Today's News

  • Caesar dies at 91

    By Lynn Elber
    AP Television Writer

    LOS ANGELES — Carl Reiner remembers Sid Caesar as a great flame who drew comedy writer “moths” including Mel Brooks and Neil Simon to his side.

    The genius of 1950s TV comedy is illuminating television even today. Shows from “Saturday Night Live” to sitcoms owe a debt to Caesar’s brilliant interpretation of material by Brooks, Simon, Woody Allen and Reiner himself, among others.

  • Roundhouse visit
  • Noticias - Feb. 14, 2014

    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 Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 14, 2014


  • For the love of music
  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Feb. 14, 2014


    6 p.m. — Dinner Theater, reservations only, VFW building
    2 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes  vs. Santa Fe Prep, home, junior varsity and varsity
    2 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Santa Fe Prep, home, junior varsity and varsity
    Free weekend at Fort union National Monument
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Pecos, away, junior varsity and varsity
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes vs. Pecos, away, junior varsity and varsity

  • Palabras Pintorescas - My time as a Highlands ambassador

    Our boss and editor at the Optic discovered a picture of me taken just 39 years ago here. Question was: What was the event; why was the picture taken?

    I didn’t have a very good answer for him, other than I knew I was presented with an award by Reuben Valdez, the alumni director and public information director at Highlands University so long ago.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 14, 2014

    After more than a century in business, Parisian Cleaners is closing its doors for good, and that’s sad news for our community. Owner Charlie Vigil, who began working at the dry-cleaning business 62 years ago, says he has been losing roughly $1,000 a month for the last six months. Besides, he’s 84 years old and says it’s time for him to retire. We hate to see the business close, but there’s no question that Mr. Vigil deserves to rest now.


  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 14, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - Court rules for regents, but Graham pulls out

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    The Optic’s banner headline on July 23, 1970, was “Highlands Board of Regents Vindicated,” followed by an AP wire story reporting that Supreme Court Justice Paul Tackett had dismissed the civil action brought against the regents by District Attorney Tiny Martinez, for their hiring of Charles Graham as university president.