Today's Features

  • Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 68. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37. South wind 5-15 mph, becoming northeast after midnight.

    Sunny, with a high near 77. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 43.

    Sunny, with a high near 74. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 43.

    Sunny, with a high near 76.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:57 a.m. to 6:42 p.m.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • An account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank to help with the medical treatment expenses for Joel Baca. He has been receiving medical treatment in Denver at the University of Colorado Hospital and is battling several medical problems. The donation account is under Joel Baca at Wells Fargo bank.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    What would you do if you were a widow living alone suddenly faced with taking in your niece whom you haven’t seen in 15 years, her three children and their dog? Lilly Irish does the only thing she can; she opens her door on a windy fall night and welcomes them in. The humorous and touching story of family coming together begins with Krank the dog marking his territory, and the children doubtful and wary.

    • Bernal Community Center’s Annual Fall Festival, 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5. The event features an indoor flea market, music, and food.
    • San Jose Church Fiesta de Anton Chico, pageant from 10 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the old school with music all afternoon by the band “La Familia Facio.” There will be a concession, bingo, games, and a cakewalk.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Mora Elementary School got a special delivery last Wednesday. New Mexico Highlands University basketball players Matt Logan, Drew Herig, Amal Wilson, and Kaylen Shane, with head coach Craig Snow and assistant coach Brandon Mason, handed out new, hard-cover Webster’s Dictionaries to each child in Deborah Lujan and Joe Gonzales’ classrooms, courtesy of the local Rotary Club. Club members Janet Remenyik and Editha Bartley joined in on the fun event.


    3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Farmers Market, Southwest Capital Bank parking lot
    TBA. — Mora volleyball at Santa Fe Indian School Tournament, varsity, away
    4 p.m. — Mora middle school volleyball vs. Santa Fe Prep, home

    TBA — Mora cross country at Santa Fe Indian School
    TBA — Mora volleyball at Santa Fe Indian School Tournament continued, varsity, away
    Noon — Mora middle school volleyball vs. Dulce, away


  • Being a local weather observer for our National Weather Service is a regular and daily part of my life. My knowledge of meteorology is slim at best, but I watch our so varied weather patterns closely. Weather watching is an every-day event in our mountains and we do see seasons change, sometimes with a vengeance.

    I have been given several national awards for my many years of weather recording, and I had no idea there was yet another award out there in the clouds, so to speak.


    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Our Tree Named Steve” by Alan Zweibel. Free and open to the public.


    • Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge open for dove hunting this month until Sept. 30. Approximately 740 acres of the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge will be open to mourning dove hunting through Sept. 30. Dove hunting on the refuge is by permit only. Permits can be obtained at the refuge visitor center, during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.).