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Today's News

  • Mora County Notebook: Annie Vigil celebrates her 80th birthday

    The children of Annie Vigil honored her on her 80th birthday with a lovely family gathering at the St.Gertrude’s Parish Hall in Mora on Saturday, Feb. 5. The large family gathered, bringing much love, gifts, food and music and poems honoring their mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Kathy, her daughter. representing the children, presented her with a dozen red roses, one for each child she bore, and a white rose to honor her late husband, Gabino, who passed away on June 27, 2010.

  • Aunt Elvira’s and my great Egyptian adventure

    It is not one world out there. So many of us who live and work in these more-or-less remote areas of New Mexico tend to forget how fortunate we are to live in such a safe and secure area.

  • Hospital touts quality, service

    In its annual report to the public, Alta Vista Regional Hospital officials said they have a vital, state-of-the-art facility, comparable to any big city hospital in the state.

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital’s new chief executive officer, Maridel Acosta, who worked in major hospitals for 11 years, said sometimes people take things for granted. For example, she pointed out the new digital mammography capabilities and the 64-slice CT scanner, while most hospitals operate with 10-slice CT scanners.  

  • Ghost Stories

    The history of Las Vegas is dramatic. The Victorian homes, adobe walls, railroad tracks and streets tell compelling stories of the Meadow City.

    For Henry Rik Abeyta and Angel Roybal, the structures and places hold something different.  For them,  these are homes and locations for ghosts. The “ghost channeling” duo tries to capture photos of the ghosts that have been rumored to appear in the different dwellings.

  • Utility defends cutting off gas during storm

    By Barry Massey
    Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Natural gas service was cut off to thousands of New Mexicans last week because utility officials feared losing control over the company’s distribution system and having potentially dangerous uncontrolled outages across the state, lawmakers were told Monday.

  • Program would put farm food in restaurants

    Submitted to the Optic

    A farm-to-restaurant program is coming to Las Vegas. The program, a project of MainStreet Las Vegas, is made possible by a  grant from the New Mexico Community Foundation.

    The project’s mission is to network local food producers such as farmers and ranchers with local restaurants, and to market and promote local restaurants that demonstrate a commitment to purchasing directly from local food producers.

    Many such programs are cropping up across the United States, from New Hampshire to California.

  • College Night rescheduled

    Submitted to the Optic

    College Night 2011 is rescheduled to Feb. 28 due to a winter storm forecast for Feb. 9.

    New Mexico Highlands University and Luna Community College will sponsor the 12th annual College Night 2011 from 5 p.m to 7:30 p.m. at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center on North Grand  in Las Vegas.    

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 9, 2011

    TODAY HOY

  • Level 5 leadership

    Have you ever heard of Level 5 leadership? It’s a concept that was first advanced by business consultant and author Jim Collins in his book Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap And Others Don’t. And while the Las Vegas City Schools district isn’t a business, the concept is a good one to consider when hiring the district’s next superintendent.

  • Work of Art: Don’t go there

    By Art Trujillo

    As a student at Immaculate Conception School in the late ‘40s, I recall social studies units on The Great Depression, the Stock Market Crash of ‘29, and the concomitant suffering that ensued.

    Well in those days, we were a lot closer to the tumultuous times of the early 20th century, and the biggest lesson I took home — and into my adulthood — was the fact that many people lost their fortunes. “Many millions of people lost everything they had,” intoned Sister Macarena, our fifth-grade teacher.