Today's News

  • Watrous Day full of fun for the whole family

    Watrous was booming on Saturday for Watrous Day at the village park. Several  hundred attended the celebration which included a free barbecue of beans, meat, and bread served around noon, along with music by Quemoso, and a horseshoe tournament.

    The event was started several years ago by a group of people including Johnny Duran, Richard Garcia, Nappy Duran. On Saturday, the attendees ranged from 88-year-old Jose Lopez to Kendan Coca, 10 months.

  • Mora County Senior Lunch Menu - Aug 22, 2014


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

    Monday — Hamburger steak, brown gravy with mushrooms, mashed potatoes, green beans with onions, wheat roll with margarine, and pineapple chunks
    Tuesday — Fidelos con carne, salad and dressing, mixed vegetables, flour tortilla, and orange-pineapple mix
    Wednesday — Chicken fettuccini

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Have you read any good books lately?

    The tourists must love Las Vegas. Between music in Plaza Park (free, believe it or not) to a regal concert organ recital in Our Lady of Sorrows Church. The summer weekends have been busy, fun and entertaining for young, old and in between.

    And have you read any good books lately? I was a asked by a group of Mora neighbor gals to list recent books about our history here in northern New Mexico. I would need a whole page to list my general likes, choices here in the Optic.

  • Back to the classroom
  • NMSU director to step down

    The Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES — New Mexico State announced Wednesday that Athletics Director McKinley Boston will step down at the end of the year.

    In a statement, the university said Boston’s contract would be extended until Dec. 31 and then a replacement will be named.

    The move came after New Mexico State University President Garrey Carruthers finished a performance review of Boston, but he declined to comment on the review.

    However, Carruthers said he expects more from the top athletic post when it comes to fundraising.

  • Kickoff 2014

    No longer in the shadows, the Robertson High football program has emerged as the team to beat on the Class 4A gridiron this fall.

    This time last year, most pundits had the Cardinals pencilled in as an also-ran behind St. Michael’s, Silver and Lovington.

  • Rotary golf on Aug. 30

    Area golfers are invited to support the Las Vegas Rotary and the Rio Grande Rotary of Albuquerque for the Annual Golf Tournament on Aug. 30 at the Pendaries Golf Course in Rociada.

  • Play hoops 3-on-3 for Labor Day

    HipHop Basketball Foundation has teamed up with Nuttin’ But Net of Albuquerque to put on a Back-to-School Basketball Slam in Las Vegas this coming Labor Day weekend. Action tips off 8 a.m. Aug. 30, 31 and Sept. 1 at the Wilson Complex parking lot.

  • Free HU hoops camp Saturday

    New Mexico Highlands head men’s basketball coach Craig Snow will be offering a free basketball camp to children kindergarten through 12th grade on Saturday at the Wilson Complex. Grades kindergarten to sixth will participate from 9 a.m. to noon; grades seven through 12 will have camp 1-4 p.m.

  • YAFL deadline is this week

    Last chance to register for Las Vegas’ Young American Football League this fall is coming on Saturday.

    The city’s recreation department is now offering three divisions — flag football for ages 6-7, and full-tackle football for juniors (8, 9 and 10-year olds) as well as seniors (11 and 12-year olds). Fee is $65 for tackle football, $40 for flag football.

    The flag football option is new to the program offerings and emphasis is placed on participation, skill development and sportsmanship; it is non-contact in nature.