Today's News

  • Another Perspective - Capital outlay

    As the 2013 legislative session moves forward, I want to take a moment to discuss some of the capital outlay project requests that involve northeastern New Mexico.

    First, I want to remind everyone that capital outlay helps pay for bricks-and-mortar projects all over the state.

  • Mishler Scholarship recital Sunday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Six of New Mexico Highlands University’s top music students will perform in the Thomas Mishler Scholarship Recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 3 in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave.

    The March 3 recital is free. However, donations are appreciated and proceeds will benefit the Thomas Mishler Scholarship fund.

    The program includes vocal performances of classical and musical favorites, as well as guitar, percussion and euphonium instrumental performances.

  • Que Pasa - March 1, 2013


  • Noticias - March 1, 2013

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

  • WWII veteran Tom Griffin dies at 96

    By Dan Sewell
    The Associated Press

    CINCINNATI — A B-25 bomber navigator in the daring Doolittle’s Raid World War II attack on mainland Japan has died. Maj. Thomas C. “Tom” Griffin was 96, and his death leaves four surviving Raiders.

  • LCC board election is Tuesday

    Editor’s note: The following information was obtained from the San Miguel County Clerk’s office.

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Four of seven seats on the Luna Board of Trustees  are up for election this year. The election is scheduled to take place this Tuesday.

  • Luna board candidate questionnaires

    Editor’s note: With the Luna Board of Trustees election set for Tuesday, it’s time to brush up on where candidates stand on the issues. The Optic submitted questionnaires to all Luna candidates What follows are their responses.

    District No. 1

    Thomas Jerry Maestas
    Age: 54  
    Education:    High school diploma, one year college at Eastern New Mexico University.  four years United Brotherhood of Carpenters Trade School.

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Doc’s sour medical ‘cure’

    In the span of the week I get a call from an acquaintance from long ago, and a call from my daughter. Their requests were similar. They wanted some recipes of different kinds,  recipes that probably  aren’t in print or on the internet now.

    Sherry wants some old recipes that her grandmother had written down in a three-ring binder long ago. She plans to develop a family-style cookbook for my granddaughter who will soon be a newlywed.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 1, 2013

    6:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes host 2 AA District Girls Basketball Tournament championship game, home
    6:30 p.m. — Pecos hosts Boys 2AA district basketball tournament, Championship game
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services Board

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

  • BPA students do well at state conference

    Mora schools’ students and teachers participated in the State Leadership Conference in Albuquerque recognition, and leadership development. It was held early last week.

    About 430 students, advisers and guests from around the state participated in the conference.