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Today's News

  • Agency assesses millions in penalties

    Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — It’s been nearly a year and environmentalists are still uneasy about where Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration stands on protecting air, water and other natural resources.

    Their perception of the administration being cozy with industry persists, but officials with the New Mexico Environment Department have grown tired of critics assuming they’re taking it easy on polluters.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Nov. 25, 2011

    Senior Lunch Menu

    Menu for the Mora and Wagon Mound senior centers with coffee and milk served daily.

    Monday, Nov. 28 — Chalupa, lettuce, tomato, fiesta salad, salsa and fruit cocktail
    Tuesday, Nov. 29 — Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, buttered peas, yeast roll with butter and peach danish
    Wednesday, Nov. 30 — Spaghetti with sauce, broccoli with cheese sauce, garlic bread and peaches

  • Mora County Notebook: Rocky Raccoon Club formed

    The Rincones Presbyterian Credit Union has started  teaching the kindergarten children in Holman about saving. The director, Teresita Vigil and supervisory committee member, Florence Trujillo are directing the program. Trujillo, a licensed teacher, goes to the classrooms once a month to teach the children about saving and helps them get started on their own.

    Last Friday Trujillo brought banks for each child. They are in the shape of colorful crayons and each child’s name is printed on his bank.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The art of cooking with a pressure cooker

    Well, I always thought every household owned a pressure cooker, and if you live above 8,000 feet, as I do, you automatically cook beans and so much more in a pressure cooker.

    Two different friends and neighbors have asked me about their new found art that they are so afraid of — that dangerous pressure cooker they have never used. Yes, it is still in its box, sadly.

  • Christmas Fair
  • LCC to host holiday fair

    Submitted to the Optic

    Luna Community College will be hosting a Holiday Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Rough Rider Grill (LCC Cafeteria.)

    The LCC Holiday Fair will feature vendors and is a great venue for last-minute shoppers. They will be selling a variety of items including handmade jewelry, baked goods, homemade arts and crafts, Christmas wreaths and ornaments, purses and homemade blankets.

    About 15 percent of all vendors will be Luna Community College students, staff and faculty.

  • Noticias - Nov. 25, 2011

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

    • Las Vegas Cub Scouts Pack 60 has begun its annual popcorn sales. Cub Scouts is a nonprofit organization that uses the proceeds as a fundraiser. Cub Scouting promotes a boy’s character, citizenship and fitness in a positive and educational manner. To purchase popcorn or for more information, call Ida Sue at 617-0849.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 25, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Storrie Lake State Park will be closed on Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Storrie Lake State Park will re-open at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26. For questions or for more information, call 425-7278.

    • The Las Vegas Optic business office will be closed on Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will reopen for regular hours on Monday, Nov. 28.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    In the spirit of Thanksgiving — and Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year — we offer up today’s thumbs:

    THUMBS UP! THE ECONOMY. Sluggish though it is, it’s still better than this time last year, and it’s showing signs that today will be a good day for retailers. We certainly hope so.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 25, 2011