Today's News

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 15, 2013

    THUMBS UP! STATEWIDE ATTENTION. It’s easy in these parts to become self-absorbed in Las Vegas’ water problems, but we need to remember we’re not the only ones suffering from such circumstances. The entire state is facing a bleak long-range outlook, stemming from a prolonged drought as well as a legal battle with Texas over New Mexico’s dwindling water supply.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 15, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia - La Voz embraced Gorras Blancas crusade

    As noted in our last column, when Felix Martinez established La Voz del Pueblo in Las Vegas in 1890, a growing tempest was forming along the Gallinas and throughout San Miguel County — and La Voz would soon be at the head of the storm.

    Smoldering for decades, discontent among the Hispanic population came to a climax when Judge Elisha Long made his momentous 1889 decision in the Millheiser case, ruling that the common lands of the Las Vegas Land Grant could be lawfully fenced and claimed privately.

  • Editorial Roundup, Newspaper opinions from around the nation - Feb. 15, 2013

    Excerpts from around the nation

    The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn. (Feb. 11) — Congress likes to impose draconian consequences — the fiscal cliff, sequestration, national default — on itself, and unfortunately on the rest of us as well, for failing to do what it’s supposed to do.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Feb. 15, 2013


    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Monte del Sol, junior varsity and varsity, away
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes vs. Monte del Sol-varsity-away
    4 p.m. — Mora Ranges vs. Peñasco, junior varsity and varsity, home
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes vs. Peñasco, junior varsity and varsity, home
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers Middle School vs. Taos, away
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Pecos, junior varsity and varsity, away

  • Mora County Notebook - Schools celebrate homecoming in style

    Last week was a great fun week for the staff and students of Mora  Schools. They had many different activities during their “Spirit Week.” The students dressed up and got points for their class.

    Monday was Pajama, hip hop or ‘90s day; Tuesday was Western or Crazy hair day.

    Wednesday was Old day or Baby day. On Thursday, there was a pep rally at 1 p.m. and a talent show for the court candidates at 6 p.m. Thursday was Toga day or hippie day.
    It was announced at the game that the seniors got the most points.

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Then there was light once again

    Flip a switch and wow! The lights are on! We rarely give a thought of any kind about just what it takes to keep those lights on, do we? I got to watch a nuts-and-bolts work order carried out right here in my own back yard recently.

  • FFA takes top spot in tournament

    By Allison Martinez
    Las Vegas FFA Reporter

    Two of the Las Vegas FFA Parliamentary Procedure teams recently traveled to Phoenix to compete at the Josh Morgan Memorial Parliamentary Procedure Tournament.

    The Las Vegas FFA senior team placed first at the tournament. The team consisted of Luke Romero, Clay Prieskorn, Manny Villanueva, Ramos Aragon, Tabitha Sanchez and Sharissa Higgins.

  • LCC students make vice president’s honor roll

    Submitted to the Optic

    Luna Community College announced its Fall 2012 Vice President’s Honor Roll.  Inclusion on the Vice President’s Honor Roll requires students to successfully complete, without incomplete grades included, a minimum of 12 graded credit hours with at least a 3.660 GPA. Graded credit hours do not include S/U graded courses, audits or credit by exam.  

    The 2012 Vice President’s Honor Roll students are:

  • Highlands baseball debuts this weekend

    One of New Mexico Highlands’ consistently competitive programs, Cowboy baseball could be poised to achieve a number of milestones this spring.

    And it all begins with a four-game home series vs. Eastern New Mexico Friday through Sunday.

    Head coach Steve Jones needs just 11 wins to hit the mythical 500-victory mark for his career. Jones is 489-349 in 16 seasons.