Today's News

  • Noticias - Feb. 20, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is taking applications for volunteers. Call CASA at 454-0223 or visit the office to work with children who have been removed from their homes. Because of abuse and neglect. Children are in state custody and living in foster care.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 20, 2015

    • “Flores and Friends” featuring Yasmin Flores, Linda King, Andre Garcia-Nuthmann will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20 at Kennedy Lounge on the Highlands campus. Admission is $10 and it is a fundraiser for the purchase of instrumental music.

  • Promotional video shot at spinning mill

    The Mora Valley Spinning Mill will soon be featured in New Mexico True promotional videos. Recently, Patricia Antelles and Melinda Hess of Convivial Design Inc. visited the mill, located in the heart of Mora, to capture footage for the video.

    Some of the footage recorded included various shots of the woven rugs, the wool-to-yarn manufacturing process, and the coffee bar.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Feb. 20, 2015


    1 p.m. —  Mora High School Rangerettes and Rangers basketball vs. Mesa Vista, junior varsity and varsity, away

    High school seniors at Adams State Discovery Day
    1 p.m. —  Mora High School Rangerettes and Rangers basketball vs. McCurdy, junior varsity and varsity, away

    High school seniors at Adams State Discovery Day

    4 p.m. —  Mora Middle School Rangers basketball vs. West Las Vegas, home

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Gascon: The heart of snow country

    There is a cloudless sky overhead, and it is a bright 55 day in mid February as I write this. Yes, it is too warm, too sunny, and the snowpack melts quickly. That is not good news here.

    However, I have just discovered a weather story in one of my very old newspapers. This is from the 1939, February edition of the monthly “Valmora Sun.” published by our tuberculosis patients who were “taking the cure” there, with my doctor father, Carl Gallenthien, where I was born and raised.

  • Grand opening for auto collision building today

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College Auto Collision Instructor Anthony Baca has been waiting nearly a decade for a new auto collision building. The wait for Baca and the college is over.

    A grand opening and ribbon- cutting ceremony for the new building will take place from 10 a.m. to noon today (Friday).

    The public is invited. The new building is located on the southwest corner of the Luna Community College campus.

  • Dear Teacher - Feb. 20

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I want to get a jump on helping my child to learn to print. She’ll be going to kindergarten next year. What is the best way to do this? I don’t want to teach her how to make letters incorrectly. Am I wise to start teaching her to print now? — Getting Ready for Kindergarten

  • Bill will put more local food into schools

    By Kristen Wyatt
    The Associated Press

    DENVER — A Colorado bill to spend about $5 million to put more local produce in school cafeterias passed its first test Wednesday at the Legislature.

    But the measure passed by a single vote after complaints that it takes money from classroom instruction.

    The bill sets up a grant program to make Colorado the 17th state to chip in grant money in addition to federal programs to help get more locally grown foods on cafeteria plates.

  • Senate confirms Skandera

    By Vik Jolly
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Senate on Monday confirmed Hanna Skandera as education secretary — four years after she took the job.

    Skandera has faced criticism from Democrats and teachers unions over policy and experience.

  • New York bound - Makerspace kids to show work

    Brooklyn Aragon and Roberta “Berta” Montoya will soon depart for New York City as part of a whirlwind trip to show off their work in  makerspace with the local Parachute Factory.

    Aragon and Montoya, both 16 and sophomores at West Las Vegas High School, worked last year on a three-week program in wearable technology. Mariano Ulibarri of the Parachute Factory shared their creations at various conferences across the country, including Seattle, San Francisco, Dallas and Boston.