Today's News

  • Hoops coaches hired in Vegas, Mora

    With the hirings of Ernie Rodriguez and Billy Page to take over West Las Vegas boys’ basketball and Robertson girls’ basketball, respectively, the two local school districts went on similar tracks — opting for out-of-towners who bring years of head coaching experience to the Meadow City.

    Rodriguez, who sat out of coaching last year, most recently was the head coach of boys’ basketball and football at Santa Fe Indian School. He takes over for Morgan Montaño, who was not rehired after three years in charge of the Dons.

  • Little League - June 3, 2011

    The following are scores reported to the Optic by local Little Leagues as of press time.

    TUESDAY, May 31
    La Plaza Majors: Marlins 3, Rockies 1
    La Plaza Minors: Phillies 9, Cubs 3
    LVLL Minors: Red Sox-Cubs, Mariners-D-backs, Dodgers-Rockies, Padres-Cardinals, no reports

    WEDNESDAY, June 1
    La Plaza Majors: Red Sox 7, Angels 6

  • Free fishing day Saturday in NM

    Summer vacation season is officially upon us, and what better way to celebrate than a day of free fishing at any of New Mexico’s public waters?

    Saturday, June 4, is Free Fishing Day in New Mexico, a special day when the State Game Commission grants anglers of all ages, residents and nonresidents, a day of free fishing in public waters statewide. No license, stamps or special permits are needed, although bag limits and all other fishing rules apply.

  • Go Fish - June 3, 2011

    Editor’s note: Attention anglers: Saturday, June 4, is Free Fishing Day in New Mexico, a special day when anglers of all ages — resident and nonresident — do not need a license to fish in public waters statewide. All other regulations apply. Also look for free children’s fishing clinics at various waters. For more information, please visit wildlife.state.nm.us.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports June 3, 2011

    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park

  • FYI - Sports

    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League will hold its annual board meeting with elections for leaders at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at the NMHU Student Center Senate Chambers.

  • Mora County Notebook: VFW pays tribute to fallen soldiers

    In a flag raising ceremonial the VFW Post 1131 in Mora showed its respect in honoring those who have gone before them and gave the supreme sacrifice for our country.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - June 3, 2011

    Community Calendar

    5:30 p.m. - Mora Valley Community Health Services Advisory    Board meeting,  administration building

    10 a.m. - Mora County Board of Commissioner meeting, Wagon Mound City Hall
    6 p.m. - T-Ball, Yankees vs.Mariners, Holman Little League Field, Little League-Field #1, Angels vs. Braves Field #2, Rockies vs. Rangers
    6:45 p.m. - T-Ball-Rangers vs. Pirates, Holman Little League Field

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Not missing a beat in global events

    Apparently I didn't miss anything in the way of global events recently. Our mountains are still here, dry as they are. If the end of the world happened, nobody noticed it around here.

    Sadly, it is so dry very few flowers are blooming, so the resident hummingbirds have hit the feeders hard. There is almost no water running in our creeks, and the blue herons quickly cleaned out any trout that still had a small pool to swim in.

  • City approves interim budget

    While state government and school districts are having to tighten their belts, the city of Las Vegas anticipates that it will actually have more money to spend during the fiscal year that begins July 1 compared to its current year budget.

    And the increased budget will mean more funding for city police and code enforcement, City Manager Timothy Dodge said.

    A preliminary budget plan approved by the governing body last week anticipates general fund revenues at $11 million, $495,000 more than the current year’s budget.