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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - June 7, 2013

    SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Xplosion Softball Travel team bingo fundraiser, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 at VFW, 148 Mills Ave. There is a $300 jackpot and $5 per ticket. For tickets, call Kathy Duran at 505-617-0759.
    • Grand opening celebration of the Tri-County Farmers Market, 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 8 on the market located at the corner of Sixth and University. There will be food sampling, information booths, music, kids activities and farm products.  

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Young royalty - Baca, Martinez crowned

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization held the Fifth Annual Baby Miss Las Vegas and Baby Mister Las Vegas Pageant on Sunday at the West Las Vegas High School Cafeteria.  

    Kaidyn Martinez won the title of Baby Miss Las Vegas 2013 and Miguel Baca won the title of Baby Mister Las Vegas 2013.  Martinez, 3, is the daughter of Vince Martinez and Alysha Tafoya. Baca, 4, is the son of Elizabeth Salazar.

  • Noticias - June 7, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • David, Julian and Joey Martinez of Sheridan lost their home and all of their belongings recently to a structure fire. A donation account has been opened at the State Employees Credit Union for the family. They are also accepting donations of clothing and household items. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. For more information or to drop off donations, contact Jesus at 505-920-8659

  • Government collecting Verizon records

    By Donna Cassata and Matt Apuzzo
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON  — The government is secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top-secret court order, according to the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Obama administration is defending the National Security Agency’s need to collect such records, but critics are calling it a huge over-reach.

  • Don Cecilio Elementary high achievers

    Submitted to the Optic

    Don Cecilio Elementary Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll

  • Education topics face Congress

    By Philip Elliott
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — From pre-kindergarten to No Child Left Behind, from broadband-wired schools to college loans, students in every age group are suddenly finding the spotlight on Capitol Hill.

    After months of relative neglect, education issues are getting the attention of lawmakers from both parties — as well as President Barack Obama — just as the school year is ending and, for many college students, the cost of education is about to go up.

  • Mora graduates - Mora seniors bid farewell

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Mora High School seniors held their graduation in late May.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - June 7, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ­— First of Mora County Strategic Planning Sessions, Mora High School Library and Lecture Hall
    Sunday
    2 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary Meeting, VFW Hall
    5 p.m. — VFW Regular Meeting, VFW Hall
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball, Pirates vs. A’s, Little League Field, Holman
    6 p.m. — A’s vs. Dodgers, Little League Field #1, Rockies vs. Cardinals Field # 2, Holman
    Thursday

  • Mora County Notebook: Mora native wins prestigious award

    Simon R. Fresquez, of the United States Navy CMI/EXW/SW has been awarded the Marvin G. Shields Award for the calendar year 2012.

    This award is presented to recognize the one Sea- bee that has made extraordinary contributions to the naval construction force and has upheld the highest traditions and legacy of U.S. Navy Seabees over the course of the past year.   

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Slim notebooks and Eddie

    Memorial Day is always memorable for me, here in our big mountains. Friends, neighbors, actually … and I try to “tour the ranch” as such on our ATVs. Tinta Negra, my old dog decided she would guard this house this time. She’s 12 now and thinks it is best to hold down the back step.

    We start off by going past our ranch cemetery, and we all silently wish those aren’t with us well. May they rest in peace, and this includes our many dear dogs and cats.