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Today's News

  • Noticias - Oct. 17, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Samaritan House of Las Vegas in conjunction with the Las Vegas Skatepark Advocates are selling items to benefit the advocates group. If you would like to donate items, contact Brian Marquez at facebook.com/Lasvegasskateparkadvocates for pickup.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 17, 2014

    SATURDAY
    SÁBADO
    • Private Landowners Workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge. From 9 to 11:30 a.m. hands-on workshop on healing arroyos with rock structures; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. welcome, 12:30 to 1 p.m. networking with information booths, 12:30 to 1 p.m. free lunch, 1 to 3:30 p.m. hands-on workshop on healing arroyos with rock structures, 3:30 to 4 p.m. closing remarks. For more information, call Rob Larrañaga or Debbie Pike at 425-3581.

  • Mora County Notebook - Lazaro Garcia admired by many

    Lazaro Garcia, a well-respected community leader from Mora county is being remembered as a staunch Democrat who set a good example for his family and his community. The 102-year-old passed away peacefully in his sleep at his Mora home on Oct. 9.

    His passing shook Mora, as he was well-known and highly respected by many — not only from the small valley community and the surrounding area — but also statewide.

  • Ranger pride
  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Oct. 17, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Friday
    3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Farmers Market, Southwest Capital Bank parking lot
    5 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Questa, junior varsity and varsity, home
    Saturday
    TBA — Mora cross country at Rio Rancho, away
    1 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Mesa Vista, junior varsity and varsity, away
    3 p.m. — Mora middle school volleyball vs. Dulce, home
    Thursday
    5 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Questa, junior varsity and varsity, away

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Bigger sisters keep smaller brothers wondering

    In keeping with the spirit of seasons in my writing career, I search out ideas and possible sources of information not easily found elsewhere. I don’t have to look far into our amazing collection of “stuff” to find something and I hope the grandchildren will carry on the family reading, researching traditions.

    I discovered a 1916 magazine, the October 1916 Volume XXI, Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics.”

  • Nurse with Ebola had seen family in Ohio

    By Mark Gillispie and Kantele Franko
    The Associated Press

  • Protocols might not be enough

    By Martha Mendoza
    AP National Writer

    DALLAS — As Thomas Eric Duncan’s health deteriorated, nurses Amber Joy Vinson and Nina Pham were at the Ebola patient’s side.

    They wore protective gear including face shields, hazardous materials suits and protective footwear as they inserted catheters, drew blood and dealt with his body fluids. Still, the two somehow contracted Ebola from the dying man.

  • Ebola: Some facts about how it spreads

    The Associated Press

    WHEN IS EBOLA CONTAGIOUS?
    Only when someone is showing symptoms, which can start with vague symptoms including a fever, flu-like body aches and abdominal pain, and then vomiting and diarrhea.

    HOW DOES EBOLA SPREAD?

  • Health official: seven quarantined in Ohio

    The Associated Press

    AKRON, Ohio — A health official says at least seven people in northeast Ohio are quarantined and being monitored because they had contact with a Texas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola after visiting the area.

    The Summit County Public Health medical director says the group includes five people in her county. Two are in Cuyahoga County, which includes Cleveland.

    The nurse, 29-year old Amber Vinson, visited family in the Akron area last weekend, then flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday.