Today's News

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 10, 2013


    9 a.m. — State Track and Field Tournament, UNM Track Field
    9 a.m. — State Track and Field Tournament continued
    5 p.m. — Mora VFW meeting, VFW Hall
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball A’s vs. Angels, Little League field, Holman
    6 p.m — Little League Rockies vs. A’s Field # 1, Dodgers vs. Cardinals, Field #2, Holman
    8:30 a.m. — Dia de la Cultura, Mora elementary gym

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Life is never simple on a ranch

    No two days are ever the same on a ranch. Just about the time I think my life and all that goes with it is slow and calm, my bubble gets busted once again.

    Such is the case recently when the clouds built up over our mountains, the temperature dropped like a rock, and before we know it, we had a snow storm of sorts surrounding us.

    Now our cows are not dummies, because most of them have babies (calves in ranching terms), they decided they’d better spend the following cold and snowy night in, under our sheds.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - May 10, 2013


  • Editorial Cartoon - May 10, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia: Optic was mum during Magee spectacle

    The Optic’s fourth owner, H. W. (Hub) Kane, was from Chicago and came to New Mexico as an engineer following WWI, working in water conservation and irrigation in the Raton area. Apparently finding journalism more alluring than the profession he had trained for at the University of Kansas, Kane left engineering to become a reporter and editor for the Raton Range, and later the Springer Times.

  • Oil and Gas Issues - Financial impact to property owners

    By Percyne Gardner

  • Little League - May 10, 2013

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park.

    Friday games: Yankees vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m.
    Monday games: Orioles vs. Yankees, 5:30 p.m.; Angels vs. Reds, 7:30 p.m.

    Monday games: Rivercats vs. Sandgnats, 6:15 p.m.; Paw Sox vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m.

    Friday game: Jayhawks vs. Razorbacks, 5:15 p.m.
    Monday game: Wildcats vs. Bulldogs, 5:15 p.m.

  • Youth Soccer - May 10, 2013

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League’s upcoming matches are as follows.

    Matches to be played 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street park.
    Dynamo vs. United, Field 1; Crew vs. Chivas, Field 2; Earthquakes vs. Sounders, Field 3; Fire vs. Rapids, Field 4

    Matches to be played 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street park.
    Manchester City vs. Galaxy-Mora, Field 1; Barcelona vs. AC Milan, Field 3; Juventus vs. Real Madrid, Field 4


  • Quintana signs with Cowgirls

    The New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field program added another homegrown star to the fold on Wednesday, when West Las Vegas’ Jayme Quintana signed a letter of intent to continue her education and athletic career at NMHU.

    “It’s very exciting,” said Quintana. “Coach (Bob) DeVries really pushed me, telling me how much potential I have. And my family has encouraged me a lot.”

  • Train Robbers in town

    Las Vegas Train Robbers manager Casey Dill says he expects to field a team with potential to win a Pecos League championship — and possibly land a few players in major league ballclubs down the line.

    Of course, it’s easy to be optimistic during spring training. But Dill — who managed the now-defunct Las Cruces Vaqueros to the Pecos League finals in 2012 — does know something about baseball talent.