Today's News

  • In Brief - New Mexico - June 20, 2014

    The Associated Press

    Pension fund yields 15 percent

  • Immigrant licenses plunge

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — First-time driver’s licenses issued to immigrants in the country illegally plunged by nearly a third in the past year despite no change in New Mexico’s policy of granting driving privileges, records show.
    The dramatic decline comes after Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, who’s up for re-election, pushed unsuccessfully for four years to scrap the state’s law allowing driver’s licenses to immigrants, regardless of their immigration status.

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  • Noticias - June 20, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community First, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: Wal-Mart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • QuÉ Pasa - June 20, 2014

    • Summer Solstice Spiritual Service
    including ceremony for the Renewal of Body Mind Spirit, 6:45 a.m, Eight Treasures Exercise, on Saturday, June 21 followed by ceremony, meditation, readings, and a potluck at 8 a.m. This service is an opportunity for individuals to cultivate and renew themselves through traditional Taoist methods. For more info, call Peter or Jody Stege at 454-0003 or at 505-603-0581.

  • Mora County Notebook - Middle school students attend law camp

    Two Lazaro Garcia Middle School students recently returned from a week at University of New Mexico Law Camp. They were thrilled and excited with the experiences they had during the week. They stayed on campus all week. The program and expenses was funded by the Hispanic Bar Association.  

    Krystah Pacheco, daughter of Jessyka Sanchez, and Amiree Olivas, daughter of John and Pam Olivas, qualified to attend the camp. They both had to have high grades and write an essay, in addition to having to be recommended by various people.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - June 20, 2014


    6 p.m. — Tee-ball Angels vs. A’s, Little League Field, Holman
    6:45 p.m. — Little League Orioles vs. Cubs, Little League Field, Holman
    6 p.m. — Little League Rockies vs. A’s, Field #1; Yankees vs. Cubs, Field #2, Holman
    11 a.m. — ECHO Food Distribution, Helping Hands Inc.
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball A’s vs. Orioles, Little League Field, Holman
    6:45 p.m. — Tee-ball Cubs vs. Angels, Little League Field, Holman

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Surprises of all sorts here at the ranch

    Surprises show up in all sorts of different ways around here. I am the happy recipient of “Death Comes Quickly,” Susan Witting Albert’s newest “who-dunnit” book in her China Bayles mystery series. This book is number 23 in the series, and I have read all of them. Susan and Bill Albert are our part-time neighbors who have a home in Pendaries.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - June 20, 2014

    Roughly 39 years after the Vietnam war ended, the 33 servicemen from northeastern New Mexico who lost their lives in it were honored with a new memorial. The names of those 33 men were carved onto flagstone to create the memorial, which was unveiled at Veterans Park last Saturday. It’s a fitting tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.


  • Editorial Cartoon - June 20, 2014