Today's News

  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — Feb. 5, 2017

    The lunch menu for the Mora/Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

    Carne adovada, Spanish rice, country-blend vegetables, flour tortilla, gelatin with fruit

    Posole, Spanish rice, pinto beans, flour tortilla, and strawberries and peaches

    Hamburger mac, green beans, corn, apricots, and peanut butter cookie

    Baked chicken, wild rice, carrot raisin salad, biscuit and margarine, and mandarin oranges


  • Palabras Pinturescas: Abundant snowfall blesses Mora area

    Oh no! I’m back  — full of enthusiasm to write and record my take and memory of things, places, and events in our beautiful and fun area. A misstep back in November put me in the hospital (Alta Vista) and a great rehab center for a few days. I was able to come home (my house has handicap access, fortunately) and twice-weekly physically therapy with experts in the field have me almost back to normal once again. Thank you all for such wonderful care!

  • District duals: RHS solid

    Robertson has returned to its position atop the mountain in District 2 wrestling.

    The Cardinals claimed the district championship on Thursday evening, emerging with the best record in head-to-head duals. The event was hosted at West Las Vegas’ Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Just one event is left before the state tournaments. Taos will host the individual district tourneys  this coming weekend.

    From there, the top five wrestlers in each weight class earn spots at state, Feb. 17-18 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

  • Atlanta RBs see each other as brothers

    The Associated Press
    HOUSTON — Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman are so interchangeable in the Atlanta Falcons backfield, Matt Ryan gets a little mixed up at times.

    “He doesn’t even know who’s in the game,” Coleman said, breaking into a huge smile.

    Quite a 1-2 punch, these two are.

    It really doesn’t matter who you put at “1’’ and who goes at “2.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 5, 2017

    • NMHU vs. West Texas A&M, noon, Brandt Park
    • NMHU at Texas Woman’s University, 3 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

    • LCC vs. McCook College (DH), 1 p.m., WLV softball field

  • West, NMAA in court today

    West Las Vegas boys’ basketball team, penalized with four forfeited games for a rules violation, may have a shot at playing those games after all.

    A temporary restraining order issued late Monday by Fourth Judicial District Judge Abigail Aragon calls for the forfeiture to be put on hold, which in theory would allow the Dons’ scheduled games vs. Robertson and St. Mike’s to be played.

    A hearing on the matter is set for 10 a.m. today (Friday) at state District Court in Las Vegas. At that point, the NMAA would be allowed to respond.

  • Calling it a career - Veteran radio show host retires

    After more than three decades on the radio airwaves Maria Garduño has settled into retirement. On Tuesday morning, the 90-year-old hosted her last New Mexico music show on KNMX radio — after a 31-year career.

    Garduño’s departure left many calling into the station to wish her well and saying they will miss her voice during her regular Monday through Friday morning program.

  • School board elections set for Tuesday

    On Tuesday, voters will head to the polls to cast their vote for their preferred school board candidates.

    The West Las Vegas School board has three seats on the ballot, while the Las Vegas City Schools has two. All three seats on the West board are contested.   

    Las Vegas City Schools board members Gabriel Lucero and Leroy Lujan are both running unopposed.

  • Governor vetoes court funding

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has vetoed emergency funding for jury trials while ensuring payment for the current legislative session.

    Legislation finalized by the Republican governor on Thursday ensures that more than 400 legislative employees receive pay checks and postpones decisions about a funding crisis in the state judiciary.

  • West Las Vegas candidate questionnaire

    Editor’s Note: With the school board election set for Tuesday, it’s time to brush up on where each candidate stands on the issues. The Optic submitted questions to all school board candidates. What follows are their responses.


    Ambrosio E.

    Age: 24
    Contact information: PO Box 114, Serafina, NM  87569