Today's News

  • AVRH Healthy Woman event Saturday at Luna

    Submitted to the Optic

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital announces it will celebrate its seventh annual Healthy Woman Anniversary from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Luna Community College Allied Health Building in Las Vegas.

    The free event will begin with stretch and balance exercises presented by Curves for Women, followed by a beginner zumba session with zumba instructor, Louie Trujillo. The fun continues with a brunch and health expo, where local business representatives will distribute information on health, wellness and women-related topics and services.

  • Noticias - March 27, 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 27, 2015

    • Luna Community College’s main campus in Las Vegas will be closed on Friday, March 27 due to a water system upgrade the city of Las Vegas will be doing. Online classes will still take place as scheduled on Friday. The main campus will re-open on Saturday, March 28 for regular scheduled classes and events. The Santa Rosa and Springer Satellites and the Mora Site will remain open as scheduled on Friday.

  • Romero outlines district goals

    Mora Schools is moving in the right direction, according to Mora School superintendent Dora Romero. Romero was awarded an additional year in her contract during a board meeting a few weeks ago.

  • Mora grad joins scholars organization

    Submitted to the Optic

    Mariah Elizabeth Romero of Holman accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars  recently.
    Romero, a 2015 graduate of Mora High School, is currently a student at New Mexico State University.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 27, 2015


    TBA —  Mora High School baseball at Clayton Tournament, away

    TBA —  Mora High School baseball at Clayton Tournament, away
    TBA —  Mora High School track at West Las Vegas, away

    4 p.m. —  Mora High School baseball vs. Peñasco, away

    12:30 p.m. —  Mora schools early release
    1 to 6 p.m. —  Mora schools parent open house


  • Palabras Pintorescas: CWriter has a compulsive book-buying gene

    Oh, My... what a fun party that was! In case you missed it, Tito and Mary Chavez celebrated 30 busy, fun and full years of being in Las Vegas very recently. Tito’s creative jewelery and Mary’s keen eye when it comes to showing off very good art is so obvious when one walks into their shop on our Bridge Street here. And as I write this, Tito is working on a very special project for me. He has vision far beyond mine when it comes to creativity!

  • Dons spank Spartans

    Jeremy Fernandez made the Spartans remember him.

    The West Las Vegas pitcher held visiting Bernalillo to a single hit and struck out five in a complete-game 5-2 victory Tuesday evening.

    Fernandez had help behind him. The Dons defense turned four double plays to take Spartan runners off the diamond.

    “Defense was on fire ... and worked like a team,” said WLV head coach Ryan Gabaldon.

    Brian Gonzales (3 for 3, two RBI), Santiago Mondragon (two RBI) and Andy Gabaldon (1 for 1, two walks, two runs) helped provide run support.

  • North All-Stars: 7 from area

    Fresh off their run to the Class 4A state championship game, West Las Vegas’ Martin “Tino” Castellano and Andres

    Gallegos have been selected to help represent the North in the 2015 Class 3A-4A boys’ basketball all-star game.

    The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Volcano Vista High in Albuquerque.

    The Dons were a state runner-up this winter under head coach David Bustos, and Castellano and Gallegos both played key roles in helping them get there.

  • Bobby was LV’s super fan

    If Bobby Garcia — who died this week — wasn’t THE No. 1 sports fan in Las Vegas, he certainly was on a short list of the biggest the Meadow City has ever seen.

    Known simply as “Bobby” to most, here was a guy who loved nothing better than to talk sports, any and all, with whomever would indulge him a few minutes. It inevitably impressed me, on those occasions when I would do so, just how knowledgeable he was about the games and the players.