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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - May 15, 2015

    TODAY HOY
    • A city wide clean-up will take place on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16. Volunteers are asked to show up at 9 a.m. both days at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

    SATURDAY
    SÁBADO
    • The Tri-County Farmers Market is opening at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 16 at the 6th and University parking lot next to Semilla Natural Foods. There will also be an afternoon market on Wednesday, May 20 at Mallette’s Feed and Supply. For more information, call 426-1468.

  • Noticias - May 15, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Casa de Samaritan Homeless Shelter at 716 Grand Ave. is operating every night, providing meals, laundry and hot showers from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The shelter is open for overnight stays. The Thrift Store, at Seventh and Legion, offers vouchers for clothing, bedding, etc. Samaritan House offers a food pantry distribution every second and fifth Wednesday. Applications for rental services for those who may qualify are available call 454-1390.

  • Dia de cultura
  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 15, 2015

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    TBA— Celebration of Learning awards ceremony at Mora Elementary
    TBA— Mora High School senior banquet

    Tuesday
    3:30 p.m. — Mora school board meeting, board room
    6 p.m. — Mora Little League, Yankees vs. Rockies, Field 1, and Rockies vs. Dodgers, Field 2
    6 p.m. — Mora Little League T-Ball, Angels vs. Rockies, Field 1, and Giants vs. Padres, Field 2

    Thursday

  • Palabras Pintorescas: ‘Flower Children’ became educated, responsible

    My aged copy of the Chicago Daily News, dated Aug. 18, 1970, had a headline story about the many hippie communes that had sprung up in Northern New Mexico. Last week’s column quoted from this story, and I think yet another column should be written about our own experiences with these foreigners, mostly young adults, who came from a city environment and who thought they could just live off the land in this rugged part of New Mexico.

    The commune that took over the meadow at the high end of Morphy Canyon was right across from our north line fence.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - May 15, 2015

    THUMBS UP! A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
    Congratulations to Las Vegas resident Carroll L. Riley, an archeologist who received a Lifetime Achievement Award during the 43rd annual Heritage Preservation Awards ceremony last week. Riley is considered a pioneer in his field. The 92-year-old is credited with establishing the contact between the Southwest and Mesoamerica. The award was bestowed by the state Cultural Properties Review Committee.

    THUMBS DOWN! AN ALARMING TREND

  • Editorial Roundup - May 15, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Lebanon (Pennsylvania) Daily News on freedom of speech:
    I take my freedom of speech straight up — no mixers; no chasers; not shaken; not stirred.
    We forget, in our world where everything is “the biggest,” ‘’the best,” ‘’the greatest ever” that not every strong statement is mere hyperbole to be ignored.

  • Editorial cartoon - May 15, 2015
  • Just a Thought - To the class of 2015: Bend history

    By Rick Kraft

    The energy, the excitement, the enthusiasm is always amazing. Flashing cameras and flowing tears. Family and friends, some of who have traveled great distances, anxiously awaiting the ceremony. High school seniors finishing their 12th year of schooling, about to gain their independence. Excited teenagers all dressed up in their caps and gowns ready to make the rite of passage on to life’s next challenge.

    Graduating from high school is a big deal. Seniors, congratulations!

  • Another perspective - Why I call San Miguel County home

    By Harold Garcia

    I was born and raised in northern New Mexico, but it wasn’t until about 30 years ago that I felt like I was really home.

    That was when my parents moved my brothers and me to San Miguel County to be closer to the wilderness. My mother grew up in southern Colorado and wanted her children to have the same incredible outdoor experiences that she had.