Today's Features

  • Lazaro Garcia, a well-respected community leader from Mora county is being remembered as a staunch Democrat who set a good example for his family and his community. The 102-year-old passed away peacefully in his sleep at his Mora home on Oct. 9.

    His passing shook Mora, as he was well-known and highly respected by many — not only from the small valley community and the surrounding area — but also statewide.

    3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Farmers Market, Southwest Capital Bank parking lot
    5 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Questa, junior varsity and varsity, home
    TBA — Mora cross country at Rio Rancho, away
    1 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Mesa Vista, junior varsity and varsity, away
    3 p.m. — Mora middle school volleyball vs. Dulce, home
    5 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Questa, junior varsity and varsity, away

  • In keeping with the spirit of seasons in my writing career, I search out ideas and possible sources of information not easily found elsewhere. I don’t have to look far into our amazing collection of “stuff” to find something and I hope the grandchildren will carry on the family reading, researching traditions.

    I discovered a 1916 magazine, the October 1916 Volume XXI, Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics.”


  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Samaritan House of Las Vegas in conjunction with the Las Vegas Skatepark Advocates are selling items to benefit the advocates group. If you would like to donate items, contact Brian Marquez at facebook.com/Lasvegasskateparkadvocates for pickup.

    • San Miguel County offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 13 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.
    They will reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 14.
    • City of Las Vegas offices will be closed Monday, Oct. 13 in observance of Columbus Day. The Abe Montoya Recreation Center will remain open. All essential services will continue. City offices will re-open on Tuesday, Oct. 14.


  • Submitted to the Optic

    The public is invited to an information meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to learn about foster and adoptive parenting opportunities with New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. The information meeting will be held at the local CYFD office at 2518 Ridge Runner Road.

    • An indoor flea market will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 10 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Bernal Community Center.
    • Oil and watercolor paintings by Kimberly Reed-Deemer and acrylic paintings and pastel drawings by Johanna Kennan are on display until Oct. 10 at El Fidel Restaurant.