Today's News

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Aug. 21, 2015

    3 to 6 p.m. —  Mora Valley Farmers Market is held from 3 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Southwest Capital Bank in Mora. For more information about the market, call Betsy at 505-220-1845.

    Sept. 4 to Sept. 7 — 105th Annual
    wagon Mound Bean Day Celebration will feature a car show, street vendors, softball tournaments, a parade, rodeos, amateur horseshoe tournament, mud bog racing, and a free barbecue.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Getting out of the ranch and heading to Seattle

    Everybody needs a change of scene, and I’m no exception. So when my favorite grandson  (because I have only one grandson) decided to get married last week, I was both invited and expected to be there.

  • Youth football league deadline nears

    Las Vegas’ Youth Football League is inviting youngsters to sign up for its upcoming fall season, but they’ll have to hurry to make the deadline.

    Registrations will be accepted for another two weeks at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Registration forms are available at the center, 1751 Grand Avenue.

    The original deadline had been set for Friday, but the city’s recreation director, Loretta Abreu-Martin, said more time will be allowed for parents to sign up.

  • Flying under the radar - NMHU women’s soccer team picked eighth in RMAC

    Las Vegas Optic and RMAC reports

    Colorado School of Mines, last year’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament champion, has been picked as the conference favorite this season in the RMAC Women’s Soccer Preseason Coaches’ Poll released on Tuesday.

  • Highlands’ Dagnino, Bostic preseason All-RMAC honorees

    New Mexico Highlands’ efforts to return to the postseason will be bolstered by the return of two players chosen to the preseason All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s soccer team.

    Junior Anyssa Dagnino and sophomore Mallory Bostic, both forwards, were among the honorees announced this past Tuesday from the RMAC’s Colorado Springs headquarters.

    Dagnino was the Cowgirls’ leading scorer in 2014, striking for 11 goals and a total of 23 points. Bostic was second on the team in points with 11 and tallied seven assists.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 21, 2015

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Nashville Sounds, 6:05 p.m., Nashville, Tenn.
    • Scrimmage: West Las Vegas vs. Santa Rosa, TBA

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Nashville Sounds, 5:35 p.m., Nashville, Tenn.

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • NMHU women vs. Wayland Baptist, 2 p.m., Perkins Stadium


  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 21

    WLV hosting cheer camp
    The West Las Vegas High cheerleaders are inviting current and future cheerleaders in grades kindergarten through fifth to a cheer camp Aug. 25-26 at West Middle School. Campers will perform at a Dons home football game at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28.
    Participants will learn cheers, jumps and stunts from the state champion squad. They are asked to dress comfortably and bring water bottles.

  • Altercation preceded death

    The night he died, award-winning musician Preston Garza was intoxicated and had gotten into a fight with one of his sons.

    The altercation became so heated, that Garza, 44, struck his son Austin in the face, and Austin Garza fought back with two or three blows of his own to the elder Garza’s face.

    The two ended up on the floor, and Austin Garza managed to get his father in to a choke hold. About 40 seconds later, Preston Garza appeared to have passed out, according to Austin Garza.

  • Prominent local doctor dies at 59

    Bradley Kanode, a prominent Las Vegas physician, has died. He was 59.

    His family said in an obituary that Kanode died at his El Porvenir home on Sunday. No cause of death was listed.

    “Brad’s final days were filled with laughter and joy surrounded by his family whom he loved so much,” the obituary states.
    A funeral for Kanode is planned for 1 p.m. this Friday at the Las Vegas Seventh-day Adventist church.

    Kanode was a popular doctor who often took the time to pray with his patients.

  • A cowboy’s work