Today's News

  • Perea to coach new EFL team

    Las Vegan Carlos Perea said he has agreed to become head coach of the New Mexico franchise of the fledgling Exclusive Football League, a professional organization with teams in several states.

    The EFL plans games beginning in the late winter of 2012. New Mexico plays at Ohio in March.

    Perea, a Robertson alumnus, founded the Las Vegas Outlaws team in 2007 and launched the Premier Football League, a merger of smaller independent leagues in the region, in 2010.

  • Go Fish - Nov. 18, 2011

    This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is 1.5 cfs. No report.

  • St. Gertrude’s holds annual función

    Members of the St. Gertrude’s Parish and missions of Mora Valley held their 155th annual función on Sunday honoring St. Gertrude the Great.

    Many folks enjoyed the food, games and fellowship of the day.

    The day began with a mass at 10 a.m. followed by a procession from the church to the Mora Elementary gymnasium. All of the mission churches followed carrying statues of their patron saints. The saints were then placed in the gym for all to see. After Father James Sanchez offered the prayer and some prayed the rosary dinner was served.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Nov. 18, 2011

    Community Calendar

    1 p.m. — Valencia’s Jovenes de Amistad entertain seniors at the Senior Citizen Center
    2:30 p.m. — Opening Game for Rangers basketball season against Mesa Valley, Albuquerque, The Pit
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Robo Rave Workshop at Mora Elementary Cafeteria. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch and water bottle. For more information, call 505-718-9472.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Teaching sweet brother Bill a lesson

    The chill in the air is real. In fact, it is downright cold here in the mountains where I live. In the old days, as the old-timers used to say, it is time to butcher that fat steer that has gorged himself daily on expensive feed, only to end up on the ranch family’s dinner plate.

  • LCC culinary arts class ready to serve public

    Editor’s Note: The following is an interview with Luna Community College Culinary Arts Instructor Adrienne O’Brien. Students from her restaurant experience class are running the Rough Rider Grill at lunch on Friday’s until the end of the semester.

    Submitted to the Optic

  • Pecos teacher gets award

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Pecos Independent School District announces the selection of MaryBeth Britton, Pecos High School language arts teacher, as the New Mexico Teacher of the Year.

    The Teacher of the Year is selected by a committee from the Public Education Department and sponsored by the Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico, SMARTer Kids Foundation, Blue Bell Ice Cream, Ortiz Printing of Santa Fe Team Sales, and the New Mexico Chapter of the National State Teachers of the Year.

  • Thanksgiving recipes from the pros

    Submitted to the Optic

    Traditional Turkey with Orange Spice Rub

    Wash, dry and brush turkey with oil, giblets removed

    Finely chop fresh sage,orange zest, nutmeg, ground coriander, kosher salt and fresh pepper Sprinkle 1/3 cup spice mixture inside the turkey and sprinkle  the remainder under the skip and all over the turkey

    Place cut orange slices, onion slices and whole rosemary sprigs inside the turkey

    Truss for moisture retention

  • Feldman exits mayor’s race

    With city elections four months away one of the contenders for the mayoral post is  pulling the plug on his campaign and withdrawing from political life.

    City Councilman Andrew Feldman, who announced in June that he is running for mayor, has changed his mind.

    “I’ve given four years to trying to make the city better, and it’s time for me to step aside and let someone else do it,” he said.

    Feldman added that he also will not seek re-election for his council position. The Ward 3 councilman’s term expires in March.

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