Today's News

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Sept. 13, 2015

    Noon to 6 p.m.
    Mora Valley Community Health Services will be hosting its 40th Anniversary Open House from noon to 6 p.m. to meet the new providers. Free health screenings will be available. Barbecue, refreshments, music and door prizes. The clinic is located at 3 Mora Valley Clinic Road in Mora.

    5 p.m.
    Mora  High School volleyball teams will face off with the Lady Panthers of Pecos High School. Both the junior varsity and varsity will be competing. Games take place at Pecos High School.


  • Weather - Sept. 13, 2015


    HIGH 85° / LOW 51°
    Sunny, with a high near 85. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

    6:42 a.m. to 7:11 p.m.


    HIGH 82° / LOW 52°
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

    6:43 a.m. to 7:10 p.m.


    HIGH 81° / LOW 52°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

    6:43 a.m. to 7:08 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - News - Sept. 13, 2015

    Looking Back
    In 1965

  • Painting paradise
  • Que Pasa - Sept. 13, 2015

    Noon to 4 p.m.
    Second Annual Historic Las Vegas Art Studio Tour takes place form noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday at various locations. Maps of tour stops are available online at www.lasvegasartstour.com or at the Las Vegas Arts Council office at 140 Bridge Street.

    Sunday and Monday

  • Nathan Archuleta recipient of Michael Marr Scholarship

    Submitted to the Optic

    Nathan J. Archuleta, a 2015 Las Vegas Robertson High School graduate, has been awarded the 34th Annual Michael William Marr Memorial Scholarship.

    The Marr Scholarship has been awarded annually since the 1981-82 school year to a Las Vegas Robertson High School student-athlete who has excelled academically and participated in the football program.  

  • Dear Teacher - Sept. 13

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: This year, my daughter’s high school history teacher is using what he calls “Flipped Learning.” Now her homework is just looking at videos. Can you tell me if this is a sound educational practice? — Unsure

  • NFL kicks off this weekend

    Did Tom Brady and the Patriots get their air back?

    Brady threw four touchdown passes to lead New England past Pittsburgh 28-21 in an appetizing National Football League opener Thursday night. The remainder of Week One plays out Sunday and Monday (see Page B3 for more coverage).

    It was a strong comeback for the defending Super Bowl champs, the center of just a couple of many offseason controversies endured by the NFL.

  • Cowboy up - First-year NMHU football coach wants to build from within

    Since his hire in March, first-year New Mexico Highlands University head football coach Jeff Mills has made no secret of his plans for the program.

    “We want these young men to be winners on the field, in the classroom and in life,” he proclaimed.

    Mills also said he wants to develop the program largely with freshmen from New Mexico high schools whenever possible.

  • NFL KICKOFF SPECIAL - This week’s games

    • Pittsburgh at New England

    • Green Bay at Chicago, 11 a.m.
    • Kansas City at Houston, 11 a.m.
    • Cleveland at New York Jets, 11 a.m.
    • Indianapolis at Buffalo, 11 a.m.
    • Miami at Washington, 11 a.m.
    • Carolina at Jacksonville, 11 a.m.
    • Seattle at St. Louis, 11 a.m.
    • New Orleans at Arizona, 2:05 p.m.
    • Detroit at San Diego, 2:05 p.m.
    • Tennessee at Tampa Bay, 2:25 p.m.