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  • Looking Back - Feb. 13, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 13, 2013

    Story Time at Carnegie
    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. this Wednesday in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Love Waves” by Rosemary Wells. Story Time is free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Feb. 13, 2013

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 45. Calm wind, becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 20. Southwest wind around 10 mph, becoming northeast after midnight.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13.

    Friday

  • Correction - Feb. 13, 2013

    A story in Friday’s Optic erroneously reported that the Feb. 1 house fire in Mora County was at the home of Manuel Martinez. The fire burned the Patrick Martinez home.

  • Resignation leaves church scrambling

    By Nicole Winfield and Victor L. Simpson
    The Associated Press

    VATICAN CITY — With a few words in Latin, Pope Benedict VXI did Monday what no pope has done in more than half a millennium, announcing his resignation and sending the already troubled Catholic Church scrambling to replace the leader of its 1 billion followers by Easter.

  • Pope’s mission to revive faith clouded by scandal

    By Nicole Winfield
    The Associated Press

    VATICAN CITY — Benedict XVI always cast himself as the reluctant pope, a shy bookworm who preferred solitary walks in the Alps to the public glare and the majesty of Vatican pageantry. But once in office, he never shied from charting the Catholic Church on the course he thought it needed — a determination reflected in his stunning announcement Monday that he would be the first pope to resign since 1415.

  • Future cosmetologist
  • Rangers’ coach says team moving in right direction

    Mora boys’ basketball coach James Branch says his Rangers are among the most dangerous teams in Class 2A as the season nears its conclusion.

    “I think we are back in full force,” he said. “We have suffered numerous injuries the past three weeks, but our game against Peñasco this weekend was a good indication that we are still in the thick of things.”

  • City explores fuel backup

    In June 2011, the Track fire burned thousands of acres near Raton and damaged a block gas valve, forcing Las Vegas’ natural gas supplier to shut down the pipeline that services the city.

    Fortunately, the damage was repaired quickly, and the city’s natural gas customers never had to deal with a disruption in their service.

    But the incident served as a reminder of the precarious situation the city is in with only one natural gas pipeline coming into the city and no backup if that ever goes off line.

  • High Fashion