Today's News

  • HU Singers to present ‘My Story’ for two shows

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University HU Singers will present “My Story” at 7 p.m. today (Friday) and Saturday in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    Andre García-Nuthmann, director of Highlands University’s choral and vocal program, will direct the musical production and accompany on piano.

    Tickets for “My Story” are $5 for general admission. Highlands University students with valid IDs are free.

  • Healing service on Sunday at St. Paul’s Peace Church

    Submitted to the Optic

    A healing service open to all members of the community will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday at St. Paul’s Peace Church in Las Vegas. The church, located at the corner of National Avenue and Eighth Street, has had a long history of prayers for healing, including the regular practice of the laying on of hands and anointing the sick with oil blessed for healing.

  • Que Pasa - April 24, 2015

    • The Las Vegas Tree Board will be planting a shade tree in Veteran’s Park on National Arbor Day on Friday, April 24 at the park located on Mills Avenue near Robertson High School. The mayor’s proclamation will take place at 4 p.m.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: North of Dalbey was just pasture

    Seems as how when I happen to visit with folks I know here, around our Las Vegas, they have opinions. Opinions about our Meadow City and its growth or decline, depending on how one defines the life or possibly the decline of a town.

    Sixty years ago, big boss Jim and I lived on Dalbey Drive for a year or so, until we could move into the house we were building out near Montezuma. What an experience that was, particularly for me! I grew up in the Valmora Sanatorium hospital complex, with three meals a day served in the big dining room there.

  • Cleaning up Mora
  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - April 24, 2015


    TBA — DWI Prevention Specialist visit, Mora Elementary
    1 to 6 p.m. — United Blood Services Blood Drive

    3 p.m. — Mora Middle School baseball vs. Los Alamos, double header, away
    TBA — Mora track at NRG, Dulce, away

  • East teams take Round 2

    The Lady Cardinal softball team may be best known for its offense, but these girls can play defense too.

    That was evident Tuesday, when Robertson closed out West Las Vegas 12-5 to earn a sweep of the three-game season series and stay unbeaten at 7-0 in District 2-4A.

    Starting pitcher Samantha Montaño didn’t allow a run through the first two innings and didn’t get rattled even as the visiting Lady Dons made a run, drawing to within 8-5 in the top of the fifth.

  • Mora sluggers looking tough

    With just a couple weeks left in the regular season, the Mora Rangers baseball team is locked in a dogfight for supremacy in District 4-2A.

    It’s not a bad place to be for the Rangers, who have made a gradual climb in the ranks under head coach Manuel Benavidez.

    Mora lost a tough one to the combined Cimarron-Maxwell squad, a district opponent, by a 13-2 tally on Tuesday.

  • Quintana, Barela post qualifying scores

    She’s already qualified for state in May, but West Las Vegas’ Joedy Quintana continues to post strong scores on the golf course.

    Quintana shot a 75 Tuesday at New Mexico Military Institute and an 83 Monday at Spring Rivers in Roswell. She made putts for birdies on three consecutive holes (4, 5 and 6) Tuesday.

    The two-day tournament was hosted by Goddard with 77 girls — many from Class 5A schools — participating.   

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