said, “the Student Leadership Banquet is a great opportunity to recognize students, clubs, faculty and staff for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the university.”

    Student of the Year

  • Outstanding students at Union

    Submitted to the Optic
    Union Elementary Second Nine Weeks Honor Roll
    Ms. Lujan — Second Grade:
    A-Honor Roll:  Jose Griego
    B-Honor Roll:  Eloy Aragon, Klahree Gallegos, Leann Gallegos, Justine Garza, Jordan Martinez, Jacelyn Morgan, Anjoli Romero, Romayne Sandoval, Elijah Torres-Salazar, Jordyn Zaldivar
    Perfect Attendance:  Jose Griego
    Outstanding Character:  Justine Garza
    Ms. Conway — Third Grade:
    A-Honor Roll:  Jayden Herrera

  • Mora County Notebook: Birthday tradition continues for Garcia

    On Wednesday morning a large group of friends of Lazaro Garcia gathered at Hatcha’s for his birthday breakfast. This has been a tradition for more than 30 years with the exception of last year when the whole community gathered to help him celebrate his 100th  birthday.

    Now that he is 101, he has continued the traditional celebration with breakfast with his friends. It began more than three decades ago with a few men who gathered at Almanzar’s Café in Cleveland.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - April 26, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangeretters softball vs. McCurdy, away
    Saturday
    7:30 a.m. — Mora County Clean Up Day, start Southwest Capital Bank parking lot, gloves and bags will be provided and lunch will be provided for the workers
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Santa Fe Prep, home
    TBA — Mora Track and Field at NRG Tournament
    Sunday
    Noon to 2 p.m. — Spaghetti Dinner, VFW Hall, $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger