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Today's News

  • Editorial Roundup - May 15, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    The Sante Fe New Mexican on Donald Trump (May 10):

    Pity the poor Republican leaders. They must choose whether to back a candidate whose rhetoric is hateful, whose policy positions often make no sense and who isn’t even a true conservative. Or, they must choose to turn their backs on their party’s presidential nominee in 2016.

    Some prominent Republicans — political consultant Mary Matalin, for example — have switched their party registration.

  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — May 15, 2016

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

    MONDAY
    Pork asada, buttered new potatoes, hominy, flour tortilla, and strawberry shortcake

    TUESDAY
    Chicken and rice, broccoli, peas and carrots, potluck roll and margarine, and oatmeal cookie

    WEDNESDAY
    Chicken fajita, pinto beans, tomatoes and green chilies, and pumpkin spice cookies

    THURSDAY

  • Palabras Pinturescas: 1949 Quarterly Review issue find brings back memories

    Slowly but surely those many boxes of books stored in a cabin here on the ranch are hauled up to my house. I always find many treasures in what some might call trash. Such was the case once again last year.

  • Students of the month - May 15, 2016
  • Autism and education: Flexibility helps student thrive

    By Davin Jurgensen

    The (Hanover) Evening Sun

    HANOVER, Pa. — Kaela Dutterer is a head banger.

    More than a year ago, her mother, Heidi Dutterer, received concerned calls from her teacher about this behavior in the classroom. Kaela, the teacher said, was repeatedly banging her head against a cement floor.

    The calls alarmed Dutterer — not just because she worried for her daughter’s safety, but because the calls, she felt, indicated that Kaela’s teacher couldn’t handle her.

  • Dear Teacher - May 15, 2016

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My kids are couch potatoes. I know everyone is pushing exercise. Do you have any ideas about how to get them up and moving? — Not Exercising

  • Looking Back - May 15, 2016

    Monday, May 16, 1966 — Steve Aragon and Ricky Wertz of Robertson High School won the State A tennis championship and runnerup in singles last Saturday in Albuquerque. During track and field competition, West Las Vegas High placed eighth with 11 points, while Robertson was 12th with four points. Aragon won the State A title for the first year in his high school career after being runnerup for two years at state. Ricky Wertz won his first major title by meeting Aragon in the finals at State.

  • Weather - May 15, 2016

    Sunday

    HIGH 74° / LOW 46°

    A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 74. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:56 a.m. to 7:59 p.m.

     

    Monday

    HIGH 72° / LOW 41°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. In the afternoon partly cloudy, with a low around 41.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:55 a.m. to 8 p.m.

     

    Tuesday

  • Que Pasa - May 15, 2016

    5.15.2016
    SUNDAY

    1:30 p.m.

  • Noticias - May 15, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    •Highlands Alumni Affairs office asks you to nominate an individual in one of the following categories to be honored at this year’s Homecoming Celebration: Distinguished Alum, Distinguished Young Alum, Distinguished Retired Faculty, Forever Cowboy Student Award, and Spirit Award. Follow the link nmhualumni.org/homecoming to read more and to fill out the simple online form. Any questions, call Juli Salman at 426-2155.