Today's News

  • Noticias - Jan. 23, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577.
    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 or 426-7594 for more information.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 23, 2015

    • Knights of Columbus annual free throw contest for boys and girls ages 9 through 14, registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with contest at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25 at the West Las Vegas High School gym. Parents/guardians must bring their child’s birth certificate on the day of the competition. Call Manuel Carrillo at 505-652-8522 or Raymond Lujan at 429-0532.


  • Mora County Notebook - Pecos and Mora is more than a rivalry

    The Mora and Pecos rivalry at its best was shown on the court during last Friday’s homecoming games at Mora High School. For me it was the cycle of history repeating itself once again.

    Despite having a big rivalry on the floor, there are so many connections between the small northern New Mexico towns. For one, the main sport for both school districts, hence, the rivalry on the hardwood. Another connection is the number of people between the two towns that are related or good friends.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Jan. 23, 2015


    6 p.m. —  Mora Little League elections, Tapetes de Lana

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Alphabet cards created skillfully, but by whom?

    My friends know how unorganized I am, but once in a while I actually discover something that was put where it belonged. This time, Yes­—it does happen... I noticed some folders or something of that nature in a bookshelf totally devoted to children’s books. I must say I don’t get into that bookcase often now because I don’t have small children nearby, in my family now.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Jan. 23, 2015

    Roughly 20 people spent part of their Monday working on La Milpa Community Garden as a way to give back to their community and mark Martin Luther King Day. Vista volunteers, community members and United World College-USA students rolled up their sleeves and spent several hours doing everything from putting up a wooden fence and getting rid of invasive weeds. For everyone who did volunteer work, we say thank you. It’s a fitting tribute to a man who devoted his life to making things better for others.

  • Editorial cartoons - Jan. 23, 2015
  • Another Perspective - A common sense approach

    By Bob Wessely

    We have all seen or read the evidence — both anecdotal and scientific — about the risks associated with oil and gas development, including the fracking technique. We’ve also seen the advertisements with blue skies and daffodils, along with the promise of plentiful jobs and economic prosperity from industry. Whom to believe? How to proceed?

  • Editorial Roundup - Jan. 23, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Leader-Telegram (Wisconsin) on the wealth gap (Jan. 12):
    Just-released figures leave no doubt that there is a canyon-wide wage gap in this country. Less clear is what if anything to do about it.
    Income 2012 tax numbers parsed by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation tell the story:
    • The top 1 percent (1.3 million filers) paid a greater share of income taxes (38 percent) than the bottom 90 percent (122.4 million filers), who paid 30 percent.

  • Student vs. teacher

    Outgunning Robertson 46-26 in the second half, the Mora Rangers claimed a significant 81-60 non-district victory Tuesday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    The game carried a playoff-like intensity and drew a crowd to match, as fans of both schools crowded into the facility to cheer on a pair of teams that have climbed in the state rankings in recent weeks.