Today's News

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Apartment number seven suddenly gets a facelift

    Yes, I wrote this column nine years ago. And now the dear little wrens are back and the housekeeping chores are back in full swing. I realized I couldn’t paint a better word picture (palabra pintorescas) than this so perhaps it is worthy of a rerun. And yes, I discussed it with the little birds and they agreed with me. They were too busy nest building to be interrupted by some character carrying a notepad and a pencil.

  • Senior Lunch Menu - May 30-June 4, 2016

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

    Closed for Memorial Day holiday

    Chicken salad, creamy coleslaw, glazed carrots, crackers, and cherry cobbler

    Pork roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, asparagus, bread with margarine, and applesauce

    Green chile enchiladas, pinto beans, garden salad, breadstick with margarine, and cantaloupe


  • Senior Profile - Ex-paratrooper served under JFK

    By Gwen Albers
    For the Optic

    Navor Roybal credits swimming for his continued ability to walk.

    The 78-year-old nearly lifelong Las Vegas resident swims 20 laps seven days a week at the New Mexico Highlands University Natatorium. He’s been doing it for more than 30 years despite having a Pacemaker after suffering a heart attack in his early 60s.

  • West board asks state to pick new board member

    The four members of the West Las Vegas School Board were unable to reach a decision Wednesday evening on who should fill the vacant seat on their board, so they are leaving it up to state Education Secretary Hanna Skandera to decide.

    The vacancy was created by the resignation of Anthony “Leroy” Benavidez in April. Benavidez was found ineligible to serve on the board due to a felony drug conviction.

  • Mom pursuing alleged bullying

    April Romero said summer vacation could not have come sooner enough for her son.

    The end of the school year meant her sixth- grade son will now take a break from the alleged bullying he has encountered this past school year at Memorial Middle School.

    Recently, Romero took her son’s story to social media in an effort to bring attention to the alleged bullying issues in the school site.

  • Some Hispanics face ridicule over support for Trump

    By Steve Peoples and Jill Colvin

    The Associated Press

    ANAHEIM, Calif.  — Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump piñatas — clashing with police, at times — to protest the Republican presidential contender’s hard line approach to immigration.

  • Finally, cap and gown for ex-judge

    The Associated Press

    MORA — Former state District Judge Matias A. Zamora will finally get to participate in his high school graduation ceremony, something he was unable to do 70 years ago when he was drafted into the U.S. Army.

    Zamora will don a cap and gown during Friday’s ceremony in the northern New Mexico community of Mora. He’ll be celebrating with 30 graduating seniors.

    New Mexico Veterans’ Services Secretary Jack Fox will be among the speakers who will honor Zamora.

  • Jail Log May 27, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 18 and May 24:
    Gabriel Chavez, 23, hold for court
    Alexiaray Archuleta, 25, hold for court
    Amalla Rosolio, 64, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Michael Murphy, 52, distribution of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Lorenzo Sanchez, 56, failure to appear, bench warrant, LV/ Municipal

  • Looking Back May 27, 2016

    Tuesday, May 24, 1966 — Mike Craig and Ray Gallegos of Robertson High School were awarded full athletic scholarships to New Mexico Western University. Craig was center for the Cardinals, while Gallegos played fullback. Both were leading players for the Cardinals last year on offense and defense.

  • Weather May 27, 2016


    HIGH 70° / LOW 42°

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Northwest wind around 15 mph.

    5:48 a.m. to 8:08 p.m.



    HIGH 78° / LOW 44°

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.

    5:48 a.m. to 8:09 p.m.