Today's News

  • Celebrating Pi day
  • Science lessons through programs

    By James Chilton
    Wyoming Tribune Eagle

    CHEYENNE, Wyo.  — Did you know that, with a strong enough magnet, you can actually separate the iron from your breakfast cereal?

    That’s just one of the things 60 Cheyenne children learned firsthand recently, courtesy of Starbase and the University of Wyoming’s Science Posse.

  • Dear Teacher - March 13

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My daughter’s fifth-grade teacher never lets the children bring home graded papers until after a grading period is over. The teacher says that she does this because there are always parents who come in screaming after report cards are handed out that there is NO WAY their child earned these grades. If they do, the teacher can show them all the papers.

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  • Noticias - March 13, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • Que Pasa - March 13, 2015

    • The Las Vegas Municipal Court will be closed through Wednesday, March 18 for court software conversation and software training. The court will re-open at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 19.

  • Mora board members take oath of office

    Submitted to the Optic

    Three Mora School board members were sworn in to office by District Judge and Mora county native Abigail Aragon during a special board meeting on Tuesday, March 3. Two of the members are newly elected members Tranquilino Hurtado and Dennis Romero. The third board member is George Trujillo, who was re-elected in the February school election. Trujillo has served as board member for a total of 20 years.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Knowing one’s history is crucial

    I looked forward to the recent senior profile column by Lupita Gonzales, a great story about our friends and neighbors, George and Joanne Sprenger. I met George and Joanne in the summer of 1975, right after they had come to Las Vegas. And, I had another story about them.

    Our Gascon Ranch sits at the end of the Gascon-Rociada Valley.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 13, 2015


    No school until Monday, March 16 for energy saving days
    End of term 2 grading period 1
    TBA —  MESA legislative field trip, Santa Fe
    5:30 p.m. —  Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting
    TBA —  DWI prevention specialist visit to Mora Schools


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

  • HU track, wrestling take on nationals

    The national spotlight awaits athletes from New Mexico Highlands’ women’s track and field and men’s wrestling teams.

    The Cowgirl tracksters claimed the first ever No. 1 national ranking in NMHU history this past week. They compete in the NCAA Division II national indoor track and field championships starting Friday in Birmingham, Ala.

    Sophomore Shanice McPherson leads the country in the long jump, having recorded a distance of 6.49 meters on Jan. 30.