Today's News

  • Just a Thought: Learning to KISS (keep it simple, stupid)

    We have a tendency to make life more complex than it really is. So let’s try to simplify it today. Let’s break it down to its simplest level.

    Life is a series of interactions with others. Not interacting with others is not an option that is available. Because of this we must leave the comfort and security of our homes and go out and engage in interactions with others.

    Some do this well without missing a beat, but for others their stress meter tops out as they are pushed to the edge of (or even outside) their comfort zone.

  • Editorial Roundup - April 3, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Los Angeles Times on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives (March 30):

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Sewing up victims of DWI wrecks was routine for doctor

    There are many benefits to living in Northern New Mexico. A big one in my book is being able to meet, to visit with our local public servants on a one-to-one encounter. I know that this is hard to come by in our larger cities and sometimes the message at hand gets garbled by speakers who are at the lower rungs of the topic ladder.

  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — April 3, 2016

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

    Baked chicken, wild rice, carrot raisin salad, biscuit and margarine, and mandarin oranges

    Pork stir fry, vegetables, salad with dressing, wheat roll with margarine, and apple cobbler

    Spaghetti, broccoli with cheese sauce, garlic bread, and peaches

    Beef enchilada, lettuce, tomato, pinto beans, jalapeno, onions, salsa, crackers, and chocolate pudding

  • Looking Back - April 3, 2016

    Friday, April 8, 1966 — Wagon Mound Order of the Eastern Star held obligation night recently, under the leadership of Mrs. Mary Ruth Burnworth, Worthy Matron and Bert Turner, Worthy Patron. The other 1966 lodge officers are Mrs. Ada Hoveland, conductress; Mrs. Mae Turner, associate conductress; Mrs. Lucille Daniels, associate Worthy Matron; Selmer Hoveland, associate Worthy Patron and Katherine Schmit, recording secretary.

  • Weather - April 1, 2016


    HIGH 66° / LOW 36°

    Sunny, with a high near 66. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Sunday night —clear, with a low around 36.

    6:44 a.m. to 7:25 p.m



    HIGH 68° / LOW 38°

    Sunny, with a high near 68. Monday night — mostly clear, with a low around 38.

    6:42 a.m. to 7:25 p.m.



  • Que Pasa - April 3, 2016


    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.


    5:45 p.m.

  • Noticias - April 3, 2016

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    •Ambercare is looking for exceptional people for volunteers, who are 18 or older, with a capacity for caring to offer their services as a hospice volunteer. Hospice volunteers may read to a patient, take a walk, hold a hand when needed, play games or simply listen and provide companionship. If you would like to volunteer, contact Orlando LeFebre at 505-554-4988.

  • Nine locals earn all-state honors

    Las Vegas Optic

    One of the most successful high school basketball seasons — collectively — in modern history for Las Vegas-area hoops yielded a couple of state championship appearances, although no blue trophies were part of the haul.

    This past winter’s exploits on the hardwood also earned local players nine all-state awards.

  • LV juniors complete grappling year

    Submitted to the Optic

    The regular season for Las Vegas Junior Wrestling ended in spectacular fashion at the Greater Southwest Nationals in early March as well as the junior state tournament in Socorro.

    Las Vegas Junior Wrestling had three young grapplers win state championships — Lucas Mascareñas, age 6 & under, 63 lbs.; Vincente Garcia, 6 & under, 67 lbs.; and Matthew Trujillo, 8 & under, 49 lbs.