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Today's News

  • Noticias - Nov. 8, 2013

    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 2:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 8, 2013

    SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Meadow City Camera Club has an exhibit of photographs in the El Fidel Restaurant until Friday, Dec. 6. Eight local photographers have taken “Points of Departure,” each seeing something unique. A reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at El Fidel Restaurant.

  • Gov rips Brooks over tweet

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez has called out Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks over his social media remarks about Martinez’s education secretary, and Brooks has apologized.

    Brooks suggested in a Twitter comment Tuesday to a KOAT-TV reporter that Secretary Hannah Skandera “head for the livestock truck.”

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Nov. 8, 2013

     The Associated Press

    Royalties coming in to state office
    SANTA FE — The State Land Office says it’s received $1.5 million in royalties because of an audit of oil and natural gas production in southeastern New Mexico.
    Land Commissioner Ray Powell said the royalties from Concho Oil and Gas are for production on state trust land in Eddy County since 2010. The company is affiliated with Concho Resources Inc., which is based in Midland, Texas.

  • Obama meets with Senate Dems

    By Nedra Pickler
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Senators from President Barack Obama’s own party pressed him in person on Wednesday to extend the enrollment deadline for Americans to sign up for health insurance because of the malfunctioning website.

    Obama invited Senate Democrats facing re-election next year to the White House to discuss the problem-plagued health care rollout that could affect their races.

  • Mora County Notebook: Native celebrates Diamond Jubilee

    Sister Teresa of the Child Jesus, OCD, of the Monastery of Our Mother of Mercy, Alexandria, S.D., celebrated her Diamond Jubilee of entrance on Oct. 25.

    She had celebrated her renewal of vows at a Concelebrated Mass on May 31 with the Most Rev. John J. Swain, Bishop of Sioux Falls, S.D.. as principal celebrant.

    He gave a beautiful homily in which he quoted St. Teresa of the Child Jesus, thanking sister for her years of service to God and His church.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Nov. 8, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    6:30p.m. — District volleyball tournament
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m — Cross Country State Tournament, girls race, Rio Rancho
    12:05 p.m. — Cross Country State Tournament, boys race, RioRancho
    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Stock Growers Association meeting, Tapetes de Lana
    2 p.m. to 4 p.m. — Auditions for Christmas Pageant, Tapetes de Lana, sponsored by Mora Community Theater
    4 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Dinner honoring the veterans for Veterans Day,
    Sunday

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The importance of tree thinning

    That old saying that you can’t see the forest for the trees isn’t always true. I had an opportunity recently to see the trees, the forest and now the properly thinned forest first-hand right up the canyon from our ranch headquarters.

    Elauterio and Antonia Vigil, who are our nearby neighbors, were named New Mexico State Tree Farmers of the year, 2013.

  • An education masterpiece
  • Gurule wins scholarship

    Submitted to the Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University business management senior Daniela Gurule was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from MANA del Norte.

    MANA stands for Mexican-American Women’s National Association, a nonprofit that has worked since 1974 to empower Latinas through education, community service, leadership development and advocacy.

    Gurule, 33, is a Santa Fe native who has earned a 4.0 GPA at the Highlands Santa Fe Center. She also works full-time as the dual-credit specialist at Santa Fe Community College.