Today's News

  • Looking Back - Sept. 4, 2016

    In 1966
    Friday, Aug. 26, 1966 — This is the last publication of the Las Vegas Daily Optic as an afternoon newspaper. General Manager Stuart Beck announced today that the Daily Optic will resume publication Monday as a morning newspaper to be published each Monday through Friday. Beck said. Editor Cal Wilson said, “The coverage of our community in our news pages will be vastly improved. Our deadline for each publication will be as late as possible so that our readers are given developments of the previous day and night in a fresh package each morning.”

  • Senior Lunch Menu — Sept. 4, 2016

    The lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals.

    Closed for the Labor Day holiday

    Spaghetti and meat balls, steamed California blend vegetables, garlic bread and applesauce

    Baked cod squares, lemon wedge, tartar sauce, au gratin potatoes, steamed carrots, and fruit cocktail

    Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, carrot and raisin salad, whole wheat roll, and tapioca pudding with strawberries

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 4, 2016

    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Cleveland Millfest will take place at the mill located off NM 518. The event includes crafts, arts, food and musical entertainment.

    All day
    Wagon Mound Bean Day celebration will include a softball tournament, breakfast, amateur horseshow tournament, mud bog races, music in the park, a rodeo and a dance. For more information, visit www.beanday100.com.

  • Mora County the place to be during Labor Day weekend
  • Palabras Pinturescas: Highlands dining halls served up great food

    Our area school buses often turn around in our big drive-way. My hat is tipped, generously to our great neighbors and drivers of these big machines, Billy Sanchez and Alvin Martinez.

    Our three kids made enough noise riding in the back seat of our station wagon long ago to drive their father or me nuts as we transported them to town when necessary.

    And now, when these three adults get together they laugh about the fun and games of riding the bus. Things have changed all for the better now, starting with paved roads on most of the routes.

  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — Sept. 4, 2016

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

    Closed for Labor Day

    Frito pie, pinto beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and angel food cake

    Sausage pizza, spinach salad with dressing, mixed vegetables, pineapple, and peanut butter cookie

    Liver and onions, mashed potatoes, green beans, sliced cucumbers, wheat roll with margarine, and peaches and strawberries with topping

  • Close one in Utah

    Eighteen yards away from a game-tying touchdown, New Mexico Highlands quarterback Cody Keith spotted Regan Atkins near the goal line.

    Keith launched the football, and for a moment it looked like Atkins was going to haul it in, never mind the Dixie State defender affixed to his side.

  • Beasties, Spartans battle to a tie

    Robertson’s girls’ soccer team came up with an answer in the second half after falling behind 1-0 at halftime at Class 5A Bernalillo.

    The goal ended up securing a 1-1 tie that couldn’t be decided after two overtimes at the Spartans’ home pitch.

    That gave the Lady Cardinals a 1-1-1 record as they start a four-game road swing. Next up is a trip to Santa Fe Indian on Tuesday and a return to the City Different to play Capital on Thursday.

  • Lobos bully Coyotes

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Teriyon Gipson scored on the first play from scrimmage and New Mexico continued to pile up yards and points against South Dakota in a 48-21 victory on Thursday night.

    Gipson finished with 181 yards on 10 carries and had touchdown runs of 84 and 75 yards on his first two touches. The second TD tied it at 14-all and started the Lobos (1-0) on a 31-point scoring binge over the next two quarters.

  • Vols escape - Appalachian State nearly replicates mega-upset

    The Associated Press

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn.  — Exactly nine years to the day after it pulled off one of the greatest upsets in college football history, Appalachian State nearly did it again.

    A couple of missed kicks and an inability to recover an overtime fumble prevented the Mountaineers from getting it done.

    Jalen Hurd pounced on quarterback Joshua Dobbs’ fumble in the end zone and No. 9 Tennessee overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to escape with a 20-13 victory over Appalachian State on Thursday night.