Today's News

  • Noticias - May 2, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Casa de Samaritan Homeless shelter at 716 Grand Ave. is operating 365 nights per year, providing meals, laundry and hot showers from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. From November through March, the shelter is open for overnight stays. Their Thrift Store, at Seventh and Legion, offers vouchers for clothing, bedding, etc. Applications for rental services for those who may qualify are available. Samaritan House offers a food pantry distribution every second and fifth Wednesday. Call 454-1390.

  • Que Pasa - May 2, 2014

    • “The Sad Room” a new Original play by Patricia Crespín, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 4 at Sala de Madrid on the New Mexico Highlands University campus. Tickets are $10 general admission, seniors $8, and students are $5.

    • Casa de Cultura’s Cinco de Mayo celebration, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 at Mural Park, 7th St. and Douglas Ave.

  • Mora County Notebook - Basketball is a year-round sport for Mora

    Yes, basketball season is over as far as the high school schedule is concerned, but it is still there. They have the Amanda Serna Memorial Basketball Camp coming up during the summer months. Some of the Mora athletes are going to the big North/South competition. NBA is still showing on television. Mora students have been busy with baseball, softball and track now,  but basketball has always been and will always be the king of sports in the Mora Valley.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 2, 2014


    3 p.m. — District Track Meet, Pecos
    11 a.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Raton, doubleheader, away
    11 a.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Monte del Sol, home
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Jemez Valley doubleheader, away
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services Board meeting, Administration building

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Has El Niño finally arrived?

    Suddenly it is spring, and as I write this, storm clouds are building on our mountain tops. Has El Niño finally arrived? Often, in years past, the heaviest, wettest (and deepest) have come in May in our mountains here.
    And back in the day, the acequias, the always-flowing ditches, were overflowing when the spring runoff started. There is almost no water in any of the ditches at the moment.

  • West Las Vegas pride
  • Perez to address graduates

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    New Mexico Highlands University distinguished alumnus Sylvester Perez, a San Antonio superintendent, will be the university’s commencement speaker May 10.
    Perez’ career as an educator and administrator has spanned 40 years. He is the superintendent of the San Antonio Independent School District of more than 54,000 students in 91 schools.

  • Woods named HU student of the year

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    New Mexico Highlands University English/vocal performance junior Autumn Woods was named Student of the Year at the 16th Annual Student Leadership Recognition Banquet in early April.
    The Office of Campus Life coordinates the recognition event, and a committee of faculty, staff and students selected Woods from other nominees.
    The 20-year-old has earned a 3.85 GPA and is also a captain of the Cowgirl soccer team, starting as a midfielder and earning honors as an All-Conference player.

  • Device helps student communicate

    By Leah Todd
    The Casper Star-Tribune
    CASPER, Wyo. — Kelby Watson stood outside his apartment on a cold April morning, scanning the parking lot for his school bus.
    The 16-year-old’s mother, Teresa, walked outside to meet him. Kelby looked at her over his shoulder and reached for his voice, which lives inside a big black computer dangling from his neck.
    “Hi. Hello. I’m Kelby,” it said in a robotic monotone as Kelby tapped a glowing button on the computer’s touch-screen.

  • Redbirds solidify hold on 2nd

    Nathan Archuleta, Brandon Trujillo and Kenny Yara all shined at the plate Tuesday evening to help the Robertson Cardinals double up Raton 6-3 in Raton.

    Robertson, now 14-9 overall and 6-4 in District 2-3A, solidified its hold on second place in the district standings. Raton (18-8, 7-5) has settled into third place on the final week of the regular season.

    Archuleta is hitting .538, according to a MaxPreps statistical report, and is a headliner both on the RHS roster and in the district.