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Today's News

  • Noticias - Dec. 6, 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 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 6, 2013

    THUMBS UP! CITY POLICE OFFICERS GET RAISES
    It may have taken five months to get there, but the city administration and the city police union have finally reached agreement on a contract that gives officers hourly raises of 75 cents. Like firefighters, police put their lives on the line every day, and we’re glad that the city has found the money to increase their pay. A 75-cents-per-hour raise may not seem like a lot, but it amounts to $1,560 a year.

    THUMBS UP! ADMITTING A MISTAKE

  • Nuestra Historia: Donnelly under attack; Melody targeted

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    For the Optic

    Undoubtedly, the national civil rights struggle of the 1960s found its way to Las Vegas, and helped awaken here a long dormant yearning for Hispanic inclusion in the affairs and governance of Highlands University – and two local politicians in particular were the first to take up the cause.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 6, 2013
  • Pearl Harbor survivor thrives meeting visitors

    By Audrey McAvoy
    The Associated Press

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — Herb Weatherwax cruises the open-air grounds of the visitors center at Pearl Harbor on a motorized scooter dubbed “Herb’s Hot Rod.” When a woman notices his blue and white cap embroidered with the words “Pearl Harbor Survivor,” he coaxes her over.

  • Mora County Notebook: Holiday season begins in Mora

    This is the weekend of Christmas preparation in Mora.

    On Friday night, at 6 p.m.. there will be a session with Noche de Las Familias at Tapetes de Lana when families gather for a time together.

    Saturday starting at 10 a.m. until 3 p.m, the annual Winter Fest will take place in the elementary Gym at the Mora Independent School district. There will be many local venders with the results of their skills and hard work to sell to those who are looking for something to share in Christmas gifts and for their own use.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Oh, those Christmas photo cards

    Time flies when one has fun. Suddenly I look at the calendar, (it is almost December as I write this) and look outside (there are 14 inches of new snow on the ground) and I realize it is about time to search out Christmas cards.

    I might be able to dig out a Christmas card from very long ago if I work at sorting the boxes of photographs I’ve already written about. Our parents fell for someone’s line about how wonderful photograph Christmas cards were when Sweet Brother Bill and I were just “wee tots,” as my grandparents would say.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Dec. 6, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    6 p.m. — Noche de Familias, Tapetes de Lana
    Saturday
    10 a.m to 3 p.m. — Winter Fest, Mora Elementary Gym
    4 p.m. — Christmas Pageant by Mora Theater Group after the Winter Fest-Elementary Gym- followed by free hot chocolate and bizcochito bar
    1 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball vs. Dulce, home, seventh and eighth
    TBA — Mora Rangers basketball at Taos Tournament, Taos, varsity

  • Fire training
  • The Big One - Robertson to host Silver in 3A championship game

    After getting even (and then some, given the stakes) with three teams they’d already played once this fall, the Robertson Cardinals must beat a relative stranger if they want to hoist the third Class 3A state football championship trophy.

    The good news is they figure to have plenty of friendly and familiar faces around them for Saturday’s title game, set for a 1 p.m. kickoff at Cardinal Stadium.