Today's News

  • Que Pasa June 26, 2016


    1 p.m.
    Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Daughters of the Americas is sponsoring a bingo at the Immaculate Conception religious education center at Sixth Street and National. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by an OLOS Court #1301 CDA member for $5.


    10 a.m. to noon

  • Noticias June 26, 2016

    •Highlands Alumni Affairs office asks you to nominate an individual in one of the following categories to be honored at this year’s Homecoming Celebration: Distinguished Alum, Distinguished Young Alum, Distinguished Retired Faculty, Forever Cowboy Student Award, and Spirit Award. Follow the link nmhualumni.org/homecoming to read more and to fill out the simple online form. Any questions, call Juli Salman at 426-2155.

  • Arguello awarded Marr Memorial Scholarship

    Submitted to the Optic

    Francisco Palemon Arguello, a 2016 Las Vegas Robertson High School graduate and affectionately known as “Koko,” has been selected as the recipient of the 35th Annual Michael William Marr Memorial Scholarship.  The Marr Scholarship has been awarded annually since the 1981-82 school year to a Robertson High student-athlete who has excelled academically and participated in the football program. 

  • Palabras Pinturescas: ‘Picturesque New Mexico’ issue featured writer, pet dog

    The many boxes of books  we have at the ranch beg to be unpacked, classified, shared with family  and friends and more. The problem is ... I just can’t flip through them, then quickly move on to the next one.

  • Mora all-stars
  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu - June 26, 2016

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

    Beef fajita, pinto beans with green chile, salsa, flour tortillas, oatmeal cookie, and peaches

    Sloppy Joe, parsley potatoes, mixed vegetables, pickle and onion slices, cottage cheese, and
    pineapple salad

    Quick saucy chicken, baked sweet potato with
    margarine, cranberry salad, and pumpkin pudding

    Pepperoni pizza, bean salad, pasta salad, and

  • Dear Teacher - June 26, 2016

    By Marge Eberts and
    Peggy Gisler

    Question: My first-grader has been slow to make friends during the school year. There are not a lot of children in our neighborhood, so I am afraid that she will have a rather lonely summer. How can I avoid this and put her on the track to having some friends at school next year? — Too Lonely

  • Sluggers in Juniors, Seniors up to bat

    Las Vegas Optic

    District All-Star tournaments are coming this week for those on the Juniors and Seniors levels, with Las Vegans among those hoping to advance to state and regional competition.

    The District 4 tourneys for younger age groups — 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 — are currently under way in Raton. Brackets for the Juniors and Seniors divisions were to be finalized and announced early this week.

  • Reserved seating

    Sometimes the stands are packed. Other times, there are plenty of good seats to be had.

    But at every home game for the West Las Vegas baseball team, there’s one seat that remains vacant — a chair of honor reserved for the ones who cannot be present.

    The black chairback, marked with the familiar Prisoners Of War and Missing In Action insignias, is meant to acknowledge and pay tribute to the sacrifices of the military, particularly those designated as POWs or MIA.

  • NBA draft goes abroad

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Ben Simmons went from Down Under to the top of the NBA draft, and a record number of international players followed.

    The Philadelphia 76ers took the Australian with the No. 1 pick on Thursday night, making him the first of a record 14 international players chosen in the first round.

    Nearly half the selections in the 30-pick round were international players, topping the 12 international players in the first round in 2013.