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Today's News

  • U.S. Cuba work toward embassies

    By Bradley Klapper and Michael Weissenstein
    The Associated Press

    HAVANA  — The United States and Cuba made progress Thursday toward restoring diplomatic ties and embassies as promised by their leaders, even as key officials warned that re-establishing normal relations after more than 50 years of animosity faced a long and complicated process.

  • In Brief - News - Jan. 23, 2015

    The Associated Press
    UNM sex assault report released
    ALBUQUERQUE — An independent analysis says there’s “a lot of confusion and misunderstanding” at the University of New Mexico about where students can report sexual violence.
    Details of the report released Thursday outlined a series of steps the university could take to prevent sexual assaults on campus amid a U.S. Department of Justice investigation.

  • Students of the month - Jan. 23
  • 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

    SUNDAY
    DOMINGO
    • 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.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • 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

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    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

    THUMBS UP! MLK DAY OF SERVICE
    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