Today's News

  • Mora schools plan has parents upset

    A budget balancing plan put forth by Mora Independent Schools Superintendent Thomas Garcia is causing a stir.

    Garcia is proposing that a teacher who currently teaches elective or vocational courses be made a part-time employee to help plug a roughly $110,000 shortfall in the upcoming budget. No decision has been made on what specific program would be targeted.  

    ”It would impact music, the band, shop and I think the librarian,” said school board member George A. Trujillo, who is against the plan.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Friday, May 26 — Three convicts employed in the road construction camp recently established on Tecolote hill by Cleofes Romero, warden of the territorial penitentiary at Santa Fe, escaped some time Wednesday night. No trace of the men has been discovered although the officers are making a careful search for them. The men are accorded considerable liberty in the road camps, being regarded somewhat in the same position as trusties.

  • Looking Ahead

    Story Time at Carnegie on Wednesday

    The theme of this week’s Story Time at Carnegie Public Library is Memorial Day, the book is “Cat Secrets” by Jef Czekaj, and the craft is CD patriotic decoration. Story Time is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Weather - May 25, 2011

    Sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind around 15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 40. North wind 5-10 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 82. Breezy, with a south wind 10-15 mph, becoming west 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Mostly clear and breezy at night, with a low around 45.

    Sunny, with a high near 82. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 46.

  • FYI

    Level III fire restrictions remain in place in San Miguel County. Under the restrictions, campfires, white gas stoves, open fires, controlled burning, charcoal grills and fireworks are prohibited. All Terrain vehicles without spark arresters and motorcycles and vehicles with catalytic converters are restricted to maintained roadways. Anyone found violating the restrictions could be fined up to $1,000.

  • Birthday celebration
  • Que Pasa - May 25, 2011

    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 25 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public. This week’s theme is “Memorial Day,” the book is “Cat Secrets” by Jef Czekaj and the craft is “CD patriotic decoration.”


  • Noticias - May 25, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

    • A survivors fund has been set up for the families of Gene Hern and Frank Romero. The following are the accounts: Children of Gene Hern, Wells Fargo account number 7040660958 and the widow of Frank Romero, Wells Fargo account number 7040660941.

    • Donations are being accepted for Xena Crespin, a Robertson High School student, selected to participate in a conference in Chicago. For more information, call Sandra Cordova, Xena’s mother, at 575-202-7999.

  • Safety first and always

    As details unfold regarding the trench that collapsed on two Las Vegas employees, causing their deaths, it’s becoming more apparent that this accident didn’t have to happen. And while we agree with City Attorney David Romero, who has said it’s premature to make judgments about what exactly occurred, we can also see that there are plenty of reasons to suspect that basic safety precautions were not followed.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 25, 2011